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MetroPCS Introduces New $35/Month Mobile Hotspot Data Plan

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A new mobile hotspot data plan has been released by T-Mobile's prepaid brand, MetroPCS. The new plan was unveiled earlier today and offers 10GB of LTE data for only $35 per month.

While this may seem like big news, there is a downside to the announcement. The plan can only be connected with an Alcatel LINKZONE, a mobile hotspot device sold by the carrier with a regular price of $79. For a limited time, however, the LINKZONE will be available for $49.

The LINKZONE comes with 4G LTE connectivity. It runs on a single-core 1.2GHz processor with 128MB RAM and 256MB memory. The device has a 1800mAh battery that helps it last up to 6 hours of continuous use or 12.5 days in standby mode. It is capable of connecting up to 15 devices simultaneously.

With MetroPCS' new hotspot data plan, you can use the device to connect to the internet using your smartphone, tablet, gaming console, laptop, and any other gadget you use. You can use the allotted 10GB of data to watch a total of 10 hours of standard videos, listen to 2,000 songs, enjoy gameplay of up to 7 hours, and even view HD videos for 3 hours. If you need more data to add to your plan, you can purchase more by paying $5/month for 2GB, $10/month for 4GB, $15/month for 6GB.

If you're interested in this new mobile hotspot data plan, you can speak to a representative from a nearby MetroPCS store.


Source: Prepaid Mobile Phone Reviews

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  1. the downside is not having to buy the link zone... how else would you use a data only plan? you need to buy the equipment to connect to the internet right? the down side is having to sign up for a phone line with metro first and then having to add this data only plan to the phone line plan... you can't just have this as your only line... so instead of 35 per month it becomes minimum 70 when adding the mandatory phone line first

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  2. They already have tethering on the $60 plan. This add on requires a plan. Why would anyone buy this? Individually is around $70. This makes absolutely no sense.

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    1. You keep posting this, so I'll tell you. For $65, or $5 more per month, you can get up to 12GB high speed data available for tethering instead of 8GB. And you don't tie up your phone and run down the battery, or make the battery run hot and shorten its life by charging while tethering.

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    2. But you don't get any voice service. Why pay for a dedicated box for tethering on top of an existing voice plan? You can buy extra data for tethering at $5/GB, or just tether via VPN (unlimited). Why pay a $35 premium? Tethering does not run your battery hot or shorten its life, that's complete nonsense.

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    3. It's $70 on a single line account... if you're a new customer trying to open an acct with solely the linkzone, you'll pay $19 for the device ($30 off new lines), $10 for the activation, $70 for the first month of service, and you'll get a measly 10gb of hotspot data on a device that, while I haven't tested it yet, probably gets worse battery life than the majority of the phones offered.
      Wait until they adjust the price points and then maybe scoop one up to keep in your car.

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  3. I’m glad I have the att mobley 20.00 unlimited data grandfathered plan

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    1. This Metro data plan is overpriced. It believe it will sell poorly.

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    2. I work at MetroPCS, and I can confirm: it sells poorly. Our target customers for this device have to be gullible in order for us to push this project, for all the reasons mentioned in this comment section. And the worst part? I still have to try to sell it because its part of the metrics now and corporate is on our ass about it.

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  4. Depends on how the data is used. If for streaming, the phone will give 35gb for $50, in which case get a Samsung and do screen mirroring with the Smart View app. Spend an extra $10 get 10gb to tether your computer. 10gb for $35 an un-carrier move. It has to be a stand alone account, anything else does not make sense.

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  5. Maybe use it twice a year to update firmware etc. Not too bad if it has to be part of a phone account.

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  6. This is a absolute piece of crap. Don't by because it's non refundable even if they say it's refundable. 10 gb is nothing. You can't keep paying $5.00 bucks for another 2 gb. 10gb last you 3 days and about next 28 days? My advice to you is just get the phone hot spot good enough. Linkzone crap

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  7. Agreed, this is not a plan I would use.

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  8. Speak for yourself. This works for me, as long as a phone is not also required. 10Gig for $35 or $50? Why the fuss? Get the Galaxy J7 ($150 but worth it, I can't reach that right now),35+ Gig for $50, then do Screen Mirroring to your compatible TV. I get 5 episodes per 1GB. Lower the Playback resolution on the Netflix, Slingtv or Vudu account.

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    1. Nope, its 10gb for $70 on a single line account. Do you see it yet?

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  9. We live in the country and can only get satellite net. It's been faster to use hotspots. We were using metro for our phones (2 lines with tethering) and a boost hotspot. We changed last month to this. The data has lasted way longer than with boost, plus the extra gigs are cheaper. Would I use this for our dedicated net if we had another option... That's an easy no. But as the fastest out here in the sticks... Absolutely. Just remember you are tied into data and you won't have any problems.

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    1. MetroPCS hotspot will go further because videos are automatically reduced to 480p.
      A tip to make it go even further: enable data saver in Google Chrome, and Google will compress content even further before delivering it to whatever device is connected. But be aware that there's privacy implications, so if you trust Google then try it.

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  10. Just waiting for this to become unlimited data and then it's pure gold. You can all get rid of your routers.

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  11. I don't think unlimited will happen any time soon...

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