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MetroPCS Invites You to Switch with New Free Samsung Galaxy J7 Offer

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MetroPCS wants you to make the switch. If you've been planning to switch to a new prepaid service, you can head over to the T-Mobile owned company. When you decide to port in your number from another carrier, you just might be the owner of a new Samsung Galaxy J7 for free.


The Galaxy J7 comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display and runs on a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM, an internal storage of 16GB, and a microSD card slot for up to 128GB memory expansion. There is a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with a 1080p HD video recording and a secondary camera in front with a 5-megapixel sensor. Powering the device is a removable 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery that gives it up to 18 hours of talk time and 384 hours of standby. Upon release, the device runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.

The device was launched in June 2016 at a price of $229. These days, you can buy this phone for only $99 with a new line activation. If you decide to switch to MetroPCS' prepaid service, this phone can be yours for free; but only if you're not switching from a carrier using the same T-Mobile network. MetroPCS says that you'll need to buy the phone in store and activate it with your existing number. Each account is entitled to 5 free Galaxy J7 devices.

Apart from offering the Galaxy J7 for free, MetroPCS has announced a $50 unlimited promotional family plan they intend to offer for a limited time period. This plan comes with unlimited calls and texts, and unlimited 4G LTE data with 480p video streaming optimization.

When you get a single line under the family plan, your monthly plan will cost $50. If you decide to add more lines, each line will cost $40. This means that if you get two lines under this plan, you'll only have to pay $80 instead of $100. You may add up to 5 lines under the plan, which means you only need to pay $200 per month. Tethering is not included in the plan.

To learn more about this new plan, visit MetroPCS website.


Source: PrepaidMobilePhoneReviews

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  1. Be careful of the $6 "mandatory" handset insurance charge per phone. I got charged that and called customer service, who said it's a standard practice for free phones. However I was not able to find that in the terms and conditions.

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  2. It's not mandatory. The dealer may offer/give you one month free. Cancel before the month is over.

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    1. The store attendant told me it was mandatory. I asked at least three times. When I got home I called CS. Level 1 told me it was not, but refused to refund. Had to speak to a supervisor, who said it was indeed mandatory with free phones. Whatever it is, bad business practice.

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  3. So let me get this right... you can go now into Metro store port a boost number, request this phone Get It "Free" as in you pay just $15tax plus one month, that's it? Nothing else? So I could pay like the 30$ plan + phone tax and it'll be $45?

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    1. Where are u getting $15 from?

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    2. With these in store port in promos knowing how a port can take a day or 2 will they charge me more If the port fails and will they give me a temporary phone number until and if the port fails?

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    3. When you port a number, as long as you don't let the old account expire your old phone should continue to work until the port completes. Your plan month with your new carrier should not start until the port completes.

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    4. will the old phone get released with a clean ESN, ?. I want to close my total wireless, called them many times but they very tough to make them understand

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    5. Porting out will release the phone's MEID (modern phones don't have ESNs) so that the phone can be re-activated on Total Wireless.

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    6. I say $15 bc of the activation fee I was charged last month before I decided I didn't want to port to metro. But if this j7 is available I might do it.

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    7. There's no tax...all you have to pay is for the first month's service, plus $6 for insurance. However, when I got the deal, they told me that I had to get at least the $50 plan. I chose the $60 plan, and started 2 lines, and ported over just one number, and got the 2 free phones, and all I had to pay was $110 for the first month of service ($60 × 2 lines which you get $5 off per line per month when you have more than one line, so it was actually $55 × 2 lines, and that's where the $110 comes from), plus $12 for insurance ($6 per phone × 2 phones is $12 per month for insurance). So for me to walk out of the store with 2 brand new phones, 1 with my old number ported over (transferred over), and 1 with new number assigned by Metro PCS, and both phones having one month of service on the $60 plan (Unlimited Talk, text, and DATA, as well as 8GB of mobile hotspot included), and one month of insurance on each, and my OUT THE DOOR price I paid, was exactly $126! Which you have seen the breakdown of above. However, I ended up going back in and spending a lot more on optional accessories, including cases, SD cards, and screen protectors, but obviously that's not anything you'd have to worry about unless you choose to purchase those things in addition to the phone and plan. The point I'm trying to get across tho, is that as hard as it is to believe, I know, because I was skeptical myself before I went in, and thought there had to be a catch, there is nothing else that you have to pay for when you go in for this deal! IT IS LEGIT!! My only regret, is that I didn't wait a little longer until they started giving the Samsung Galaxy J7's for free when you switch, because I got the On5 when I went in, because they weren't offering the J7's yet, and therefore I'm stuck with the Samsung Galaxy On5, and the J7 is way better, hands down!! So if you haven't gotten the deal yet, you're lucky you waited! ;(

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  4. Not interested!! Bring me $20 unlimited plan with FREE iPhone7 Plus 256GB!!

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    1. Sanctimonious ApeMarch 1, 2017 at 2:21 AM

      That will be available roughly... 2035.

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    2. How much is the ZTE Max pro when I port over

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    3. It's on its way
      Just don't move

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  5. From the MetroPCS site
    Switcher Instant Rebate: For a limited time at participating MetroPCS stores, purchase a Samsung Galaxy J7 and port-in an existing number to that phone and receive an instant $99 rebate off regular purchase price. Limit five (5) per account/household. Excludes phone numbers currently active on the T-Mobile network. Instant rebate has no cash value. No rain checks. Instant rebate provided in form of credit against regular purchase price at time of sale. Not combinable with MetroPCS Mail-In Rebate offers. See store associate for complete details. Sales tax collected in accordance with state and local laws. Certain restrictions apply. Offer available while supplies last.

    Phone Instant Rebate Offer: Requires new line activation or phone upgrade. For a limited time at participating MetroPCS stores, purchase a Samsung Galaxy J7 and receive an instant $130 rebate off regular purchase price. Certain restrictions apply. Limit five (5) per household/account. No rain checks. Instant rebates provided in form of credit against regular purchase price at time of sale. See store associate for complete details. Sales tax not included and is collected in accordance with state and local laws. Certain restrictions apply. Offer available while supplies last.

    Can anyone tell me what the difference is between these two?

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    1. The J7's retail price is $229. If you are porting a number to a new MetroPCS line of service you are eligible for both rebates and the phone is free.

      If you are activating a new line without a port or doing a phone upgrade, the j7 is $99 after the $130 instant rebate.

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  6. Does the port in have to be immediate, like if I give the wrong info will they know right away?

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    1. Yes, they'll know. You need a real, active number to port in.

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  7. I've found $25 and $27 unlocks on eBay for the SM-J700T/T1 which I believe is the 2015 model. Will the same unlock service work on this model? Which I believe is the SM-J710T. Please correct me if I got the model numbers wrong. Thanks!

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    1. It looks like the MetroPCS J7 is the 2015 model sm-j700t based on:
      1.5 Ghz processor (sm-710t has 1.6 Ghz)
      3000 mAh battery (sm-710t has 3300 Mah)
      width 3.09" (sm-710t is 2.99")

      Compare:
      Samsung Galaxy J7 | No Contract Smartphones at MetroPCS
      vs
      Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) - Full phone specifications

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  8. To get the J7 phone for free all rebates need to be instant in store rebates and the new activated line needs to be on the new $50 unlimited or the unlimited $60 plans. The length of time to remain a metropcs customer is not known? Most metropcs stores are allotted a few J7 phones so the metropcs in store reps use this J7 promotion so you go to their store but will leave with the ZTE Grand Max for free or the LG stylo for $29 instead. The J7 has not been in most stores fpr the last month, they are difficult to find in any metropcs store.

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    1. Dang I knew it was too good to be true and I bet the ZMAX pro isn't even available either.

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    2. Not true, any plan level is fine. An authorized dealer might insist you get a higher level plan and/or accessories or other charge, just so they can wrangle a bit of profit out of the transaction, but a corporate store shouldn't give you any problems.

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    3. Do you know how many times a person can do this deal? I did it once, switching from virgin to metro. But I have since switched to another carrier. It has been over a yearnow, & this other carrier sucks so badly, I'm embarrassed to say who it is. So i want to go back to metro. Do i still qualify for the deal?

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    4. This is an old post, the free Galaxy J7 offer has ended.

      Currently Metro will give you a free Galaxy J3 Prime or $70 off any other phone if you port your number to Metro at a MetroPCS store.

      I don't think there's any limit to how many times you can get a free phone. I know Boost requires that your number not have been on a Sprint based provider in the last 90 days in order to qualify for its switcher promos. Even if Metro has a similar rule you should be fine if you've been off the T-Mobile network for a year.

      In any case, a Metro dealer can check if your number is eligible.

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  9. The plan levels are based on the type of phone you are getting for free. The J7 and ZTE Max are not provided for free unless the $50 or $60 plans are selected. Porting is approximately 5 minutes in store activation otherwise porting takes longer with self activation outside the store. Also in store metropcs reps are able to obtain the boost mobile account numbers that customers have difficulty obtaining since boost mobile reps are difficult to reach and their retention reps will make deals to keep customers instead of providing their account numbers. The ZTE max is available in most metropcs stores


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  10. From my brief interactions with Metro it seems like a disorganized and difficult company to deal with. I spoke to employees at two different stores about their prior free-phone offer and was told both times it would be "at least through March." The program abruptly ended earlier this week. One employee even went so far as to tell me she didn't know anything about their plans or phones and that she was just filling in for someone that evening ... told me to call the next day ... I'm not even sure she was an actual employee. Seriously? Since I could no longer get the phone I wanted I passed on porting in my number but feel like it was actually a bullet dodged. Not sure why one would go with Metro when their plans are practically identical to those at much more reputable companies where the employees seem to know what's going on.

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    1. My dealer?> experiences with any carrier, division, or MVNO have been mostly bad. Try to avoid dealers altogether.

      Like with video rentals, there's no good reason in this day and age to go to a storefront for this.

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  11. You can port in any non T-MOBILE number .I just ported a Tracfone (att ) number and walked out with the J7 for $30 .First they told me I need a $40 or higher plan and I just showed them their Ad ,then they tried to upsell insurance ,covers and more .Just say no and tell tem you will call Metro and suddenly it worked .

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  12. Can I use a google voice number to port in and still get the promotional deal?

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  13. @Dennis can you confirm which plan is required to get the J7 for free? There are a few different opinions on here.

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    1. The published terms of the offer do not say that a particular plan is required.

      Like any retail transaction it's ultimately up to the dealer you purchase from. Call your local dealers and ask them if you can get a free J7 if you activate on the $30 plan.

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  14. The only consistent thing that metropcs stores are doing is not charging activation fees for these ported in lines.

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  15. Once we port in, how many months must we be with MOCS to be elligible for the free phone?

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    1. Zero,it's free after instant rebate. You do have to pay for the first month though.

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    2. Dennis, if I get the phone, keep metro for a couple months, can I then take the phone to a T-Mobile mvno (or a metro mvno, if such a thing exists), or is there a one year requirement like Sprint has before you can go to their Mvno's?

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    3. The phone needs to be unlocked before it will work on any other operator, T-Mobile MVNOs included. MetroPCS will unlock your phone after 90 days of service.

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    4. You're eligible that day, and after 90 days they let you unlock your free phone...i just unlocked mine!!

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  16. Do they charge sales tax on the J7's $99 price or the $229 price?

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    1. That depends on your state tax code. On the $229 price in most states.

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  17. So its like paying $30 for a phone.
    And then we need to seek out a code to unlock it.

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    1. After 90 days there is an app that is pre-installed on your phone that you go to, and as long as it has been 90 days, that app will unlock your phone for you! Simple as that! I just did mine and my daughter's last night. So now the phones we got for free are unlocked!

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    2. Were you both on a PSID plan for the 90 days?

      Wondering if after the first month I can just set the phone aside, let metropcs service lapse and unlock 2 mo. later.

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    3. Typo above, PSID should be paid

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  18. Is Metro also giving away the Zmax Pro for free with number port in or does it still require a mail in rebate?

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    1. I'm not aware of any current offer that makes the Zmax Pro free.

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  19. The MetroPCS store on 108 Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains NY is honest and ports over numbers for the customer. Highly recommended if you are in the area. Regardless, DO NOT let any sales rep in any store tell you you need to get phone insurances, buy a case, or subscribe to the highest cost plan to get any MetroPCS free phone from their offers. Check the METROPCS web site first and if you can print their web pages with the details.
    Some sales reps behind the counters try to up sell to make bigger commissions.

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  20. The free phone offer applies a $99 instant rebate to every phone in their stores. When a store reduces the Zmax pro to $99 it is free but the stores that do reduce the price to $99 are the same stores that demand that the customer pay one month of $50 or $60 plans. Other free phones of lesser value do not have the $50 and $60 plan requirement

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  21. When do the instant in store rebate offers end?

    All the stores near me are out of stock but say they have more on order but not sure when they will receive them.

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    1. MetroPCS has not announced when the current rebates will end.

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    2. Thank you Dennis

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  22. Metro PCS J7 was hard to find, but after calling around I found one. I did sign up for $50 unlimited, but changed it later to $30 plan and got a credit. Will wait 90 days to unlock, then consider T Mobile.

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    1. how were you able to change your plan and get credit?

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  23. I got on this deal almost a week ago and very happy with the phone. Sole purpose was so I could get it to work with my Galaxy Gear S smartwatch. It works with it flawless and will unlock it to go back to Cricket next month and continue using it.

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  24. These are phones for Tmobile. MetroPCS is owned by Tmobile. TMobile network.

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    1. Not only that, they run on cell phone networks, and operate Android. They contain lithium batteries, too.

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  25. MetroPCS - L.T.O. - UNLIMITED 4G LTE Data on your smartphone. Get 2 lines for just $80

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  26. How long before u switch from metro to boost do u have to wait to switch back ? Boost sucks

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  27. How long before u can switch back to metro if u switched to boost a month ago? Can I switch right back over because boost sucks I love metro

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  28. Is kinda dumb to,pay 80 when you switch like wtf is supposed to be for free they try to riped you off either way they suck

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