Should I Switch to Metro PCS
October 26, 2010 by John
$60 unlimited local and long distance calls, plus unlimited text and web. Sounds like a great deal, right? So, should I switch to Metro PCS? Well, you need to look further into the coverage and features you are going to get from Metro PCS. First and most important is the coverage. Are you current area covered by MetroPCS? Will you be using your phone locally? Although Metro PCS has been expanding aggressively, there are still many parts of the country don’t have coverage. That really makes a mobile phone not mobile at all. So, be sure to check the coverage map before switching to Metro PCS.
Second, phone selections. There are less than 20 phones to choose from. And there are only 2 smartphones available – don’t remember seeing these models anywhere. If you want BlackBerry, forget it, none available. So, the choices are very limited.
Third, phone prices. Although Metro PCS rate plans are cheaper than most of other major carriers, the phone prices are not. There are no free phones. And when it comes to phones with more advanced features, you would have to shell out over $200 even after rebates. So, should you switch to Metro PCS? I don’t think so.