T-Mobile expanded the reach of its MetroPCS brand by doubling it's Market - 15 new additional markets.
The additional markets for MetroPCS largely overlay the
existing footprint of rival Cricket Wireless, and include Birmingham,
Ala.; Fresno and San Diego, Calif.; Tallahassee, Fla.; New Orleans, La.;
Baltimore, Md.; Akron, Cleveland, Sandusky, and Toledo, Ohio; Memphis,
Tenn.; Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Rio Grande Valley, and San
Antonio, Texas; Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.; and Washington, D.C.
T-Mobile will set up MetroPCS retail shops in these markets, the
MetroPCS stores will actually be selling devices that run on T-Mobile's
network, including the Nokia Lumia 521 for $99 and the LG Optimus F3 for
$149. Customers in these markets may also bring their own, unlocked GSM
handset to use on the Metro/T-Mobile network. Prepaid plans start at
$40 per month for unlimited voice and messaging, and 500MB of data.