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MetroPCS Offering Four Lines of Service for $100, Launches New LG Aristo 2

Earlier today, MetroPCS, made a couple of announcements. The first announcement was an offer to get four lines on an unlimited LTE plan for just $100 per month. The other reason why the T-Mobile prepaid brand made headlines today was due to the launch of the new LG Aristo 2.

In an attempt to entice people to switch to the prepaid brand, MetroPCS has revealed a new offer where users can get four lines of service for $100 per month. This rate includes taxes and fees under the unlimited LTE plan, which means each line under the account gets unlimited talk, text, and LTE data. Tethering is not included. Video streaming is available at 480p.

If you're interested in taking advantage of this offer, you simply need to head to a nearby MetroPCS store so you can port in at least one phone number from a different carrier. The condition here is that you need to keep this line active, otherwise all lines under the account will lose the offer price.

For those who don't really need to get four lines of service, you can opt for two lines at $80 per month or three lines of service at $90 per month. The prepaid brand is also offering free smartphones to those who switch from a different carrier and decide to sign up with an unlimited LTE plan. You may choose from devices such as the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime, ZTE Avid 4, Moto E4, LG Aristo, and the newly launched LG Aristo 2.

That brings us to the other announcement made by MetroPCS earlier today-- the LG Aristo 2.

The T-Mo prepaid brand officially launched the LG Aristo 2, which comes as a premium successor to the original LG Aristo. The device comes with a 5-inch HD IPS TFT In-Cell display with a resolution of 1280x720. From within, the Aristo 2 is powered by a 1.4GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, and up to 32GB of memory expansion via a microSD card. On the back, the phone has a 13-megapixel main camera with 4160x3120 pixels maximum image resolution, Autofocus, 4x digital zoom, and a single LED flash. In front, the Aristo 2 has a 5-megapixel camera with a Selfie Light, Auto Shot, and up to 2560x1920 pixels image resolution. Video recording is at 1920x1080 resolution, full HD.

Connectivity-wise, the Aristo 2 uses Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Calling, and GPS/S-GPS. It can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to 8 devices. Upon release, the Aristo 2 runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat. It has a 2410mAh removable Li-Ion battery that can last up to 14 days in standby and up to 17 hours of talk time.

The LG Aristo 2 is currently available for $59 after mail-in rebate. If you switch from another network and get an unlimited LTE plan from MetroPCS, you can buy the Aristo 2 for $29.50. But then again, if you decide to take MetroPCS' newly announced promotion for four lines of unlimited LTE service at $100, you can get the phone for free.

Source: TmoNews, PrepaidMobilePhoneReviews

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  1. Phone description:
    "It can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to 8 devices."

    Plan description:
    "Tethering is not included."


    1. The phone itself can be used as a hotspot but the plan does not include tethering. Is that too hard to understand?

    2. You are right, it doesn't make sense. It is great deal, but it's not that good because of the lack of hotspot.

    3. Tethering isn't included on the plan Christine was mentioning, but it is available on others. That's why she mentioned that the Aristo 2 can be used as a hotspot device. :)

    4. Since tethering is such a popular feature this point should to be clarified with wording like: "Although this Metro plan does not include Wi-Fi hotspot or tethering the phone does support these features if Metro decides to offer them."

  2. PietisticSasquatchJanuary 24, 2018 at 2:53 AM

    Too bad us priggish folk ain't interesting enough to attract our own blog readers, eh?

    Glad they brought back 4 lines / $100 deal.
    Not much use for tethering when around WiFi

  3. I wonder of T-Mobile's recent Layer3 TV acquisition will lead to prepaid monthly TV + Phone offerings

  4. This is the best deal in the industry. No crazy 3mbit throttling like Cricket and ATT. No slow 3G like Sprint and Boost. Fastest speeds and best coverage. No gimmicks.

  5. Boost offers 8gb hot-spot per line and 5 lines for $100.

  6. Of the above mentioned phones being offered for free when you port which is the best value this time as they no longer offer Samsung Prime 7

    Would it be the ZTE and Moto or is the new LG better just I prefer bigger screen then 5' if possible and LG Aristo 2 is only 5'

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated on previous experience with Metro phones.


    1. I would wait until later this year when phones will have Bands 66 AND 71 added for T-mobiles new more complete coverage.

  7. If the phone has Screen Mirroring ability by Miracast and/or WiDi, then the lack of tethering on the plan is a smaller issue.
    On androids, goto Settings>Display>Wireless Display. Uses WiFi-Direct. OEM use different names for the same thing. Smart View (Samsung), Smart Share (LG).

    Sharp Roku TV uses WiDi
    Roku Express (3900)
    Roku Express+(3910)
    Sony DVD s3700 uses Miracast

    Turn on the Screen Mirroring in BestBuy or Walmart, see which models show up.
    google Wireless Display

    Huawei Ascend xt uses Miracast and WiDi, screen mirrors Youtube, not Netflix, not Hulu. Sound only for both.

    The zte(s) from Metro use Miracast. Performance is the same.
    Samsung J7 and S7 use Miracast and WiDi and mirrors YouTube,NetFlix and Hulu.

    1. IPhones screen mirror thru apple tv. Alcatel idol 4s does miracast. If tv doesn't support it you can buy wifi dongle that supports miracast and use in many tv usb port.

  8. Can any of the phones be rooted to get hotspot?

  9. Screen mirroring transfers the phone display to the tv without routers or hotspot. Uses wifi direct.
    When a company offers 10Gig for $50 with hotspot, and 35+Gig for $50 without hotspot,that offers insight to current network reality.
    IMO Hotspots get connected to computers which have malware which can strain a network. Most data is used for streaming.

    1. Phone hotspot heats up battery and can shorten it's life if you use hotspot a lot, especially if you do deep charge for longer use or stream with phone charging. Not good if battery is sealed and you haven't learned how to change it.

  10. That Aristo 2 sounds nice, but I don't see that it has 600Mhz / Band 71.

    RE screen mirroring: I played around with that years ago, it was kind of flaky. I assume it works better now? Can you get a full HD signal to the tv (or even 4K?) or is it limited to the phone screen res?

    1. 480p. Good picture
      Lumia 635 uses Miracast. Works well.

  11. Tracfone, Straight Talk, Family Mobile block hotspot/tethering on their phones, but screen mirroring may still be allowed. Samsung phones equal to or greater than galaxy J7 is most likely to have SMART VIEW in the drop down quick menu. This also applies to Cricket and h2owireless. Galaxy Halo has Smart View also. In all cases remember to turn on wifi first.

  12. Smart View is in the Google Play Store.

    Screen mirroring (and wifi direct in general) is especially useful to those that do not have cable/dsl internet. If you do, turn off the router, or set your tv and phone to forget your wifi connection. Otherwise you will experience the confusion and frustration expressed in the comment section of the app site.
    Some printers use wifi direct too.

  13. RE:LG Aristo 2
    It has 5Ghz wifi (ie dual band).
    I could not find any screen mirroring functionality. Which means you will be depriving yourself of 35+ GB of big screen delight.
    Get On5 or J3. Install Smart View.Connect.Enjoy. J3 has 5Ghz wifi also. Or get the J7. Long press the Home botton on a Fire Stick to get mirroring option.

    This link applies to Fire Tv

  14. I installed Smart View to J3, it did not work.

  15. Tubi Screen Mirrored well from my Huawei ascend XT.

  16. I will purchase MHL and Slimport cables, see which one works with my various phones and TV.

  17. Too bad Metro charges extra for hot-spot.

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