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MetroPCS is Now Metro by T-Mobile

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It's official! T-Mobile has rebranded MetroPCS into Metro by T-Mobile.

Speculation about this rebranding first came to our attention a few days ago, when Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton tweeted a supposed logo of the new brand. And true enough, T-Mobile announced the new brand name of its prepaid brand.

The change comes as a much-needed makeover five years after T-Mobile merged with MetroPCS. According to the announcement, Metro by T-Mobile will be available next month. In addition to the name change, the brand introduced four new plans it will be offering; two of which are new options that include unlimited talk, text, data and other services.

Once Metro by T-Mobile rolls out, it will offer a base plan of $30 per month.This base plan includes 2GB of LTE data and mobile hotspot. The next plan is available at $40 per month, which gives up to 10GB of LTE data per month. No mobile hotspot usage is available in this plan.

The next tier is available at $50 per month with 5GB of LTE mobile hotspot and 100GB of Google One cloud storage. This is then followed by a $60 per month plan with 15GB of LTE mobile hotspot, Google One cloud storage, and an Amazon Prime subscription.

All plans include taxes and fees.



In addition to the rebranding, Metro by T-Mobile intends to offer a variety of Android and iOS devices with different price points. They also intend to include new releases to that mix. This initiative aims to break mindsets that prepaid brands only offer flip phones or is only for those with a bad credit.

Despite the rebranding, Metro by T-Mobile will continue to use T-Mobile's network; which now has a reach of over 323 million.



Source: Tmo News  

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  1. $50 gets you unlimited data... No tethering.

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    1. Tethering is included with the new $50 plan.

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  2. I think you have a typo, it's $60/month for the top plan not $80.

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  3. On the current $30/mo. plan, I get 2GB of hotspottable 4G LTE data. If I need more, I can add 1GB chunks for $5 (good for the rest of the month). So, unlimited T&T with 5GB of 4G hotspottable data would cost me $45. Compare that to their new 5GB tier at $50. (I don't need Google One.)

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    1. Read the article again. Does it make sense that the 10GB plan costs $40 and the 5GB plan costs $50? No? That's because the $50 plan is an unlimited data plan with 5GB of Hotspot data. Try understanding what you're talking about before posting.

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    2. I'm pretty sure he was just talking about the amount of hotspot data the plan has. That seems to be all he cares about, not how much data the plan has. And in that case, the $50 plan will cost him $5 more per month for the same amount of hotspot data that he gets now.

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  4. Can’t wait for Cricket by AT&T!

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    1. I'm on Cricket in Las Vegas. Blanket coverage. TMO not so much.

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    2. Cricket will stand still and take action in 2 years.

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    3. Cricket is supposed to drop there 8 megabit speed cap on September 28th

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  5. What's wrong with flip phones? Ever try dialing a number (primary purpose is telecommunications after all) in pouring rain, with a smartphone? Does not end well.

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  6. Why didn't they just call it T-Metro? Must I think of EVRYTHING???

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  7. Does any plan get HD video?

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  8. No matter how Tmobile spins it, this is simply a major price increase. Recently, Metro offered 4 unlimited lines for $100. The new plan represents a 40% increase.

    Tmobile is raising prices now so they dont get criticized for raising prices after the merger. Cricket and Boost continue to offer 4 lines for a $100. Formerly both offered 5 lines for $100 but anticipation of reduced competition from merger allows them to raise prices.

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    1. You are very confused. Multi-line promotions come and go. Plan prices are not going up, and they are giving MORE for the money.

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    2. 4 or 5 lines for $100 is nice if you need that many lines. But if you only need one line it isn't really appealing.

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    3. I’d rather keep what I have for less money. Stop cramming crap into my plan.

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    4. Promotions change. Not base plans.

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  9. Coverage still isn't good enough.

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    1. ... for a tiny minority in the USA, where a tiny number of people live, work or visit. Which is why Metro outsells Cricket 2:1. Metro doesn't cripple your data speeds. How rude of Cricket.

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    2. a significant majority of Americans actually leave their homes and use their cell phones outside of their houses. This is why networks matter, and this is why it is important that at this point Cricket has a much better Network than Metro.

      Metro PCS had a big head start on AT&T base Cricket, along with the extensive store Network. This is why Metro has more customers than Cricket. the poor indequate coverage of Metro has held the network back, not like your claim that bad coverage has made Metro more successful.

      outside of strange anomalies like this, the network is King. Having a much better network is why Verizon is still drawing twice as many customers as T-Mobile. because Americans in general like to use their cell phones in America, and not be limited to a tiny amount of territory within the country.

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    3. MetroPCS coverage isn't good enough for most people. Having your phone dead due to no towers doesn't cut it in 2018.

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    4. Metro coverage is good for 99% of Americans. Their coverage map says all people need to know. So the gap in subscribers with cricket has widened from 4m to 9m. Cricket users are treated like second class citizens.

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    5. "Metro coverage is good for 99% of Americans"

      This assumes that 99% of Americans never leave their homes... but this is not true. Most leave their homes, and most travel on vacations, business trips, grandma's house, at least once in every given year.

      The coverage map does indeed say all that people need to know: and people look at this map, see that the coverage of Metro's T-Mobile network doesn't yet work where they need to use their phones, and then end up with someone else.

      Even running with your assumption that no-one ever leaves their home, if you look at fixed residential population, far more than the mere 1% you claim lack T-Mobile coverage in their homes.

      Your "Metro coverage is good for 99% of Americans" is purely imaginary... I'm surprised you didn't say it covered 400% of Americans instead. That would have been no less imaginary.

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    6. If Metro coverage (T-Mobile) were good for 99% of Americans, Americans would overwhelmingly go with T-Mobile over AT&T and Verizon. Instead, in reality, Metro coverage is good for a minority of Americans, and 4 times as many people go with AT&T or Verizon than go with T-Mobile.

      Most Americans say "no" to your claim.

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    7. "This assumes that 99% of Americans never leave their homes..."
      That dog still won't hunt; the maps don't lie. 99% of Americans can get coverage from Metro. The 99% don't live, work or play in those rural areas where Cricket has better coverage. Only a tiny percentage of American need coverage there.

      "If Metro coverage (T-Mobile) were good for 99% of Americans, Americans would overwhelmingly go with T-Mobile over AT&T and Verizon."
      Strawman again uses postpaid stats to try to sell more expensive prepaid service. 80%+ subscribers have postpaid plans. If strawman was right, Cricket would have 2X Metro subscribers, not the actual Metro 18M vs 9M Cricket. Those people read the maps and found all the coverage they needed. And subscribers have been switching from duopoly postpaid plans to T-Mobile network plans for the past 4 years once they learn that network scare ads are just hype and the new T-Mobile network meets all their needs. No wonder the US Dept of Defense added T-Mobile as a network choice for their employees and service members. They wouldn't leave their folks stranded if they thought nationwide coverage wasn't good enough for consideration. And the pricing is better on T-Mobile.

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  10. it evens out. Metro PCS cripples its speeds to nothing by providing no service in a huge part of the us where the majority of Americans need coverage.

    And these are places where Metro PCS will give you 0 signal while these so-called "crippled" Cricket will give you at least 3 Mbps ... that's a huge difference.

    For the time being, friends don't let friends use anything other than the AT&T or Verizon network.

    Unless you hate the idea of communicating with your friends. If you do hate that idea, by all means get them on to T-Mobile or Sprint.

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    1. Metro has more LTE coverage nationwide, and is much faster than Crooket everywhere. That is a big reason why people buy Metro over the crippled carrier 2 to 1.
      AT&T has not even bothered to field LTE in many parts of the West. So people who live and visit there get screwed double, and AT&T laughs all the way to the bank.
      Maybe they use part of the savings to pay trolls to push their "coverage."

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  11. I just called Metro's customer service and they tell me that the 60 dollar plan WILL include HD streaming.

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  12. This is what the new plans will include just to clear some things up.
    $30 plan. Will still be available but NOT offered, meaning unless you ask a sales representative, the 30 plan will not be an option.
    $40 plan. 10GB of high speed data and no hotspot, unlike the current version.
    50$ plan. Unlimited with 5gb of hotspot. Unlike the current one where just the plan is unlimited and hotpot isn't offered. Will include access to Google one which comes with an extra 100gb of storage.
    60$ plan. The golden goose. comes with 15GB of hotpost and is an unlimited data plan. come with google one and its 100gb of storage...amazon prime is included which means you can now take advantage of amazon video, music, shipping, and wardrobe.
    It is 1 account per plan that up to 5 people can use.
    add a lines will still be $30

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