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Metro by T-Mobile Cell Phone Plans

Sept. 21, 2020
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Metro by T-Mobile (formerly MetroPCS) offers prepaid, no-contract plans, including two unlimited options. T-Mobile has merged with Sprint, but for now it’s business as usual for Metro prepaid customers.

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AT A Glance

  • Plans start at $30 for 2GB
  • Notables: Inexpensive plans; data may be slowed to serve T-Mobile customers
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Metro by T-Mobile cell phone plans

Metro by T-Mobile keeps its plans simple. The carrier gives customers a handful of options, including two unlimited data plans.

  • 2GB: $30
  • 10GB: $40
  • Unlimited: $50 (includes 5GB mobile hot spot data, 100GB Google One)
  • Unlimited: $60 (includes 15GB mobile hot spot data, 100GB Google One and Amazon Prime)
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The 10GB plan includes unlimited music streaming from select services, but does not include mobile hot spot access. The two unlimited plans offer Google One storage and automatic backup on a capable Android device. Amazon Prime membership included in the $60 unlimited plan is for new Prime subscribers.

Family plan: Metro customers can have up to five lines on one account, with a $10, $20 or $30+ discount for each additional line, depending on the plan.


How Metro by T-Mobile compares on price

 2GB or less3-5GB6-9GB10-25GBUnlimited
*Google Fi customers pay $20 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $10 per gigabyte.
**Republic Wireless customers pay $15 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $5 per gigabyte.
AT&T Prepaid$35 (2GB)$50 (8GB)$65
Boost Mobile$10 (1GB)

$15 (2GB)
$25 (5GB)$35 (10GB)

$45 (15GB)
Cricket Wireless
$30 (2GB)$40 (10GB)$55
Google Fi*
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$30 (1GB)

$40 (2GB)
$50 (3GB)

$60 (4GB)

$70 (5GB)
$80 (6GB+)
Metro by T-Mobile
$30 (2GB)$40 (10GB)$50
Net10$20 (2GB)$35 (5GB)$40 (10GB)
Republic Wireless**
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)

$35 (4GB)

$40 (5GB)
$45 (6GB)

$50 (7GB)

$55 (8GB)

$60 (9GB)
$65 (10GB)

$90 (15GB)
Straight Talk Wireless$30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data)$35 (5GB)$45 (25GB)$55
T-Mobile prepaid$40 (10GB)$50
Ting$10 (talk and text)$25 (5GB)$45 (with 12GB of hotspot)

$60 (with 30GB of hotspot)
Total Wireless$25 (talk and text only)$35 (5GB)$50
Tracfone$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)
U.S. Cellular prepaid$30 (talk and text only)$40 (5GB)$55
Verizon prepaid
$35 (talk and text only)$40 (5GB)$50 (15GB)$65
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