MetroPCS raises data caps, expands to new markets
MetroPCS is updating their plans so anyone getting 500 MB/month are now getting 1 GB, and anyone on the 2.5 GB plan are now getting 3 GB. Subscribers don't have to do anything to take advantage; the upgrade is automatically being applied to active accounts.
Besides the bump in data allowance, MetroPCS is also expanding to new markets. 10 more regions were announced for the T-Mobile-owned network...
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- Chattanooga, TN
- Chicago, IL
- Kansas City, MO
- Milwaukee, WI
- Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN
- Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA
- Richmond-Petersburg, VA
- Salt Lake City, UT
- St. Louis, MO
- Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA
Anyone currently rolling with MetroPCS? How's the service? Anyone in the new areas considering the switch? That $40 plan is pretty solid value by the looks of it.
Source: T-Mobile (opens in new tab)
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From what I hear go to one of the corporate stores or better yet, simply buy a sim online. That's what I did, same T-mobile service for about $20 less.
Voice/Text and data all work great. I average 25mbps in my area with a 30 - 40ms ping and get HD voice just like any T-mobile subscriber.
None of those absurd 150 - 200ms latency that you get on AT&T mvno's, which makes LTE feel like 3G.
MetroPCS is the best deal imho if you have good T-mobile coverage in your area.
I read most of the article rotfl
I admit, I only care about the network voice/data/text quality. I'm sure other people have concerns with customer service etc.
Other than tracfone, their is no wireless customer service department that really drove me crazy. Most of them don't know what they are talking about, so I never bother calling unless absolutely necessary.
MetroPCS phone support staff is surprisingly good, once you get to a live person. I've had no issues swapping phones (you have to call to change the IMEI) as well as changing plans if your on a family plan. For some reason their website doesn't support making changes to family plans.
If you want to save money on customer support reps you should fix that MetroPCS.
But overall I've been very satisfied with their phone based support, never been in a store.
but better than my old S4 did. Fiance has a Moto X on Metro and her signal is always about the same as mine.
Really it's just because T-mobile uses high band AWS that signal penetration is difficult, and phones act differently there's always going to be a few people who in their exact location one phone performs slightly better than another. I've had a lot of phones on T-mobile in my bad reception apartment and they all really perform about equal, there are some small slight variations, but not as much as people in forums like xda and android central seem to make of it.