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MetroPCS Adds $30 Unlimited Talk and Text, 1 GB Plan

T-Mobile's MetroPCS has launched a new $30/month plan that includes:

  • Unlimited voice minutes, unlimited messaging and unlimited data. 
  • The first 1 GB of data is delivered  at full HSPA+ speeds (LTE is not available on this plan). After 1 GB is used speeds are reduced to 128 Kbps or less.
There are a number of limitations to the new $30 plan,

  • It's only available at MetroPCS stores, not online. 
  • There's a $15 activation fee.
  • A 3G/4G (non-LTE) GSM phone purchased from MetroPCS is required.
  • The $30 plan is a limited time offer. Presumably current users will get to keep the plan when it's discontinued.
The new plan is eligible for MetroPCS' Family plan which offers a $5/month discount for each line. Like all MetroPCS plans, the $30 plan includes voice and text only (no data) off network roaming. The $30 plan price include all taxes and fees, even state and local sales taxes.

Source: T-Mobile

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  1. I would rather have the secret $30 dollar Tmo plan myself paired with a ringplus "after hours" plan for talking to people.

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    1. Secret plan's 5 GB LTE data with 100 allocated for tethering plus 100 voice minutes with the option of additional minutes @ 10 cents each is way better in comparison to this: 1 GB non-LTE data with no option for additional data.

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    2. a few questions:
      1. what do you do if you run out of the 100 minutes?
      2. does tmobile on this $30 secret sauce plan do short codes like for banks, facebook, google voice, etc. like for text alerts and also for two-factor authentication?
      3. have you ever use the 5 gb all up during the month?

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  2. Ring Plus after hours plan, that was a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. That may work for someone with a grandfathered plan, but irrelevant for anyone else.

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    1. I just left RP after a year and a half of headaches.
      - poor call quality,
      - failure to establish call connections,
      - constant billing errors in their favor,
      - some phone numbers that you want to call, but cannot establish a connection, because of the RP Radio feature, that's not a feature.
      - support phone number that goes to a private citizen wrong number,
      - horrible support, and CEO that is customer unfriendly,
      - will not allow you to remove a credit card on account. Security risk.

      Goodbye, and good riddance.

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  3. I wonder if Cricket will respond. Their $35 plan is pretty good, but maybe we can get a $25 plan out of this! :)

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    1. Hope so too. I am switching my other phone to the Cricket $35 plan this week. I would just as well have a $25 plan with 1 GB of data from them, for that line.

      This MetroPCS plan doesn't look that bad, but I find a better value in a deal like the Cricket $35 plan that has more than twice the amount of 4G data than this advertised plan (even if it is slower 4G) and twice the coverage.

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  4. I'm sort of disappointed in how they are marketing this. It's not "Only $30, period" It's more like 'Only $30, asterisk". * LTE phones and phones not purchased at a MetroPCS store are not eligible. I know MetroPCS is it's own brand, but for a company that is owned by T-mobile, it's not very uncarrier of them.

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    1. I'd rather have them act like a carrier than uncarrier, anyway. The "un" always implied lesser, not up to snuff, never made much sense.

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  5. Cricket has $20 unlimited talk and text and 2.5gb of data with 5 lines. Greatest deal for those who can find 5 people. And that's on any ATT phone or unlocked gsm.

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    1. Is Cricket's plan sharing 2.5gb of data among 5 lines? That would last half a month or less with my family. Something tells me that the data sharing plans cause conflict in the house. At least the 5GB with Tmo you don't have to share.

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    2. Cricket's 5 lines for $100 has 2.5 GB per line. Data is not shared.

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  6. Now. if you could get just one of those $20 lines, with some data...

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  7. IIRC back in January 2015 T-mobile launched
    Simply Prepaid

    $40 per month – Unlimited data, talk and text (1GB of 4G LTE data)
    $50 per month – Unlimited data, talk and text (3GB of 4G LTE data)
    $60 per month – Unlimited data, talk and text (5GB of 4G LTE data)

    This current $30.00 Metro Pcs is not all that even compared to the promotional $50.00 plan unlimited 4G LTE Metro Pcs offered

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  8. I have done a lot of travelling and used a lot of SIM cards around the world. I have never seen a carrier act like Metro where they pair SIMs to phones, and only allow certain plans with certain phones bought from Metro.

    The standard for and beauty of GSM carriers is that you can take your SIM card and put it in any phone you want, any time you want. It's kind as if Metro still thinks its a CDMA carrier.

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  9. Nothing to do with Metro PCS, I am with Ulta Mobile and cant log into my account to top off, for 3 days already, and looks like they are not activating new customers. I tried to call CS and I get a message that they cant answer calls due to "technical issues". Sign of trouble?? any one remembers Spot Mobile??

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    1. I am not an Ultra customer but, a CS center that's not answering calls for 3 days, and not activating new customers, is never a good sign. I would port my number out ASAP if I were you.

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    2. This is the first I've heard of any issues with Ultra. If they were down for three days I would expect to have have seen something on Howard Forums or the Ultra Mobile Facebook Page

      I just called Ultra and a live operator answered within 30 seconds after I pressed zero a few times to get past the IVR prompts. I asked her they were activating SIMs and she said yes and offered to activate mine. I declined as I don't have an Ultra SIM handy.

      The activation page on the website seems to be up as well.

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  10. If one is already using MetroPCS (as I am) the $30 plan becomes $25 with the family plan $5 discount. (as stated in the article) Unlimited talk and text plus even just 1g data for $25 seems pretty decent. Cricket gives more data but to get it to $35 one has to be on autopay and too many people I know with any auto pay with any company has had issues.

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  11. The Ultra bashing above is likely misinformation. I am a Multi carrier dealer and have had 0 issues w Ultra customer care. Also, the "field team" for Ultra is extremely helpful IF I ever have an issue I couldn't resolve.

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  12. If only the data was lte....i would have jumped ship to metro

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  13. You get T-Mobile coverage. Rather stick with AT&T or Verizon. Works everywhere I need it.

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  14. T-Mobile coverage where I am is great so Metropcs works great. Sprint is the dog here where I am. T-Mobile matches AT&T for coverage and strength where I am. Both run a very close second to Verizon. When traveling to the places I personally travel to I've never had a problem in 12 years with T-Mobile. Everything depends on where you are and where you travel so for me T-Mobile has been great and my metropcs runs on T-Mobile's network. I have no complaints.

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    1. only 3G in our area. no 4G. no LTE. will not consider tmo or any tmo mvno as the carrier for my primary phone. probably will be better by the end of the year. but now, tmo is way behind in my area.

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  15. When I had Sprint, I ended up getting a real cheap burner AT&T Gophone at the same time as I found myself in zero-Sprint-coverage land much of the time. I see many T-Mobile users having to do something similar.

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  16. How do you disconnect yourself from a family plan?

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