Tag Archives: MetroPCS

T-Mobile CFO talks President-elect Trump, reversal of net neutrality

Today T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter spoke at the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference in New York City, and he touched a bit on President-elect Donald Trump and what his election could mean for the mobile industry. Carter expects that a Trump presidency will foster an environment that’ll be more positive for wireless. “It’s hard to imagine, with the way the election turned out, that we’re not going to have an environment, from several aspects, … [read full article]

MetroPCS promotional plan offers 8GB of LTE data for $50 per month

MetroPCS is now running a promotion that bumps up one of its data buckets in a big way. MetroPCS typically offers a $50 plan that includes 5GB of 4G LTE data along with unlimited talk and text. Thanks to Metro’s new promo, though, that bucket is being bumped up to 8GB of LTE data each month for $50. If you’d like to add more lines, you can get up to four more lines of … [read full article]

T-Mobile strikes $48 million settlement with FCC over unlimited data plan deprioritization

T-Mobile today entered into an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding regarding disclosures about its unlimited data plan and deprioritization. In March 2015, the FCC began investigating T-Mobile over how it explained its policy of deprioritizing heavy unlimited data users. The FCC says that it received hundreds of complaints from T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers that were unhappy about the deprioritization and felt that T-Mobile wasn’t providing the unlimited data service that was being advertised. According … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free calling and texting to countries affected by Hurricane Matthew

With Hurricane Matthew expected to strike Haiti, Cuba, and other Caribbean countries in the coming days, T-Mobile is making sure that you can keep in contact with any loved ones you may have in the storm’s path. T-Mobile is making it free to call and text from the US to areas affected by Hurricane Matthew, including the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, and Turks & Caicos. Any T-Mobile customers in Bahamas, Bermuda, Haiti, Jamaica and Turks … [read full article]

iPhone 7 launching at MetroPCS, but initial availability is limited

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are coming to MetroPCS. T-Mobile has confirmed to me that Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are launching at MetroPCS. However, availability is limited at first, with “select” stores in San Francisco getting the iPhone 7 Plus today. Nationwide availability of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is “coming soon.” Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are listed on MetroPCS’s website, though you can’t actually buy the … [read full article]

T-Mobile will give you a free 32GB iPhone 7 when you trade in an iPhone 6 or newer model

UPDATE: There was an error in T-Mo’s original announcement of this promo, and so I’ve updated the post with the correct info.   Hours after Apple announced its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, T-Mobile has come forward with its launch offer for the new smartphones. Starting Friday, Sept. 9, at 12:01 am PT, T-Mobile is offering the 32GB iPhone 7 for free when new or existing customers trade in any model of iPhone … [read full article]

Alcatel Fierce 4 launching today at MetroPCS, will hit T-Mobile this fall

UPDATE: The Alcatel Fierce 4’s price on the MetroPCS website is now listed at $69 after rebate.   After announcing the TRU for MetroPCS earlier this month, Alcatel today revealed another new device that’s headed to Metro. The Alcatel Fierce 4 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display. It’s got an 8-megapixel camera on its rear, and on its face there’s a 5-megapixel camera with an 84-degree wide angle lens to help … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free calling and texting to Italy following earthquake

Following the earthquake in Italy that has killed at least 73 people, T-Mobile have announced that they’re making it free for customers to contact loved ones in Italy. From Aug. 24 through Aug. 28, T-Mobile Simple Choice prepaid and postpaid customers can call and text Italy for free. If you do contact Italy, you’ll see a regular charge on your bill, followed by a credit to cancel it out. Roaming fees for any T-Mo customers in … [read full article]

Alcatel TRU arrives at MetroPCS with Android and $29 price tag

Alcatel and MetroPCS are teaming up to launch a new device called the TRU. The Alcatel TRU is now available from MetroPCS for $29 after instant and mail-in rebates. In exchange for your $29, you’ll get a phone that runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on a 5-inch 854×480 display and has 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras. Inside of the TRU’s shell lives a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD … [read full article]

HTC Desire 626s for T-Mobile and MetroPCS to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

Time for more Android devices to receive their Marshmallow update. The T-Mobile and MetroPCS versions of the HTC Desire 626s are being updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to T-Mobile, its 626s has been getting the update since July 19, but HTC’s Mo Versi says that the updates will start going out on July 25. T-Mo’s Desire 626s support page says that the Marshmallow update is 835MB in size and will bump the Desire 626s to … [read full article]