MetroPCS: $40 unlimited talk, text, LTE plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EbookReader, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    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.

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

    http://gigaom.com/2013/01/10/metropcs-rejiggers-its-plans-again-restoring-60-unlimited-tier/

     
  2. macrumors member

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    This could be great if T-Mobile's LTE coverage improves and expands.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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  4. macrumors member

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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...
     
  5. macrumors 68040

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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
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    yeah tell me about it. In NYC they are one of the worst, if not THE worst
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    T-Mobile is aiming for 100 million pop LTE by mid 2013 and 200 million pop LTE by the end of 2013.
     
  8. macrumors 68040

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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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