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Rumor: MetroPCS to Offer Options For More Data Starting May 1

MetroPCS - Wireless Figured Out
According to a post on Howard Forums, on May 1 T-Mobile's MetroPCS will begin offering extra data "bolt-ons" to customers who need more high speed data. The following bolt-ons will be available:

  • 2 GB for $5 - available on the $30, $40 and $60 plans
  • 5 GB for $10 - available on the $40 and $60 plans only 
  • 10 GB for $20 - available on the $60 plan only
Without a bolt-on the $30 plan comes with 2 GB high speed data and the $40 plan comes with 5 GB. The $60 plan includes unlimited high speed data on the phone, but only 10 GB of high speed hotspot data. The bolt-ons provide more high speed hotspot data.

The data included with the bolt-ons is good for one month. The bolt-ons automatically renew every month unless cancelled by the user. In effect, the bolt-ons create six new monthly plans giving MetroPCS 10 plans in all:

  • $30 - Unlimited Talk and Text and Data, first 2 GB at high speed, including hotspot
  • $35 ($30 plan with $5 bolt-on) - Unlimited Talk and Text and Data, first 4 GB at high speed, including hotspot
  • $40 - Unlimited Talk and Text and Data, first 5 GB at high speed, including hotspot
  • $45 ($40 plan with $5 bolt-on) - Unlimited Talk and Text and Data, first 7 GB at high speed, including hotspot
  • $50 ($40 plan with $10 bolt-on) - Unlimited Talk and Text and Data, first 10 GB at high speed
  • $50 - Unlimited  Talk and Text and high speed Data, no hotspot
  • $60 - Unlimited Talk and Text and high speed Data, 10 GB of high speed hotspot
  • $65 ($60 plan with $5 bolt-on) - Unlimited Talk and Text and high speed Data, 12 GB of high speed hotspot
  • $70 ($60 plan with $10 bolt-on) -Unlimited Talk and Text and high speed Data, 15 GB of high speed hotspot
  • $80 ($60 plan with $20 bolt-on) -Unlimited Talk and Text and high speed Data, 20 GB of high speed hotspot
The new bolt-ons will give MetroPCS competitive options at all price points from $30 to $80 per month and should help Metro retain customers who need a little more data either temporarily or permanently. In addition, the new $35 4 GB option competes favorably against Boost Mobile's $35 3 GB plan.

I'm treating this news as a rumor because it hasn't been announced by Metro. But I consider it a very credible rumor because BrownMan, the HowardForums member who posted it, has an excellent track record when it comes to revealing unannounced MetroPCS changes.

Source HowardForums via BestMVNO

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  1. Still too expensive to interest me.

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  2. Um.... Boost Mobile $60 Unlimited data and 20gigs of hot spot. Nice try Metro SMH

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  3. I don't see anyone beating Boosts unlimited plan with with 20 gb hotspot anytime soon. I agree, nice try...

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  4. May want to change "B" to "$80"

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  5. Walmart still has the 6GB $35 deal. So I am not how Metro's deal works out.

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    1. Which carrier is that for?

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    2. I believe he/she is talking about Boost Mobile. That deal is still being advertised at my local Walmart.

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  6. IMEI lockdowns.... nah

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  7. Too complicated and not really price competitive

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  8. why would anyone get the $40 plan? they could get the $30 plan with a $10 bolton and have 7GB data for same price as 5GB

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    1. Metro seems to have thought of that. The $10 bolt-on is not available with the $30 plan

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  9. Boost Unlimited with 20 gb hotspot is $60 or 3 for $100. Best deal going by miles.

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    1. Too bad the Boost (Sprint) signal doesn't keep going for as many miles.

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  10. Living a big city, Sprint is a good option but prepaid does not offer native VoLTE or WiFi Calling option. I wonder this combination is possible $30 for 2GB, $5 for 2GB x2 = total of $40 6GB vs original $40 for 5GB plan.

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  11. Either Dennis needs a new source or Metro realized this was a stupid idea.

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