Last week Alcatel announced a new phone destined for the US market. The device belongs to the One Touch series and is in fact a phablet. Alcatel’s latest offering is called One Touch Fierce XL and is now on sale at Metro PCS. However, it’s not the only carrier that will be selling the phone. The device will also be coming to T-Mobile later this year.
Few days ago we reported that the Lumia 640 would join the Metro PCS offer on June 22, a week later after the release on T-Mobile network. The day has arrived and the non-contract carrier seems to keep the promised word and added the affordable Windows Phone handset to its portfolio. What’s more if you thinking about purchasing the Lumia 640 for cheap, the T-Mobile subsidiary prepaid network – Metro PCS – is currently the best place to be if you additionally want to save few bucks.
After T-Mobile and Metro PCS merger it was inevitable that Metro’s old CDMA network will be closed down sooner or later. In order to force the remaining subscribers using CDMA devices to switch into more popular GSM/LTE network, T-Mobile accelerated the whole process. Recently, the carrier announced the plan to shut down prepaid Metro PCS service provided via CDMA network in three major markets on June 21st, which is way sooner than anyone was expecting.
When LG announced the F60 in early October we were pleasantly surprised that it had LTE. While the fast radio is now standard in premium phones, the lower-end sector customers can’t count on data faster than 3G in most cases. Officially introduced as F60, the handset arrived at Metro PCS as the LG Optimus F60 and is now available in carrier’s stores for cheap at $99.99 without contract after a $10 instant rebate, and a $50 mail-in rebate.
Earlier this month we got a tip from reliable source that the LG Optimus L90 and LG Optimus L70 were on their way to the US and expected to land on T-Mobile and Metro PCS, respectively. As always, we didn’t miss the chance to report about upcoming new phones coming to the market. Unsurprisingly, the rumors proved to be fairly accurate and both phones appeared today in carriers’ stores.
What would we do without @evleaks? For starters, we wouldn’t be informed that two mid-tier LG phones are on their way to two US carriers. Now that press images have leaked out, thanks to @evleaks of course, we know that the LG L90 is heading to T-Mobile and the LG L70 is en route to Metro PCS. The bigger of the two, LG L90, is rumored to make its appearance on April 23rd. The Metro PCS-bound LG L70 is expected to hit the stores within a few weeks, though details on exact availability are scarce at the moment.
T-Mobile-owned Metro PCS added today two new phones from Alcatel to its roster. Both, the Alcatel One Touch Fierce and One Touch Evolve, have been available from T-Mobile since September. Now Metro PCS customers can also grab one of the handsets and pair each of them with Metro PCS plans which start at $40 per month and include unlimited talk, text and 500 MB of high speed data. Speaking of the pricing, the Alcatel One Touch Fierce is selling for $99, while the One Touch Evolve costs just $59. Neither of the phones requires contracts.
Until recently, “rugged” and “decent specs” rarely coexisted in one sentence. You either got a durable phone with only basic functions and not so attractive design, or a well-performing, pretty smartphone that was likely to suffer some damage sooner or later. Now you can have it all in one device, the Kyocera Hydro XTRM, and at affordable price to add to the excitement. The phone is up for grabs from Metro PCS for just $169 without any long term pacts, which is another advantage that the carrier does not require contracts.
If you are a fan of big phones and prepaid carriers, you will love what you are about to read. TmoNews has received a tip claiming that the Samsung Galaxy Mega is slowly making its way to Metro PCS. The news comes accompanied by a photo picturing the phone with Metro PCS branded software. The source of the tip believes that the device might go on sale before the start of the holiday season. No exact date was revealed, though.
Metro PCS has just added to its portfolio another phone from LG’s F series, the Optimus F6. Next to the Optimus F3 and Optimus F9, the Optimus F6 is the third device from LG offered by the carrier. The phone is available in local stores and through Metro PCS online store. The LG Optimus F6 costs $199 and does not require signing up any service agreements. The handset plays nicely with one of the carrier’s plans which start at $40 per month.
If you are one of those users who do not care much about highest-end specs in a phone and you are currently on the look-out for a new Android device, Metro PCS has something you might find interesting. The Huawei Valiant has just made an appearance on the carrier’s roster. The phone is priced at a very budget-friendly $79. Naturally, the handset is contract-free so no long-term commitments will come with the purchase.
It is official, Metro PCS’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 521, has arrived to the carrier at a reasonable price of $99.99 with no contract. Premiering it as the most inexpensive entry level Windows 8 Phone available on the market as it is available $50 cheaper than the $149 price of T-Mobile’s version of the same model. It is also the price that Nokia put the phone up on sale resulting in contagious buying and selling out the device at Wal-Mart and T-Mobile numerous times.
Both T-Mobile and Metro PCS have launched recently the new Alcatel 768, an affordable flip phone with basic features. Metro PCS has the handset available for $49 without contract. T-Mobile has the phone listed for zero down payments with T-Mobile equipment installment plan, and will add $3 per month for 24 months to the service plan cost. A secondary option T-Mobile offers is to pay for the phone in full for the convenient price of $72.
If you are a Metro PCS subscriber and consider buying a new Android phone, today may be your lucky day. The carrier has just added the Samsung Galaxy S4 to its roster and the phone is now available online. The latest Samsung flagship smartphone can be yours at price $549 with no contract obligations. An important thing to remember is that the smartphone operates on extended T-Mobile’s HSPA+/LTE networks, so you have more areas to enjoy super fast 4G internet on the go.
Evleaks did what they are known best for doing they ‘leaked’ a trending photo. It was certainly a good leak at that, revealing that the ‘Nokia Lumia 521’ is on its way to Metro PCS. One major consideration is that T-Mobile recently purchased Metro PCS, sharing a common bond, grants reason to believe they will share the handset as well. This cell phone has a very interesting thread that ties Metro PCS, T-Mobile, and Nokia together.
We have good news for those who didn’t know about the recent acquisition of Metro PCS by T-Mobile. As a result of the merger two new T-Mobile-branded smartphones are coming to Metro PCS. We have a tip that the first ones will be Samsung Galaxy Exhibit and LG Optimus L9. The leak also mentions that starting June 12th, Metro PCS will launch Bring-Your-Own-Phone service (BYOP program) allowing users to activate their unlocked phones on Metro PCS network.
The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was already approved by FCC and we are waiting for US-bound models to get the Commission’s blessing. Yesterday, two variants of the Galaxy S4 destined at the US market were spotted at FCC. The first one on the list is a device with model number SPH-L720 and is obviously heading to Sprint. The other one, known as the SCH-R970, will be carried by Metro PCS. Both models will be virtually identical in terms of design and specs, there are, however, some differences worth commenting on.
Starting today Metro PCS customers have one more Android 4G LTE handset to choose from, as the carrier announced the addition of a new Android-powered smartphone to its lineup. The new smartphone, selling under the name Premia, comes from Chinese manufacturer Huawei, and is for sale at just $149 without a contract what makes it one of the most budget-friendly 4G LTE devices on Metro PCS. If you want a high-end handset, you should probably look somewhere else, but an average user will find everything he needs in the Huawei Premia.
Metro PCS today announced its latest Android smartphone, the LG Spirit. The handset, which joined the 4G LTE lineup today, is described as having “top-of-line features” and a “sleek and stylish frame.” The LG Spirit is selling for $199 after a $70 mail-in rebate, and since Metro PCS is a prepaid carrier, it does not require signing a contract and can be paired with the carrier’s 4G LTE plans starting at $40.
Starting today, a new smartphone by ZTE, the Avid 4G, is available at Metro PCS, from the carrier’s website, and supposedly in stores as well. The new ZTE Avid 4G comes equipped with 4-inch display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 4G LTE connectivity and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset will set you back $149.99, which is a good price considering that you will not have to sign any contracts and get yourself tied to one carrier for two years.