Metro PCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless telecommunications provider in the U.S. measured by the number of subscribers served. MetroPCS offers wireless broadband services to selected major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and provides a variety of wireless communications services to subscribers on a no long-term contract, paid-in-advance basis. As of December 31, 2010, it had over 8.1 million subscribers. In April 2007, MetroPCS Communications consummated an initial public offering of its common stock and became listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PCS." As of December 31, 2010, it held licenses for wireless spectrum covering a total population of approximately 142 million people in and around many of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. In addition, MetroPCS has roaming agreements with other wireless carriers that allows it to offer customers service in many areas when they are outside our service area. These roaming agreements, together with the area it serves with its own networks, allows its customers to receive service in an area covering over 280 million in total population under the Metro USA brand. Metro PCS provides its services using code division multiple access, or CDMA, networks using 1xRTT technology and, in all but one major metropolitan area, long term evolution, or 4G LTE, technology. It introduced the first commercial 4G LTE service in the United States in its Las Vegas and Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan areas in September 2010 and launched the world's first dual mode 4G LTE/CDMA handset. Source: SEC Filings
Tag:

Metropcs

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Sprint Prepaid loses retail shelf space in advance of Virgin relaunch

Sprint is rapidly losing prepaid customers, and its self-branded prepaid phones are disappearing from retail stores as the carrier prepares to relaunch its Virgin Mobile brand in an effort to boost sales in that market.

T-Mobile: MetroPCS generates ARPU of $38, $39

Prepaid consumers are something of an afterthought to some wireless carriers increasingly trying to poach lucrative postpaid users from their competitors. But T-Mobile has actually increased its focus on that segment, as evidenced by the record 807,000 net prepaid customer additions it scored during the first quarter.

Verizon's Shammo: TracFone is 'our prepaid product'

Verizon reported an impressive retail postpaid churn rate of.96 percent in the first quarter, surprising analysts who predicted the carrier would lose more customers to T-Mobile and Sprint. But the biggest U.S. mobile network operator continues to bleed prepaid users, opting to cede the market to brands such as MetroPCS and Cricket.

The top 5 wireless ads: AT&T and T-Mobile reign as U.S. Cellular breaks out

FierceWireless has partnered with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv to bring you a monthly snapshot of the wireless industry's advertising spending and digital engagement. The results below are for the top five most-engaging brands in the wireless industry over the last 30 days.

T-Mobile's Carter: Data traffic forcing Verizon to hastily move to 5G

Verizon's eagerness to deploy 5G is likely because the carrier is struggling to meet ever-increasing data traffic on its network, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter speculated Monday. And its haste could be costly in the long term, he warned.

The top 5 wireless ads: AT&T takes the top spot, with T-Mobile not far behind

FierceWireless has partnered with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv to bring you a monthly snapshot of the wireless industry's advertising spending and digital engagement. The results below are for the top five biggest spenders in wireless industry in February.

Verizon ad spend leads wireless sector in 2016, but T-Mobile dominates online response post-Super Bowl

FierceWireless has partnered with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv to bring you a snapshot of the wireless industry's advertising spending and digital engagement. The results below are for the top five biggest spenders in the wireless industry from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14.

Sprint's retreat from Virgin and prepaid underscore strength of MetroPCS and Cricket

Sprint yesterday said that it is de-emphasizing its Virgin Mobile prepaid brand and may introduce a new strategy for the Virgin brand at some point in the future. The news highlights Sprint's continued struggles in the prepaid sector, mainly due to the successes that T-Mobile's MetroPCS prepaid brand and AT&T's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand have had in the market.

T-Mobile's latest gambit: MetroPCS to cut 22-50% off Sprint, Boost and Virgin service pricing

T-Mobile is once again taking aim at Sprint's customers, and this time it's using MetroPCS to do it.

T-Mobile to give MetroPCS subs unlimited music streaming, optimized video streaming

T-Mobile US is bringing some of the benefits of its postpaid service to its prepaid MetroPCS brand, including unlimited music streaming without the activity counting toward customers' data buckets, and a service that will optimize subscribers' video content to let them watch more video without incurring higher data usage. The announcement comes less than a week after T-Mobile unveiled Binge On, its new offering to provide video streaming from select online video providers at no extra charge to all its customers who subscribe to 3 GB or higher data plans.