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MetroPCS Brings Back $60 Unlimited LTE Plan
Simplifies Pricing Yet Again
by Karl Bode 08:23AM Monday Jan 14 2013
MetroPCS has announced that the company is simplifying its current wireless pricing, eliminating the company's existing $30 and $55 LTE tiers. Instead, the MetroPCS website indicates that the company has brought back their $60 unlimited talk, text and data plan. Back in April the company had hiked the price of their unlimited data plan to $70, in addition to throttling those "unlimited" users after they consume 5 GB. The return to $60 did result in the tier losing the Rhapsody Music subscription MetroStudio music downloads previously bundled with the tier. MetroPCS's new pricing also offers unlimited CDMA data and 2.5 GB of LTE data for $50 a month, or unlimited CDMA data and 500 MB of LTE data for $40 a month.

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brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Miami, FL
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I remember when there pricing was afforable.

Now they took off their $70 plan and back to $60. In the old days you could get unlimited , data, tex, web for $40. Now they offer $60 and if you look it is 3G not even 4G speeds.

Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY

Re: I remember when there pricing was afforable.

So true and in some places not even 3G more like 2G . I left Metro and never looked back. Also paying a bill on their store machine cost you 3 bucks and is free if you the damn thing is out(which is always out) gotta love them

88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by brianiscool:

Now they took off their $70 plan and back to $60. In the old days you could get unlimited , data, tex, web for $40. Now they offer $60 and if you look it is 3G not even 4G speeds.

In the old days the data was probably less than 256 kbps

michieru
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join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL

Re: I remember when there pricing was afforable.

+1 When I switched from Metro to Sprint I had better data speeds on Metro. Switched to T-mobile and spanked both of them on speed.
talz13

join:2006-03-15
Avon, OH
Did I infer it right, that they were able to cut the price of their unlimited plan by $10 / month by dropping the "MetroStudio" music service that I would never have used to begin with?

I wish cable could do this with ESPN!
elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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Re: I remember when there pricing was afforable.

said by talz13:

Did I infer it right, that they were able to cut the price of their unlimited plan by $10 / month by dropping the "MetroStudio" music service that I would never have used to begin with?

I wish cable could do this with ESPN!

Cable can.

But they won't.

88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: I remember when there pricing was afforable.

said by elray:

said by talz13:

Did I infer it right, that they were able to cut the price of their unlimited plan by $10 / month by dropping the "MetroStudio" music service that I would never have used to begin with?

I wish cable could do this with ESPN!

Cable can.

But they won't.

Because ESPN is owned by Disney. If any cable company did that. Disney will pull ALL it's channels of that system. How long to those customers flee? Or Disney would jack the rates on all their other channels.
elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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Re: I remember when there pricing was afforable.

said by 88615298:

said by elray:

said by talz13:

Did I infer it right, that they were able to cut the price of their unlimited plan by $10 / month by dropping the "MetroStudio" music service that I would never have used to begin with?

I wish cable could do this with ESPN!

Cable can.

But they won't.

Because ESPN is owned by Disney. If any cable company did that. Disney will pull ALL it's channels of that system. How long to those customers flee? Or Disney would jack the rates on all their other channels.

While I'm not a believer in Cord-Cutting Theory, leading the pack of the minority who discover its benefits are ... Disney Channel Moms.
Kids are fine with Mom-picked content, which is reasonably available on DVD and Netflix. The real threat would be pulling LifeTime.

They can, but they won't - because it is easier to raise rates 5% per annum, knowing that 100 million households aren't going anywhere. Even at $70/month, basic pay-tv is dirt cheap entertainment.

Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY

Re: I remember when there pricing was afforable.

I agree with your Elray. I did cut the cord must of the stuff I have are on netflix,hulu or amazon prime the only thing i miss is live sport except for MLB,NBA and the NHL that have their own cord cutting apps. Heres looking at your NFL. Also Lifetime (the man hating channel) has recently been changing and catering to military families which i like but still can't stand their lifetime "man hating movies' only my gf watches that channel.

88615298
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Re: I remember when there pricing was afforable.

said by Eddy120876:

I agree with your Elray. I did cut the cord must of the stuff I have are on netflix,hulu or amazon prime the only thing i miss is live sport except for MLB,NBA and the NHL that have their own cord cutting apps. Heres looking at your NFL.

A) NFL has more games on OTA than any of those other sports.

B) You can get Sunday Ticket streaming like you can the others without DirecTv.

Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY

Re: I remember when there pricing was afforable.

A- Only if your team lives in the area. Not in my case specially when the Jets play.

B- cant get DirecTV thanks to my management corp. The streaming i have to look into it

tc1uscg

join:2005-03-09
Clinton Township, MI
said by talz13:

Did I infer it right, that they were able to cut the price of their unlimited plan by $10 / month by dropping the "MetroStudio" music service that I would never have used to begin with?

I wish cable could do this with ESPN!

Roger that. Too bad we can't pick NON-Local stations and boot them off our services. I would be dumping ESPN, and all the news networks and ANY channel that has more then 6 hours of "paid programming". I'ld end up with about 20 channels and paying about 10 bucks a month for my service with Dish.

88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

All 17 MetroPCS customers are happy

good for them.

DrModem
Trust Your Doctor
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USA
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Return of "Unlimited"?

This is an interesting trend, all these providers bringing "unlimited" back this year after years of going the other way.

88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: Return of "Unlimited"?

because they have no customers and no 4G.
clone

join:2000-12-11
Portage, IN
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The other tiers are interesting...

Unlimited CDMA data with a cap on LTE? Very interesting, if I wanted a better performing network, I think I'd have that the other way around.

It looks like they want their CDMA product to be useless in order to upsell the "premium" LTE product that actually might work.

88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: The other tiers are interesting...

OR the have very little LTE spectrum.

Cheese
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Naples, FL
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Why....

Are articles being re-posted almost everyday now?
ConstantineM

join:2011-09-02
San Jose, CA

Re: Why....

yeap, i recall seeing this one already last week, too.

Cheese
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Naples, FL
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Re: Why....

said by ConstantineM:

yeap, i recall seeing this one already last week, too.

And it's not just this one, it's been a few articles. It seems to be happening weekly now.
tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY

it's a slow week..

maybe the fiscal cliff debacle will uncover some deep down telecom subsidies which go on the chopping block...