MetroPCS Drops LTE Plans to $40, Names More Markets
MetroPCS today announced a revised set of plans for its burgeoning Long Term Evolution Network. The new plans start at $40 per month, which buys users unlimited talk, text, 4G Web browsing, and YouTube. For $50 per month, users get international text messaging, turn-by-turn navigation, mobile IM, corporate email, and 1GB of data. The $60 plan adds unlimited data access and MetroStudio content, including video and audio on-demand. None of the new plans requires a contract and they are all compatible with the Samsung Craft in markets where LTE is active. In addition to the new plans, MetroPCS also mentioned the markets where it expects to expand LTE throughout 2011, including Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa.
T-Mobile Gives MetroPCS Unlimited Music Streaming, Too
MetroPCS today announced a handful of new features that mirror services offered by its parent company, T-Mobile. First, MetroPCS customers now have access to Music Unlimited, which, like T-Mobile's Music Freedom, lets customers stream unlimited music over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment.
Sprint Offering $20 LTE Starter Plan
Sprint today added a new option to its list of service plans. The Starter Unlimited Data Plan includes 1GB of high-speed data and unlimited 2G data for $20 per month.
Verizon Wireless Rehashes Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless has adjusted its selection of prepaid service plans for smartphones, basic phones, and data devices. Verizon now offers three plans to smartphones.
MetroPCS Introduces $60 Family Plan
MetroPCS is offering families a new deal that starts at $60 per month for two lines. The refreshed family plan includes unlimited talk, text, 6 GB of data, Music Unlimited, and mobile hotspot for each line.
MetroPCS Dangles Free Data to Tempt Switchers
MetroPCS today announced several promotions meant to entice consumers to ditch their carrier in favor of MetroPCS. For starters, customers who activate a new line on a $40 or higher service plan will receive an extra 1GB of LTE data per month on top of whatever data bucket they choose.