MetroPCS was recently rebranded as Metro by T-Mobile while simultaneous unveiling some plans with seriously good value. $60 a month is the top tier plan from the rebadged service and includes unlimited data, 15GB of mobile hotspot, Google cloud storage, and Amazon Prime. You really can’t beat that.
Looks like Metro is making up their money in other ways, though.
Now any time you swap your phone while on Metro’s service, you’ll be charged a $15. That includes calling in to update your device, swapping your SIM card, or going in to a store to get things changed. The fee has actually been around for a while, but it was easily waived and avoided by doing a couple different things, but now all of those loopholes have been closed.
$15 for every phone swap may not bother someone that keeps their device for years and years at a time, but it’s going to sting any time you have to get a replacement device because yours stopped working or you lost it, or even if you just want to try out a new device to see if you like it. That’ll be $15 for the new device, then another $15 to go back to your old phone. Ouch.
None of this even touches on enthusiasts and reviewers that have multiple phones to deal with each month.
Bad move, T-Mobile.
source: Android Police