T-Mobile CEO John Legere said Friday the carrier’s MetroPCS prepaid brand is finally launching nationwide availability for Apple’s iPhone.
The device, which launched in MetroPCS stores in Florida at the end of June, will now be offered in stores across the country. Legere said more than half a million MetroPCS users are already using an iPhone.
MetroPCS will offer the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus for $649 and $749, respectively. The iPhone SE and 5s will be offered for $349 and $199, respectively. Legere said customers who port their number from a competitor will receive $60 off the cost the purchase of any iPhone.
T-Mobile has been working to step up its prepaid game with MetroPCS over the past year, and its efforts are yielding results.
In the January to March 2016 quarter, prepaid net additions of 807,000 from the MetroPCS brand nearly kept pace with T-Mobile’s 877,000 postpaid phone net additions. That prepaid figure was up substantially from 469,000 in the fourth quarter 2015 and skyrocketed more than eleven-fold year over year.