MetroPCS starts back-to-school pricing promotions


It may be the height of summer, but MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS) is running back-to-school promotions on two new handsets as well as some of its existing models. The flat-rate operator is selling Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s M835 device for $79, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Freeform III for $49.
The Huawei M835 device uses the Android 2.2 (Froyo), operating system and is geared toward first-time smartphone users or people who want a smartphone but are on a budget. “The SWYPE-enabled Huawei M835 also includes GPS navigation, 3.2 megapixel camera with video capabilities and an MP3 Music Player. All of these features are available with MetroPCS’ $50 smartphone service plan, including all applicable taxes and regulatory fees,” the operator noted.
The Samsung Freeform III features unlimited messaging, email and access to social networks, with a QWERTY keypad, 1.3 megapixel camera and MP3 music player. The device is available on MetroPCS’ $40, $45 or $50 monthly service plans.
MetroPCS said it is offering promotional pricing on the Kyocera Torino ($29), Samsung Messenger III ($69), Samsung Galaxy Indulge ($299), and LG Optimus M ($99).

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Tracy Ford

Former Associate Publisher and Executive Editor, RCR Wireless News
Currently HetNet Forum Director
Ford has spent more than two decades covering the rapidly changing wireless industry, tracking its changes as it grew from a voice-centric marketplace to the dynamic data-intensive industry it is today. She started her technology journalism career at RCR Wireless News, and has held a number of titles there, including associate publisher and executive editor. She is a winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors Silver Award, for both trade show and government coverage. A graduate of the Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Ford holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on public relations.