MetroPCS hotspot for $5 per month is available now on the $40, $50 and $60 plans
MetroPCS, owned by T-Mobile US since May, 2013, has recently added a mobile hotspot feature to its prepaid offerings. MetroPCS hotspot is available for $5 per month on the $40, $50 and $60 unlimited 4G LTE plans.
Data available for mobile hotspot usage is data included on the monthly plans. All three plans include unlimited data but with different high speed data allotments that will be used first in the plans and therefore data speeds will be throttled to 128 Kbps for the rest of the month. This doesn’t apply to the $60 plan that includes unlimited high speed data. In its case, the first 2.5 GB is for mobile hotspot usage only.
MetroPCS’ $40 plan offers 500MB of high speed data in addition to unlimited talk and messaging. The $50 plan has 2.5 GB at high speeds and the $60 has unlimited but for using a phone. For hotspot, it has only 2.5 GB, as already noted. Customers can add more high-speed data for phone usage or hotspot on the $40 and $50 plans or hotspot data on the $60 plan for $5 per 1 GB at MetroPCS store, authorized dealer or by calling1-888-8metro8.
It’s good to have an option of turning the phone into a mobile hotspot and sharing already owned data between multiple devices but it would be much better if users are allowed to use their data as they are pleased without paying additional $5. Some carriers have allowed using a phone as a hotspot with its top-tier plan as AT&T’s GoPhone on its $60 plan, while some have included it on most or all plans as T-Mobile’s prepaid division and Verizon on its Allset smartphone plan. But as Prepaid Phone News points out, comparing to Boost Mobile’s and Virgin Mobile’s $5 mobile hotspot add-on that’s good for a day, MetroPCS $5 per month sounds great.