MetroPCS offering 2 lines for $60, free phone deals

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MetroPCS recently launched a couple of new offers that are worth taking note of.

First up, Metro is offering two lines for $60, with each line getting 6GB of 4G LTE data. This deal is in-store only and require at least one number be ported in from another carrier. The offer is available for a limited time.

The second new MetroPCS deal offers two free phones after instant rebate. The first free phone will come when you switch a number to MetroPCS. If you switch and then add a line, you can get a second free device.

The free phones available with this offer include:

  • Alcatel Fierce 4
  • Alcatel Tru
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • HTC Desire 530
  • LG K7
  • LG K10
  • Samsung Galaxy On5
  • ZTE Avid Plus

Via: Reddit
Sources: MetroPCS (1), (2)

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  • Walt

    I’m waiting for the $60 unlimited plan to be knocked down to $50 to compete with boost mobile’s $50 plan ($45 with auto pay)

    If metro did offer an unlimited plan for $50, binge on would be mandatory and all video would be throttled to 1.5mbps. Sounds fair to me

    • April Powell

      Hey Walt, I have an Android and pay $40 unlimited with metropcs. 2 lines for $60 sounds like a deal. Boost has 2 lines for $50?

      • Matt

        Boost uses the Sprint Network. Your mileage will definitely vary and it can be a risky proposition.

        • April Powell

          Thank you Matt. So am I understanding that boost may not be the way to go, even if they have a better deal? I have had metro for 6 years and I do like it.

        • Walt

          Metro (tmobile) coverage is way superior than Boost (Sprint) coverage

        • April Powell

          Thank Walt!

        • ShadowFalls

          Boost also uses CDMA, not GSM. If you have service for 90 days, you can freely unlock your phone for use on any GSM carrier.

    • Matt

      I want to be able to watch high def video. My phone is capable of it. 10 dollars over thirty days is honestly 0.30 a day. The savings is not enough to make it worth while

      • Walt

        True but give us options to compete with boost. People will see $50 vs $60 a month and switch to the “unlimited” plan just to save $10

    • randian

      Metro doesn’t throttle now why would they start if they did a promo on unlimited?

      • Walt

        I know they dont throttle. I want the option from them to throttle so i could pay less per month if they made that plan $50 a month and make binge on mandatory. I like choices

      • ShadowFalls

        Their speeds have been awful since the T-mobile merger.

  • Mo

    dont know why T-Mobile can’t offer free phones.

    • Acdc1a

      They can and they do, albeit with a 24 month installment plan.

  • chill

    Newbie question here… how’s the coverage for those that travel for work? Based in Memphis fwiw.

    • Matt

      Coverage is excellent in Memphis and Nashville as well. I used to drive a truck in these areas.

    • Acdc1a

      I travel the entire country. Coverage in major cities is fine. Between major cities is also pretty good. Where you might run into trouble is on the fringes. Even there in most markets you can still get snail pace data roaming (super low limit so be careful) and voice service. I’m not sure on the data side at Metro but voice and text will be fine while roaming. I’ve been without service 1 time since I switched to T-Mobile in 2011. Ocracoke, NC.

      • Jay Koerner

        Metro seems to have no roaming on at&t towers unfortunately, not a big deal usually, but there are one or two areas that I can get signal back when I was on T-Mobile but not on metro currently, so even calling and text don’t work in bad areas, probably the main reasons that metro is cheaper then T-Mobile is the lack of at&t roaming (on approved towers), Canada/Mexico roaming, and international calling (+ the slightly lower speeds), all and all not horrible consessions to make for 20-30$ less every month

    • JMccovery

      From driving a truck routinely in that area, solid LTE along I-40 from Earle, AR to Jackson, TN with a slight coverage drop near Stanton/Fancy ville/Somerville (at the Pilot truck stop); excellent coverage up to Dyersburg, Union City and South Fulton, and down into MS along 55/69, 22 and US 61.

      As much as I don’t like having to pickup/drop loads around Memphis, at least I have good coverage to make it less painful.

  • Derrick Carte

    I have the $50 unlimited plan with the $45 autopay or add a line so i pay 100 for 2. Phones unlimited with 4g lte ill never switch i love it…..you guys must have missed it it was like 2 1/2 years ago it came with zmax

    • Walt

      I remember. No byod though :(

      • Jay Koerner

        They don’t do byod? What are you talking about? You just have to get the sim and imie associated, metro ties sims to imei’s dont ask me why but all you have to do is call up customer service and they’ll change your sim to the byod phone.

        • Walt

          No byod on the special he was talking about 2-3 years ago when metro offered unlimited data for $50, if you bought their phones You saved $10 a month with that special

        • Jay Koerner

          Oh miss understood

  • nancy hensher

    Read the fine print with Metro PCs. I have had Metro for over 6years & loved them. But since T-mobile took over I have started the fine print of there regulations. And I am not happy a bit. I amvon Metro,s unlimited ed data plan. It supposed to give me unlimited 4g data + 8 gb of hotspot data . But if you read there fine print customers that are on Metro unlimited plan get deprioritized for T-mobile customers during high traffic times . Well I am starting to think it’s always a high traffic time .I am on 2g service more then I am 4g. If I go to the myMetro app it will put me right back on 4g for about 10 minutes . But that makes it hard do a movie on netflix or do other things when you have to go backcand forth just to get 4g service. So for the first time in since I got Metro service I am considering switching tocanother carrier . Were I know if I pay to get the best plan they have I won’t get pushed aside just because I have the best the best plan.

    • ShadowFalls

      If you are dropping to 2G, you are having device or signal problems. If you are “de-prioritized”, you aren’t kicked off 4G Lte, just throttled.

      • Jay Koerner

        And even when “throttled” i get 15-20Mb/s yeah its not the normal 40Mb/s but its fire for 1080p video what else do i need?

    • Wat

      Try manually switching your phone from LTE to HSPA. That will help

      • Jay Koerner

        Depends on the area, some areas the towers themselves are stressed for bandwidth(not the bands), in a big city it’s unlikely to help a ton, in a small or rual area yeah would probably help, but at the same time it seems like they don’t throttle near as much where there is less tower stress (smae thing the fine print says) so even after useing hundreds of gigabytes of data i still get 15-20Mb/s minimum

    • JMccovery

      Basically, MetroPCS unlimited customers are pretty much in the same boat as T-Mobile’s prepaid unlimited subs; post-paid customers have priority on congested towers (if they have not exceeded 28GB).

      • Jay Koerner

        Probably depends on the area, but where im at I’ll get around 50Mb/s at the start of the month on metro(when i was on T-Mobile i would get 70Mb/s) but after 28 or so GB’s i will be down to 15-25Mb’s durring daylight hours and and back up to 50Mb/s at night, but unless you are trying to watch 4k Netflix it should work fine on 8Mb/s or more. Not really a big deal to be throttled to me so long as the speed is usable

    • George lopez

      That is clearly a phone issue. Try upgrading your phone

  • nancy hensher

    In California & I am sure if you read the fine print on there regulations page more Metro customers would be very surprised.Only Metro customers that have the unlimited plan get there spend reduced during. T-mobile high traffic times . Which I feel that if I pay for the best that a company has to offer why should my speed be slowed down due to T-mobile having high traffic.I did not even know that thats what was being done till someone pointes it out .And T-mobile stated that when they took over Metro service would not be affectedm They lied My syginal was a steady until T-mobile took over. Metro did have the best service for the money. Not so much anymore.

    • Critic4U

      Every MVNO de-prioritizes your data and makes their Post Paid customers ahead of the unlimited bandwidth data line. Prepaid has been like this for a while now.

      • George lopez

        Metro PCs is not an mvno. They are owned 100℅by T-Mobile. Mvnos are companies like straight talk, net 10, page plus

        • Critic4U

          MetroPCS was its own company that eventually became an MVNO that T-mobile bought out yes and now owns through a reverse-takeover, but once an MVNO always an MVNO. and T-Mobile has said that MetroPCS will get de-prioritized and put to the back of the line on data allocation.

    • Jay Koerner

      Both metropcs, and T-Mobile have data deproritized after 24GB, metropcs is already deproritized behind T-Mobile though-but that is normal, it’s hard to sell your service when the same can be had for cheaper

      • Walt

        Its 28gb now, Compared to sprint/boost who’s at 23gb and Att is 22gb before being “deproritized”

        • Jay Koerner

          Same difference to me last month I used 976GB and yeah I had lower speeds after 28GB but it was still always 15-25Mb/s minimum, perfectly usable. Boost on the other hand only gets 20MB/s(often 12-15) max here on LTE and 5Mb/s on 4g metro is still way more usable

        • RLB63

          What are you doing? Watching t.v. through your phone or videos 24/7?

          976gb is just insane

        • Jay Koerner

          Tethering, only 127GB’s were the phone itself(tons of youtube videos, and backed up my entire music library to my sdcard, though i have used over 300GBs one month on just my phone), most of it was game downloads on pc and xbox one(the external hard dies that i stored my xbox games on), but thats nothing my worst month i used over 1700GB of data that was on T-Mobile about a year ago though, its not hard to bypass the tethering restrictions when they only look at TTL, and even when that do UA String detection and mark packets(T-Mobile used to do this but the issue is there are some apps that trip it by useing desktop us strings and “use” hotspot data) I’ll just fire up my Pfsense box and work for a few hour to find out how the new filter works, so long as im given a unlimited data plan they do t have the ability to stop such things, i live in a area with nothing but dial up so i don’t have another choice ( satellite internet has to much latency for online games and too little data) so it’s either pay thousands and thousands of dollars to get multiple bridged t1 connections(that i dont have) or use T-Mobile/metropcs

      • George lopez

        It’s an automated message….They don’t actually do it

        • Jay Koerner

          No they do, just that the speed difference wouldn’t matter to most people, since is doesn’t go below 15Mb/s(stays closer to 25Mb/s for me) more then enough for even beyond 1080p video, but if you do a speed test at the beginning of the month you should see faster speeds, i do around 50Mb/s.

        • Glen Smith

          My unlimited often comes in at 1Mb/s! Totally SUCKs

        • Jay Koerner

          Sure you aren’t on one of the “unlimited” plans, that cap high-speed data, the only fully unlimited plan is the 60$ one,(and I think they might have added a second without hotspot)

        • Jay Koerner

          But they do, I have noticed a halving of data speeds during peak hours, but the speed I am left with is still well into the usable range for even 4k Netflix, 15-25Mb/s(more often then not closer to 25) before I have used a ton of data I’m around 45-55Mb/s for down

  • Tim

    I’ve used 25.81 gb of data this month and metro sent me a text telling me about being depriortized if i consume more than 28 gb of data for the month. I got the text last night at 1130pm. Thanks metro

    • Tim

      http://imgur. com/a/0a7nE

    • George lopez

      You ” might,”,. It’s an automated message. They don’t actually do it

  • thepanttherlady

    No one deleted a thing. All links posted in the comments go to moderation until approved.

    • Tim

      Oh dang my bad lol. It wasnt showing up so i thought they were deleted. Sorry

  • pug_ster

    It looks like every phone has the Snapdragon 210 chipset on it… gees.