MetroPCS, the prepaid service connected to T-Mobile, is starting to see some trickle-down effect from T-Mobile’s Uncarrier efforts with three new changes to the MetroPCS service. To help data hungry consumers, MetroPCS is adding an extra 1 GB of 4G data capacity on “its most popular plans.” They are also expanding the amount of data available through Mobile Hotspot tethering, moving it up to 8 GB of data from 6 GB of data. Read more
If a comprehensive security report created and published by renowned researchers Eric Taylor and Blake Welsh is anything to go by, it would appear that MetroPCS had a major bug embedded in its website until this month when it was found and fixed. The error made it easy for any user to gain access to sensitive information for over 10 million current and past subscribers. The only tool needed to get hold of this data was a phone number. Pretty scary stuff, huh?
There’s a new phone from Alcatel OneTouch coming to MetroPCS next week. On November 2, the carrier will add the Fierce XL to its lineup.
If you are slightly clumsy and drop your phone too often, or don’t want to worry about breaking your expensive handset due to your butter-fingers syndrome, there is a perfect solution for you – Kyocera’s Hydro WAVE.
As part of T-Mobile’s ‘Mobile without Borders’ initiative, Un-carrier’s prepaid brand MetroPCS announced its ‘Mexico Unlimited’ plan today. The new plan will allow its customers to use their mobile phones in Mexico just the way they use them at home, which means no extra roaming charge, unlimited calling and great LTE coverage in North America.
For a limited time, Boost Mobile is letting qualified customers bring their own number from Cricket or MetroPCS can get unlimited data, talk and text with up to 2.5GB of high-speed 4G LTE data starting at $20 a month. Boost claims that the promotion will save you roughly $20-30 by switching compared to you current plan. Once the introductory rates end, customers will be moved to the most comparable monthly plan.
MetroPCS has followed suit with parent company T-Mobile’s recent decision to allow all of their customers to tether their phones to other wireless devices. All customers will have the mobile hotspot feature added at no additional cost, but things are structured a bit differently than how T-Mobile did things. Read more
A major holiday in the U.S. means retailers will be hitting consumers up with a variety of deals. The long Memorial Day weekend is no exception as T-Mobile, and their prepaid subsidiary MetroPCS, have some special offers coming up for anyone looking to purchase a new smartphone or switch service. Read more
Although T-Mobile is reputed as a GSM carrier, it still has a few CDMA networks out there in the wild. The company however has been very keen to shut down these networks as it pushes customers towards using its GSM (HSPA+ and LTE) bands. Read more
MetroPCS has announced a new promotional unlimited plan for customers that starts at just $30 per month. The plan features unlimited talk, text, and data, but like always, there’s a catch.
The data is unlimited, but the high-speed cap is at a pretty low 1 GB. After that’s used up, you’ll be throttled. Pretty common practice with cheaper and prepaid carriers, so it’s not like MetroPCS is breaking the mold, but it would’ve been nice to see the cap a little higher. For $30, though, it might just be worth it. Read more