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Top 5 Reasons T-Mobile and Metro PCS Customers Should Switch Now to Cricket Wireless

August 25, 2014 9:32 PM | MetroPCS | T-Mobile |


Cricket Wireless is offering T-Mobile and Metro PCS customers a $100 bill credit and five great reasons to switch. The $100 bill credit* offer is available from Aug. 24 to Oct. 19, 2014, at Cricket stores nationwide and online.  There is no limit on the number of lines a customer can switch to Cricket, receiving a $100 bill credit for each line transferred.

The new Cricket Wireless experience offers customers:
  • More 4G LTE coverage than T-Mobile and Metro PCS, period
  • Taxes and fees included – no surprises, the price you see is the price you pay
  • A free smartphone every year with Cricket Rewards**
  • Plans starting at $35 a month after $5 credit for using auto pay ***
  • No annual contracts
With Cricket's simple affordable pricing plans, a $100 bill credit equals more than two months of free service with the Basic Plan at $35 (after a $5 credit for using auto pay) and the Smart Plan at $45 (after a $5 auto pay credit). Customers who sign up with the Pro Plan at $55 (after $5 auto pay credit) get the equivalent of nearly two months of service free.

 

Kyocera Battles Fragiphoniphobia at T-Mobile and MetroPCS

August 4, 2014 10:09 PM | Kyocera | MetroPCS | T-Mobile |

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Many of us are suffering from “fragiphoniphobia” without even realizing it. The fear of fragile phones – and worries about drops and spills ruining our smartphones and disrupting our lives – prevents us from using them to their full potential. Enter Kyocera Hydro Life, a waterproof 4G Android™ smartphone that’s also Military Standard 810G drop- and shock-proof.

The ideal smartphone for both active consumers and workers on the job, Hydro Life is available for T-Mobile customers at Wal-Mart starting August 8 for just $124.99 (+taxes & fees) with qualifying service. MetroPCS will also launch the Hydro Life on August 29.

“The Hydro Life is a perfect option for someone who leads an active lifestyle, wants access to the latest technology and apps, but needs a smartphone that can withstand the elements,” said Jason Young, senior vice president of marketing at T-Mobile. “At T-Mobile, we partnered with Kyocera to match a rugged smartphone with the only nationwide network built data strong.”

Hydro Life is IP57 certified for protection against dust and full immersion in water up to a meter (3.28 feet) deep for up to 30 minutes. It is also certified to meet Military Standard 810G for protection against drops and shock. Tested to withstand drops, dunks, and spills, Hydro Life can handle the everyday unexpected.
 

 

T-Mobile & MetroPCS to Offer New Windows Phone 8.1 on Nokia's Upcoming Lumia 635

April 2, 2014 8:54 PM | MetroPCS | T-Mobile |

Immediately on the heels of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 unveiling today, T-Mobile US, Inc. has announced the company will offer up its Redmond neighbor's latest mobile OS as part of its ongoing commitment to deliver greater freedom and choice for American wireless consumers - starting with Nokia's new Lumia 635 coming this summer.

The Lumia 635 will be the first device sold in the United States powered out of the box by the very latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, introduced earlier today at Microsoft's 2014 Build developers conference in San Francisco.

T-Mobile US today also announced that, come summer, T-Mobile and MetroPCS will be the best places to get the very first smartphone with the new Windows Phone OS  for a low upfront cost and with zero service contract, zero overages (while on its wicked-fast network), zero hidden device costs, and zero upgrade wait. And only T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers can experience the next-gen Lumia 635 on America's fastest nationwide 4G LTE network.

"The Un-carrier's all about removing crazy restrictions and delivering total wireless freedom and flexibility," said Jason Young, senior vice president of Marketing at T-Mobile. "With Windows Phone, we can offer customers another great choice in mobile platforms. And we're excited to bring to both T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers the combination of next-gen software, great features and fresh design that Nokia's latest Windows Phone has to offer."

The Lumia 635 will build on all the qualities and benefits that made its predecessor - the Lumia 521 - so popular among American wireless customers. According to T-Mobile US, first-time smartphone buyers were particularly drawn to the Lumia 521 for its extraordinary ease-of-use and its budget-friendly price point, making it the best-selling Windows Phone device ever for T-Mobile.
 

 

MetroPCS Takes on New Markets: Doubles Reach in Less than 3 Months

July 25, 2013 9:23 PM | MetroPCS | T-Mobile |


T-Mobile US, Inc.'s wireless revolution marches onward. Less than three months after completing the combination of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS, the company has doubled its MetroPCS brand presence across the country and is bringing "Wireless for All" to 15 new markets.

MetroPCS offers consumers everything they want from their wireless experience without an annual contract or paying an arm and a leg. At a tremendous value of '$40, period,' MetroPCS is bringing its convenient neighborhood access, great service and unparalleled value to more people and connecting them to T-Mobile's powerful nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network. MetroPCS customers will experience speeds on average of seven times faster than the company's previous markets.

MetroPCS is offering its 'all-in' unlimited data, talk and text service - taxes and regulatory fees included - online and at authorized dealer stores in its existing 15 markets, as well as the additional below operating markets announced today. The company is also offering its "Bring Your Own Phone" program to all of its customers, providing them even more choice and great value.

MetroPCS has grown to the #1 no annual contract wireless network brand in the majority of the markets it serves by offering convenience, choice and flexibility for consumers who work hard for their money and deserve more than what they're getting from their carrier today.
 

 

MetroPCS Launches the Samsung Galaxy S 4

July 8, 2013 8:14 PM | MetroPCS | Samsung |

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With today’s launch of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, MetroPCS is coupling the ground-breaking features of the latest generation of the Samsung Galaxy-line of smartphones with the exceptional affordability of its unlimited rate plans, and is providing customers with access to a faster nationwide 4G network for one of the best wireless values in town.

The popular smartphone can be paired with any of MetroPCS’ affordable no-annual-contract nationwide 4G service plans, which start at just $40 per month for unlimited data, talk and text,  taxes and regulatory fees included.

“Providing choice and flexibility for consumers means offering premium smartphones without the costly service and a long-term contract,” said Tom Keys, MetroPCS COO and executive vice president. “By combining the Galaxy S 4 and affordable nationwide 4G service plans starting at just $40 per month, we are truly enabling our customers to have it all on an enhanced, nationwide 4G network at a tremendous value.”

The Galaxy S 4 opens the door for consumers to experience mobile like never before, and its suite of features ensure that the experience is tailor-made for each individual. The Galaxy S 4 makes an impression with a 5-inch, full HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.0, a 1.9GHz quad-core processor for effortless multi-tasking and runs the latest version of Android (4.2.2). The 13MP rear and 2MP front cameras capture stunning pictures, 1080P video and turn even the most novice photo-taker into a professional through a variety of innovative camera enhancement features. And the Galaxy S 4’s HSPA+/LTE connectivity[1] offers a blazing-fast Internet experience for quick browsing, multimedia viewing and effortless content uploading.
 

 

Migration of MetroPCS Customers to 4G HSPA+ and LTE Network Ahead of Schedule

June 14, 2013 11:26 PM | MetroPCS |


Just six weeks after completing the combination of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS, T-Mobile US, Inc. today announced the migration of MetroPCS customers onto its 4G HSPA+ and LTE network is ahead of planned schedule. This migration will provide customers of both brands deeper LTE deployment and faster network performance – delivering on the benefits of the combined company.

“The moment that NYSE bell rang on May 1, we put it into high gear and hit the gas,” said John Legere, president and chief executive officer of T-Mobile US, Inc. “We’ve already begun moving MetroPCS customers to our blazing-fast network. The best part is as they upgrade their phones, their wireless experience immediately gets better.”

The company is making HSPA+ and LTE compatible devices available to MetroPCS customers as well as allowing them to bring their own unlocked compatible HSPA+ or LTE phone, providing them the opportunity to upgrade to a powerful 4G network. With approximately 60 percent of MetroPCS customers upgrading their phones every year, it is expected that migration of customers will continue at a rapid pace. The company expects full customer migration to be complete by the end of 2015.

MetroPCS customers in Boston, Las Vegas and Hartford, Conn. can now purchase two new HSPA+ Android™-powered cutting-edge smartphones running on a nationwide 4G network, the LG Optimus L9TM and Samsung Galaxy ExhibitTM. On June 17, MetroPCS will also make available a refreshed version of the Samsung Galaxy S® III, which will take advantage of 4G LTE in addition to a nationwide 4G HSPA+ network1.
 

 

T-Mobile and MetroPCS Combination Complete

May 1, 2013 9:25 PM | MetroPCS | T-Mobile |


Deutsche Telekom AG and T-Mobile US, Inc. today announced the completion of the combination of T-Mobile USA, Inc. and MetroPCS Communications, Inc., uniting two wireless innovators with one common vision: to bring wireless consumers exciting new choices while delivering an exceptional experience. The combined company, T-Mobile US, Inc., will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today under the ticker “TMUS.”

“The combination of T-Mobile and MetroPCS creates an even stronger disruptive force in the U.S. wireless market,” said John Legere, President & Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile US, Inc. “Together, as America’s Un-carrier, we’ll continue our legacy of marketplace innovation by tearing up the old playbook and rewriting the rules of wireless to benefit consumers.”

As previously announced, the Board of Directors of the combined company will have 11 members, including two directors of MetroPCS who will continue with the combined company. Tim Höttges, currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Telekom, will serve as Chairman of the Board.

“By uniting T-Mobile and MetroPCS, we have created a dynamic new player in the wireless industry that has the right strategy and management team in place to compete successfully in today’s marketplace,” said Mr. Höttges. “We look forward to realizing the tremendous potential of the new T-Mobile.”
 

 

Livewire Mobile Wins Music Services At Two Major US Carriers

September 11, 2012 8:19 PM | MetroPCS | Sprint Nextel |

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Livewire Mobile, the one-stop digital content solutions provider for carriers, consumer device manufacturers, media companies and consumers, now powers the digital music solutions for Sprint and MetroPCS.

Sprint Music Plus and MetroPCS join the international roster of music download services hosted and merchandized by Livewire, which now has Tier-1 carrier deals in the US, Europe, Canada and Australasia.

Both operators will have full-track music downloads, ringback and ringtones managed by Livewire, with content from all the major music labels and independents from around the world.

The announcement comes on the back of the recently launched unlimited music service Siren, designed, built and powered by Livewire Mobile for Public Mobile in Canada, as well as the deployment of Rumpus, the music discovery application on Android smartphones and tablets.

The Sprint Music Plus and MetroPCS music services will be supported across applications, mobile web and web stores. Sprint customers may find Sprint Music Plus on their Android-powered device by searching for Sprint Music Plus from the Google Play marketplace or by visiting http://sprint.us/smp on Android and Feature phones. The Music application is preloaded on all MetroPCS Android devices.
 

 

MetroPCS Launches the LG Motion for $149

August 28, 2012 8:53 PM | LG | MetroPCS |

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MetroPCS Communications, Inc. now offers more choices for those consumers who want to have it all from their wireless service at unparalleled value with a new even more affordable addition to its 4G LTE smartphone portfolio – the LG Motion 4G. The powerful AndroidTM smartphone puts a feature-rich handset experience and exceptional 4G LTE service within reach for value-conscious consumers – starting at just $40 per month – taxes and regulatory fees included.

Building on its vision to provide the best deal in town for 4G LTE, MetroPCS also today unveiled a promotional 4G LTE service plan that is only available for a limited time but offers benefits that can last a lifetime – unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data for only $55 per month for a single line. Families can get this unbeatable offer for just $50 per month on the account’s second, third and fourth lines. Even though the promotional service plan is available for a limited time only, customers will continue to receive service at the promotional price for as long as they maintain service with MetroPCS. The $55 service plan can save individuals up to $2,200 over the course of two years in service costs alone when compared to similar competitor offers.

MetroPCS is celebrating the launch of this new handset and unlimited 4G LTE promotional plan launches by offering consumers a mail-in rebate on the second of any two 4G LTE smartphone purchases. The rebate offer applies to all MetroPCS 4G LTE phones, including the newly launched LG Motion 4G, meaning customers can get a feature-rich 4G LTE smartphone for as low as $99 plus tax and unlimited 4G LTE wireless service for as low as $50 per month.

As MetroPCS’ first smartphone powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the LG Motion 4G has everything consumers need to fully utilize the benefits of one of the most advanced Android versions available.  Its 1.2 GHz dual-core processor makes multi-tasking easy while consumers use the phone’s 5MP still camera, 1080p HD video recorder and browse the web and multimedia on the 3.5” touchscreen.
 

 

MetroPCS Launches the Coolpad Quattro 4G

August 28, 2012 8:47 PM | MetroPCS |

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MetroPCS Communications, Inc. today announced the availability of the first U.S. smartphone from new handset partner Coolpad Americas – the Coolpad Quattro 4G.  At $149 plus tax, the Quattro 4G offers another option for MetroPCS customers who are looking for a feature-rich, affordable 4G LTE Android smartphone and can be used with MetroPCS’ 4G LTE service plans starting as low as $40 per month – with all applicable taxes and regulatory fees included and no annual contract.

The Coolpad Quattro 4G is an affordable 4G LTE smartphone powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and 1 GHz processor. The Quattro 4G has a 4” touchscreen that is perfect for viewing captured content, browsing the web and enjoying multimedia.  Consumers can use the phone’s 3.2 megapixel rear and VGA front-facing cameras to capture pictures, record video and video chat with friends and family.

For a limited time, MetroPCS customers can receive a $50 mail-in rebate on the second of any two 4G LTE handset purchases, meaning a new Quattro 4G is available for as low as $99 plus tax. Consumers can select from any of MetroPCS’ tax and regulatory fee-inclusive 4G LTE service plans, which range from $40 to $70 per month, including the current promotional plan of unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data for $55 per month for a single line and $50 per line with a MetroPCS family plan.

The Coolpad Quattro 4G supports MetroPCS’ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot service, for an additional monthly charge. Consumers interested in purchasing the Quattro 4G can visit their local MetroPCS store or go online to www.metropcs.com.
 

 

MetroPCS's World's 1st Voice Over LTE Service and VoLTE-Capable 4G LTE Smartphone

August 8, 2012 9:03 PM | MetroPCS |

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MetroPCS Communications, Inc. today reached another innovation milestone by announcing the world's first commercial launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services, availability of the world's first VoLTE-capable handsets and the first sale of a VoLTE-capable handset at one of the company's Dallas/Fort Worth store locations. MetroPCS is selling the new VoLTE-capable LG Connect 4G Android smartphone at select U.S. stores and will continue to roll out VoLTE services and phones in the coming weeks.

"Being the first operator globally to reach this industry first speaks volumes about our company's innovative spirit and passion to achieve goals that we believe will have long-term benefit for our customers and for the company," said Roger Linquist, chairman and chief executive officer of MetroPCS. "The initial move to LTE and this move to VoLTE allow us to achieve significant spectral efficiencies and will increase network capacity so that we can enhance the 4G LTE experience that our customers have today at a tremendous value. VoLTE also provides a foundational capability for future Rich Communication Services (RCS), which we plan to launch later this year."

The addition of VoLTE capabilities to MetroPCS' 4G LTE handsets will be transparent to consumers as they continue to enjoy all the voice and 4G LTE data services with which they are already familiar. Calls to and from the handset will use VoLTE, regardless of the handset or network used on the other end of the call.

MetroPCS was the first U.S. carrier to deploy a commercial 4G LTE network in September 2010 and has since built out its 4G LTE network to cover roughly 90 percent of its CDMA footprint.

 

MetroPCS Launches the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G

January 9, 2012 10:54 AM | MetroPCS | Samsung |

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. today announced the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G, a multi-tasking smartphone with the power of 4G LTE and the kind of flair to help consumers manage their busy lives -- without digging deep into their pocketbooks. Available online and in MetroPCS in the coming weeks, this mobile powerhouse is MetroPCS' latest addition to its 4G LTE AndroidTM handset lineup, with no annual contract and tax and regulatory-fee-inclusive service plans that start at just $50 per month.

"We are committed to delivering the latest smartphones that fit our customers' needs and provide unmatched value with our 4G LTE service," said Tom Keys, MetroPCS president and chief operating officer. "We believe that the Galaxy Attain 4G fills a sweet spot within our growing 4G LTE portfolio, packing all of the Android features that consumers have come to expect and that allow them to do more."

The Galaxy Attain 4G, armed with a 1GHz processor, keeps consumers' lives moving forward and helps them stay in the loop. Powered with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), it is designed to handle everything in consumers' day-to-day lives.
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MetroPCS to Launch the Android-Powered LG Connect 4G

January 9, 2012 10:49 AM | LG | MetroPCS |

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. and LG Mobile today announced the latest addition to MetroPCS’ 4GLTE-enabled smartphone line-up with the powerful LG Connect 4G. Available within the next month, LG Connect 4G is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is MetroPCS’ first handset to feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, giving consumers a powerful multi-tasking tool for their daily needs and entertainment.

“Our customers demand a stellar service and device experience and we’re excited to provide another option that allows them to enjoy entertainment, handle business and stay connected at an incredible overall value,” said Tom Keys, president and COO of MetroPCS. “We’re committed to meeting our customers’ changing needs and offering a full spectrum of handsets that fit every budget and lifestyle.”

LG Connect 4G packs features and performance into a sleek, modern design that is big on style but not on bulk. Its brilliant 4-inch NOVA display with patented technology from LG, together with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass Screen Protector, provide consumers with unparalleled viewing pleasure and durability.
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MetroPCS to Offer Live Digital TV to Mobile Phones

January 4, 2012 3:55 PM | Cell Phone TV | MetroPCS |


MetroPCS Communications, Inc. and the Mobile Content Venture (MCV) today announced that they are partnering to enable MetroPCS customers to watch live, local broadcast television on their mobile phones later this year. MetroPCS will be the first wireless service provider to offer Dyle Mobile TV to consumers on devices that are pre-loaded with the Dyle application, enabling customers to watch live TV right out of the box. Think about it , satellite TV deals will no longer be needed! Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) will provide the first smartphone with Dyle, a premium Android device, using ATSC-Mobile technology.

"We're excited to be the first mobile service provider to deliver a unique entertainment offering like Dyle, but more important than being first is our belief that this service will meet the needs of our customers and deliver an exceptional mobile experience," said Tom Keys, president and chief operating officer of MetroPCS. "We know that our customers have a desire to take entertainment with them wherever they go and understand that they want premium services at an incredible value, which we will continue offering by supplying services like Dyle."
 

 

MetroPCS Adds Disney/ABC and ESPN content to MetroSTUDIO VOD Service

November 22, 2011 11:23 AM | MetroPCS |


MetroPCS Communications, Inc., today announced it signed an agreement to provide content from ABC Entertainment, ABC Family, ABC News Disney Channel, Disney XD and ESPN in its MetroSTUDIO Video On Demand application, available on all MetroPCS 4GLTE handsets. Now, MetroPCS customers can have instant access to even more entertainment that matches their lifestyles – all from an easy-to-use, on-the-go application.

Available with the $60 4GLTE service plan, MetroSTUDIO gives customers access to premium multimedia content including video, music downloads, ringtones and ringback tones. Consumers can sort content by genre, channel and show.
 

 

MetroPCS Black Friday Sale on 4G LTE Android Smartphones

November 22, 2011 12:05 AM | MetroPCS |


Looking to give the gift of mobile this Holiday season?  You can score great deals on cell phones with MetroPCS' Black Friday sale. Choose the perfect gift for everyone on your list from a range of options, which include a 4G LTE Android smartphone, an Android feature handset and a basic messaging device with QWERTY keyboard.
   
The sale kicks off on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, and runs through November 30, 2011. Black Friday discounts are available both in-store and online at www.metropcs.com and Facebook, www.facebook.com/metropcs.
 

 

MetroPCS Introduces the HTC Wildfire S Android Smartphone

November 21, 2011 2:13 PM | HTC | MetroPCS |

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. today introduced the HTC Wildfire S, MetroPCS’ first Android smartphone provided by HTC.

Available in MetroPCS stores and online this week, the stylish Android smartphone comes with HTC’s user-friendly HTC Sense, which makes it easy to personalize and navigate the device, along with quick access to the latest multimedia content.

With Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the HTC Wildfire S packs a powerful smartphone experience, but with an affordable, compact and playful device with the unmatched value of no-annual contract service plans. Coming in a stylish white design, the HTC Wildfire S is created for social consumers, allowing them to easily stay connected with friends and family.

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