MetroPCS $50 Plan Now Includes Unlimited LTE Data with Optimized Video Streaming
T-Mobile owned MetroPCS continues to compete in prepaid market really strongly. The latest move from MetroPCS competes directly to Sprint’s prepaid brand Boost Mobile. Similarly to Boost’s $50 Unlimited Gigs plan, MetroPCS $50 plan now includes unlimited LTE data instead of regular 5GB or promotional 8GB data that’s been available for some time now.
However, the difference between the freshly improved $50 plan and existing MetroPCS $60 unlimited 4G LTE plan is that for $50 per month, customers now have optimized video streaming at up to 480p (DVD quality). For $60 per month, customers will continue to have access to unlimited un-throttled high speed data, HD video streaming and hotspot data limited to 8GB per month.
After the latest change, MetroPCS prepaid monthly plans look like this:
- $30 plan – unlimited talk, text and data with 1GB at 4G LTE
- $40 plan – unlimited talk, text and data with 3GB at 4G LTE
- $50 plan – unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data with optimized video streaming at up to 480p (was 5GB of data)
- $60 plan – unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE un-throttled data with HD video streaming and hotspot (8GB)
The plans additionally include Data Maximizer, optimized video streaming that saves data up to three times and unlimited music streaming ($40 plan and up) that doesn’t count against plan’s data. Also, all taxes and fees are included in plans’ monthly costs.
Before this change, MetroPCS $50 plan was competing directly with Cricket Wireless’ $50 plan. Both were offering, on and off, 8GB of promotional data on their $50/5GB data plan. Cricket was first to make the change permanent, and MetroPCS obviously decided to skip that move and go straight against Boost Mobile’s offerings. This way, the carrier affected both competitors, not just one, which is always better thing to do, better for customers.