MetroPCS’s has launched a new “Simple plans for a simpler life” marketing campaign. Not to be confused with Simple Mobile, the fifth-largest U.S. cellular provider has simplified their offerings and generally increased the data allotment for each option.
All of MetroPCS’s plans include unlimited talk and text. Previously, MetroPCS’s plans were limited to 100 MB at the $40 level and 1 GB for the $50 plan. They offered two $60 unlimited plans, one for Rhapsody music and one for MetroSTUDIO video. Now, the $40 plan has had its high-speed data limit increased to 500 MB, the $50 plan has been upgraded to 2.5 GB, and of course the $60 unlimited plan is still unlimited. And yes, that is unlimited without quotes. With either of the lower tier plans, data speeds will be throttled to 3G speeds after hitting the 4G LTE data limit. There are no overages or cutoffs to be found here.
MetroPCS has a rather small coverage area, mostly limited to popular urban metros, but unlike many other offerings, MetroPCS is an independent network alongside the “big 4”, meaning they’re not an MVNO. Their network utilizes CDMA technology, so you’ll need to buy one of their devices to take advantage of their network. You can’t bring your existing device. However, they do provide 4G LTE, which is something not commonly found with prepaid providers.
The increased data offerings may be their best effort to stay competitive with T-Mobile’s new unlimited prepaid plan, or it may be a simple cooperation to stay more enticing with T-Mobile’s upcoming acquisition of MetroPCS. Either way, it’s a win-win situation for their customers.
Has anyone actually used MetroPCS’s network? If so, how is the network quality?
via Android Police.