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New MetroPCS Two Lines of Unlimited For $75 and $100 Switcher Credit Offers

MetroPCS - 2 Lines For $75
T-Mobile's MetroPCS announced two new promotions today. The first is that additional new lines of any Metro PCS plan are $25 per month. This offer replaces the Two Lines for $80 Promotion that MetroPCS has been running since February.

MetroPCS is advertising the new promo as  2 lines of unlimited LTE data for $75 but add on lines are now $25 on all plans. Another (unannounced) change is that MetroPCS' $30 plan again includes 2 GB of high speed data. A month ago MetroPCS cut the $30 plan's data from 2 GB to 1 GB but as of today it's back up to 2 GB.

With today's changes MetroPCS family plan pricing is now:

  • Two lines of the $30 2 GB plan are $55, 3 lines are $80, 4 lines $105, and 5 lines are $130
  • Two lines of the $40 2 GB plan are $65, 3 lines are $90, 4 lines $115, and 5 lines are $140
  • Two lines of the $50 unlimited plan are $75, 3 lines are $100, 4 lines $125, and 5 lines are $150.
  • Two lines of the $60 unlimited plan are $85, 3 lines are $110, 4 lines $135, and 5 lines are $160. 

The difference between the two unlimited plans is that on the $50 plan hotspot is not allowed and video streaming is throttled to 480p. The $60 plan allows 8 GB of hotspot use per month and users can disable Data Maximizer to get unthrottled video streaming.

Plan prices include all taxes and fees. All plans come with unlimited talk and messaging. The $30 and $40 plans include unlimited 2G throttled data after the first 2 or 6 GB of high speed data is used. 

The second new promotion is a $100 instant rebate of phone purchases when you port a number from a non-T-Mobile based operator. The new rebate makes the new LG K20 Plus 32 GB phone or any other phone priced at $100 or less free and gives you a $100 discount on more expensive phones. Instant rebates are only available at MetroPCS stores, not online

Sources: T-Mobile (press release), MetroPCS

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  1. This doesn't make sense for the $40 and higher plans but for the $30 plan Metro takes (or at least used to) $5 off of the first line as well as every additional line on family plans. If its still around it makes the $30 family plan $5 cheaper than this new promo

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    1. I don't think the $5 family plan discount is available anymore. At least I can't find any mention of it on the MetroPCS site.

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  2. What is metro pcs coverage? T-Mobile native?

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    1. In addition to T-Mobile native coverage, unlimited voice and text roaming is included with all MetroPCS plans. There's no data roaming.

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  3. T-Mobile announced today that people 55 and over can get two lines of T-Mobile One (unlimited talk/text/4G data) for $60 per month on autopay.

    The One plan includes roaming (including 4G data) in Canada & Mexico, text and 2G data roaming in many other countries, and 3G hotspot (I don't know what 3G means as far as speeds go).

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    1. 3G means 512 Kbps at best. Also, video on this plan is throttled to 480p; you have to pay an extra $10 per line to get HD.

      HS tethering I believe is $25, but also comes with HD video.

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  4. Can the second line be for a tablet? I will port my phone from Cricket only if I can get the second line for $25 and use a tablet.

    Can I also get the $100 for bringing my Cricket phone over?

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    1. Cricket's terms of service say only phones are allowed. But the rule doesn't seem to be enforced and people have reported using tablets with a Cricket SIM. See HowardForums: Cricket to ban non cellular devices

      you get a $100 instant rebate good toward buying a Cricket phone when you port your number to Cricket from a non-T-Mobile based operator or MVNO. The $100 is not cash and can not be used for anything except buying a Cricket phone.

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    2. MetroPCS and T-Mobile won't allow tablets on their phone plans. You'd better stay with Cricket. I believe Dennis mixed up MetroPCS with Cricket.

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    3. My mistake. MetroPCS doesn't allow tablets.

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  5. There are metropcs stores opening in new areas. The new stores follow the promotions but some of these new stores add on activation fees and only take the $100 off on several phones in the store.

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  6. I used my T-Mobile phone Sim in an unlocked at&t tablet, worked for awhile, about a month, them I noticed on my T-mobile account page it had the exact tablet, IMEI , even color listed as my device, a few days later it stopped working and redirected to the upsell page.
    Zach

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  7. I thought I would never say this but Metro's parent company beats this deal hands down with their new Senior Plan: $60 for two lines Unlmtd 4G & postpaid coverage! No taxes, no fees & only primary line needs to be attached to someone over the age of $55. This deal probably won't last and just started today. In store only.

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    1. The Tmobile CEO put out a video explaining why they have this senior plan and he expects the tmobile 8% share of seniors to change quickly. They also offer single line senior for $55 or $50 with autopay with the same perks as their current $70 plan

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  8. So how can Metro PCS use Tmobile's Native coverage and sell for less? What am I missing?

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    1. also when it says partner coverage, i can only assume that is AT&T, correct?

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    2. Some T-Mobile/MetroPCS roaming is on AT&T but much of it is on regional operators like GCI, Commnet, Viaero, iWireless and Cellular One.

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  9. If I were to purchase an unlocked TMobile LG g5 would I get updates on MetroPCs? I can't seem to find a definite answer anywhere. Also, does anyone know how good LG is when it comes to updates? Mostly concerned with with security patches, but Android O would be nice. I don't want to be out of updates in a couple months..... thanks

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    1. Someone left a comment a couple of days ago saying that T-Mobile branded phones get updates on any carrier.

      LG provides security updates to flagships for two or three years (the G3 got one last month) but they only come every three months or so rather than every month.

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    2. Thanks Dennis, the fact that the phone was unlocked from TMobile wouldn't effect the updates would it?

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    3. SIM unlocking won't block updates, bootloader unlocking and/or rooting will.

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  10. i understand that but why would they sell the plans for so much more less. What am I not getting by joining MPCS versus Tmobile?

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    1. Besides lacking data roaming and T-Mobile postpaid's free international data roaming, MetroPCS users data is prioritized below that of T-Mobile customers resulting in slower data for Metro customers when the network is congested.

      T-Mobile is doing what many corporations do, segmenting the market.

      They try to sell T-Mobile postpaid (some postpaid multi-user plans are less expensive than Metro) along with financed full price flagship phones to customers with good credit.

      MetroPCS is T-Mobile's primary prepaid brand targeted at price sensitive customers. It's answer to AT&T's Cricket, Sprint's Boost and MVNOs. Many MetroPCS stores are in economically challenged neighborhoods and towns. The phone selection is primarily non-flagship phones sold at low subsidized prices.

      T-Mobile Prepaid is an overpriced (compared with MetroPCS) product that primarily exists to give T-Mobile store salesmen something to sell to potential customers who don't pass the credit check and to customers who value and are will to pay more for the T-Mobile brand over the less well known MetroPCS.

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    2. You can get good deals with T-Mobile Prepaid if you wait for promos. I have the $50/10 GB Simply Prepaid plan, which I think is competitive with MetroPCS $50 plan if mandatory video throttling and and less hotspot are not to your liking. T-Mobile Tuesday is a minor bonus.

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    3. Of course, astute readers of this blog can buy from MetroPCS and reap the savings.

      If you visit the WalMart nearest to me (and elsewhere in the country) you will see a lot of $68,000+ cars in the parking lot. Plenty of people can recognize good prices, even if they're not WalMart's primary demographic.

      Those customers give up the luxurious carpeting and gentle music found in more expensive department stores, but that's not so important to them, just as the things Dennis lists are not so important to the MetroPCS, Boost, and Cricket customers.

      My advice is to stay out of MetroPCS stores, if you can manage it. When I had trouble activating my MetroPCS phone on their website and I called customer service, the agent suggested I go to the store. I asked him, "Won't they charge me?" He said, "Oh, yes, at least fifteen dollars."

      Although many people have bemoaned the transition of customer service to machines from people, the automation is immensely preferable in the MVNO world. We all know the phrase, which can apply to Tracfone or Cricket or the others, "they are fine as long as you NEVER have to call customer service."

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    4. "My advice is to stay out of MetroPCS stores, if you can manage"

      MetroPCS stores don't really want your business, anyway. If they did, they'd be open as many hours per day as Walmart is.

      First rule of customer service: serve the customers.

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  11. Best plan you can get next to Sprints 1-year free. Cricket service is a joke, slow throttled service.

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    1. Sprint is post paid requiring evasive credit checks and registered payments such as credit cards which is what prepaid consumers avoid so it is not the best deal for prepaid consumers.

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    2. My wife and I have Sprint's free 1 year postpaid plan, and so far we love it! We don't use a lot of data but we still save $35/month, since I cancelled our mobile hotspot plan too. We get unlimited hotspot on each phone now, 10GB high speed.

      Second best plan for couples right now is T-Mobile's 55+ unlimited everyting postpaid plan. $60/month total, including taxes and fees.

      These plans is not for deadbeats and others with bad credit, though.

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    3. Evasive? I think you mean invasive. And you can pay your postpaid bill with debit cards and cash (just don't forget to get a receipt.)

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    4. "Best plan you can get next to Sprints 1-year free. Cricket service is a joke, slow throttled service."

      Nice try, but in most of the US, Cricket is a lot faster than Sprint.

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    5. I'll take Cricket's THROTTLED speed of 3 to 9 MBPS in most places over Sprint's UNTHROTTLED zero mbps (no data at all) in most places, and quite often just 3G speed elsewhere... any time.

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    6. Cricket and the new two line plan specials from others are allowing up to 1.5 mbps download speeds. Is that speed enough to stream a 1080 HD video on youtube without buffering in a good data coverage area or is a minimum of 3 mbps needed?

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