MetroPCS expands LTE coverage to Boston, New York City and Sacramento

16 Dec 2010

MetroPCS has announced the launch of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in three more large markets – Boston, New York City and Sacramento – bringing the total number of cities covered to nine. The service is also available in Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The carrier is offering unlimited talk, text and internet service plans starting at USD55 per month, with no service contract. For the USD60 plan, customers get access to MetroSTUDIO, which has content including on-demand premium video with 18 channels, multimedia and ringtones. A single LTE device is available, the Samsung Craft, which retails at USD299 plus tax after a USD50 instant rebate. The Craft features a 3.3 inch screen, a 2GB MicroSD card, touch screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, a camcorder and a Wi-Fi radio. ‘As the only no annual contract, pay-in-advance wireless service provider offering 4G LTE services, we continue to build our network to allow more customers to experience our unparalleled value and flexible, affordable service,’ said MetroPCS CEO Roger D. Linquist in a press release. The company has said it plans to roll out LTE networks to Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa in early 2011.

United States, Metro by T-Mobile (formerly MetroPCS)