T-Mobile’s MetroPCS is starting to feel the squeeze from competitors such as the AT&T-powered Cricket and other MVNOs, as the flat-rate monthly service brand is set to increase data allotments on its popular $40 and $50 monthly plans by 500MB in order to better compete, with the $40 plan going up to 1GB and the $50 monthly plan going up to 3GB of data per month. While the changes mean that MetroPCS is merely matching current competition, the brand still has key advantages over its competitors such as unthrottled access to its LTE network and full support for T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi calling service along with the inclusion of taxes and fees on all of its monthly service rates.
In related news, the brand is also set to bring back its most popular multi-line plan offering at the same time that it increases the data allotments on the aforementioned plans, with the 4 lines for $100 promotion making its return. The promotion allows up to four lines with 1GB of data each, unlimited voice and messaging for $100 with all taxes and fees included. Should any additional monthly add-ons be added on top of the base $100 rate, taxes and fees will be charged on the add-on prices. The changes are expected to go into effect on Thursday September 4th according to dealers.
Update: T-Mobile has officially announced the data increase in a new press release along with the expansion of MetroPCS to 10 new markets listed below
- Chattanooga, TN
- Chicago, IL
- Kansas City, MO
- Milwaukee, WI
- Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN
- Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA
- Richmond-Petersburg, VA
- Salt Lake City, UT
- St. Louis, MO
- Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA