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MetroPCS Ups Data on $40 Plan to 6 GB, Launches New Switcher and Add A Line Promotions

T-Mobile's MetroPCS prepaid brand has increased the amount of high speed data included with its $40/month plan from 3 GB to 6 GB. The plan also includes unlimited voice and messaging and unlimited 128 kbps throttled data after the first 6 GB is used.

Unfortunately it's not all good news, MetroPCS has cut the high speed data included with its $30 plan from 2 GB to 1 GB. Assuming MetroPCS follows past practices, existing $30 plan users are grandfathered at 2 GB.

With these changes the MetroPCS plan list is:

  • $30 - unlimited voice and messaging and data with the first 1 GB at high speed. Hotspot is allowed
  • $40 - unlimited voice and messaging and data with the first 6 GB at high speed. Hotspot is allowed 
  • $50 - unlimited voice and messaging and high speed data. Hotspot is not allowed.
  • $60 - unlimited voice and messaging and high speed data. Hotspot is allowed. Hotspot data throttled to 128 kbps after 8 GB. 
On the $50 and $60 plans data speeds are subject to deprioritization after 32 GB when the network is congested.

MetroPCS also launched three new promotions:

  • New: Get the LG K20 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone free (reg $99 each) when you port a number to MetroPCS from a non-T-Mobile based operator. The Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime and LG Aristo are also free to switchers.
  • New: $25 Add A Line. Add additional lines on the $40 6 GB plan for $25/month
  • New: Get an LG Stylo 3 Plus for $85 (reg $169) or 50% off the price of any phone priced at $99 or less when you add a line to an existing account.

Sources: T-Mobile, MetroPCS

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  1. They ran this promo last year 2 for $60, prices are going up, network getting slower. Honestly, the best deal right now is the Sprint 1-year free service.

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    1. Except that 2 for $60 is multi-line. This is single line.

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    2. Sprint deal requires porting in a number, passing the credit check, and making automatic payments. There are people that do not have qualifying credit or automatic payment methods so the sprint deal is only valid for a minority of prepaid phone users.

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    3. "sprint deal is only valid for a minority of prepaid phone users"
      Just your guess, and probably wrong, IMO.

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  2. All these multi line promos are trash.

    The only good thing to come of this is the $40/6GB plan, which I may switch over to if it's still around in a month.

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    1. att gophone 6gb for 40.00 w/autopay. roll over. hotspot. hd video. why would u switch to metro?

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    2. To save the $3 on taxes that should already be but isn't included in the price, and because I don't need rollover.

      That, and I can't be bothered to manually refill via callingmart just to save $2.50, which isn't worth the extra time and effort relative to autopay.

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  3. So they put 1GB back on the $30 plan when it was good at 2GB, what was the point in changing it if they were just gonna change it back 🤦‍♀️ Smh

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    1. They should've just bumped it up to 3GB and called it a day.

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    2. Additional "incentive" pushing customers towards the higher-priced plan.

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  4. Six GB are good for 40 plus throttled to128kbps. Better than other 40 plans out there. Unlimited must be sweeter though.

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  5. Same price as GoPhone, worse network. Tmobile just doesn't command the higher price. I really hope they never merge with Sprint.

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    1. I was thinking the same. Plus does T-Mobile extend data availability to Mexico and Canada?

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    2. You can add unlimited Canada and Mexico roaming to Metro $40 and higher plans for $5/month

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    3. Honestly, I'm getting tired of this "save the zombie" mentality.

      Sprint is already dead, so just let it be vultured in peace.

      I'd bet that most of the anti-merger sheep wouldn't even think of ever actually using Sprint, which is probably why all this buyout bashing seems so disingenuous.

      I can't even tell whether it's duopoly shills false flagging, or just Big 2 customers who want to keep being able to condescendingly look down on Tmo and Sprint subscribers.

      Either way, it's not because anyone objectively thinks Sprint is still relevant to the mobile industry.

      Even ESTEEMED CORPORATE SAMURAI MASAMUNE-SAN wants to dump it ASAP.

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    4. Well... at least you dont pay taxes on Metro Plan

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    5. If Sprint is a zombie, so too is T Mobile, they both have roughly 70mil subscribers, and very comparable coverage. I had Sprint service for the past decade, only switching because I moved where their signal is particularly weak (T Mobile's signal isn't any better), and the price difference isn't nearly what it used to be. Sprint has just as good a chance of upgrading their network to usability as TMo does. How would you like to see TMo bought up by ATT? It's the same thing, they'd gut the company, last off the entire workforce, scrap the entire network except a few bits and pieces, and raise service prices to pay for it.

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    6. Fact check. T-Mobile has 72.6 million customers, Sprint has 59.7.

      T-Mobile is profitable and is actively expanding its coverage. Sprint has only had one profitable quarter in the last 10 years and its coverage map looks the same today as it did 10 years ago.

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    7. Fact check for coverage map comment above:

      Today, Sprint covers more than 300 million POPs with LTE alone. This is far more POPs than they covered in 2007 with 1X and 3G.

      August 2, 2007: Sprint Nextel Corporation completed the acquisition of Northern PCS

      October 19, 2009: Sprint Nextel agreed to acquire iPCS.

      In October 2010, as part of the "Network Vision" plan, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced the decommissioning of the iDEN network to reduce costs, improve the coverage and performance of the 3G CDMA network.

      On November 7, 2012, Sprint Nextel announced the acquisition of 20 MHz of spectrum and 585,000 customers from US Cellular in Chicago, St. Louis, central Illinois and three other Midwest markets.

      Sprint Nextel became the complete owner of Clearwire and its assets. Sale of remaining assets closed on July 9, 2013.

      Sprint Rural Alliance (SRA) members (Sprint Partners) are carriers which use their own equipment and also sell their own service under their own name while using Sprint spectrum. Sprint is given access to the SRA network in return for allowing use of Sprint spectrum. This allows Sprint to keep the spectrum license for the geographic area being served by the SRA member.

      On July 28, 2011, Sprint announced that it had decided to end its roll out of the 4G network using WiMAX technology, in favor of LTE.

      So yes, the Sprint coverage map does look very different today. The Sprint network, their Extended network and roaming agreements have expanded and cover far more people.

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    8. Fact check for this comment: "Today, Sprint covers more than 300 million POPs with LTE alone...."

      Irrelevant for a mobile carrier. POPs is good for landline stats, but not mobile phones, because it is home address based.

      Truth be told, Sprint has rather poor coverage, and according to its own recent maps, it only has good coverage (covering most of the state) in 6 or so states out of 50.

      "The Sprint network, their Extended network and roaming agreements have expanded and cover far more people. "

      Again, irrelevant. But it doesn't cover where most people go. AT&T and Verizon do. T-Mobile is rapidly moving to a point where it will. What matters for a mobile carrier is covering where people go (coverage) not just those sitting at home (POPs).

      Dennis is correct about Sprint stagnating. But hearten up: it's the best network of 2007!

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    9. Sprint native coverage map, which Dennis updated recently this year:

      click here

      Sprint Native coverage shows as green/blue on the map. Go ahead and look; you will find very few states that have half or more of the territory covered by Sprint.

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  6. Are there any offers for porting in a new number if you're not a customer already?

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    1. Yes, there are free phones for port-ins

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  7. does anyone know if metro caps data like cricket does at i think 8mbps?

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    1. MetroPCS does not throttle high speed data.

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    2. "MetroPCS does not throttle high speed data."

      Give it time.

      As the mobile industry shifts to unlimited data, speed tiers will once again take their rightful place as the main differentiator.

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  8. I will be interested when the T-mobile 600 mhz coverage gets built ouy.

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  9. Two reasons this plan is better than at&t prepaid: Metro includes unlimited music. And 2 lines = $32.50 a line apposed to $39.40 (at&t has a multi-line discount as well but not as good, plus they tack on taxes while metro doesn't). It beats cricket by a long shot. Cricket actually just updated its site and now the $40 plan doesn't even allow for tethering to be added-? Only plan left that even allows tethering to be added (for $10) is the $50/8gb plan. So weird. Maybe if at&t finally consolidated the two they could squash metro once and for all by offering the same features and prices.

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  10. Nice I still have the free 1gb for switching to metro pcs, so unlimited talk, text, streaming music, and 7gb of data for 40 flat? That's a win in my book.

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  11. 2 lines for $50 gone?!!!

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  12. when you add a line for 25. does each line get 6gb or do the lines share?

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