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viperpa33s
Why Me?
Premium
join:2002-12-20
Bradenton, FL

One way to destroy a good thing

This is going to suck. Just looked at T-Mobile site and to get something comparable to MetroPCS is going to cost an extra $50 to $70 a month or more.

Benefits of Metro

1) No 2 year agreements with Metro

2) No such thing as Whenever minutes with Metro.

3) Can call ANY domestic phone (cell and home) 24/7

4) No such thing as Metro to Metro calling. Can call any provider for $50 a month

5) All taxes and fees included. Which means all you pay is $50 a month

6) 4G Network

Drawbacks with T-Mobile

1) Whenever Minutes® you can use anytime

2) Two-year agreement—great discounts on phones

3) Two lines to start, add more lines if eligible

4) Unlimited T-Mobile® to T-Mobile calling

5) Unlimited Nights and Weekends

6) Free domestic long distance and no digital roaming charges across the US

One way to destroy a good thing!


axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
Reviews:
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That does make MetroPCS look better. I really don't know anything about them, that's a good overview. I think you listed some benefits of Tmobile such as "great discounts on phones" abd "no digital roaming charges" as drawbacks. 2 year agreement would be bad if Sprint, Verizon, AT&T weren't worse. I've got the minimum minutes and rarely hit the limit, so it hasn't bothered me.

How is the coverage for MetroPCS? Anything like roaming charges?



viperpa33s
Why Me?
Premium
join:2002-12-20
Bradenton, FL

said by axus:

That does make MetroPCS look better. I really don't know anything about them, that's a good overview. I think you listed some benefits of Tmobile such as "great discounts on phones" abd "no digital roaming charges" as drawbacks. 2 year agreement would be bad if Sprint, Verizon, AT&T weren't worse. I've got the minimum minutes and rarely hit the limit, so it hasn't bothered me.

How is the coverage for MetroPCS? Anything like roaming charges?

MetroPCS current business model is for the metro areas. Last time I looked, they are expanding to more of the outlining areas. Granted, MetroPCS is not for everyone. It's not good for people who travel allot but good for people who are on a limited budget. If you go out of the area MetroPCS area, you need to buy minutes just in case.

I work an hour away from my house and is always within the Metro area. I always maintain at least 4 bars both at home and at work. The problems that Metro has is no different than the problems the big cell carriers have. I would say I had more problems when I had AT&T than I had Metro.

With Metro, no such thing as limited minutes. Don't have to buy anytime minutes. You can call as much as you want when you want without any worries.

Damn, I sound like a commercial for Metro....lol No, I don't work for Metro. I just hate when a good thing happens and something comes a long to take that away.

axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC

1 recommendation

Nah, it's OK to be a happy customer. Look at it this way, what if AT&T had bought MetroPCS? If MetroPCS were acquired, T-mobile should be your first choice. Best case scenario, you can keep your same plans and have more towers on your network.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
·Comcast

1 recommendation

reply to viperpa33s

What plan do you have with MetroPCS?

You can get unlimited everything (voice, text, data) for $70 from T-Mobile, or $50ish from one of their MVNOs (like SIMple Mobile). Buy your own phone up front just like you're used to doing. If you go with an MVNO there's no contract.

Also, T-Mobile's network is faster than MetroPCS's network in FLorida. Unless I missed something and MetroPCS is now offering 20 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up reliably over their LTE.



koopie

@verizon.net
reply to viperpa33s

You should be comparing their prepaid monthly "4G" page, not the contract pages.

»prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/monthly-4g-plans



tmh

@verizon.net
reply to viperpa33s

said by viperpa33s:

Benefits of Metro

2) No such thing as Whenever minutes with Metro.

3) Can call ANY domestic phone (cell and home) 24/7

4) No such thing as Metro to Metro calling. Can call any provider for $50 a month

People still call each other? How quaint.


viperpa33s
Why Me?
Premium
join:2002-12-20
Bradenton, FL
reply to iansltx

said by iansltx:

What plan do you have with MetroPCS?

You can get unlimited everything (voice, text, data) for $70 from T-Mobile, or $50ish from one of their MVNOs (like SIMple Mobile). Buy your own phone up front just like you're used to doing. If you go with an MVNO there's no contract.

Also, T-Mobile's network is faster than MetroPCS's network in FLorida. Unless I missed something and MetroPCS is now offering 20 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up reliably over their LTE.

Apparently you don't have MetroPCS so I will explain to you what goes on. There is no minute cards with MetroPCS. MetroPCS is a true unlimited service with the exception of data.

MetroPCS sends you a text message letting you know when your bill is due. You can either pay the bill online or go into any Metro store to pay it. If you don't pay it by the due date, you can't use your phone. You then have 30 days to pay your bill and keep your number active. If you end up not paying your number gets put into the pool.

Your not showing me anything I don't already know. MetroPCS has been offering LTE service. MetroPCS is starting to offer voice over LTE.

What T-Mobile offers is less than what I get from MetroPCS for the same price.

»www.metropcs.com/metro/detail/pe···/4GALL50

tanzam75

join:2012-07-19
reply to viperpa33s

said by viperpa33s:

This is going to suck. Just looked at T-Mobile site and to get something comparable to MetroPCS is going to cost an extra $50 to $70 a month or more.

???

You're comparing MetroPCS prepaid to T-Mobile postpaid.

You should compare MetroPCS prepaid to T-Mobile prepaid.

Specifically, T-Mobile Monthly4G Unlimited Talk, Text, and Web.

Same $50 you're paying now. No contract. Taxes included. Call any phone.


viperpa33s
Why Me?
Premium
join:2002-12-20
Bradenton, FL

said by tanzam75:

said by viperpa33s:

This is going to suck. Just looked at T-Mobile site and to get something comparable to MetroPCS is going to cost an extra $50 to $70 a month or more.

???

You're comparing MetroPCS prepaid to T-Mobile postpaid.

You should compare MetroPCS prepaid to T-Mobile prepaid.

Specifically, T-Mobile Monthly4G Unlimited Talk, Text, and Web.

Same $50 you're paying now. No contract. Taxes included. Call any phone.

Go to each others site and compare, the same $50 plan


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to viperpa33s

You realize that T-Mobile has a prepaid plan for $50 unlimited Talk, Text and Web, right?

Sounds like same price point for same thing you have.
--
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
Reviews:
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·Verizon Online DSL
·Comcast
reply to viperpa33s

I see your MetroPCS and raise you a SIMple Mobile: »simplemobile.com

$50 per month for unlimited everything. Very similar to MetroPCS in the way you get billed. You pay for your phone up front, just like you do with MetroPCS.

I haven't used MetroPCS because I have never lived in their service area. I have used CricKet, which is very similar. I have used Pocket Communications before it was folded into CricKet. Again, very similar...except with Pocket you could get unlimited calling, texting and picture messaging for $25 per month once upon a time. Now that, I contend to you, is a good deal.

So, with that knowledge in mind, take a look at Straight Talk or SIMple Mobile. Both use T-Mobile's network (Straight Talk gives the option of Sprint, AT&T or Verizon as well). Both offer unlimited voice and texting, and unlimited (within reason) data. Both are in the $50 per month range. MetroPCS no longer has a monopoly on cheap unlimited service, and hasn't for a few years now.


tanzam75

join:2012-07-19
reply to viperpa33s

said by viperpa33s:

Go to each others site and compare, the same $50 plan

And?

*Four* different people have now replied to you, pointing out that T-Mobile's $50 Monthly4G prepaid unlimited plan sure looks equivalent to MetroPCS's $50 prepaid unlimited plan.

You listed six benefits to MetroPCS -- all six of which are also present with the T-Mobile Monthly4G plan. You listed six drawbacks to T-Mobile -- none of which are present in the T-Mobile Monthly4G plan.

It may not be identical in all details, but the main points are essentially equivalent. The main difference that I can see is in how roaming is handled. But then, T-Mobile also has broader nationwide coverage, so you can stay on the T-Mobile network in more situations.

Replying "Go to each others site and compare" doesn't help advance the discussion. We have already done that. Now it's up to you to show us why we're blind. What, exactly, are you getting with MetroPCS that you wouldn't get with T-Mobile prepaid?

Two other people have already posted the link to T-Mobile's Monthly4G plans. You didn't reply to them, so I will post it again. Please go to the URL and compare the $50 T-Mobile Monthly4G plan with MetroPCS, point-for-point, and tell us what we're all missing:

»prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/monthly-4g-plans