What first was just a leaked image of MetroPCS 4G LTE data plans change, now is the confirmed alteration, presented on MetroPCS’s website. The carrier’s premium unlimited 4G LTE plan is now $70 per month while cheaper 4G LTE plans get throttled.
On the $70 per month 4G LTE plan, MetroPCS users get everything unlimited with Video On Demand and Rhapsody Unlimited music included. A $60 per month plan now offers unlimited talk, text and 5GB of 4G LTE data after which data fall back on 3G speeds or slower, depending on what location users are. In addition, this plan provides unlimited access to Rhapsody streaming.
A $50 per month 4G LTE plan offers unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE speeds for the first 2.5GB of data usage while the cheapest LTE option, $40 per month, gives users unlimited talk, text and 250MB of data at 4G speeds.
Even though data speeds will be throttled from now on, a carrier’s spokesman Drew Crowell said to FierceWireless that users will not notice too much of a speed reduce when everyday tasks as “Facebook, web surfing, etc.,” are considered, since it “should continue to be solid”. Also, at the start of users’ next billing cycle, the fast data speeds will get back to normal.
MetroPCS is a smaller, flat-rate carrier with 4G LTE service in only 14 markets. Also, its 4G LTE data speeds are considerably slower than the ones provided by big carriers. That’s why this MetroPCS 4G LTE data plans change may prove to be a bad move by the carrier but inevitable one.