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Metro by T-Mobile now offering a way for customers to change devices for free

Metro by T-Mobile made headlines earlier this week when it confirmed that it would begin enforcing a $15 plus tax fee any time that a customer wanted to change a device. Now it looks like it may have backed off that policy a bit. Metro by T-Mobile confirmed to me today that customers can now change their device for free over the phone. “All current Metro customers can now complete a device (IMEI) change free … [read full article]

Alcatel 1X Evolve coming to Metro by T-Mobile on December 10 with 600MHz LTE support

Alcatel and Metro by T-Mobile are teaming up to launch a new Android phone. The Alcatel 1X Evolve is launching at Metro by T-Mobile on December 10. It features a 5.34-inch 960×480 display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739WM processor. There’s a 5MP camera above the screen for all your selfie needs and an 8MP camera with LED flash around back. Also packed into the Alcatel 1X Evolve is 16GB of … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile charging $15 fee to change phones

Heads up, Metro by T-Mobile customers, because the next time that you change your device, you’ll be hit with a fee that you may have previously avoided. Metro by T-Mobile is now charging a $15 fee plus taxes whenever a customer changes devices. The fee was spotted by users on Reddit and went into effect recently. Some folks say that this fee was always in place, but that you could easily get around … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile offering free iPhone 6s, Galaxy J7 Star, or LG Stylo 4 to switchers

After offering free Apple AirPods for Black Friday, Metro by T-Mobile today began offering a different Apple device for free. Customers who switch to Metro by T-Mobile can get a free 32GB iPhone 6s via a $150 instant rebate. This offer is available starting today, and there are no rate plan requirements. You only need to port a number to Metro to qualify. That’s not the only free phone deal that Metro by T-Mobile has … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile reveals Black Friday deals, including free Apple AirPods offer

Following the launch of T-Mobile’s Magenta Friday deals last week, Metro by T-Mobile has announced a Black Friday deal of its own. For a limited time, Metro by T-Mobile is offering a free pair of Apple AirPods when you switch, sign up for an unlimited LTE plan, and either buy a qualifying iPhone or bring your own iPhone. If you decide to buy an iPhone from Metro, you’ll need to purchase an iPhone 6s or … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free calls, texts, and data to customers affected by California wildfires

Fires are currently raging across California, causing many to evacuate their homes. T-Mobile today said that it’s monitoring the situation closely and working to help those affected by the fires stay connected. Starting today, November 9, T-Mobile is offering free calls, texts, and data to customers affected by the California fires who are not already on an unlimited plan. This also applies to prepaid customers, though those on Pay As You Go and postpaid plans that … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile prepaid service will offer 5G in 2019

On the same day that its new branding and rate plans go live, Metro by T-Mobile is committing to 5G service. Metro by T-Mobile will offer 5G service in 2019, which is when T-Mobile plans to begin launching 5G service and 5G smartphones. “When we talk about 5G for All, it’s not just nationwide 5G service but it’s all shades of T-Mobile, Magenta and Purple,” said T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. “5G is going to be … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile launches new prepaid rate plans today

The new Metro by T-Mobile is now live. Metro by T-Mobile prepaid service officially launched today following its announcement last month. Metro is the new, rebranded version of MetroPCS that offers new unlimited plans with Amazon Prime and Google One included. There are four plans available from Metro by T-Mobile, all with unlimited talk and text as well as taxes and fees included. The base $30 plan offers 2GB of LTE data and mobile … [read full article]

MetroPCS is becoming Metro by T-Mobile, launching new plans with Amazon Prime and Google One

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 … [read full article]

T-Mobile says Sprint merger won’t mean end of MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, or Virgin Mobile

In addition to talking up its wireless-only TV and home internet bundle, T-Mobile recently talked to the FCC about what would happen with its prepaid brands if it merges with Sprint. T-Mobile has told the FCC that if it’s allowed to merge with Sprint, it will keep both MetroPCS as well as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile around. T-Mo explained that each brand targets different types of customers. T-Mo went on to claim that … [read full article]