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MetroPCS Offers Big Savings on 2 Lines or More

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MetroPCS is currently running a promotion that will surely make you reconsider your options, especially if you are interested in getting an account for your entire family. The T-Mobile owned company is now offering a new promotion for those who are planning to get 2 or more lines.

Starting today, you can get 2 lines for only $60 a month. This already includes unlimited talk, text, data and 6 GB of 4G LTE data. At least one line must be ported from another operator to qualify for this promotion. And if you plan to add an additional line, you simply have to add another $30 for every additional line. You can add up to 5 lines. Lines with ported numbers get 6 GB of high speed data, non-ported lines line will only get 3 GB. Taxes and regulatory fees are already included.

Unlike its competition, MetroPCS customers get to enjoy their own data without having to worry about sharing. Not to mention, MetroPCS customers have the option to use Music Unlimited so they can stream music from over 40 services. Another advantage is the option to use Mobile Hotspot at no extra charge.

The new family plan promotion is available for new and existing customers starting April 25th. It will only be offered until July 6. 2016 so make sure to check out your options. The family plan promotion is only available at MetroPCS stores, not online.



Source: T-Mobile Newsroom

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  1. Is that 3 gigs a line or 6?

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  2. Don't let the $30 T-Mobile plan posse know!

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    1. The "secret" plan though.

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    2. Right. They can't brag about their secret if everyone in the family gets it too.

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  3. Ported 2 lines in from Cricket on the 5th...guessing this isn't for current customers?

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    1. Contact CS and see if they'll move you to the new plan. You could always port out and come back same day.

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  4. No love for current customers...

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    1. Good deal. Too bad that "No love for current customers..."

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    2. Just get a new number. It's not like MetroPCS requires ID.

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    3. You and Unknown can't read: "The new family plan promotions is available for new and existing customers starting April 25th."

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    4. Current customers can get the love by porting in one number from another network. Christine should mention that in the post. The MetroPCS site targets Sprint customers, but the fine print does not require the port to come from Sprint. Good to confirm with the store before you port. Finally, the deal is only good in stores, according to the fine print.

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    5. Cool. I can port over from RingPlus. Then in a few weeks I can put the Volt back on RingPlus with a better free plan that I'm currently blocked from upgrading to. Win-Win.

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  5. Now this is a real deal. Although I wish Metro would offer a 5 line $100 plan.

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  6. 6GB + Unlimited Music + WiFi Calling + VoLTE + Hotspot + BYOD + Voice Roaming for $30! This is un-throttled service, unlike Cricket. Unbelievable value.

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  7. any signup fees for new metro customers?

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    1. Ask your local store. This deal is only in stores.

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  8. It is for current costumers also but instead of 6gb you only get 3gb I was on the 50$ family plan i have 2 lines and getting 1 GB each so for 10$ more we get 2 extra GB and stream music without using up our data I think it's a good deal

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    1. Current customers just port in a line and get this plan with 6GB/line. You can hotspot your 6GB too.

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  9. Me too. I have some problems with congestion on Cricket want to leave. I think that I can get by with lesser overall coverage offered by MetroPCS. At least5 I would give it try.

    "Now this is a real deal. Although I wish Metro would offer a 5 line $100 plan."

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  10. "6GB + Unlimited Music + WiFi Calling + VoLTE + Hotspot + BYOD + Voice Roaming for $30! This is un-throttled service, unlike Cricket. Unbelievable value."

    Being T-Mobile based, it is "throttled" to 0 bars in a huge part of the country that will still give you a few mbps of service under the much better AT&T network.

    Makes it great as a landline replacement if you live in one of the POPs covered by it, but less great as an actual mobile plan.

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  11. Tmobile added 807,000 prepaid subscribers. That is humongous.

    http://www.investors.com/news/technology/t-mobile-blow-out-q1-eases-worry-over-low-credit-subscriber-base/

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    1. Tmo also added 516K MVNO customers and 877K postpaid customers; another quarter with over 2M adds (2.2M). Verizon? They lost 8,000 postpaid customers.

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  12. "Now this is a real deal. Although I wish Metro would offer a 5 line $100 plan."

    Metro is feeling the pressure from Cricket, I think.

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  13. Metro is still lacking when it comes to single lines that need 10GB or less.

    And the great thing about competitive promos for single lines is that they target the entire market.

    Unfortunately, instead of increasing data for single lines, Metro is only trying to compete with Cricket in the realm of family plans.

    In that regard, there's nothing groundbreaking about this offer.

    There's not even enough extra data (at least 2GB) for anyone to actually bother switching.

    Anyway, if Metro really wanted to put a dent in Cricket, they should've just bumped their regular $30 plan up to 6GB and called it a day.

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    1. You have it backwards. Metro has twice as many subscribers as Cricket.

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    2. I don't think you have anyway of knowing how many subscribers Cricket or MetroPCS have.

      T-Mobile and AT&T lump prepaid subscriber totals together rather than breaking them out by brand. AT&T totals include GoPhone as well as Cricket and T-Mobile totals include GoSmart and T-Mobile Prepaid in addition to MetroPCS.

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    3. I read the industry pubs and company announcements that you do. For example, 3 years ago, Fierce Wireless reported that MetroPCS ended Q1 with 8.99M subscribers. When the data breach was reported last year, there was a report that 10M subscriber records were at risk. T-Mobile sometimes reports selected info about MetroPCS, and the latest one I saw mentioned 11M subscribers. T-Mobile just released some info on MetroPCS growth and revenues today: http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/t-mobile-metropcs-generates-arpu-38-39/2016-04-26
      Fierce reported last year that Cricket had finally reached the 5M customers they had before the sale/merger was announced several years ago. Aio/Cricket lost a lot of subscribers during and after the transition, more than 1M it was reported. Lately Cricket has been doing well. If they have reached 5.5M by now, they are about half of the latest figure I have seen reported for MetroPCS, 11M.

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    4. Here is a quote from T-Mobile last May 14, MetroPCS had 11M customers then.
      http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2015/05/t-mobile-300k-metropcs-customers-still-legacy-network

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    5. Here is the Fierce Wireless article that reported Cricket was approaching 5M subscribers as of last May 13, 2015. The same 5M subscribers they had in July, 2013:
      http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/atts-cricket-brand-shows-stability-subs-hit-5m/2015-05-13

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  14. MetroPCS needs to match Cricket's $100 per line port in credit.

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    1. Clearly they don't since they have twice as many without that.

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  15. I don't have a number to port. Does anyone have any suggestions of an inexpensive way to get a number to port in? Unfortunately T-Mobile prepaid SIMs won't work.

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    1. Ringplus totally free.

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  16. T-Mobile Q1 - 807,000 prepaid net additions through its MetroPCS brand.

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    1. T-Mobile added 807,000 total prepaid customers. Not all are necessarily MetroPCS, the total also includes T-Mobile Prepaid and GoSmart.

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  17. Does MetroPCS have the same domestic roaming coverage for voice AND data as T-Mobile? I did some research but didn't find anything solid.

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    1. It is just voice and text roaming on MetroPCS; no data roaming.

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  18. "It is just voice and text roaming on MetroPCS; no data roaming."

    Exactly... which means that for much of the territory of lower 48 (of which only a minority are served well by the T-Mobile network) you simply can't use your data.

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    1. People aren't as dumb as you think. They read the coverage maps and get what they need. More and more people are switching away from Verizon and AT&T to T-Mobile. In Q1, 2016, the porting ratios by carrier were 1.75 for AT&T, 1.34 for Verizon and 1.35 for Sprint. Overall, 1.5 subscribers switched to T-Mobile for every subscriber who left.

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    2. Metro has some great phone deals, but lack of data roaming is the deal breaker for me. just doesn't work for me. like others have said, good for home phone replacement and maybe townie phone, but not for rural or mountain areas where there just isn't the coverage; for data anyway.

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    3. The "people aren't as dumb as you think" comment reads like a press release and deceives. People look at the coverage maps and see how T-Mobile is much much smaller, and they overwhelmingly choose Verizon or AT&T (over T-Mobile) to get the coverage they need.

      Ignore the dissembling cloud of customer gain/loss numbers and churn stats: the difference in actual subscribers is huge, and people prefer a good network to a bad one.

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    4. "People look at the coverage maps and see how T-Mobile is much much smaller, and they overwhelmingly choose Verizon or AT&T (over T-Mobile) to get the coverage they need."
      This used to be true for most people, but it's not any more. Many more subscribers are leaving Verizon and AT&T for T-Mobile than the other way around, as proven by the porting ratios. Most new phone customers are signing up with T-Mobile. The difference in actual subscribers is shrinking because T-Mobile offers better value and a much improved network.
      You are living in the past.

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  19. too bad there's no MetroPCS store in my state!

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  20. Would a Tmobile branded galaxy note 4 or 5 get OS updates on metro pcs or would I have to borrow a Tmobile SIM to get them?

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  21. FYI regards to HOTSPOT FEATURE. Keep in mind for BYOD hotspot will not work unless it's a METRO PCS bought phone

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    1. BYOD iphones should work.

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    2. If your hotspot is mysteriously missing from your menu, you can use "shortcut master (lite)" app to get it back. I did this on a VOLT and worked great. internet search for articles on it.

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  22. T-Mobile had similar plan. Limited time offer! Get 2 lines, $40 ea. w/6GB of 4G LTE data at T-Mobile! Credit check & deposit may be required +taxes/fees. Visit a T-Mobile store & learn about the Family Match plan. It's more most likely hotspot will work no matter what

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  23. I called CS...and this deal isn't availble for current customers unless you port in additional lines.

    I currently have 2 $40 3GB lines with Metro for $70...but $60 for 2 6GB lines would be amazing.

    Switched from Cricket earlier this month for VoLTE.

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    1. Since MetroPCS is GSM based, each line is tied to a SIM card, not a phone. And since its prepaid, you can cancel any line at anytime. Here's what you can do, order a SIM or SIMs. from any AT&T MVNO and activate it on a cheap monthly or paygo plan and then post that number or numbers to MetroPCS to get the promo. Last time I checked, Pure Talk USA sent out free SIMs and has plans starting at $5. Just order a SIM for each line you want to port to MetroPCS.

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    2. Puretalk saw your post and raised the sim price to $3.

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    3. Does the AT&T store still hand out free sim cards if you tell them it's for an iPhone?

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    4. Do you have to buy phones to activate the lines to port over or just buy Sim cards and activate just the cards? How do you activate the sim cards? Do you need a phone to activate the Sim cards or can you activate them without a phone and get new numbers for all the lines?

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    5. I've always loved how you can sim swap so freely with GSM. I'm still waiting, 10 years now, for CDMA to go away and GSM to rule as it does in lots of other places in the world, but it still hasn't happened here. Very frustrating when you have a drawer full of CDMA phones but can't easily use them because of the tight rules like sprints FEC or some of the Tracfones hurdles. Not the right thing for long term, using up resources, environment...

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    6. @Anonymous April 27, 2016 at 7:11 AM: You need an IMEI (phone serial number) to activate a MetroPCS SIM. The IMEI gets linked to the SIM and you have to call Metro before the SIM will work with a different IMEI.

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    7. @Anonymous April 27, 2016 at 7:11 AM
      What Dennis says is true but not relevant to what you're trying to do. You do NOT need a phone to activate a sim and phone number from an AT&T MVNO. You can just activate the sim without a phone, you will automatically get a phone number whenever a sim is activated, then port that phone number to MetroPCS. You will then get another sim from MetroPCS, that's the sim that needs a phone to be activated on. At this point you will already be on the promo plan from MetroPCS. This is all a lot easier to do than it sounds. Almost all GSM operators (both AT&T and T-Mobile based) activate sims without a phone attached to it. MetroPCS is the exception in that they require a phone to activate their sims but since you'll be porting a number from another operator, which does not require a phone to activate their sims, MetroPCS' policy doesn't matter. I hope this helps.

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  24. T-Mobiles coverage? I would rather pay more and get more coverage with AT&T or VZW

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    1. You still have that choice. And what's great is people who live in big cities and nevr go to flyover country can pay less and only get the coverage they need.

      It's nice to have choices.

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  25. What I am asking is can I get 4 sim cards from like Puretalk without having to get new phones from them? Can I activate the Puretalk lines without the actual cell phones? I want to activate 4 lines and then bring them to MetroPCS to get this deal?

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    1. I don't know about puretalk but you can with att or cricket. I picked up a few cricket sims when gamestop was basically giving them away and somebody already mentioned a trick for getting free att sims.

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    2. Yes, you can activate sims from most, if not all, AT&T MNVOs without a phone and still get a new phone number to port.

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  26. "Many more subscribers are leaving Verizon and AT&T for T-Mobile than the other way around"

    This is an attempt to mislead about the overall subscriber picture, which shows relatively few choosing T-Mobile.

    "The difference in actual subscribers is shrinking..."

    Which is a failed attempt to cover up the fact that this difference remains HUGE, and has only changed very slightly.

    "because T-Mobile offers better value and a much improved network."

    The first is proof that you are a paid shill of TMO. The fact, as measured by the choice of actual customers in 2016, is the customers overwhelmingly think that Verizon and AT&T offer better value than the minor networks (T-Mobile included). This is not me spouting ad copy: I am merely referring to the choices that customers are making right now.

    The second part is preposterous, as T-Mobile's network is still much worse than Verizon or AT&T.

    "You are living in the past."

    I'm living in the modern area, where the customer base of the large two truly national networks is TWICE that of all the minor networks combined (minor networks including TMO, Sprint, USC, etc. It is this way right now.

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    1. You can only cite one specific fact to back your opinions, the >current< number of subscribers?

      Here are more facts:
      Fact: Over the past two years, over 5 million Verizon customers and over 6 million AT&T customers switched to T-Mobile’s network.

      Fact: Tmo has launched Band 12 "Extended Range" LTE in over 340 metro areas, which carries signals 2x farther from the tower and goes 4x deeper into buildings than before.

      Fact: Last year, T-Mobile more than DOUBLED the footprint of their LTE network; they added over 1 million square miles and covered 100 million more Americans than in 2014. 308M people and still rising. 98% of Vzw Pops (314M).

      You can’t ignore the real network facts. Today, Tmo has the momentum. Their network has grown so far so fast the past two years, you need to open your eyes and see the truth for yourself.

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  27. T-Mobile has won numerous independent carrier comparisons when it comes to value. For two very recent examples:
    T-Mobile dominated the Computer World Best Mobile Data Provider comparison 3 years in a row on value, as was a clear winner overall, topping 5 of 8 rated categories in the latest survey, reported March 3, 2016.
    Survey participants said coverage was the most important factor. 'Availability of Connection' was surveyed. 58% of T-Mobile customers were Very Satisfied or Satisfied, vs. 64% of AT&T customers. Hardly "much worse." 63% of T-Mobile customers were satisfied with the reliability of data connections, vs. 60% of AT&T respondents. And T-Mobile customers reported using the most 4G data. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3038874/wireless-carriers/the-votes-are-in-which-mobile-data-provider-is-best.html?page=2#rankings

    T-Mobile was also judged to be the best carrier overall by Tom's Guide, April 22, 2016. T-Mobile scored best of all carriers surveyed on value, with the highest scores for Plans and Special Features/Perks.
    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-phone-carriers,review-3066.html

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    1. Thanks for the misleading ad copy. Ignoring the fact that the most accurate indicator of customer perception of value of a company is whether or not they choose the company. Customers reject T-Mobile more than 4 to 1. 2 to 1 for EACH of its much larger rivals.

      "T-Mobile was also judged to be the best carrier overall by Tom's Guide"

      The Tom's Guide study was flawed since they weeded out the places that have bad T-Mobile coverage. You are missing the obvious. But the people who actually use cell phone carriers know where the value is. Not you clearly.

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  28. "You can only cite one specific fact to back your opinions, the >current< number of subscribers"

    This fact is the overwhelmingly accurate indicator of what actual customers say about a network's value. On top of that, this huge fact says a lot, unlike very minor changes in subscriber totals trumped up with misleading change/churn figures.

    So despite attempts to mislead, customers ARE (as opposed to maybe one day) choosing AT&T and Verizon over T-Mobile by a 4 to 1 margin.

    Misleading claim: "Over the past two years, over 5 million Verizon customers and over 6 million AT&T customers switched to T-Mobile’s network."

    Fact: The above numbers are tiny compared to the overall size of the larger, better networks.

    Misleading claim: "Tmo has launched Band 12 "Extended Range" LTE in over 340 metro areas, which carries signals 2x farther from the tower and goes 4x deeper into buildings than before."

    Fact: The improvement of bad T-Mobile coverage to slightly less bad T-Mobile coverage is only relevant to comparing T-Mobile to T-Mobile... and not to the much better networks.

    Hugely misleading claim: "Last year, T-Mobile more than DOUBLED the footprint of their LTE network"

    Most of this involved upgrading existing 2G networks, instead of addressing what remains T-Mobile's much worse problem: lack of any coverage in so much of the country. If people were gullible and accepted your dissembling, they might think T-Mobile has expanded a lot. But it hasn't.

    Completely false claim: "they added over 1 million square miles and covered 100 million more Americans than in 2014."

    Fact: Claims of "covering Americans" based on home addresses instead of where they go are worthless when talking about mobile networks.

    Misleading claim: "308M people and still rising. 98% of Vzw Pops (314M)."

    Fact: POPs are worthless for mobile networks. T-Mobile is good for people who sit still, but not when they move. Coverage is king for mobile carriers, not false claims based on people never leaving their house.

    "You can’t ignore the real network facts."

    I've presented them, in contrast to misleading attempts to paint a way-behind. threadbare network as being much better than it actually is.

    "Today, Tmo has the momentum."

    Possibly... maybe... fat chance.... That's pure ad copy speak. And paid shills for any network, even US Cellular, will amke the same sort of pompous claims. It's just like what the Ted Cruz campaign does, also. I suggest too that you look up "Joementum" from the Joseph Lieberman Presidential campaign.

    Today, as it has been for ages, T-Mobile is tiny compared to the two better networks. That's pure fact: you simply can't refute it. Not speculation based on flimsy predictions.

    "Their network has grown so far so fast the past two years, you need to open your eyes and see the truth for yourself."

    I did. Even by their own maps, T-Mobile is still significantly inferior to both Verizon and T-Mobile. They've only grown from being marginal to being somewhat less than mediocre.

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    1. Anyone can verify the original Facts, which are listed in recent statements by the T-Mobile CTO. None of the rebuttal opinions and statements refute those Facts. They are just the author's opinions.

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  29. "Anyone can verify the original Facts, which are listed in recent statements by the T-Mobile CTO. None of the rebuttal opinions and statements refute those Facts. They are just the author's opinions."

    Along with your selective "facts", you included completely irrelevant information (POPs), provably wrong value judgements (T-Mobile having better value), and a lot of other ad copy, along with the pointless "momentum" claim.

    My rebuttals have been devoid of opinions and purely factual. About a network that is rejected by customers on a more than 4 to 1 ratio.

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    1. Are you two going to continue this argument here indefinitely? You are both right from your own points of view. Neither of you will ever convince the other that you are right and they are wrong. Don't you have better things to do? I'm getting tired of this endless, pointless rhetoric and I suspect anyone else who bothers to read the comments on this old post is too.

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