MetroPCS is changing its name and adding 2 new unlimited data plans


MetroPCS is dropping the PCS, adding T-Mobile to its name and launching new cell phone plans!

Metro by T-Mobile, a prepaid wireless brand, will debut two new unlimited data plans in October, including a tier that comes with Amazon Prime.

It will also be the first and only wireless brand to include a Google One subscription for cloud storage and mobile backup.

MetroPCS is getting a new name and new unlimited plans 

In a news release, Metro by T-Mobile said it covers 323 million people on T-Mobile’s network and offers a wide variety of Android and iOS smartphones at multiple price points.

Here’s how the company explains the difference between T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile’s service:

When the network gets busy in a particular place, Metro by T-Mobile customers may notice a difference in speed compared to T-Mobile customers, but otherwise, they get the same T-Mobile network.

Beginning in October, customers can choose from two new unlimited data plans that are featured in the chart below. The most expensive plan starts at $60 for a single line and includes:

  • Unlimited LTE data
  • 15GB LTE mobile hotspot
  • Google One
  • Amazon Prime
  • Taxes and fees included

Metro by T-Mobile new data plans

T-Mobile U.S. CEO John Legere posted a video blog to break the news about Metro, which T-Mobile acquired in 2013. He says a lot of people suffer from outdated perceptions about prepaid brands.

“The number of Metro customers has doubled in the past five years for a reason… it is hands-down the best value and best experience in the prepaid category,” said Legere. “But that’s not enough for us! It drives me crazy that literally millions of hard-working people are struggling to get by yet feel stuck with AT&T and Verizon because they think prepaid wireless is subpar. That’s outdated thinking! Metro by T-Mobile customers aren’t making a compromise, they’re REFUSING to make a compromise.”


If you’re an existing Metro customer, you’ll have the choice of staying with your current plan or switching to one of the new plans starting in October. Get the details here.

Read more in Clark’s guide to the best cell phone plans and deals!

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