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MetroPCS Ups $50 Plan Data to 8 GB, Additional Lines $30

MetroPCS Add a line with 8 GB LTE Data for $30
T-Mobile's MetroPCS prepaid brand launched a new 8 GB for $50 promotional plan today.

For an unspecified limited time, customers activating a new line on MetroPCS' $50 month plan get 8 GB of high speed data instead of the usual 5 GB. It's not clear if current $50 plan customers will get 8 GB or not.

In addition to 8 GB of high speed data, the $50 plan includes unlimited domestic calling and messaging and unlimited 128 Kbps throttled data after the first 8 GB. The plan also includes Music Unlimited which zero rates streaming music from over 40 services including  Apple Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Napster and Spotify. That means that screaming from those services does not count against the plan's 8 GB of high speed data.

MetroPCS plans include all taxes and fees, even state and local sales taxes. Hotspot use and tethering are permitted on all plans.

If you need more lines, up to four additional 8 GB lines can be added for $30/month each. The first line must be on the the $50 plan.  That means that two lines cost $80/month, three lines $110/ month, four lines  $140/month and five lines are $170 per month.

This new promotion replaces MetroPCS' previous offer of two lines on $50 5 GB plan for $75 per month, three lines for $100, four lines for $125, five lines for $150. That promo was available in stores only. It looks like the new one may be available online. There's no indication on the page on Metro's website announcing the promo that it's in store only.

Source: MetroPCS

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  1. Boost offers unlimited data for $45/ month. Metro used to offer unlimited data for $50/ month.

    Even T-Mobile is offering unlimited data @ $35/ line on family plans.

    Someone needs to remind Metro their plans are no longer competitive.

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    1. How so? Metro is offering itsv unlimited without degrading video quality.

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    2. T-Mobile still has better overall coverage than boost. Tell boost (sprint) to get more competitive with more towers.

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    3. Boost can offer all the "unlimited data" plans they want. But on Boost (Sprint) your data is always limited... limited to how many times you can find a spot that your phone will even connect.

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    4. Metro plans aren't competitive due to the remaining poor coverage. Being able to beat Boost is a bragging right, but it's not very big.

      I'm looking forward to when MetroPCS's T-Mobile network can run nose to nose with AT&T and Verizon... instead of being several lengths back in the horse race, even now.

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  2. You need to have the account on AutoPay for the T-Mobile promotion to be valid and the majority of Metro's base is unbanked, ergo there's little point to compare the plans directly, they serve vastly different segments of the population.

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  3. MetroPCS has a better network than Boost. I'm a happy unlimited 4G LTE customer. I like being able to watch videos in HD.

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  4. They had to do this after Verizon's announcement

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  5. Verizon has twice the coverage area of T-Mobile. 6 GB on Verizon for $50 is a much better deal than 8 GB on T-Mobile for anyone who travels outside major cities.

    Since T-Mobile and Sprint have similar coverage why wouldn't everyone choose Boost's unlimited plan @ $45 with additional lines @ $30 over MetroPCS?

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    1. T-Mobile has expanded coverage alot recently. They don't really compare to sprint anymore

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    2. Since we are talking about coverage, I noticed that Page Plus coverage map seems to show better coverage than Verizon's own map. Examples are Nevada, Idaho and Northern Pennsylvania. Any Idea as to why this is?

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    3. @ Anonymous 5:35 pm --- maybe Page Plus offers roaming on Sprint? The America Movil brands are known for offering roaming that the prepaid divisions/other MVNOs don't.

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  6. This is wonderful news for me as a GoPhone user this means more pressure is put on AT&T now that both Verizon Prepaid and MetroPCS has up the ante on better offering for the buck. I can't wait to see how AT&T will respond.

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    1. Boost and MetroPCS offerings are irrelevant to the world of AT&T and Verizon. The two much smaller networks simply do not compete yet.

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  7. Or Cricket! Cricket is stuck on 2.5mb for $40 for the longest!

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  8. I work for Cricket wireless and we still have the best plans and coverage at the most competitive prices.

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    1. Steve:

      1) Thanks for commenting here.

      2) Cricket really needs to come into compliance with existing Net Neutrality law and treat tethering/hotspot no different from reading email, watching movies, etc. The tether/hotspot ban is not only illegal, it seems capricious and arbitrary (as if Cricket banned me from using Twitter or playing any game that had "Bird" in the title).

      3) The Cricket plans are "long in the tooth" too be honest, and are facing pressure from it's brother division Gophone and recently Verizon Prepaid. They need a shakeup. Sure, they completely smoke anything that uses the T-Mobile or Sprint networks, but the Cricket plans are getting competition from plans on peer networks (AT&T and Verizon).

      4) The Cricket policy on Android updates is atrocious and inexcusable. I've seen Cricket phones never even get Lollipop, years after the same model on other carriers received it. You guys need an immediate pass-through when AT&T rolls out their updates.

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      I agree with your statement about Cricket having "the best plans and coverage at the most competitive prices."... but the sweet spot Cricket is in now is shrinking. And it is unfortunate that Cricket drops the ball so badly on Android updates.

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    2. Tell your company to stop charging for hotspot! It is ridiculous that they do.

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  9. Family line discount applies too?

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    1. The family line discount for this promotion is $20 instead of the usual $5. You don't get both discounts.

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  10. Existing customers CANNOT get the $50 for 8gb of data.

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    1. yes they can come to my store

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