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MetroPCS adds service in Mexico and Canada

T-Mobile US’ prepaid brand MetroPCS expands talk, text and data to Canada

Continuing to take cues from its parent company T-Mobile US, prepaid brand MetroPCS expanded its international efforts to Canada, offering unlimited talk, text and data north of the border as part of a new “North America Unlimited” package.

The new MetroPCS service allows customers to tap into their domestic unlimited calling, messaging and data plans when roaming in Mexico and Canada for $5 per month. Customers with a $40 or higher monthly base rate plan can add the feature by accessing their account online, dialing 611 or going into a MetroPCS store. MetroPCS initially launched Mexico roaming in July.

The MetroPCS offering piggybacks on T-Mobile US’ “Mobile without Borders” plan that launched in July. MetroPCS does not offer its own version of T-Mobile US’ Simple Global plan, which covers some 145 countries where customers can access free text messaging, data and low-cost calling from their mobile device.

Last month MetroPCS added 1 gigabyte of unthrottled data access to its $40 and $50 per month plans, which now include 3 GB and 5 GB of high-speed data access, respectively. Those customers are also able to use their entire data allotment with their device acting as a mobile hot spot, while customers on the carrier’s $60 per month “unlimited” data plan have seen their mobile hot spot allotment grow from 6 GB to 8 GB.

Customers on rate plans beginning at $40 per month also have access to MetroPCS’ “Music Unlimited” service, which includes access to 33 streaming music services that will not take away from a customer’s data allotment. The service is similar to T-Mobile US’ Music Freedom service launched in 2014.

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