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Old Jan 11, 2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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MetroPCS: $40 unlimited talk, text, LTE plan

MetroPCS will merge with T-Mobile in a few months and will likely carry the iPhone. I'm pretty sure an unlocked iPhone will work too.


After you hit the data limit, MetroPCS will downgrade you to 3G.

http://gigaom.com/2013/01/10/metropc...nlimited-tier/

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Metro is also offering two lower tiers, both with unlimited text and talk: a $50 2.5 GB plan and a $40 500 MB plan. After those caps are exceeded, Metro will throttle your speeds, but MetroPCS has a very gentle definition of throttling. According to the company it will slow you down to CDMA 3G speeds, which may be sub-megabit, but are much faster than the slow crawl most other carriers subject you to.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 05:13 AM   #2
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This could be great if T-Mobile's LTE coverage improves and expands.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:20 AM   #3
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I doubt the phone price will be subsidized.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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Yeah, MetroPCS is CDMA - which means an unlocked iphone won't work on the network. No bring your own device for them. As far as I understand, T-Mobiles plan is to get Metro customers off the CDMA - switch them to TMo GSM and use Metros' towers to acquire easier LTE infrastructure...
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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MetroPCS is complete junk. There's a reason why it is so cheap. It's because the service sucks. Barely works around here in Boston
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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MetroPCS is complete junk. There's a reason why it is so cheap. It's because the service sucks. Barely works around here in Boston
yeah tell me about it. In NYC they are one of the worst, if not THE worst
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:26 AM   #7
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This could be great if T-Mobile's LTE coverage improves and expands.
T-Mobile is aiming for 100 million pop LTE by mid 2013 and 200 million pop LTE by the end of 2013.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:35 AM   #8
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In the end, you get what you pay for. If Metro PCS has good coverage where you are then go for it. However, I wouldn't base your decision on what coverage you expect *might* happen after a merger with T-mobile.
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