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MetroPCS' New Offers Will Give You Free Phone and Bonus Data

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T-Mobile MetroPCS customers are in for a treat today as the prepaid carrier announced new offers available for them. Here's what's in store for you as a MetroPCS customer:

Free Phone for New and Existing Customers (Phone Upgrade/New Line Add)

MetroPCS is currently offering free (after instant and mail in rebates) phones to both new and existing customers. The offer is applicable to those who want to give their phone an upgrade (upgrades are subject to a $15 upgrade fee) or decide to add a new line on their plan.  If either scenario applies to you, you may be entitled to one of the free phones MetroPCS is giving away:
  • Alcatel Fierce 4 - free after $59 mail in rebate
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL - free after $49 mail in rebate
  • Alcatel Tru free - after $29 mail in rebate
  • Coolpad Catalyst - free after $19 mail in rebate
  • LG 450 - free after $29 mail in rebate
  • LG Aristo - free after $59 mail in rebate
  • LG K7 - free after $39 mail in rebate
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime - free after $39 mail in rebate
  • Samsung Galaxy On5 - free after $59 mail in rebate 
  • ZTE Avid Plus - free after $29 mail in rebate
  • ZTE Avid Trio - free after $29 mail in rebate
  • ZTE Cymbal - free after $29 mail in rebate
Free Phone for Porting
 
On the other hand, if you are porting your number from another non-T-Mobile based carrier, the phones listed above as well as any other phone costing $60 or less is free out the door and these additional devices are free after mail in rebate:
  • HTC Desire 530t - free after $19 mail in rebate
  • LG K10 - free after $19 mail in rebate
  • ZTE Zmax Pro - free after $39 mail in rebate 
The free phone promotions end April 5, 2017. Customer must pay applicable taxes on devices. Mail-in rebates are not available in CT, RI or Miami-Dade County, FL. To be eligible for a rebate your account must stay active for two full months. The rebates are in the form of a prepaid Master Card which will be mailed to you within 12 weeks after your rebate form has been received.

Bonus Data Offer

Finally, MetroPCS has launched a bonus data offer for customers under their $50 monthly plan. Normally, this plan comes with 5GB of 4G LTE data. With the offer, this plan will include up to 8GB of LTE data each month. This bonus data offer is only available for a limited time.

The monthly rate for a single line under this plan is $50/month. You have the option to add up to four more lines as an additional line for $30 per month per line.  

These offers are in conjunction with the new T-Mobile One plan and KickBack that T-Mobile launched yesterday for its postpaid customers. 

Updated 1/24/2017 with rebate details.

Source: TMONews

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  1. For those who wish to upgrade their phones, will they need to trade in their current phone? Will they need to keep the service for 60 days? 30?

    Or can they just say "Good day, may I have a new phone please?"

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    1. Dennis- maybe you can answer this. I recently upgraded my phone and sent in for the $60 rebate while at the store and now I'm told that they cannot find my rebate. I tried contacting the store they won't return my phone calls I've texted the store and they have not responded. I have called MetroPCS and waited over 40 minutes on one phone call called a few other times gotten nowhere. I tried live chats and have been disconnected. I have no idea what else to do??

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  2. Are they already was 8GB?

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    1. Right, T-Mobile's press release makes it sound like it's new, but the $50 plan has had 8 GB since October.

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    2. Craig ross metro customer not for longMarch 14, 2017 at 1:38 AM

      Yeah that has happened every rebate and also prices very from store to store for phones scaling employees all the stores

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    3. Never submit the rebate form at
      The store. Take it and either mail it in an envelope or on line. There are scams wherethey do not process them. Also for those that say their internet service is not it's because your agent set it wrong.. Not all Agents are that Savvy . you will not need to use Wifi

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  3. Anyone have a suggestion on what the best phone choice would be for an existing customer? It looks like the Galaxy On5 or the LG Aristo is probably the best?

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    1. I love that Alcaltel Fierce One phone

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    2. ZTE Max Pro it's$99.99 after a 60 dollar mail in rebate

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    3. Do not get the LG K7. Glass is too thin and broke the first week. I have other friends with the same phone and they have the same problem......

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  4. Please make a a minor correction. Metro is not a Tmobile mvno but a prepaid division owned lock , stock and barrel by them directly. Thanks.

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  5. Where do I get these prices, the website says nothing about free phones?

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  6. "if you are porting your device your number from another carrier"
    What does it mean to port your device (as opposed to your number) from another carrier?

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    1. Typo corrected.Thanks for pointing it out.

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  7. This post is misleading. The phones are only free after a mail in rebate despite the fact you have to buy (and pay for) the phone in store. And you only get the mail in rebate after you pay for the second month of service. Otherwise, you won't get the rebate at all and your phone isn't free. This site used to mention details like this in its posts.

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    1. Thanks for posting this.
      Dennis still does include terms detail like this in his posts, he is very detail / gotcha oriented but I guess he does not edit / advise CT's posts.

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    2. I've updated the post with information about the rebate details.

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    3. It looks like the rebate is instant for porting in a number with no active MetroPCS account. Upgrading or porting in a number while there is an active account is mail-in rebate only. Adding another line for a new number isn't very clear - terms and conditions on the website has sections for both mail-in and instant for this case!

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  8. Hi Dennis, do you know when is LG K10 2017 based phone with Nougat, 2GB RAM, fingerprint scanner, etc., will be released by Metro PCS?

    This site is very useful, thank you very much!

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    1. No idea. It's been reported that the 2017 K10 is coming to T-Mobile as the K20 Plus but I haven't seen any date mentioned for its arrival or if it will be offered under the MetroPCS brand.

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  9. Has anyone had an experience, good or bad with a Metro rebate? I generally avoid these, it's usually a lot of work and I have bad luck. Seems that I get rejected more often than accepted when I get involved with a mail in rebate attempt. Never tried Metro though.

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    1. My Prepaid rebate card came in the mail a few days after I paid for my second month

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    2. Make sure you mail in the form yourself or try rebates.com

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  10. Do you know if there is a plan minimum? Like boost offers a free phone for porting but you have to get the 50$ plan. Is this the case for metro, or can you port and choose the 30$ plan?

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    1. You have to do the 50 dollar plan. I was told after the first month i could drop to a 30 dollar plan so i go in tell them i want to drop my plan to a 30 dollar plan they still charge me the 50 dollars and inform me it will lower the following month

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    2. I walked out, complained to Metro corporate. They called the store, told them to put me on the $50 plan if the system in the (independent) store required it (that was their story). Before leaving the store this time call corporate, verify immediate $20 credit and downgrade to $30 plan. Salesman was flabbergasted and resistant but I asked him did he want me to walk out a second time and write corporate re how this store didn't seem to want new customers for Metro.

      Phone is now unlocked and off metro, they can shove it as far as I am concerned.

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  11. I asked at two different stores. $30 plan is eligible for rebate.

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    1. Really! Than thats great! Glad I saw this deal before porting to boost!

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    2. What ports are eligible? Like can I port a number from freedompop, ting, etc?

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    3. Ting CDMA (Sprint based) is eligible, Ting GSM (T-Mobile based) is not. FreedomPop numbers are VoIP numbers. The terms don't specifically exclude VoIP numbers so they should be eligible.

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  12. I have a question, I just got metro a week ago before this plan was offered. Since I'm a customer already how do I get the ZMAX pro free? Or is that exclusively for new customers only?

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  13. So is there anyway to avoid the $15 activation fee for the new phone. When I called a corporate store they said I could order the phone online and have call-in customer service activate it to avoid the fee, but now I see the promotion is in-store only?!

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  14. Can i be a existing customer with metro already and get the zte zmax with mail in rebate if i pay the 15$ upgrade fee?

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    1. I think the upgrade price is $99 after instant rebate and the $15 upgrade fee in-store or $99 after mail-in rebate with no upgrade fee online. To verify log in to your MetroPCS account to see the upgrade prices. It has to have been at least 90 days since your last phone purchase to be eligible for the upgrade pricing.

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  15. All low-end phones. Snapdragon 210 chipsets.

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    1. Low end? Ya, most of them. I currently have the ZTE zmax pro, and I've HAD EVERY high, super high end phone on existence. And you know what? With the exception of my G6 this phone is as fast, if not faster than all of them. It's all about how you put the phone together, the overlay, the bloat ware, having the best tech inside doesn't automatically give you the best, fastest phone.

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  16. I've had the Samsung Galaxy T399N for 3 years. Every year around the time of my original purchase month, my phone starts lowering the amount of available memory I have. I had 3.47 two weeks ago and now it's down to .94. I haven't done ANYTHING different. I even uninstalled an app, and deleted bunches of unnecessary stored data, etc. I don't use Facebook, Bluetooth or any of that stuff. Just 1 game and 7 small apps-My Health, Publix Supermarket, a diary, all of which are on my external SD Card. I truly believe the company does this purposely so that I'll be forced to buy a new phone and upgrade to more storage, even though I've been using the exact same amount since I bought the phone. Is there any way to outsmart them so I can keep my phone. I'm not tech savvy at all and don't use hardly any of the stuff that's preinstalled, like utube, etc.

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    1. You can free up space by clearing app caches and deleting or disabling unwanted apps, and deleting old picture messages. See Five Ways to Free Up Space on Your Android Device for more tips.


      If you don't care about potentially losing old app data like text messages and IMs etc., the best way to free up space is to do a factory reset. Just be sure that your contacts and calendar are synced to Google back up any photos and music you want to save to the SD Card or a PC. When you set up the phone again with your Google account your contacts and calendar events will be restored. See: How to reset Android without losing data - Android - Android Smartphones for a guide.

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  17. If i already have a $60 unlimited plan. If i add another $30 plan. Would i have to split it between my $60 plan??

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    1. You should forget double data and just get the latest $50 unlimited family plan, 2 lines for the same price.

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  18. No, just downgrade your line to the $50 plan. Then add another line for $30. Both lines get the Bonus Data offer.

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  19. I had a couple of issues with MetroPCS. They charge for services that are usually free with other carriers. That and the fact that you cant just switch phones by putting your sim card in a different phone without calling them or going to the store to have is changed in their system. And they must be pretty low on the network prioritization list. Metro was riddled with dropped signals and slow speeds which is why I left.

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    1. Maybe the store never submitted the rebate. If you are still within the time limit for filing the rebate, file it again.

      Rebates are handled by a third party, not MetroPCS. According to this page MetroPCS Rebate Cent there's a special number, 800-999-6389 for rebate support. There's also a chat button on that page that might be different than the regular customer support one.

      The first rule of customer support is that if you get a un-helpful representative, hang up and call again.

      I never did it with MetroPCS, but I've had good results with other companies when contacting them on social media.
      MetroPCS (@MetroPCS) | Twitter
      MetroPCS - Facebook

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    2. "The first rule of customer support is that if you get a un-helpful representative, hang up and call again."

      I got those a lot when I started with Cricket. After a while, I never had to do this again: I have noticed significant improvement in CS support.

      Better than T-Mobile in my view, and T-Mobile's isn't bad. I've been bounced around T-Mobile to answer questions many times, while with Cricket the first person I get to, and usually rather quickly, can answer me.

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  20. I've been with boost for 3 yrs & wad thinking about switching to metro. I was wondering if I could get some opinions/comments, good &bad, on there service. Also any recommendations on any other companies that I should consider? Thank you!

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    1. Metro coverage is better than Boost; you should see a difference. Cricket and Gophone coverage is a lot better at this time. Apparently, with T-Mobile's spectrum wins. T-Mobile will be closing the gap with the bigger networks next year. Boost is a sinking ship.

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  21. I was told I am Eligible for an upgrade April 5 but when I looked online it said offer fit upgrade ends April 5 so will I still b eligible for upgrade or not? If so until when and will I be stuck paying a bunch of money?

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    1. The upgrade offer described on this page is a limited time offer. MetroPCS has not said when it will end. The offer is still good today but could end at any time, meaning it could end tomorrow. I don't know any MetroPCS upgrade offers besides this one.

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  22. the store did this rebabte Q1 2017 Upgrade Offer only thing different this time I upgraded 2 phone and supposely I am only getting the 39.00 for one phone. Always good to do rebates I have done them my self never had a problem So my question is since I have muti phones on one account do I just get 1 rebate even thou I upgraded 2 phones on same account.. Thanks

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