As T-Mobile and Sprint increasingly compete with one another to reduce how much folks pay, the pressure continues to rise on prepaid brands looking to entice customers with their low-cost service. For a limited time, MetroPCS is dropping the price on its $40 1GB plan to $30 (edit: as a few commenters have pointed out, this is a separate plan, one than provides 4G, not 4G LTE), a reasonably compelling deal considering it comes with unlimited talk and text.

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Despite the advertisement's wording, this is not an unlimited plan like the recent $50 one. Only the first gigabyte will come in at 4G speeds, with everything after throttled down.

MetroPCS is also cutting $5 off the price for every line on your plan, up to five devices. That means two people can sign up and pay $50 a month.

Unlike the previous promotion, this offer is available to any MetroPCS GSM device.

Press Release

MetroPCS Sets a New Standard in Value with $30 Plan

What: If you’re looking for an affordable plan with unlimited talk, text and data backed by a network you trust, MetroPCS is making your decision easier than ever before. Beginning March 24th, MetroPCS is introducing a new $30 monthly promotional plan, which features:

  • Unlimited talk, text, and data
  • First 1GB of data at up to 4G speeds

Anyone with a MetroPCS 3G/4G GSM phone can walk into a participating MetroPCS store and get this deal. You won’t find a lower cost option with data at Boost or Cricket. Period.

When: The new promotional plan is available starting today, March 24th

Background: MetroPCS is the flagship prepaid brand of T-Mobile US, Inc., and a leading provider of unlimited talk, text and data plans with taxes and regulatory fees included – there are no surprises, period. MetroPCS offers the freedom and convenience of an affordable, no-contract wireless service, riding on T-Mobile’s blazing-fast nationwide network. For more information, please visit http://www.metropcs.com.