Metro PCS gets a new name and two new unlimited plans

T-Mobile CEO John Legere introduces Metro by T-Mobile formerly known as MetroPCS

T-Mobile CEO John Legere introduces Metro by T-Mobile formerly known as MetroPCS

Tom Keys, president of Metro by T-Mobile, said the rebranding is an attempt to separate the old MetroPCS brand-which only offered CDMA service in roughly a dozen US cities before T-Mobile acquired it in 2013-from the new brand, which piggybacks on T-Mobile's LTE network. Along side this branding revamp, T-Mobile will be launching two new unlimited plans at Metro, and they come with some tempting add-ons.

T-Mobile announced that it will rebrand its prepaid service, MetroPCS, as "Metro by T-Mobile" in an attempt to tell customers that the brand is powered by T-Mobile's network. As you would expect this service still runs on the T-Mobile network.

Importantly, Keys said T-Mobile initiated its MetroPCS rebranding effort roughly a year ago-prior to the April merger agreement between Sprint and T-Mobile-and that the rebranding will move forward regardless of whether the merger is successful.

T-Mobile is rebranding its MetroPCS prepaid wireless service in the U.S. in an effort to shed the "outdated perceptions" that prepaid is synonymous with cheap flip phones, bad credit and limited coverage.




Metro by T-Mobile retains its two traditional plans at $30 and $40 a month respectively, with additional lines costing $30 each.

The two new plans T-Mobile is introducing today begin at $50 and $60 for a single line. "That's outdated thinking! Metro by T-Mobile customers aren't making a compromise, they're REFUSING to make a compromise".

Five years after MetroPCS officially merged with T-Mobile, the prepaid brand is getting a major makeover. 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. With that, subscribers can get unlimited LTE data, 5GB of LTE mobile hotspot, and Google One cloud storage and mobile backup.

These new plans will be available beginning next month. Verizon does have hotspot support across the board, but you won't get unlimited data unless you pay $75 per month.

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