Unlimited phone plans are back, and MetroPCS just got on the bandwagon. The carrier, which is known for its prepaid options, has just announced a new plan that gives subscribers unlimited 4G LTE data…but only if you sign up two lines under the deal. By doing so, both lines get unlimited high-speed mobile data for a total of $75/month, making each phone’s monthly cost about half of what you’d pay for unlimited at a big carrier.
MetroPCS is a prepaid carrier that operates on the T-Mobile network, its biggest boasting points being inexpensive plans and frequent deals on phones. The carrier announced on Tuesday a new option for getting unlimited 4G LTE data through it, doing so by signing up two lines. The total price, as mentioned above, is $75, working out to about $37 per phone.
This is compared to T-Mobile’s own unlimited plan, which is $70/month for one line or up to $40/month for four lines. That makes MetroPCS’s offering slightly cheaper than T-Mobile’s best per-line rates, at least when it comes to unlimited 4G LTE data.
The arrangement for this deal is that the primary line on the account pays $50/month and the second line pays half that. As with T-Mobile, the rates include taxes and fees. Additional lines can be added to the two, up to five lines, for $25/line extra. There are some other options, too, such as adding 8GB of mobile hotspot access for an extra $10 a month.
To sweeten the deal, the carrier is also offering a pair of free LG K20 phones to those who switch and sign up for this two-line deal. There are some restrictions on the ‘unlimited’ part of the plan, namely video streaming is capped at 480p resolution (as with most other carriers’ unlimited plans). MetroPCS says it may also drop the speeds for its top 3% of users if there’s congestion — that means anyone who exceeds 32GB per month. The deal is available for existing customers.