Prepaid carrier MetroPCS has announced that customers who either come from another carrier or add a line can now get up to four lines of unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data for only $100, and customers who port in numbers can get one free phone per number. The extremely low-priced deal is only available for a limited time, but once a customer takes advantage of it, that price is locked in for good. The announcement of the deal itself did not mention what happens if an existing customer with four or more lines ports in another one, but presumably, they can still get a free phone for every new line ported in, and taking advantage of the deal will put the price of four of their lines down to a combined $100. Likewise, it's still unclear when exactly will the deal end.
Additionally, the free phones you can get with this deal aren't limited to the usual "around $100" ultra-budget pieces on offer with deals like this; the list includes some real heavy hitters in the budget segment, such as the cohesively pleasing Moto E4 and the more powerful and modern-looking Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. The full list also includes Alcatel's Fierce 4 and Fierce A30, Coolpad Defiant, LG's K20 Plus and Aristo, Samsung's Galaxy J3 Prime, and the ZTE Blade Z Max, as well as the Avid TRIO.
With this promotion, MetroPCS is offering unlimited LTE data usage, with the deprioritization set at 35GB per line, for only $25 per line. This is one of the best prices that modern unlimited LTE plans have ever been at, with enough bandwidth on offer to even power home internet for some lighter users. While low pricing and high bandwidth usage resulted in users stressing networks and eventually drove truly unlimited plans out of the spotlight long ago, today's networks should be more than ample to handle the increased user demand, with the deprioritization feature still being on hand to ensure that the network is as speedy and consistent as possible for everyone. This goes especially for MetroPCS that's using a network to which T-Mobile recently added a number of new technologies and expanded its capacity, and is presently working on integrating it with the large amount of 600MHz spectrum that it won at the FCC's recent incentive auction.