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Metro by T-Mobile

Metro by T-Mobile (formerly known as MetroPCS and also known simply as Metro) is an American prepaid wireless service provider and brand owned by T-Mobile US. It previously operated the fifth largest mobile telecommunications network in the United States using code-division multiple access (CDMA). In 2013, the carrier engaged in a reverse merger with T-Mobile US; post-merger, its services were merged under T-Mobile's 4GHSPA+ and LTE network.[2] Metro by T-Mobile competed primarily against AT&T's Cricket Wireless and Verizon's Visible as part of the wireless service provider brands.


Early history[edit]

Metro was established in 1994 as General Wireless, Inc., by Roger Linquist and Malcolm Lorang.[3]PCS referred to the industry term, Personal Communications Service. Its service was first launched in 2002.[4][5]

As of February 2005, MetroPCS had about 1.5 million subscribers in the country.[6] At the time, the company operated through 21 licenses in Greater Miami, Tampa, Sarasota, San Francisco, Atlanta and Sacramento.[7] The company expanded to the Dallas and Detroit areas later that year.[8]

On April 19, 2007, MetroPCS made its stock market debut. Its $50 million share IPO closed at $27.40, for a market cap of $8 billion.[9][10][11]

Merger with T-Mobile[edit]

In October 2012, the company, known then as MetroPCS, reached an agreement to merge with T-Mobile USA.[12][13] A reverse merger for MetroPCS, the deal closed on May 1, 2013. The combined company, now known as T-Mobile US, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.[14][15] On June 21, 2015, the legacy MetroPCS CDMA network was decommissioned, and customers were migrated to the company's LTE network.[16]

At the time of the merger, T-Mobile had about 32 million subscribers, to which MetroPCS added around 9 million.[17]

In 2012, there was a series of armed robberies in Metro stores which was attributed to low security measures.[18] In the same year, T-Mobile and Metro became some of the earliest companies to offer unlimited data plans.[19]


The company logo, which was used until the rebranding in 2018.

On September 24, 2018, T-Mobile announced that it would re-launch the brand as Metro by T-Mobile, introducing new unlimited plans offering bundled features such as Amazon Prime subscriptions and Google One storage, and announcing that the brand aims to be the first prepaid mobile carrier to offer 5G in 2019.[20] T-Mobile stated that these changes would help to reduce the negative stigmas associated with MetroPCS's prepaid services, by aligning them with other well-known brands as value-added services, and placing a larger emphasis on its use of T-Mobile's network.[21][22] The renamed carrier launched in early October 2018. At the time of the name change, T-Mobile's subscriber number had increased to around 75 million and Metro's had doubled to around 18 million users and had increased their nationwide market reach from around 12 to 100 markets.[17][23]

Corporate affairs[edit]


Metro is T-Mobile US's branch of prepaid services, currently offering a selection of 31 smartphones and four data plans as of March 18, 2019.[24][25]

Metro conducts its operations on their physical store locations only, in contrast with other prepaid brands that offer services on physical locations and online.


In February 2019, the company announced a new long-term advertising campaign featuring Milwaukee Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo.[26]


Network quality[edit]

The launch of MetroPCS's LTE network was met with mixed reviews. In November 2010, Gigaom's Kevin Tofel noted that although the LTE network was based on 4G technology, "the infrastructure MetroPCS is using keeps speeds in the range of older 3G networks". Tofel measured data speeds "far slower than T-Mobile's HSPA+ network" but considered that users with only basic data requirements would find the no-contract deal "refreshing."[27] Referencing Tofel's review, Laptop Mag's Corvida Raven concluded that MetroPCS "probably isn't using the best LTE technology."[28]

Slate's Farhad Manjoo panned the service by suggesting that MetroPCS was able to roll out 4G coverage sooner and cheaper than its competitors by offering only the Samsung Craft, a feature phone with sub-standard internet capabilities, as its launch device. Due to the quality of the device (described as being "designed not just to frustrate users but to get us to swear off ever using any phone again"), the network, and MetroPCS's decision to block video streaming services aside from YouTube under its "unlimited web" plan, Manjoo considered it a device designed to disappoint users excited for 4G.[29][30]


MetroPCS attracted criticism in 2010 for an advertising campaign featuring two Indian characters, Ranjit and Chad (the former being played by veteran Indian actor Anjul Nigam), hosting a phone-in show titled Tech & Talk. Their content was believed to be stereotypical and offensive.[31][32]

Following the T-Mobile merger, MetroPCS introduced a campaign to highlight its inclusion of all related taxes and fees in advertised prices. The campaign was ridiculed by many people who interpreted an unintended double meaning in the slogan, referring to the menstrual cycle.[33]


Metro ranked first in customer experience among the non-contract full-service carriers in the 2018 and 2019 J.D. Power U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Non-Contract Performance Studies.[34]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^"Document". Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  3. ^"20. Roger Linquist, Chairman, CEO, MetroPCS". FierceWireless. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
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  8. ^"MetroPCS attracts $600M in VC funding". November 30, 1999.
  9. ^Kim, Sinead Carew (April 19, 2007). "MetroPCS IPO up sharply in market debut". Reuters.
  10. ^"MetroPCS IPO raises $1.15 billion, shares rally".
  11. ^Ball, Amol Sharma and Yvonne (April 20, 2007). "IPO of MetroPCS Ends Run Of Poor Telecom Debuts". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  12. ^"T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS to combine". Chicago Tribune. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  13. ^Gryta, Thomas (May 1, 2013). "T-Mobile Makes a Fresh Start on Big Board". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  14. ^Garza, Lisa Maria (April 24, 2013). "MetroPCS shareholders approve merger with T-Mobile USA". Reuters. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  15. ^Rodriguez, Salvador. (May 1, 2013) Combined T-Mobile-MetroPCS debuts on N.Y. Stock Exchange as 'TMUS'. Retrieved on August 23, 2013.
  16. ^"T-Mobile shuts down MetroPCS legacy network". RCR Wireless. June 21, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  17. ^ ab"Metro by T-Mobile: Everything you need to know". January 30, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  18. ^Wilson, Michael (January 6, 2012). "MetroPCS a Draw for Bargain Hunters, and Robbers". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  19. ^"Washington Post: T-Mobile, MetroPCS to launch unlimited 4G data plans".
  20. ^"Metro by T-Mobile says it will be first prepaid carrier to offer 5G in 2019". USA TODAY. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  21. ^"T-Mobile Decides to Make It More Obvious that It Owns MetroPCS". Fortune. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  22. ^"T-Mobile's Metro prepaid wireless service commits to 5G in 2019". CNET. October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  23. ^"T-Mobile Decides to Make It More Obvious that It Owns MetroPCS". Fortune. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  24. ^"Metro data plans". Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  25. ^"3 Important Facts Every MetroPCS User Needs to Know". April 9, 2020. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  26. ^"Giannis adds endorsement deal with Metro by T-Mobile". Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  27. ^Tofel, Kevin C. (November 26, 2010). "For $55, What Kind of LTE Experience Does MetroPCS Deliver?". GigaOM. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
  28. ^Raven, Corvida (November 26, 2010). "MetroPCS's LTE Service Tested, Found Wanting". Laptop Mag. Future plc. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  29. ^Manjoo, Farhad (February 3, 2011). "4G, Samsung Craft, MetroPCS: The worst cell phone on earth". Slate. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  30. ^jillian.breska (February 13, 2019). "2019 U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Performance Studies". J.D. Power. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  31. ^"Did this MetroPCS ad make the tech world cringe?". CNET. February 8, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  32. ^Poniewozik, James (February 7, 2010). "The Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials of 2010". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  33. ^"13 Best & Worst Tech Commercials of 2013". Laptop Magazine. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  34. ^crescent.seward (February 12, 2018). "2018 U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Studies -- Vol. 1". J.D. Power. Retrieved February 21, 2019.

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Q: I’m behind on my payments. When will Metro disconnect my phone?

If you’re behind on paying your bill, there’s a good chance Metro will disconnect your phone the day after your payment is due.

You might be able to call Metro and request a grace period. But keep in mind that your bill will be due the same day of the month the next month—your late payment won’t push back your due date.

For example, if your bill was due on May 3 and you paid on May 10, your next bill will still be due on June 3.

Q: Who owns Metro?

Metro is owned by T-Mobile.

Q: Does Metro by T-Mobile use a GSM network?

Yes, Metro uses T-Mobile’s GSM network.

If you’re coming from T-Mobile or AT&T, which both run on GSM networks, your phone will likely be good to go as long as you unlock it and purchase a Metro SIM card.

If you’re switching from Verizon, though, you may run into issues, since both of those carriers run on CDMA.

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It’s a New Day in Wireless. Introducing Metro™ by T‑Mobile, with New Unlimited Plans, Amazon Prime and Google One

New all-unlimited rate plans featuring Amazon Prime and Google One 

What’s the news: MetroPCS is becoming Metro by T-Mobile and introducing two new all-unlimited rate plans with tiers that include the many benefits of Amazon Prime and Google One. 

Why it matters: The prepaid category suffers from outdated perceptions, and as a result, millions of wireless customers overpay Verizon and AT&T for wireless service because they’re not aware things have changed.  

Who it’s for: All the wireless customers – and there’s lots of them – who think prepaid is synonymous with limited coverage, cheap flip phones or bad credit. Those days are gone at Metro by T-Mobile. 

Bellevue, Washington – September 24, 2018 –It’s time to rethink wireless. Introducing Metro by T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) – a new brand and new mission to give value-conscious consumers a trade-off free wireless experience. Metro by T-Mobile launches next month with new all-unlimited plans, including a tier that features Amazon Prime, making it the only U.S. prepaid wireless brand to include all the shopping and entertainment benefits of Prime…and, the first and only wireless brand to include Google One, a subscription with expanded cloud storage and mobile backup. And because Metro by T-Mobile is T-Mobile, you get the latest and greatest Android and iOS smartphones on the same advanced network that covers 99%1 of the population. Whether you pay at the beginning or end of your billing cycle doesn’t matter. It’s the value of the service and the network that matter most. 

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere posted a video blog sharing the news:

“The number of Metro customers has doubled in the past five years for a reason… it is hands-down the best value and best experience in the prepaid category,” said Legere. “But that’s not enough for us! It drives me crazy that literally millions of hard-working people are struggling to get by yet feel stuck with AT&T and Verizon because they think prepaid wireless is subpar. That’s outdated thinking! Metro by T-Mobile customers aren’t making a compromise, they’re REFUSING to make a compromise.”

In the past, being a prepaid customer meant subpar devices, service and coverage. No more. Metro has been quietly changing the prepaid landscape for years, and wireless users have noticed. In the past five years, the number of people choosing Metro has doubled.

Metro by T-Mobile facts

  • The coverage is massive. Metro used to cover just 103 million people in 2013. Metro by T-Mobile covers more than 323 million people, 99% of people in the U.S1!  
  • The phone selection is primo. Metro used to just offer a few handsets. Metro by T-Mobile offers a wide variety of both Android and iOS smartphones for every price point, including the absolute latest releases.
  • The reach is nationwide. Metro used to operate in just 15 cities. Metro by T-Mobile launches nationwide with more than 10,000 branded retail locations – more than any other wireless brand – that serve as local customer help centers, in addition to places to shop for new plans and phones.

When the network gets busy in a particular place, Metro by T-Mobile customers may notice a difference in speed compared to T-Mobile customers, but otherwise, they get the same T-Mobile network.

Metro by T-Mobilecustomers just get more, for less. Much less. Metro customers can save as much as 45% compared to Verizon and AT&T for a two-line plan2. That means a customer could save up to more than $1,000 a year! And, there are no service or phone contracts… and taxes and regulatory fees are included with all plans (an innovation Metro pioneered way back in 2010) – so what you see is what you pay. Starting next month, customers can choose from two new unlimited plans featuring Amazon Prime and Google One:

Serious Value with Amazon Prime

The highest tier of the new Metro by T-Mobile plans will now include Amazon Prime, giving customers the best of shopping and entertainment from Amazon including Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 8,000 cities and towns and unlimited free 2-day shipping on more than 100 million items. Prime members enjoy unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes including Emmy-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and Academy Award-winning Manchester by the Sea with Prime Video, and Prime Music which offers members unlimited streaming and ad-free listening to today’s best-selling artists with access to two million songs. Plus, members can get deep discounts on select popular products at Whole Foods Market and an additional 10 percent off hundreds of sale items. And if that wasn’t enough, Prime members also receive unlimited free photo storage with Amazon Photos. 

First with Google One

Metro by T-Mobile is the only wireless provider to offer plans with Google One. Google One is a plan that gives you expanded storage that you can share with your family, direct access to Google experts and other members-only benefits across Google – and, it comes with mobile backup so you can securely back up your phone’s photos, videos and multimedia messages sent via Android Messages.

Metro by T-Mobile: That’s Genius

“Since the inception of Metro 16 years ago, we have always served the underserved. That hasn’t changed over the years, but the quality of our service sure has. And now, with Metro by T-Mobile, we’re starting a new phase to bring better value to more people than ever before,” said Tom Keys, President, Metro by T-Mobile. “Quality wireless service doesn’t have to cost a (blue) arm or a (red) leg. And we’re just getting started — this is just the first step in this Metro by T-Mobile journey. Stay tuned!”

To kickstart the new Metro by T-Mobile, the company is launching a ‘That’s Genius’ campaign, coming soon to a screen near you. Because what’s more genius than picking a trade-off-free wireless service that includes a network that covers 99%1 of people in the U.S. and all of the amazing shopping and entertainment benefits of Amazon Prime, mobile backup and cloud storage from Google One. Oh, and all that for an insanely low price that includes taxes and regulatory fees.

And starting soon, the geniuses amongst us can make the switch by visiting one of more than 10,000 Metro by T-Mobile stores across the country.

Unlimited plans. Amazon Prime. Google One. Metro by T-Mobile. Now that’s genius.

1 coverage area encompassing talk + text
2 Savings claim based on 2 lines on $50 Metro plan vs. Verizon Go Unlimited and AT&T Unlimited & More and 2 lines on $60 Metro plan vs. Verizon Beyond Unlimited and AT&T Unlimited & More Premium without autopay discount including taxes/fees.  Features on plans, including video resolution, mobile hotspot, and included entertainment and international services, vary.

On all plans, during congestion, the fraction of customers using >35Gb/mo. may notice reduced speeds until next payment cycle due to prioritization.  Video streams at 480p.
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The shortcut for taking screenshots on Android phones is the same for all Android phones. You can take screenshots of the current screen you are viewing on the LG Stylo™ 6 | Metro by T-Mobile, Model # LMQ730MMAMTPWH, by pressing and holding the Power/Lock key and Volume Down key at the same time for at least two seconds. Screenshots can be viewed from the Screenshots folder in Gallery. You can also take a screen via screenshot where on the screen where you want to take a screenshot, you can drag the status bar downwards then tap screenshot...^IFV

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