If you’re on the lookout for an affordable 5G handset, Metro by T-Mobile is currently running an insane promotion. The T-Mobile owned MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) is offering a brand new Motorola One 5G Ace at just $19.99 if you switch to the carrier. Additional sales tax and activation fee will apply.
The Motorola One 5G Ace has an MSRP or list price of $399.99 and a regular retail price of $279.99 at Metro. So you’re saving a whopping $260 if you get this phone and switch to the prepaid brand’s network.
You don’t have to sign any contract neither the carrier is forcing you to buy a particular expensive 5G plan. However, you do have to physically go to a brick-and-mortar store and verify your ID to eligible for this offer. You cannot buy this phone online.
Moreover, you are not eligible for this promotion if you’ve been a Metro subscriber anytime in the last six months. You cannot port a T-Mobile number either. This essentially means you either have to be an AT&T or Verizon customer or are using some other MVNO’s service.
If you are an existing Metro customer, you can add a new line to get the Motorola One 5G Ace at $89.99. No port-in or ID verification is required for this deal. However, this promotional offer will only last a short time so you might want to hurry up. The deal is available in all Metro by T-Mobile locations in the US.
Metro 5G plans start at $40 per month for a single line with 10GB of 5G data and unlimited music streaming. A $50 per month plan gives you unlimited 5G data, 5GB of hotspot data, and 100GB of Google One storage. You can also get 15GB of hotspot data and an Amazon Prime subscription for an additional $10 per month. Metro offers discounts of $10, $20, and $30 on each additional line in the three plans respectively.
Motorola One 5G Ace specifications
The Motorola One 5G Ace is Metro’s first 5G-enabled smartphone. Launched last month, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. It gets 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable up to 1TB via a micro SD card. The phone also comes in a 4GB + 64GB memory configuration but T-Mobile isn’t selling it. The carrier’s version of the device also boasts an IP54 certification.
The Motorola One 5G Ace sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD screen with a centered punch-hole cutout that houses a 16-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. There’s a triple-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel macro lens.
The new Motorola phone runs Android 10 out of the box. It packs a 5,000mAh battery that charges at 15W speeds over a USB Type-C port. A 3.5mm headphone jack, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.12, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS are part of the package as well.