EMMY & Peabody award winning actor and producer, Keegan-Michael Key,
becomes the first Metro by T-Mobile customer, scoring unlimited data,
Amazon Prime and Google One
- What’s the news: Metro by T-Mobile is the first prepaid brand
to commit to launch 5G service in 2019. And, Metro by T-Mobile’s new
unlimited rate plans featuring Amazon Prime and Google One go on sale
- Why it matters: Prepaid customers expect – and deserve – next
generation technologies, too. Metro’s commitment to 5G is yet another
transformational moment, further blurring the traditional lines
between postpaid and prepaid.
- Who it’s for: The 10s of millions of wireless users that want
the highest-quality wireless service at prices they can afford.
BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It’s a new day in wireless. MetroPCS officially becomes Metro by
T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today, launching new all-unlimited rate
plans featuring Amazon
Prime and Google
One. And, true to its mission to change the way you think about
wireless, Metro by T-Mobile today became the first prepaid wireless
service provider to commit to 5G service, coming in 2019 as T-Mobile
begins launching 5G services and 5G-capable smartphones hit the market.
5G, with its super-low latency, increased capacity and insanely fast
speeds, promises to redefine wireless as we know it. And now, Metro by
T-Mobile is redefining prepaid by announcing plans to launch 5G services
next year. Metro customers have come to expect nothing less when it
comes to advanced wireless technologies – in 2010, Metro beat AT&T,
Verizon and the rest of the industry to the punch with the first LTE
network in the country.
“When we talk about 5G for All, it’s not just nationwide 5G service but
it’s all shades of T-Mobile, Magenta and Purple,” said
Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer at T-Mobile. “5G is going to be
huge. It’ll transform the wireless experience. Metro by T-Mobile
customers deserve access to the latest technology, and we’ll make sure
they get it.”
Keegan-Michael Key is Customer #1 at the New Metro by T-Mobile
At the Metro by T-Mobile Pop-Up Experience in New York City’s Grand
Central Terminal, noted actor, producer and – most importantly – savvy
wireless consumer, Keegan-Michael Key became the very first Metro by
T-Mobile customer. Visit the newsroom
to see him introduce the new Metro by T-Mobile at a press event.
On October 8 from 9 am to 6 pm and October 9 from 8 am to 6 pm, the
Metro by T-Mobile Pop-Up Experience in Grand Central lets visitors
explore interactive demos from Metro by T-Mobile, Amazon Prime and
Google One and step into the future with 5G demos featuring virtual and
augmented reality along with photo booths and digital and physical
mementos of the day. The Pop-Up Experience also highlights all the
benefits of the new Metro by T-Mobile—a 4G LTE network, the best of
shopping and entertainment from Amazon Prime, and expanded cloud storage
and mobile backup with Google One. The savviest attendees can even make
the switch right there onsite to join Keegan-Michael Key as Metro by
Metro by T-Mobile Breaks from Conventional Wisdom
For many, the perception of prepaid wireless service meant subpar
devices, service and coverage. But, Metro has been quietly changing the
prepaid landscape for years, and today, the company takes a giant
wireless leap forward for customers. Starting today, at 10,000+ Metro by
T-Mobile stores nationwide, wireless customers can score new
all-unlimited rate plans featuring Amazon Prime and Google One all on
the ultra-advanced T-Mobile network.
Longtime Metro customers can also benefit from the new rate plans. All
they have to do is come into a Metro store or contact Metro by
T-Mobile’s outstanding customer care team to make the switch.
“I couldn’t be more proud of today’s launch and what it means for our
customers and potential customers. Truly nationwide and unlimited
service on the most advanced LTE network and now with Amazon Prime and
Google One. There’s not a better value in wireless,” said Tom Keys,
President, Metro by T-Mobile. “And with a commitment to bring 5G to life
in 2019, we’re making it crystal clear: Metro by T-Mobile customers
aren’t making a compromise. They’re refusing to make a compromise.”
Serious Value with Amazon Prime
The top tier of the new Metro by T-Mobile plans now includes Amazon
Prime, giving customers the best of shopping and entertainment from
Amazon including Prime Free One-Day Shipping and Prime Free Same-Day
Delivery in more than 8,000 cities and towns and unlimited Free Two-Day
Shipping on more than 100 million items. Prime members enjoy unlimited
access to award-winning movies and TV episodes including Emmy-winning The
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s
Jack Ryan, and the Oscar-nominated box office success The Big
Sick with Prime Video, and Prime Music which offers members
unlimited streaming and ad-free listening to today’s best-selling
artists with access to two million songs. Plus, members can get deep
discounts on select popular products at Whole Foods Market and an
additional 10 percent off hundreds of sale items. Prime members also
receive unlimited free photo storage with Amazon Photos.
First with Google One
Metro by T-Mobile is the only wireless provider to offer plans with Google
One. Google One is a plan that gives you expanded storage that you
can share with your family, direct access to Google experts and other
members-only benefits across Google – and, it comes with mobile backup
so you can securely back up your phone’s photos, videos and multimedia
messages sent via Android Messages.
For more information on Metro by T-Mobile, visit www.MetrobyT-Mobile.com.
On all plans, during congestion, the fraction of customers using
>35Gb/mo. may notice reduced speeds until next payment cycle due to
prioritization. Video streams at 480p. Capable Android device
required for Google One registration and backup services.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining
the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading
product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network
delivers outstanding wireless experiences to approximately 75.6 million
customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in
Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its
subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by
T-Mobile. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com
or join the conversation on Twitter using $TMUS.