As expected, T-Mobile has revamped its promotional offers for customers who switch to its MetroPCS prepaid service. The new offers aren’t as bad as rumours predicted, but they considerably less attractive than the promotions they replace.
The new lead offer, which Metro is calling “Switch to MetroPCS Today and get TWO Months Unlimited Data Free”gives customers who port a number to MetroPCS a $ 100 Visa Gift Card after their first two months of paid service. The offer requires the port in of a mobile number that is not on the T-Mobile network and hasn’t been on MetroPCS for at least 90 days. To qualify for the rebate, the ported number must be activated on either the $ 50 pr $ 60 Unlimited plan. The rebate offer is also available with MetroPCS’ ongoing 4 Lines of Unlimited For $ 100 promo which lets gives you two lines of the $ 50 plan on the same account for $ 80, three lines for $ 90, four lines for $ 100 or five lines for $ 125. However there’s a limit of one $ 100 rebate per account so no matter how many lines you add you only get a single rebate. There’s also a $ 10 per line activation fee. The rebate offer is not available in Connecticut, Rhode Island or the Miami/Dade metro.
The $ 50 plan includes unlimited talk, messaging and data with some limitations. Restrictions on the plan include video streaming limited to 480p quality, and no hotspot use. The $ 60 plan offers unthrottled video streaming and includes 10 GB of high speed hotspot per month. On both plans data is subject to de-prioritization after 35 GB is used in a month.
MetroPCS’ free iPhone SE off has ended but customers switching to MetroPCS are still eligible for some lesser free phones. The following devices are free after instant rebate; Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime, LG Aristo 2, Motorola Moto E4, ZTE Avid 4 and Coolpad Defiant. Switchers are also eligible for $ 60 off any other phone sold by MetroPCS. MetroPCS also raised the prices of several phones today making the $ 60 off less of a deal. The iPhone SE 32 GB is now $ 199, up from $ 149 and the iPhone 6s 32 GB’s price went from $ 299 to $ 399.
The $ 100 rebate and free phone offers are only available at MetroPCS stores, not online.
Sources: T-Mobile, MetroPCS