All those familiar with mobile market surely noticed that this week undoubtedly belonged to affordable phones. Few days ago US Cellular expanded its lineup by ZTE Blade 3 Max and the LG K3. Today another two carriers – T-Mobile and Metro PCS – added new affordable smartphone to their portfolio – the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime. Debuting without much fanfare the new entry-level smartphone from the South Korean tech giant is already available for purchase having the nation’s third largest carrier for its distributor.
LG Aristo Android Nougat phone to hit T-Mobile and Metro PCS stores next week priced only $6 per month
Despite that the flagship phones get the most press attention, the mobile market is still full of customers looking for a budget-friendly smartphone. No matter whether we want to give a first phone to our kids, stay in touch with our grandparents or simply consider a premium flagship a fancy gadget we’re in constant hunt for affordable phones. Today we got another product to consider if you are planning purchasing a cheap phone as T-Mobile and Metro PCS shared that they are about to add the LG Aristo to their lineups. Being an extremely easy on your wallet, this LG phone offers a 5-inch touch screen and runs Android Nougat out of box.
Another week another deal to catch! Today Alcatel announced introducing its new wallet-friendly smartphone offering to the US market. Dubbed Alcatel Fierce 4 the phone will be available to you at $69 without contract through Metro PCS. For that money you will get a pretty capable Android Marshmallow-powered phablet sporting speedy 4G LTE connectivity.
On the market for a really cheap Android phone for Metro PCS prepaid service? If so, then we have something that may catch your attention. Known for delivering mid-price smartphones, Alcatel joins forces with Metro PCS to deliver a phone for less than $30. Being an extremely affordable offering the Alcatel TRU offers budget-friendly balance of features and performance for $29 after all available rebates. All those interested in the phone may get it at Metro PCS online store starting today.
Would you believe if we told you that you can buy a capable phablet for less than $100? Probably not, since mobile manufacturers often sacrifice premium hardware for lower cost. But this is not the case with the ZTE Max Pro. The mid-tier Android smartphone has just landed at Metro PCS where it is sold at $99. Except for a massive 6-inch screen the device offers solid optics, fingerprint reader and a powerful battery.
Remember when Apple launched its very first iPhone back in 2007? It was one of the most premium devices of its time and it was not easy to buy. In fact, for some time the handset was exclusive to AT&T so it was the only option if you wanted to purchase the phone subsidized. Then Apple partnered with other US carriers, but iPhones’ availability was still limited to postpaid services which tend to be more profitable than prepaid plans.
As iPhones gained popularity and the manufacturer secured its position on the market, it started bringing its phones to prepaid service providers and now most US networks have Apple’s devices on offer. Starting today, one more carrier added to the list as iPhones are finally arrive to Metro PCS.
Metro PCS is now accepting pre-orders for the new LG Stylo 2 Plus phablet and throws in a free folio case
A year after the debut of the LG G Stylo, Metro PCS launched its successor. Dubbed the LG G Stylo 2 Plus the 5.7-inch phablet appears to be a solid mid-range offering a pen-enhanced input. The carrier announced that all early buyers who will pre-register between June 10 and June 26 and then buy the device till the end of August will be granted with a special bonus in a form of a free folio case.
The Magenta network subsidiary, Metro PCS, has just expanded its affordable lineup by two more Android phones, the LG K10 and the Samsung Galaxy J7. Coming from biggest Korean rivals, LG and Samsung, both phones deliver decent specs and run Android Marshmallow out of box. Although their hardware specs don’t break any benchmark scores, they will surely meet the needs of the vast majority of average smartphone users.
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.