Rumor: MetroPCS to Offer Options For More Data Starting May 1

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    According to a post on Howard Forums, on May 1 T-Mobile’s MetroPCS will begin offering extra data “bolt-ons” to customers who need more high speed data. The following bolt-ons will be available:

    • 2 GB for $ 5 – available on the $ 30, $ 40 and $ 60 plans
    • 5 GB for $ 10 – available on the $ 40 and $ 60 plans only 
    • 10 GB for $ 20 – available on the $ 60 plan only
    Without a bolt-on the $ 30 plan comes with 2 GB high speed data and the $ 40 plan comes with 5 GB. The $ 60 plan includes unlimited high speed data on the phone, but only 10 GB of high speed hotspot data. The bolt-ons provide more high speed hotspot data.

    The data included with the bolt-ons is good for one month. The bolt-ons automatically renew every month unless cancelled by the user. In effect, the bolt-ons create six new monthly plans giving MetroPCS 10 plans in all:

    • $ 30 – Unlimited Talk and Text and Data, first 2 GB at high speed, including hotspot
    • $ 35 ($ 30 plan with $ 5 bolt-on) – Unlimited Talk and Text and Data, first 4 GB at high speed, including hotspot
    • $ 40 – Unlimited Talk and Text and Data, first 5 GB at high speed, including hotspot
    • $ 45 ($ 40 plan with $ 5 bolt-on) – Unlimited Talk and Text and Data, first 7 GB at high speed, including hotspot
    • $ 50 ($ 40 plan with $ 10 bolt-on) – Unlimited Talk and Text and Data, first 10 GB at high speed
    • $ 50 – Unlimited  Talk and Text and high speed Data, no hotspot
    • $ 60 – Unlimited Talk and Text and high speed Data, 10 GB of high speed hotspot
    • $ 65 ($ 60 plan with $ 5 bolt-on) – Unlimited Talk and Text and high speed Data, 12 GB of high speed hotspot
    • $ 70 ($ 60 plan with $ 10 bolt-on) -Unlimited Talk and Text and high speed Data, 15 GB of high speed hotspot
    • $ 80 ($ 60 plan with $ 20 bolt-on) -Unlimited Talk and Text and high speed Data, 20 GB of high speed hotspot
    The new bolt-ons will give MetroPCS competitive options at all price points from $ 30 to $ 80 per month and should help Metro retain customers who need a little more data either temporarily or permanently. In addition, the new $ 35 4 GB option competes favorably against Boost Mobile’s $ 35 3 GB plan.
    I’m treating this news as a rumor because it hasn’t been announced by Metro. But I consider it a very credible rumor because BrownMan, the HowardForums member who posted it, has an excellent track record when it comes to revealing unannounced MetroPCS changes.
    Source HowardForums via BestMVNO. 
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