Samsung Galaxy S5 launching on MetroPCS today

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Following its debut on T-Mobile earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now starting to make its way to smaller operators.

MetroPCS announced today that it’s now selling the Galaxy S5 online and in stores. The 16GB Charcoal Black version of Samsung’s new flagship will set MetroPCS customers back $649 plus tax. Spec-wise, the Metro version of the S5 is similar to all of the other carrier models, meaning it’s got:

  • 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 16-megapixel rear, 2-megapixel front cameras
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 2800mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 4G LTE connectivity

The Galaxy S5 is compatible with MetroPCS’s unlimited talk, text and data plans. Those offerings start at $40 per month for 500MB of high-speed data, and there are also $50 and $60 options that include 2.5GB of high-speed data and unlimited high-speed data, respectively.

MetroPCS has previously offered both the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S 4, and it’s also a subsidiary of T-Mobile, all of which means that it’s not a huge surprise to see the Galaxy S5 hit Metro’s shelves. Still, it’s great to see Samsung’s flagship make its way to even more carriers because it means that more consumers have access to the S5 without having to switch operators.

The Samsung Galaxy S5’s product page can be found at the link below.

Via MetroPCS: Samsung Galaxy S5

 

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  • Maximus

    The link to the S5 takes you to the Nokia Lumia 521….you may want to fix that.

  • Bklynman

    Also Metro now sells The Note 3,which I see on a window poster in a Metro store,which took a little surprise about,but impress those. They have come long way,since they were only selling low end phones at one point.

    • Oscar Alvarado

      I could be mistaken but I believe it’s the Galaxy Mega that you saw or possibly a BYOD featuring the Note III.

      • G

        You are correct. They only have the Galaxy Mega at this time.

      • Bklynman

        I will look again,but it did say The Note 3. Not The Mega. Not sure about it being, BYOD. The store is near me,I check again let you know for sure.

  • Moss

    I still don’t understand why MetroPCS pricing for devices is cheaper than at T-Mobile. Same exact models, unless I’m missing something.

    • Oscar Alvarado

      Might just be the bloatware?

    • G

      They are a prepaid carrier with little overhead now that they are fully under the T-Mobile network. The pricing of the phone is smaller because of the payment plan options. Most of the customers on MetroPCS buy their phones outright; which means the company receives their return quickly. Where as a large majority of customers on T-Mobile’s side take the EIP option. The little extra fat on the price makes up for the investment when one does not pay their phone off.

      • moss

        I can understand this with maybe a $20, or $30 difference but some devices are $80 off before any special incentives. And even then, T-Mobile has two different prices for devices, one for qualified plans and one for device only. the differences are even greater at that point.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Can you use the phones on T-Mobile as well?

    • G

      No. They are locked per Metro policy until the two companies fully merge. The same as if a T-Mobile phone was taken to Metro.

      • mikkej2k

        What do you mean by ” fully merge ” ? As of May 1 , 2013 the companies were merged. Also in most places they use the same 4G LTE /GSM network.

        • Trevnerdio

          I wish that was true. I was in an LTE rich Metro area several months ago and T-Mo was hardly holding on to that 2 bars EDGE…

        • UMA_Fan

          Might have been a device issue. The LTE bands on both companies are the same. There’s no technical reason a metro pcs customer would get LTE while t-mobile customers wouldn’t or vice versa

        • Trevnerdio

          I tried connecting to Metro. It tried to tell me I wasn’t registered.

      • Joel

        No u can take a TMOBILE phone to metro. They will give u a blue and white sim. That runs off TMOBILE towers. They still limit your data and don’t give u full lte high speeds like tmo but u can bring either any tmobile phone to metro or any att unlocked phone to metro. Most metro Samsung GSM can be unlocked to use in another carrier. Trust me I’ve been working with TMOBILE and Metro PCS for years.

        • Umlimitd possibilities

          I was on Metro. Had an old Galaxy Indulge. There was a sim just for 4g purposes. They said thy couldn’t place it on TMO.

        • Joel

          Yeah that’s because it was an orange and white sim. That is only for the LTE 4G devices. For the original metro lte. Not running on TMO. The TMOBILE compatible metro pcs phones are gonna have a blue and white sim. From Metro to tmobile they need to be unlocked but from tmobile to metro they do not. They called then BYOP or BYOD sims. Meaning, “Bring, Your, Own, Phone/Device”. You can contact a corporate location, authorized dealer, or their toll free number for information on this. Or u can just contact me lol.

      • Chardog

        The companies ARE merged. There are two separate brands. Metro PCS is being expanded, not phased out. The brands, TMO and Metro, are meant to cater to different demographics, hence why there are more Metro stores in some places and more TMO stores in others…

  • G

    What I would like to see is MetroPCS branding in most of T-Mobile stores and get rid of these “authorized” retailers. Give the customers two prepaid options as well as nice “discounts”/pricing on lower end phones.

    • Napster87

      not worth it. Metro PCS will be phased out by the end of 2015.

      • Trevnerdio

        Yet they opened 3 stores in my area…maybe even 4. Meanwhile, there’s still just 1 T-Mobile store in the entire county. Obviously they care about us, we have LTE, it’s just they keep trying to put T-Mo stores in really crappy places…

        • Napster87

          Theyre probably corporate which will transition into T-Mobile. Where as authorized retailers will be closed.

        • Trevnerdio

          They’re all authorized retailers

        • Napster87

          Then they’ll probably be converted. T-Mobile saves a lot of money by having retailers instead of opening stores themselves.

      • UMA_Fan

        I don’t think T-Mobile has announced plans to phase out the MetroPCS brand. The 2015 date refers to when MetroPCS CDMA network will be fully shut down.

        With AT&T planning to reenergize Leap they are making Metro PCS all the more relevant. Basically it’s a whole different market tmobile will have a head start on.

      • Umlimitd possibilities

        Interesting. Is it true that if you are on 4G LTE with Metro you’re really on T-Mobiles’ network?

  • mikkej2k

    Does MetroPCS have WiFi calling?

  • mikkej2k

    Does MetroPCS have Wifi calling?

    • sosharpdevy

      Yes they do.

    • UMA_Fan

      Only only on gsm devices.

      • Umlimitd possibilities

        Verizon is still GSM

  • Bklynman

    Did phones mutt get did of Can without telling anyone?

    • thepanttherlady

      No, he’ll be back. He’s taking some family time right now.

      • Mike Goetz

        Darn, one can wish anyways.

      • Bklynman

        Thanks Lady. How ru doing? Hope all is well.

  • Umlimitd possibilities

    T Mobile and Metro are one

  • Umlimitd possibilities

    Are there any promos for existing T-Mobile customers? Like switch from Samsung to iPhone?