MetroPCS Communications has announced its MetroFlash service, allowing consumers to use any compatible CDMA handset on MetroPCS’ network. The flat rate carrier said that coupled with its low cost wireless services, MetroFlash furthers “consumers’ freedom to enjoy more cost-efficient, flexible wireless options,” by eliminating the need for customers to purchase a new handset when signing up for MetroPCS service.
“Offering consumers the ability to join MetroPCS with their existing handset makes switching carriers easier – and more cost efficient – than ever,” said Tom Keys, COO of MetroPCS, in a statement. “Not since number portability have consumers been offered such a convenient option in switching service providers.”
Customers using MetroFlash will be required to pay $30 fee, but also will receive a free month of service. The service will be available at all MetroPCS-owned stores and select authorized dealers in all MetroPCS markets, excluding Las Vegas and Shreveport/Bossier City. Consumers can go to www.metropcs.com or a MetroPCS company-owned store to determine if their phones are compatible with MetroFlash.