MetroPCS has announced that it has begun offering a new calling plan add-on for customers from different parts of the world that routinely call home and are tired of dealing with international calling cards and separate PINs.
The Unlimited International Calling add-on can be added for an additional $5 per month to the $40, $45 and $50 service plans, and allows for unlimited calling to 100 countries spread over 1,000 different locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, India, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands, along with Mexico, Canada, and South America.
5 responses to “MetroPCS Announces Unlimited International Calling”
This is a nice offer if you plan to call landline-only numbers in 82 of the 100 countries specified. Read the fine print: You can only call wireless phone numbers in 18 countries on this plan, but Mexico isn’t one of them. And if youâ€™re roaming in Cricket territory you should plan on paying $0.19/minute. Smells like BS to me.
You do realize that many if not all prepaid cards work the same way? Very few prepaid cards actually allow for direct mobile calling and the ones that do feature massive per minute fees and connection fees. What this does is allow for direct dialing without the need for such cards.
Yup. Calling landlines for cheap is not exactly groundbreaking and Vonage beat them to this concept although Metro takes it a notch further with a lot more countries. If you’re calling Mexico/Canada landlines and mobiles or roaming in Mexico/Canada often VZW’s Nationwide Plus Mexico/Canada still trumps this plan. Although not unlimited the savings in roaming fees or long distance especially if you are calling mobiles will quickly make up the difference.
Having Verizon International Long Distance Value Plan add-ons on my account, I did some quick math. Canada being the most frequent international place I call, it costs $.09/minute on Verizon (plus the monthly $3.99 fee).
That means there would be a break-even point of 456 minutes where it would then become profitable to sign up for MetroPCS.
So, yeah… for most customers, this isn’t something that will convert people on its own, but I can see it being a feature that will attract customers who do frequently spend hundreds of minutes on international calling.
I have done all kind of things to try & save $ from the international calls i make but to no prevail, at&t was the worst but now with metro pcs i can do this with ease and it is very very clear, thanks metro u save my life!!!!!!