This blog post explains if MetroPCS is part of T-Mobile, it gives you a detailed idea about how MetroPCS and T-Mobile are related to each other. The article will also give you a comparison between the two.

Is MetroPCS part of T-mobile

MetroPCS works on the T-Mobile network and is owned by T-Mobile since 2013 by the name Metro by T-Mobile. But still, the companies work separately and provide individual services. They do share the resources but provide the services independently to their customers.

Even the plans, customer care service, phones, promotion, and benefits remain separate for both the companies. Both the companies will send their devices separately as well.

 A brief history of the T-mobile

T-Mobile is the 3rd-largest wireless network provider in the USA. T-Mobile is a German telecommunication industry and it has some investments in other mobile communication industries in the United States.

T-Mobile USA has a network sharing agreement with Cingular Wireless, an American mobile operator. Due to this, T- mobile has access to some top markets in the USA.

A brief history of Metro pcs

MetroPCS 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 a range of plans to match the budgets and the specific needs.

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.

T-Mobile vs. MetroPCS

●MetroPCS offers almost the same features as that of T- mobile, at lower prices.

●It is a prepaid service provider.

●Subscribers can avail a range of plans to match the budgets and needs.

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

●Some data-saving features of Metro PCS prevent you from overages.

●Metro PCS offers a variety of budget phones. You can avail all low price metro phones                   that satisfy particular needs.

● Both the network providers offer extras and perks to their customers. It depends on the phone plan which you have selected.

The comparison of T-Mobile and MetroPCS is shown in the following table.

ParameterT-mobileMetroPCS
Type of planOffers both prepaid and postpaid plansOffers only prepaid plans
Priority at the time of network congestionMore priorityLess priority
Range of prepaid plans$45 to %75 per month$30 to $60 per month
Data4GB for 4510GB for $50Unlimited for $754GB for $3010GB for $30Unlimited for $50
Customer serviceGoodLacking
Live chat for Customer service supportAvailableNot available
Phone selectionOffers a wide range of the latest phonesOffers budget phones
PerksTuesday giveaways, each weekAccount credit for families using unlimited plansPerks like free Netflix subscriptionData maximizer provision
International servicesNo extra chargesCharges applicable

Transfer the number from other wireless carriers to Metro

To transfer the current phone number from other wireless carriers to Metro, the following prerequisites should be satisfied.

●Gather your current network account information that includes your account number, password or PIN, and Billing zip code.

● The current phone number must be active.

●If the phone number is deactivated, then it must be activated again to transfer to Metro.

●The information for port-out requests sent by Metro must match with information already stored in the system of your current network carrier.

Step 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.

 Conclusion:

 This blog post tells you how Metro is a part of T-Mobile. MetroPCS and T-Mobile work on the same network and share the resources to give extended coverage and facilities to their customers, but they handle their services and customers separately.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs): is MetroPCS part of T- mobile

Can I switch from MetroPCS to T-Mobile?

Yes, you can easily switch to T-Mobile from MetroPCS, just take the device to the T-Mobile store and apply for their service, you can also keep your old number and just chan the service.

Will T- mobile phone work on Metro PCS?

Yes, T- mobile phone works on Metro PCS but the phone should be unlocked.

Are Metro and MetroPCS the same?

Yes, the company was known as MetroPCS but now it is known as Metro by T-Mobile.

Do both Metro PCS and T-mobile have the same network coverage?

Metro PCS makes use of the network of T-Mobile. Ultimately you can avail yourself of the same advantage of network coverage as that of T- mobile subscribers. But in case of network congestion, whenever there is heavy traffic, more priority is given to the T-mobile subscribers.

Can I go to T-Mobile for MetroPCS?

No, MetroPCS and T-Mobile work on the same network and share the resources to give extended coverage and facilities to their customers, but they handle their services and customers separately.

Is 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 of which one can easily use t mobile sim card on Metro phones

Are T-Mobile and metro the same?

T-Mobile and Metro are not the same. Both are owned by the same telecom industry and both use the same network. T-Mobile is a postpaid service provider and uses its towers. Metro is a prepaid mobile service provider. But the brand of the metro is owned by T- mobile and it uses T-Mobile’s towers.

References:

7 Things to Know About Metro by T-Mobile, Beth Marcinko, December 5th, 2020

Metro by T-Mobile, support, About T-Mobile combo-MetroPCS and T-Mobile

https://www.metrobyt-mobile.com/content/metro/en/desktop/metro/faq-archive/about-combo/metropcs-tmobile.html

MetroPCS vs. T-Mobile: Which Is Best for You?

By Philip Michaels, First Published 4 years ago

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tomsguide.com/amp/us/metro-pcs-vs-tmobile,review-4537.html/amp/

Metro by T-Mobile: Everything you need to know By John Callaham, January 30, 2019,

https://www.androidauthority.com/metro-by-t-mobile-2-908138/

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

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John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.

John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.