MetroPCS launches nationwide plan

MetroPCS announced a new service coverage plan, Unlimited Nationwide, which it says will be available in 300 cities in the contiguous United States, and takes advantage of the company's roaming agreement it made with Leap Wireless earlier this fall. 

MetroPCS said that the expanded network will not cost its customers any additional charge to their $45 and $50 service plans, and can be purchased for $5 per month on other qualified service plans. The flat-rate carrier said the service will begin Nov. 10.

"This offering is a major benefit and value to consumers. It takes our existing predictable, affordable wireless service platform and extends it to our customers nationwide," said MetroPCS CEO  Roger Linquist. "Our customers can now seamlessly use their MetroPCS wireless service while they travel throughout the expanded service area."

At the end of September, MetroPCS and its rival and sometimes-rumored merger partner Leap Wireless, settled all of their outstanding litigation and inked a roaming deal that covered both networks' present and future markets. 

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