John Legere Unveils the New Metro by T

Joanna Estrada
September 24, 2018

While the new bonuses for Metro are certainly enticing, it is important to remember that T-Mobile customers will always be prioritized over Metro customers, especially at times of high network congestion.

T-Mobile, one of the most disruptive wireless carriers in the US, is completely refreshing its pre-paid subbrand MetroPCS with a new look, name, and more feature-rich plans.

Metro pricing is similar to T-Mobile's - four lines cost between $120 and $150 per month on the prepaid plan, compared to $140 per month on T-Mobile's flagship brand. MetroPCS is becoming Metro by T-Mobile and introducing two new all-unlimited rate plans with tiers that include the many benefits of Amazon Prime and Google One. The top-end plan is priced at $60 per month with taxes and fees included for a single line. He also said the company's dealers likely will appreciate the change because "they get a story that's more transparent to the customer". If you upgrade to the $60/month unlimited plan, you'll get 15GB of LTE hotspot, Google One, and a full Amazon Prime membership. Along that Google One extra, you'll also get a subscription to Amazon Prime, which will definitely be a tempting perk for those who don't want to give up Prime but aren't exactly tickled by its recent price hike.

You can still opt for limited-data plans at $30 (2GB of LTE data) and $40 (10GB). The fine text for both of these plans says that you might be throttled once your data usage exceeds 35GB in a billing period.

The cellular service, which is changing its name to Metro by T-Mobile, runs on the same network as T-Mobile, said Tom Keys, president of the brand.

This type of phone plan is common in Europe, but has often played second fiddle in the U.S. Metro, however, has grown significantly since it merged with T-Mobile, from 8.8 million customers in 2013 to 18 million today. In the meantime, head down to the comments section and tell us what you think about these new plans - do they offer good value for the money or are they a bit on the expensive side?

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