NEW! MetroPCS rate plans for 2013. thoughts??

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  1. Pletua

    Pletua Active Member

    Metro won't force anyone to there new plans, everyone will still have there grandfathered plans, I've seen people have the old $45 unlimited international calling plan still on there feature phone they just get taxed for it.

    Metro will keep grandfathering your plan as long as you stay with the same type of phone ex. 4glte phone to new 4glte phone can grandfather your plan, etc. It would be a bad move on there part because they have all these people moving to the $30 plan and $55 plan the past few months that they've been available.

    As for the reason of the change i think it has to do with them dropping MetroStudio completely out of the $70 plan.

    As for the $30 promo plan that plan is only available to PHONES that have no account history, you can keep your number your just going to need a new phone.

  2. trigger1074

    trigger1074 Well-Known Member

    The 25$ and 30$ feature phone plans required a new phone activation not switching down to it. Now it includes reactivation as well. The 30$ plan for 4g required a new 4G phone purchase.

    figure the corporate store would know this lol...
  3. elcocho852

    elcocho852 Well-Known Member

    Could I buy a phone online from the metro pcs website and then go activate it at a metro store and get the 30 dollar a month plan???
  4. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru

    All the signs and people I talked to said it was an in-store only offer.
  5. robertkoa

    robertkoa Well-Known Member

    Does the new $ 40 Plan include no 4G data ?

    But is it still 4G LTE for voice ?

    People I assume could still buy Motion or Galaxy on the $40 Plan or are we back to $ 50 and
    $60 Plans Only for the better 4 G phones ?

    I remember a time when all smartphones were $ 50 Dollar and Up Plans Only-

    Then a point when you could get a 4G LTE Phone on the $ 40 Plan but the Stores would say No until you showed them the Website ...

    So what's the deal in 2013 ?
  6. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    You have to put a 4G phone on a 4G plan but it doesnt matter which plan $50 or $60
    But is it still 4G LTE for voice? Once you have a VoLTE capable phone & in a 4G area & on the 4G plan since your required to have one then you'll get Voice over LTE
  7. robertkoa

    robertkoa Well-Known Member

    Thanks. So if someone buys new 4 G Phone and Plan after Jan 3 2013 it's $50 or $60 Plan Only for 4 G.

    IF I upgrade to a Galaxy S3 from the Motion, will they allow me to stay on current 4 G Promo
    , or since a new activation required would Grandfathered Promo Plan disappear ?
  8. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    If you upgrade you still have your plan
  9. robertkoa

    robertkoa Well-Known Member

    Yes and they are

    1) Ending Unlimited $55 4G promo .

    2)Ending the $30 4G 250 meg promo.

    3) Ending the $40 4G 250 meg Plan.

    So no more 4G except on $50 and $60 Plans

    Unless you are "grandfathered in " on an Existing Plan- still honored.

    Question - if I try to switch to $30 Promo -and pay Activation Fee, using same # and device, would the System recognize the serial # and not allow it ?

    Local Dealer was not sure.....
  10. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru

    I say try it and let us know how it works out. If it doesn't work, then you only lose $10. But if it Does work, then you will save $10 every month from now on. :D
  11. elcocho852

    elcocho852 Well-Known Member

    ^^ I have the same question about the 30 dollar a month plan??
  12. dose17

    dose17 Active Member

    in order to downgrade ANY plan to the $304G you MUST purchase a NEW 4Gdevice. example: existing phone:esteem plan:$504G, to downgrade your plan u must BUY A NEW 4G phone and pay the $10 promo fee.
    it can be changed without paying a thing but its against the promo rules. lol nothing happens if changed, meaning they dont change it back. u just gotta know a guy whose willing to do it...
  13. robertkoa

    robertkoa Well-Known Member

    But what if I Don't purchase a new device but someone will do it.

    Meaning log the the existing serial # again as a new phone pay activation fee etc. -the system

    will only allow that Promo on a New Phone but the System might accept. the old serial #or it may kick it back...

    Haven't tried it ...but I'm on Wifi so much that would be a good Plan.

    Understand that it requires a New Activation- but maybe just reactivate my existing phone.
  14. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru

    Jesus man! You're hurting my brain with all this nonsense. Go try to activate your current phone Already, and stop trying to convince us. Maybe it will work, maybe it won't. We can't tell you if there is some kind of back door because we don't know.

    If you really really want the $30 plan on your old phone so bad, do this:

    1. Buy a new LG Motion 4G (they are in very high demand), pay the $10 fee, and get the $30 service with your old number.
    2. Tell the clerk to be very careful and you don't want to remove any of the plastic or anything on the device.
    3. After you have the new phone, immediately tell them you want to switch the service back to your old phone. Bingo!
    4. Advertise the new LG Motion 4G on craigslist as "Brand New, never used". Sell it for $20 less than you paid.
    In total it should cost you prolly about $40, but you'll have your old phone on the new plan. After 5 months ($50 savings), the cost for switching plans will make up your losses.

    If you're old phone doesn't support 4G LTE, then I may recommend keeping the LG Motion 4G and selling your old phone. The $30 plan supports 4G LTE phones, and you might as well take full advantage of it.
  15. robertkoa

    robertkoa Well-Known Member


    Ha. OK -none of my Posts until now have ever caused *brain injuries or broken bones.

    Not trying to "convince " anyone-just thought someone may have inside knowledge of the System.

    Not worth trouble of buying second phone since I got the Motion in September , but would be $25
    less per month and I'm on Wifi mostly anyway.

    *easily reversible through exercise, meditation, etc.

    Point well taken about this Subject though- appreciate everyone's patience and on to other stuff...
  16. Joshb101

    Joshb101 Well-Known Member

    Yes you can. As long as the phone has never been activated before and you go in store you can get the $30 plan.
  17. elcocho852

    elcocho852 Well-Known Member

    @Joshb101 i been told by some other people that i can't do that.. that i have to buy the phone in the store??? I'm confused now o_O.
    Where did you get your info from or do you work for metro??
  18. Joshb101

    Joshb101 Well-Known Member

    Don't know who has told you, you can't do that, but they're uninformed themselves. I bought 2 Motions for my parents from Wirefly and they then took them into a store and got the $30 plan.

    And if the store employee tells you that you need a new number tell them to go read the Terms and Conditions of that plan as it only states you need to be activating a new phone, you can keep your same number.
  19. Joshb101

    Joshb101 Well-Known Member

    Its an in-store only offer in that you can only get that plan by going in store to activate your new phone. You do NOT need to buy the phone in store.
  20. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru

    Sounds sketchy to me, but whether your right or not, I wouldn't risk it. :eek:

    If I have to go in-store to activate it, why not buy the phone right then also? I wouldn't risk buying a phone online, and having it delivered, only to get down to the store and have some stupid clerk say "Sorry we can't do that".

    For me it wouldn't be worth it to try and "debate" TOC with the clerk, because we all know that most of those employees are pretty ignorant on these types of things. Besides that, there's little time left in this month. I'd just get it same day from the store.

    Hey no problem, I'm actually very curious to hear how things go with your service. Be sure to follow up with us.
  21. Joshb101

    Joshb101 Well-Known Member

    Its not "sketchy" its clearly states that's how it works on Metro's website. It only requires a new phone and in-store activation to get the $30 plan. It shouldn't be a big deal at all. The biggest problem people have seemed to have is Metro worker's saying they need to be activating a new number/line instead of keeping their old one which is NOT what Metro says you need.

    Honestly if the Metro employees at said store are that dumb, then I wouldn't trust them with anything. Its not like there aren't a billion more Metro stores.

    But by all means if you want to be overcharged for a phone, go right ahead.
  22. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru

    How do you get a less expensive phone online than in store? Are there special online promotions I don't know about? You have to pay the plan promo and first month fee's no matter where you bought the phone. :confused:
  23. doctor_doctor

    doctor_doctor Well-Known Member

    Instead of making a new thread on this, I'd just like to ask, do the current $25 dumbphone and $30 LTE plans have International Texting included?
  24. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    I have a this and visual VM and rhapsody for 60 a month on the old plans. No ones tellin me I have to switch :)
  25. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru

    From looking over the website, it appears international calling is an extra $10 monthly charge and only available with certain plans. Services - MetroPCS

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