Metro PCS gets a new name and two new unlimited plans

Alfred Osborne
September 25, 2018

Beginning at some point next, Metro PCS will be known as Metro by T-Mobile - a move that T-Mobile says represents a "new mission to give value-conscious consumers a trade-off free wireless experience". The top-tier plan starts at $60 per month for a single line and grants 15GB of LTE mobile hotspot data, Google One and Amazon Prime.

Metro by T-Mobile is the companys latest “Thats genius!” campaign for getting AT&T and Verizon customers to switch to prepaid and save.

T-Mobile announced today that it's giving Metro PCS a new name. Metro added two new plans: For $50, users get unlimited data, 5GB of LTE mobile hotspot access and Google One. Weve reached out to T-Mobile for clarification. T-Mobile says theres a common misconception of prepaid networks in the USA market which are synonymous with crappy phones, limited coverage, and bad credit and it hopes that Metro will put these misconceptions to rest.

Prior to its purchase of MetroPCS, T-Mobile operated the GoSmart prepaid brand, but the company sold that brand and the Walmart Family Mobile brand to TracFone.

OPEC raises forecast based on United States oil production
OPEC isn't the only organization that believes there is only so much US oil production can increase. The global benchmark traded at an US$8.40 premium to West Texas Intermediate for the same month.

Corbyn says he would support second Brexit referendum
The party leaders would prefer for a general election to be called to give Labour the chance of taking over Brexit negotiations. Corbyn appeared on the BB'C's Andrew Marr Show this morning and said he hoped there would be a general election soon.

Dallas officer fired, accused of fatally shooting neighbor in his own apartment
District Attorney Faith Johnson has said that her office "will make sure that justice is done in this case". Guyger, a patrol officer, was hired by the Dallas Police Department in November 2013.

The first new plan starts at $50 per month with taxes and fees included. Additional lines can be added at $30 extra per line per month. And importantly, cellular video streaming is limited to 480p no matter how much you spend - if you want higher-resolution Netflix or YouTube, you'll have to subscribe to T-Mobile proper.

This type of phone plan is common in Europe, but has often played second fiddle in the U.S. Metro, however, has grown significantly since it merged with T-Mobile, from 8.8 million customers in 2013 to 18 million today. In the meantime, head down to the comments section and tell us what you think about these new plans - do they offer good value for the money or are they a bit on the expensive side?

Prepaid phone plans allow people to get cell service without signing contracts and without having to qualify for financing.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER