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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]

T-Mobile offering prepaid plan with unlimited LTE data for $50 per month

  T-Mobile is launching a couple of special offers aimed at the prepaid market. For a limited time, T-Mobile is offering a prepaid plan that includes unlimited 4G LTE data, talk, and text, all for $50 per month. Video streams at 480p resolution on this plan, and tethering tops out at 3G speeds. Also of note is that customers who use more than 50GB of data in a single month may see their speeds slowed until … [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]

LG Stylo 4 launches at MetroPCS with 6.2-inch screen and built-in stylus

MetroPCS has offered previous models of LG’s stylus-equipped Stylo phones in the past, and now the brand new model has launched at T-Mobile’s prepaid brand as well. The LG Stylo 4 is now available from MetroPCS. The device’s original price is set at $239, but Metro is knocking that down to $179 with an instant discount. When it comes to features, one of the highlights of the LG Stylo 4 is its built-in stylus. … [read full article]

Boost Mobile founder wants prepaid brand divested if T-Mobile and Sprint merge

There’s sure to be plenty of back and forth about the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint in the coming months, with sides arguing for and against the deal. This week a former mobile CEO has weighed in. Peter Adderton, founder and former CEO of Boost Mobile, has said that the T-Mobile and Sprint merger shouldn’t be allowed to happen unless Boost Mobile and/or MetroPCS are spun off. Adderton argues that with Boost, Virgin Mobile, and Metro, … [read full article]