|MetroPCS Announces Launch of MetroFlash|
Posted: 01-Jul-2008 [Source: MetroPCS]
[Metro PCS' MetroFlash lets consumers use compatible CDMA handsets on the MetroPCS' network.]
Dallas -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc., the nation's leading provider of unlimited, flat-rate wireless communications service, announces the launch of MetroFlash(TM), allowing consumers to bring their compatible CDMA handsets to be used on MetroPCS' network. Coupled with its low cost, flat-rate unlimited wireless service, MetroPCS is further broadening consumers' freedom to enjoy more cost efficient, flexible wireless options. MetroFlash(TM) will eliminate for many consumers the requirement of having to purchase a new handset when signing up for MetroPCS service.
Offering consumers the ability to join MetroPCS with their existing handset makes switching carriers easier - and more cost efficient - than ever, said Tom Keys, Chief Operating Officer of MetroPCS. Not since number portability have consumers been offered such a convenient option in switching service providers. With the rising cost of gas and food, consumers are looking for ways to reduce expenses and the launch of MetroFlash(TM), along with our flat-rate, unlimited low cost service plans, makes MetroPCS a more affordable wireless option.
Customers using MetroFlash(TM) will receive a free month of service, plus unlimited local, long distance, voicemail and text messaging for $40 a month and pay a $30 fee. The service will be available at all MetroPCS company owned stores and select authorized dealers in all MetroPCS markets, excluding Las Vegas and Shreveport/Bossier City. Consumers can go to www.metropcs.com or a MetroPCS company owned store to determine if their phone is compatible with MetroFlash(TM).
MetroPCS' unlimited, flat-rate wireless, no signed contract plans range from $30 to $50 per month and allow subscribers to talk all they want, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. Unlike most carriers, MetroPCS does not require a signed contract, which means that consumers can activate service without going through a credit check or paying a deposit. Many of the plans include unlimited features such as voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling, text and picture messaging, push e-mail, mobile Internet browsing, mobile instant messaging, and Metro411, a voice-activated, premium directory assistance service. Additionally, MetroPCS offers unlimited family plans for an affordable low price.
With approximately 4.4 million subscribers nationwide, continued consumer demand for MetroPCS' affordable, flexible, predictable, unlimited, no signed contract, flat-rate wireless service has been the driving factor behind the company's expansion across the country.
Consumers can visit any of MetroPCS' authorized dealer locations and company-owned retail locations or visit MetroPCS' web site at www.metropcs.com to sign up for service plans, and choose from a lineup of wireless phones from the top handset manufacturers.
About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate with no signed contract. MetroPCS owns or has access to licenses covering a population of approximately 149 million people in 14 of the top 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, including New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. As of March 31, 2008, MetroPCS has approximately 4.4 million subscribers and offers service in the Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas, Shreveport - Bossier City, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Las Vegas metropolitan areas. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.
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