Tag Archives: MetroPCS

MetroPCS customer info made vulnerable to hackers by website security flaw

At the start of October, it was announced that Experian had suffered a data breach that exposed the personal data of 15 million people who had applied for T-Mobile service. Now it’s been revealed that T-Mobile prepaid brand MetroPCS was recently involved in a security issue of its own. Two security researchers recently discovered a bug with the payment page on MetroPCS’s website that could … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL coming to MetroPCS and T-Mobile with 5.5-inch display

UPDATE: MetroPCS pinged me to say that it will offer a $70 instant rebate with the Fierce XL, which will leave its price at $69.   Alcatel OneTouch today took the wraps off of the Fierce XL, a phablet that runs Android 5.1.1 on a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display. Alcatel OneTouch is talking up the Fierce XL’s camera features, which include 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras as well as Polaroid photo editing software that can … [read full article]

Kyocera Hydro Wave swims onto T-Mobile and MetroPCS with water-resistant body, Android 5.1

Kyocera has released several water-resistant Android phones in recent years using its Hydro brand, and now that family has grown again. The Kyocera Hydro Wave is launching at both T-Mobile and MetroPCS, and like other members of the Wave family, the Hydro Wave isn’t afraid of a little water. The phone can withstand being submerged in 3.28 feet (1 meter) of water … [read full article]

New MetroPCS promo offers additional high-speed data

MetroPCS recently kicked off a few deals for folks looking to jump onto T-Mobile’s prepaid brand. First up, anyone that activates a new line on a plan $40 or higher per month will get an extra 1GB of 4G LTE data added to their standard data bucket. So if you sign up for the $40 per month plan, you’ll get 2GB of LTE data each month, while the signing up for the $50 plan will … [read full article]

T-Mobile launching new HTC and Samsung phones, MetroPCS gets new Mexico Unlimited add-on

T-Mobile today announced a trio of new phones that will be hitting its magenta shelves later this month. The HTC Desire 626s, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, and Samsung Galaxy Core Prime will all arrive on July 22 with varying specs and price points. Here’s a quick rundown on what makes these phones tick: HTC Desire 626s: 5-inch 1280×720 display, Snapdragon 210 processor, 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 8GB of storage, microSD slot, 1GB of … [read full article]

MetroPCS adds Cuba to World Calling Add-on

News from the prepaid side this afternoon, as MetroPCS has announced that it’s adding another country to its World Calling add-on. The $10 add-on now includes Cuba. For those unfamiliar, the $10 World Calling add-on is available to any MetroPCS customers on the $50 or $60 plans. For ten bucks you get the following: While You’re in the U.S. · Unlimited calling to land-lines in over 75 countries · Unlimited mobile texting to … [read full article]

Legacy MetroPCS CDMA network to be completely shut down by June 21st?

  Since combining with MetroPCS, T-Mobile has been steadily shutting down the prepaid carrier’s old CDMA network in a number of markets. The aim was always to get its customers on to T-Mobile’s more modern, faster LTE network and re-farm the old spectrum and integrate it in to T-Mobile’s network. With progress so far being quick and efficient, it looks like the legacy network could be shut down sooner than we expected. T-Mobile … [read full article]