Metro by T-Mobile (formerly MetroPCS) offers prepaid, no-contract plans, including two prepaid options. T-Mobile is hoping to merge with Sprint, but the deal still has several hurdles to clear. Until then, it’s business as usual for Metro prepaid customers.
AT A Glance
- Plans start at $30 for 2GB
- Notables: Inexpensive plans; data may be slowed to serve T-Mobile customers
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)
- Unlimited: $60 (includes 15GB mobile hot spot data, Amazon Prime)
The 10GB plan includes unlimited music streaming from select services, but does not include mobile hot spot access. 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 less 3-5GB 6-9GB 10-25GB Unlimited
*Project 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.
$35 (1GB) $50 (8GB) $65
$35 (3GB) $50
$25 (talk and text only)
$40 (5GB) $55
Metro by T-Mobile
$30 (2GB) $40 (10GB) $50
$20 (1GB) $35 (4GB) $40 (8GB) $50 (10GB)
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)
$65 (10GB) N/A
Sprint prepaid $45 (4GB) $65
Straight Talk Wireless $30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data) $35 (3GB) $45 (25GB) $55
$40 (10GB) $50
Total Wireless $25 (talk and text only) $35 (5GB) $50
Tracfone $20 (1GB)
$30 (3GB) U.S. Cellular prepaid $30 (talk and text only) $40 (5GB) $55
$30 (1GB) $40 (6GB) $50 (16GB) $70
$35 (5GB) $45 (10GB) $60
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