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    Why TMobile over Metro

    So Metro is offering 4 lines of unlimited for $100. TMobile offers unlimited for $160. Why sign up for TMobile and pay $60 more? I can’t find any differences between the two??

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    Quote Originally Posted by djjim View Post
    So Metro is offering 4 lines of unlimited for $100. TMobile offers unlimited for $160. Why sign up for TMobile and pay $60 more? I can’t find any differences between the two??
    There are a few differences, but it probably doesn't matter to most people.

    1.) Data Roaming (Partner Networks) - only voice roaming on Metro
    2.) International Roaming - only Mexico and Canada on Metro
    3.) TMobile Tuesdays
    4.) Free Signal Booster/Routers
    5.) Financing Options
    6.) Highest network priority
    7.) Customer service
    8.) Call Forwarding - costs extra on Metro (surprisingly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by djjim View Post
    So Metro is offering 4 lines of unlimited for $100. TMobile offers unlimited for $160. Why sign up for TMobile and pay $60 more? I can’t find any differences between the two??
    I have metro and love it. Works great here in Michigan... Used to have cricket 8 months ago and had a massive power outage and then I switched. Don't like that when switching phones I can't pop in a sim card and metro stores charge a fee to switch phones. But realized if you metro website and click chat they will switch it for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdimmer222 View Post
    I have metro and love it. Works great here in Michigan... Used to have cricket 8 months ago and had a massive power outage and then I switched. Don't like that when switching phones I can't pop in a sim card and metro stores charge a fee to switch phones. But realized if you metro website and click chat they will switch it for free.

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    You can’t just switch sims? Why? That makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1geast View Post
    There are a few differences, but it probably doesn't matter to most people.

    1.) Data Roaming (Partner Networks) - only voice roaming on Metro
    2.) International Roaming - only Mexico and Canada on Metro
    3.) TMobile Tuesdays
    4.) Free Signal Booster/Routers
    5.) Financing Options
    6.) Highest network priority
    7.) Customer service
    8.) Call Forwarding - costs extra on Metro (surprisingly)
    Seriously? Call forwarding is not free?? And there is no data roaming at all?? So if I’m driving through West Virginia I couldn’t even use GPS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djjim View Post
    You can’t just switch sims? Why? That makes no sense.
    You watch all prepaid will do that soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1geast View Post
    There are a few differences, but it probably doesn't matter to most people.

    1.) Data Roaming (Partner Networks) - only voice roaming on Metro
    2.) International Roaming - only Mexico and Canada on Metro
    3.) TMobile Tuesdays
    4.) Free Signal Booster/Routers
    5.) Financing Options
    6.) Highest network priority
    7.) Customer service
    8.) Call Forwarding - costs extra on Metro (surprisingly)
    You can do call forwarding on your cell phone for free, and usually they charge for boosters, and they have international calling as long as you pay for it same with mexico calling / data

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    Quote Originally Posted by djjim View Post
    You can’t just switch sims? Why? That makes no sense.
    Because you must put the imei of the new device in just like Verizon.. some phones may work for some things but mainly it won't unless you change it, stores charge due to time to do it that's how metro passes money to it's dealers to make extra money and most customers will pay it vs calling customer service because they don't want to or know how to.

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    So you can change devices for free if you call into customer service? Is customer service outsourced? Like cricket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djjim View Post
    So you can change devices for free if you call into customer service? Is customer service outsourced? Like cricket?
    It’s free, yes. No idea how much of the CS is outsourced (I’ve received a mix of accented and non accented CSRs when I’ve called in), but they are always good/great to work with. Never a problem swapping SIMs around, for example.

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    Yes free if you call customer care, some stores may do it free once in a while but most likely charged $15.90

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