This article will guide the reader about how they can use MetroPCS Bring your own phone scheme and switch to MetroPCS (Metro by T-Mobile). The blog has all the steps of using the Bring your own phone service and gives the eligibility criteria as well.

Can I bring my phone to MetroPCS?

Yes, you can bring your phone to MetroPCS.Metro PCS has recently launched” bring your phone service “at some locations. If you have an unlocked GSM phone then you can use the Metro PCS service.

If you have an unlocked phone, you just have to purchase a metro PCS sim card to avail of this service. You don’t have to make a contract for the entire year.

You can choose the plans every month. The plans are available at the lowest rate starting from $ 40. 

Can I port the number? 

You can also port your number, which means you can continue your old number with this service. But porting is possible only if you don’t have any contract with the previous service provider.

A brief history of MetroPCS

Metro PCS is simply known as Metro. It is a prepaid mobile service provider. But the brand of the metro is owned by T- mobile. Earlier it was the 5th largest mobile network in the USA and it was using code-division multiple access (CDMA). In 2015, all customers using the MetroPCS CDMA network were migrated to their LTE network. At that time T-Mobile had about 32 million subscribers and MetroPCS had around 9 million subscribers. In 2018, T-Mobile relaunched the new brand as Metro by T-Mobile. When the name was changed T- mobile subscribers had increased to 75 million and Metro’s mobile subscribers to 18 million. Nowadays Metro PCS is simply known as Metro by T-Mobile.

Metro ( formerly MetroPCS) offers almost the same features as that of T- mobile, at lower prices. It makes use of T-Mobile’s network. It is a prepaid service provider. Subscribers can avail themselves of a range of plans to match the budgets and the specific needs

Are MetroPCS GSM or CDMA?

Metro PCS is owned by T-Mobile. It makes use of T-Mobile’s network. Since T-Mobile is a GSM network carrier, Metro is also a GSM network carrier. This is an important factor because one can easily use a T-mobile mobile sim card on Metro phones.

Key features of Metro pcs

● Many plans offered by the metro PCS are cheaper than corresponding T-Mobile plans.

● Availability of a large variety of plans at affordable prices.

● Some data-saving features prevent you from overages.

● Offers a variety of budget phones.

As far as key features are concerned, if you are keen about your budget and least bothered about network congestion, then you should give priority to the Metro PCS.

Is there any initial cost to switch to Metro?

If you are switching to Metro from any other network carrier then initially you will need to pay $10 SIM card fees. Along with this, you will have to pay for the phone plan which you have selected for Metro.

Metro includes all taxes and fees in their monthly plan.

What is MetroPCS’s “Bring your Own device” service?

Bring your own device is a very easy and straightforward service that lets the users get their own device and switch to MetroPCS network service. By taking help from customer care service, you can easily switch to Metro by T-Mobile by using this service.

All the devices working on GSM technology and compatible with T-Mobile can be used on the MetroPCS network as Metro has merged with T-Mobile. CDMA phones will not work with MetroPCS.

Step1: Confirm the compatibility of your device:

When planning to switch to MetroPCS make sure your device works on GSM and Is compatible with MetroPCS, you do have a Metro compatibility checker option, which makes the job easy. You just need your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) which is to be entered to confirm the compatibility.

Step 2: Make sure the device is unlocked:

If your device is compatible, you need to ensure it is unlocked if not contact your previous carrier and get it unlocked which is a very simple process if you have no dues and if your device is eligible.

Step 3: Buy the MetroPCS (Metro by T-Mobile) SIM card:

Now to buy the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) you can visit the Metro by T-Mobile (MetroPCS) store or you can get it online.

Step 4: Select a “Bring your own phone” plan

Metro offers a lot of Bring your own device plans, depending on the type of usage and type of connection you can choose a suitable and affordable plan for your device.

Step 5: Activate your plan:

After finalizing the plan, get it activated by making the payment and switching the previous SIM with the new Metro SIM.

Metro plans

 The range of prepaid plans is from $ 30 to $60.The following table shows a comparative

analysis of different prepaid plans, offered by MetroPCS.

 Plan Price Text and Talk Data Streaming Hotspot
 2GB $30 Unlimited 2GB 480p Not included
 10GB $40 Unlimited 10GB 480p Not included
 Basic Unlimited $50 Unlimited Unlimited 480p 5GB
 Better Unlimited $60 Unlimited Unlimited 480p 15GB

Extra perks for metro subscribers 

Metro offers limited perks compared to T-mobile. These parks are basically for data saving and not for luxury.

● Data maximizer feature streams the video at lower resolution to avoid overages of data.

● Free music streaming is offered on some limited plans

Below are other MetroPCS articles you may be interested in:

Can I use any phone with MetroPCS?

Do Metropcs sim cards work on T-mobile phones?

How to unlock Metro by T-mobile phone?

Conclusion:

The blog gives detailed information about the Bring your phone service to Metro by T-Mobile. It explained the procedure to be followed to avail this service and also gave the idea about different plans and features of MetroPCS(Metro by T-Mobile) to make the decisions making easier. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs): Can I bring my phone to MetroPCS? 

What is “Bring your phone service?”

Metro PCS has recently launched” bring your phone service “at some locations. If you have

an unlocked GSM phone then you can use the Metro PCS service.

If you have an unlocked phone, you just have to purchase a metro PCS sim card to avail of this service. You don’t have to make a contract for the entire year.

You can choose the plans every month. The plans are available at the lowest rate starting from $ 40.

What are the key features of Metro?

  • Many plans offered by the metro PCS are cheaper than corresponding T-Mobile plans.
  • Availability of a large variety of plans at affordable prices.
  • Some data-saving features prevent you from overages.
  • Offers a variety of budget phones.

How do I know if a phone is compatible with MetroPCS?

MetroPCS works on GSM technology, so if your device works on GSM, it can be used with MetroPCS.

Can I buy a phone and take it to the Metro?

Yes, you can buy a phone and take it to the metro, you just have to make sure it works on GSM technology as Metro works on GSM and your device should be unlocked as well.

How much is it to transfer a phone to MetroPCS?

Generally, the charge to transfer a phone to MetroPCS is $15, but you can get it done for free as Metro by T-Mobile offers free switching to new customers.

Can I just switch SIM cards between MetroPCS phones?

Yes, you can switch SIM cards between MetroPCS phones, as customers need to upgrade their MetroPCS phones,

Can You Keep Your Current Phone Number When You BYOP To Metro?

Yes, you can keep your current phone number when you use “Bring your own phone service”. The carrier will check the eligibility and make the transfer

What are the Steps to switch to Metro

● Check that your phone is unlocked and compatible with Metro.

● Select MetroPCS plan.

● Get the new SIM card and activate it.

● If you want to continue your existing phone number then inform the MetroPCS

representative.

● Insert a new SIM card into your device.

References:

MetroPCS Bring Your Own Phone: Everything You Need To Know

MetroPCS Now Lets You Use Unlocked GSM Phones By Alex Colon June 12, 2013,

https://www.pcmag.com/news/metropcs-now-lets-you-use-unlocked-gsm-phones?amp=true

How to Switch Phones on MetroPCS? https://www.google.com/amp/s/buybackboss.com/switch-phones-metropcs/amp/

Bring your phone to metro

https://www.metrobyt-mobile.com/self-service/bring-your-phone

Metro by T-Mobile Cell Phone Review and Plan By Jillian Goltzman

April 28, 2021,

https://www.usnews.com/360-reviews/services/cell-phone-plans/metro-by-tmobile

Guide: What Phones Are Compatible With MetroPCS?, August 15, 2018,

https://www.swifttechbuy.com/what-phones-are-compatible-with-metropcs

What Phones Can Transfer to MetroPCS?By Stephanie Faris Updated June 1, 2019,

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/what-phones-can-transfer-to-metropcs

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