MetroPCS offers unlimited international calling

MetroPCS is offering its customers unlimited international calling to more than 100 countries for $5 per month. The deal is the latest option the flat-rate carrier has added to spruce up its prepaid offerings.

Under the new international calling feature, subscribers will be able to call more than 1,000 destinations for no extra charge other than the $5 per month fee. The company said the unlimited calling plan can be added to its $40, $45 and $50 monthly service plans, including family plans.

In April, MetroPCS added unlimited calling to select locations in Mexico for an extra $3 per month. The carrier also recently added a family conference feature that gives family members one number that rings all of their cell phones at once, placing them into a conference call.

Perhaps as a sign of its growing market clout, Standard & Poor's said MetroPCS would replace Tyco Electronics on the S&P 500 stock index. The company will join the index after the close of trading June 29.

MetroPCS reported a 20 percent increase in revenue in the first quarter, to $795 million, up from $622 million in the year-ago quarter. The carrier also had a record 684,000 net subscriber additions in the quarter.

For more:
- see this release
- see this Reuters article

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