When I bought my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phone I switched carriers from Sprint to T-Mobile. I really like T-Mobile – the 4G LTE coverage in my area is better than Sprint and the wi-fi calling feature is great. Recently, though, I noticed the ads for metroPCS, a prepaid wireless service owned by T-Mobile that uses the T-Mobile network nationwide for talk, text, and data services. metroPCS plans cost less and provide greater data allowances than the plans offered by T-Mobile. I figured there must be a catch so last week I visited a metroPCS corporate store and spoke with the manager. As he described the service I couldn’t see any problem and metroPCS allows you to bring your own phone. I purchased a metroPCS SIM card for $10.00 and switched my phone from T-Mobile to metroPCS. I now have twice the monthly data allowance for less money and the service seems great so far. Data speed seems to be the same as it was with T-Mobile and wi-fi calling functions just as it did with T-Mobile. If I run into any problems I’ll let you know.
Recently I needed to forward my cellphone calls to another number. metroPCS charges $5.00 per month for a “Value Bundle” that includes forwarding, and I think forwarding should be included with the basic plan. I’ve also learned that metroPCS offers no online support, although their website says that e-mail support is “coming soon.” I’ve decided to try Cricket. I’ll let you know how that goes.