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MetroPCS Launches 4G LTE Service in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami and Orlando Metropolitan Areas
Posted: 26-Jan-2011 [Source: Metro PCS]

[MetroPCS expanded its no annual contract 4G LTE service into the Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami and Orlando metropolitan areas accessible on the Samsung Craft™ smartphone.]

Dallas -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. expanded its no annual contract 4G LTE service into the Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami and Orlando metropolitan areas. Accessible on the Samsung Craft™, the world's first, and currently only, commercially available 4G LTE handset, MetroPCS' 4G LTE network allows consumers to do more with unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE web browsing for an affordable price. Additionally, consumers have unlimited YouTube access and unlimited multimedia streaming and uploads and downloads on Wi-Fi, with service plans that range from $40 to $60 a month, including all applicable taxes and regulatory fees.

"We continue to expand our network so more customers can experience the only no annual contract, unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE web browsing service available today," said Roger D. Linquist, president, CEO and chairman of MetroPCS. "MetroPCS is giving customers everything they want – an affordable 4G LTE phone, more choices and the best value in 4G LTE service to stay connected, be entertained and do more – without sacrificing time or money."

In addition to the $40 service plan, MetroPCS offers $50 and $60 4G LTE service plans which allow more access to streaming multimedia content, real-time Internet gaming, music and video uploads and downloads and other media applications on MetroPCS' 4G LTE networks in addition to unlimited streaming multimedia content on Wi-Fi. Ultimately, consumers only pay for what they need.

The Samsung Craft Experience

The Samsung Craft is available in-store or online for $299 plus tax after a $50 instant rebate, while supplies last. Customers can take advantage of all MetroPCS 4G LTE has to offer with the Samsung Craft, including:

* MetroSTUDIO, powered by RealNetworks, delivers audio content to the $40, $50 and $60 plans over 4G LTE and Wi-Fi, and premium video content on the $60 plan from NBC Universal, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Univision, available on-demand from one easy-to-use application.

* A social networking and instant messaging application which harnesses notifications, friends and content from Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and AIM, MSN and Yahoo! IM clients into a single interface that's accessible with one click.

* Upgraded MetroNavigator® feature includes new voice-activated GPS and turn-by-turn directions.

The Samsung Craft features a brilliant 3.3 inch AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) screen for a better video experience, Wi-Fi connectivity, and comes with a 2GB MicroSD card pre-loaded with Paramount Pictures' hit movie "Star Trek - The Future Begins." This 4G LTE entertainment handset also contains a combination touch screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Samsung's TouchWiz™ user interface to surf and text message, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, a camcorder and is Wi-Fi capable.

With today's launch in the Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami and Orlando metropolitan areas, MetroPCS' 4G LTE services are available in 13 metropolitan areas, including Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Sacramento and San Francisco.


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