Five years after MetroPCS officially merged with T-Mobile, the prepaid brand is getting a major makeover.
MetroPCS is becoming Metro by T-Mobile. The service is coming next month and will offer four rate plans, including two new options that’ll include unlimited talk, text, and LTE data along with services from Google and Amazon.
Metro by T-Mobile’s base plan will start at $30 per month with taxes and fees included and offers 2GB of LTE data and mobile hotspot usage from your LTE data. The $40 per month plan with taxes and fees included will bump you up to 10GB of LTE data per month, but there’s no mobile hotspot usage included.
The first new plan starts at $50 per month with taxes and fees included. This plan includes 5GB of LTE mobile hotspot and 100GB of Google One cloud storage. The top-end plan is priced at $60 per month with taxes and fees included for a single line. With this plan, you’ll get 15GB of LTE mobile hotspot per month and a subscription to Amazon Prime along with your Google One cloud storage.
Along with its new brand and rate plans, Metro by T-Mobile is aiming to shake the perceptions that prepaid only offers flip phones or is for people with bad credit. T-Mobile touts that Metro will offer “a wide variety of Android and iOS smartphones” across price points, including new releases.
Metro by T-Mobile will also use the same network as T-Mobile, which has LTE coverage that reaches more than 323 million people. T-Mo does note that customers who use more than 35GB of data per month may have their speeds slowed when they’re in an area with network congestion. Also, video streams on Metro by T-Mobile will be limited to 480p resolution.
With this rebrand, T-Mobile really wants customers associate the MetroPCS brand with T-Mo. This includes plastering the “T-Mobile” name in the logo of the new Metro by T-Mobile as well as touting that Metro uses the same network as T-Mobile and launching two new unlimited plans with taxes and fees included. There are still some differences between Metro and T-Mobile — like a higher deprioritization threshold and the T-Mobile One Plus add-on with HD streaming — but these new Metro plans do look like an upgrade over the existing MetroPCS plans.
What do you think of the new Metro by T-Mobile?