. They offered essentially the same plans as T Mobile Prepaid at cheaper prices., But how do Metro by T Mobile’s plans stack up in 2021? It turns out only one of their plans is worth it and only under one circumstance.. The other plans, I don’t think they’re worth it. All. In this full review, I’ll be covering everything you need to know about Metro by T Mobile, including their current plan offerings. Why one plan is worth it and the other ones aren’t the network, data speeds and performance and ultimately, whether or not you should sign up for their service. Hi I’m Stetson and I review cell phone plans.. My goal is to help you save money on your cell phone bill and I even designed and built BestPhonePlans.net to help make it easy to find and compare plans. For a select group of people. Metro may actually be an excellent option for reducing their cell phone bill., But for others you’ll be better off looking elsewhere. Let’s get into it. Metro offers four plans to choose from.. The 30 plan includes unlimited talk and text with 2 gigs of high speed data.. After the 2 gigs, you get unlimited data, but it’s capped at 2G speeds or 128 kilobits per second.. The 40 plan includes unlimited talk, text and 10 gigs of high speed data before unlimited data at 2G. Speeds. Metro also throws in an added perk of Music Unlimited.. This lets you stream unlimited music from your favorite services, including Spotify Apple, Music, iHeartRadio, and more, without counting against your 10 gigs of high speed data allotment.
. Unfortunately, the mobile hotspot is not supported with either of these lower tier plans.. The next plan is the 50 Unlimited plan.. This includes unlimited talk text and unlimited data.. Metro also adds support for the mobile hotspot and includes 5 gigs of hotspot. Data. Hotspot data is shut off after the 5 gig allotment though.. Another interesting perk is Metro, includes 100 gigabytes of Google One storage.. This storage can be used in Gmail, Google Drive Google Photos and for backing up your phone.. Normally this is 2 per month or 20 per year, so it’s a nice perk to have.. Unfortunately, the link in my Metro account to add the 100 gigs of Google. One storage brought me to a broken URL filled with ads., I think, to add the storage you need to reach out to customer support or use the Metro app on an Android phone. But the truth is, I never got around to it, because I was signed up for this plan for such a short time.. Finally, we have the 60 Unlimited plan.. This is the same plan as the 50 plan, but it increases the hotspot data to 15 gigs and it also adds an Amazon Prime membership. On top of the Google One storage included with the service., I initially thought this was a great deal and it certainly can be for some people, but considering Amazon. Prime is 120 per year for the annual plan that’s only 10 per month, which is exactly the same difference as the cost between these two plans.
. That means, arguably, the only real difference is the 10 gigs of extra hotspot data with the 60 plan., And unless you need the extra hotspot data, I would opt for the 50 plan and get an Amazon Prime membership separately.. That way, the two services are not tied together and you won’t lose your Prime membership. If you cancel your Metro service or switch providers. And, of course all of Metro’s plans include excellent feature support., You get full support for Voice over LTE Wi Fi calling visual voicemail 5G access on T, Mobile’s 5G network domestic roaming data and mobile hotspot on the plans That support it. One thing to note here is that I wasn’t able to confirm how much domestic roaming data was included.. The representative I spoke with over the phone wasn’t able to provide an exact amount. T. Mobile Postpaid include 200 megabytes of domestic roaming data and T Mobile Prepaid includes 100 megabytes of domestic roaming data with their plans. So I would assume, with Metro it’s around 100 megabyte mark for domestic roaming. Data. Metro also offers a wide selection of international calling add ons.. There are too many to cover in this video, so you can see the fill list on my website BestPhonePlans.net.. Interestingly, the only option for international data roaming is in Canada and Mexico with the Canada and Mexico. Unlimited add ons at 5, each per month. Metro previously offered a 10 World Calling add on that included 200 megabytes of roaming data in 18 supported countries, but customer support told me that add on was discontinued over two years ago.
. So if you need coverage when traveling abroad, you’ll need a different solution., You may consider an international eSIM plan from carriers such as US, Moblie or Airalo, or you may consider signing up for a plan that’s local to the country you’re visiting because oftentimes they have excellent And affordable rates.. Besides the lack of international data roaming, there are two big cons with Metro’s service.. The first is visual voicemail.. While it works natively on iPhones Android users are required to use the dedicated visual voicemail app.. Some users are complaining, the app can be hit or miss.. The second is that you still have to pay a 20 device swap fee.. This means any time you want to switch phones, whether you’re upgrading to a new phone or you just wan na switch to a different phone to try it out. You have to pay 20., I switch devices all the time, so this would literally add up to hundreds of dollars per year for my particular use case and it’s. The main reason why I would never use Metro as my personal provider. For most people, though it’s likely not a big deal.. You probably upgrade your phone once every couple of years, so switching phones would just be a mild inconvenience along with a 20 charge. Speaking of charges. Metro also charges you a one time: 20 activation fee and 10 SIM card fee. When you first sign up. Once you’re activated, though Metro’s billing is simple and straightforward.
, Their prices include all taxes and fees. So what you see is what you pay, and I absolutely love that. Metro also makes it easy to pay via their mobile application online or even through an automated system over the phone.. And if you’re like me and running behind on your Metro by T Mobile review and your service is up for renewal, while you’re filming the video Metro also offers a one time, billing extension, where they will restore your service and give you and extra 72 hours or 3 extra days to pay your bill.. Thank you. Metro.! This low key came in clutch., Okay. So at the beginning of this video, I said that only one of Metro’s plans was worth it and only under one circumstance., So which one is it and why Let’s start with the plans that aren’t worth it. And those are the 30 2 gig plan. The 40 10 gig plan and the 50 Unlimited plan. For the 30 and 40 options you can find cheaper plans with way more data from Mint Mobile and US Mobile.. You can get the same 10 gigs of data as Metro’s 40 plan for just 20 per month. On Mint Mobile or US Mobile., That’s, half the price for the same service. I’ll also add that Mint supports many of the same features as Metro, so you’re not missing out on much.. If you want more data, you even have the option to bump up to the 30 plans from Mint and US Mobile, which include 35 gigs and 30 gigs of data respectively.
. This is plenty of data for average consumers and at a cheaper price than Metro. Heck. Even T Mobile’s own prepaid service offers 2.5 gigs of data for just 15 bucks a month. Half the price of Metro’s plans., So yeah Metro’s plans are not worth it at all.. Speaking of T, Mobile prepaid, that’s, actually the main reason: Metro’s 50 Unlimited plan, isn’t worth it either. The same 50 per month gets you unlimited data on both Metro and T Mobile Prepaid, but there are two key differences.. The first difference is in hotspot. Data. Metro’s plan is slightly better here.. It offers 5 gigs of hotspot data at high speeds, as opposed to T Mobile Prepaid, which offers unlimited hotspot data, but It caps the speed at a slow, 600 kilobits per second.. The second difference is much more important, though, and it’s that T Mobile prepaid includes priority data, whereas Metro’s data is always deprioritized at all times.. What does this mean? Having priority? Data means that anytime, the network is busy such as, if you’re trying to use your phone at a crowded football game at a concert or at another public event, where there are a lot of people all trying to use the network at once. Then people with priority data will have slightly faster speeds. People who have deprioritized plans such as Metro’s plans will have slower speeds.. How much of a difference will this make? Well, as I said in my full T, Mobile review, I doubt this will make a significant difference for most people.
I’ve been using a deprioritized plan on Mint Mobile for the past 2 12 years now and I’ve never noticed a difference in my service., But why? I am I harping on the difference between priority data between these two plans for this video, Because for the same price, I think more people will have a better experience on T Mobile Prepaid than on Metro.. I think having priority data will provide a better, slightly faster experience over having 5 gigs of hotspot data, and I also think, having access to T Mobile support via T Force on social media or by going to a T Mobile store, will provide a better experience than Metro’S customer support. And for single line users. These exact things ring true for the 60 Unlimited plans as well.. I personally would choose the 60 T Mobile prepaid plan over the 60 Metro plan. Every time. – But I did say one of Metro’s plans was worth it. And it turns out that the 60 plan is worth it, but only for multi line. Accounts. You see with four lines the price drops to just 30 per month per line: flat. Taxes and fees. Included., You also get the 100 gigs of Google One storage included. And that Amazon Prime membership included.. I think that is worth it. It’s, somehow cheaper than Metro’s 50 plan with four lines. Thanks to a promotion, they appear to always be running and the plan is way cheaper than Magenta or Magenta MAX.
. So would I recommend signing up for Metro by T Mobile? Well, if you fall into that one specific use case of having four or more lines that all need unlimited data, then I think Metro’s 60 plan is worth it.. It’S got nice, features nice perks and will an overall good experience., But for anyone else I would suggest looking elsewhere. People looking for budget plans can find way, better deals from Mint Mobile and US Mobile and people. Looking for great single line. Unlimited plans can get a better experience by going with T Mobile prepaid directly.. What do you think about Metro by T Mobile? Let me know with a comment down below.. Please click the like button. If you found this video helpful and subscribe for more videos like this one., Oh and the poll is now live for Patreon supporters, so you can now vote on which video I make next.. What will it be? The best cheap T, Mobile plans Or the best Unlimited T Mobile plans, If you’re, not a Patreon supporter, already consider joining at the link below, so you can vote on which video I make next and for extra perks and benefits. I’m Stetson.