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MetroPCS Sweetens LTE Data Plans

Bellevue, Wash. – T-Mobile’s MetroPCS prepaid brand is igniting another round of price competition among prepaid providers by permanently adding 1GB of LTE data to service plans with LTE data buckets.

The additional GB of LTE data was added today to current subscribers’ plans, but it will also be available to new subscribers, a spokesperson told TWICE.

Separately, the company launched a limited-time promotion offering unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data at $50/month.

The new plan “is the undisputed best unlimited LTE data plan in the prepaid industry,” the company contended. MetroPCS’s regular unlimited-LTE plan is $60/month.

Current MetroPCS customers with a GSM/LTE device and those who purchase a GSM/LTE handset are eligible through April 5 for the $50 unlimited LTE plan, which has “no pre-planned end date,” the company said. Consumers who bring their own phones to the network are not eligible, nor are current MetroPCS subscribers whose phones operate on MetroPCS’s legacy CDMA network, which is being shut down. Those subscribers will have to buy a GSM/LTE phone.

To go with the LTE promotions, MetroPCS is offering the Samsung Galaxy Light at $49 and LG Optimus F60 at $59. Both feature LTE. The prices are available without mail-in rebates.

With the additional GB of LTE data announced today, MetroPCS’s three rate plans look like this:

–$40/month for unlimited talk, text and data, with 2GB of high-speed data at up to 4G LTE speeds;

–$50/month for unlimited data, talk and text, with 4GB of high-speed data at up to 4G LTE speeds; and

–$60/month for unlimited 4G LTE data, talk and text (reduced to $50/month under the limited-time promotion).