Tag Archives: Prepaid

T-Mobile and Sprint commit to 5G buildout and divesting Boost Mobile, FCC Chairman recommends deal be approved

This week is beginning with some big news regarding T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. T-Mobile today confirmed that it’s made a few commitments to the FCC with relation to its merger. Those include mobile 5G and home broadband deployments, the promise to divest Boost Mobile, a commitment to not raise prices. When it comes to 5G, T-Mo says it will cover 97 percent of the U.S. population with 5G on low-band spectrum and 75 … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint expected to make merger concessions, including sale of Boost Mobile

One week after a rumor claimed that T-Mobile and Sprint may make concessions with their merger agreement to help it get federal approval, a new report says that those concessions have been decided. T-Mobile and Sprint will make a commitment to sell Boost Mobile as part of an effort to help their merger gain approval, say Bloomberg sources. Virgin Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile would remain with the combined T-Mobile and Sprint. The two … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint may make concessions to help their merger gain approval

Following a report last month that claimed that Department of Justice staffers told T-Mobile and Sprint that their merger was unlikely to be approved as it’s structured, a new rumor says that the two carriers are considering making concessions to help their deal’s odds of approval. T-Mobile and Sprint are said to be weighing a few different concession options. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that one of the top concessions being considered is a … [read full article]

Coolpad Legacy launching at Metro by T-Mobile with 6.36-inch screen, 4000mAh battery

A new Coolpad smartphone is landing on Metro by T-Mobile shelves today. The Coolpad Legacy is available from Metro by T-Mobile starting today. The MSRP for the Legacy is $129.99, but Metro will give it to you for $29.99 if you switch and get a $50 or higher rate plan. The front of the Coolpad Legacy is dominated by a 6.36-inch 2160×1080 display with a 13MP above it. Around back is a dual camera … [read full article]

Moto G7 Power appears in Metro by T-Mobile’s online store

Motorola confirmed earlier this year that the Moto G7 Power would be launching on both T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile, but no release info was given at the time. Now it looks like the launch is upon us. The Moto G7 Power has quietly appeared in Metro by T-Mobile’s store. Pricing is set at $209.99, but you can get one for $59.99 when you switch to Metro and sign up for a $50 or … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile automated device swap system having issues, but $15 fee not being charged

Remember late last year when Metro by T-Mobile said it would allow customers to change devices for free following a brouhaha about it enforcing a $15 fee? Recently there have been concerns that that fee had come back, but there’s an explanation for what’s going on. Metro by T-Mobile customers on Twitter and Reddit have said this week that the $15 device swap fee had returned. Some folks said that free swaps only … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering multi-line discounts on some prepaid plans

T-Mobile has added a multi-line discount to some of its prepaid offerings. T-Mobile now offers multi-line discounts on its T-Mobile One Prepaid Domestic Only and Simply Prepaid plans. According to T-Mo employees on Reddit, this featre was added very recently. T-Mobile’s third prepaid plan is a Pay As You Go option. The T-Mobile One Prepaid Domestic Only (boy, that’s a mouthful) plan offers unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data as well as unlimited 3G … [read full article]

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]

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]

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]