DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) today 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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About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate with no annual contract. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their services in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of December 31, 2010, MetroPCS had over 8.1 million subscribers. For more information please visit http://www.metropcs.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements, including those pertaining to 4G LTE services and networks and the value customers derive from 4G LTE services are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon MetroPCS management’s experience in the industry, as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors management believes are appropriate under the circumstances as of the date of this press release unless specified as of some earlier date. Actual financial results, performance or results of operations may differ materially from forward-looking statements expressed in this press release.
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