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MetroPCS [Store Locator] is offering a 32GB Apple iPhone SE Smartphone for Free when you Switch to MetroPCS (port-in eligible line) and activate on their Unlimited LTE Prepaid Plan starting at $50/mo. (details). Thanks jonatron

Details:
  • Visit any local participating MetroPCS Store [store locations]
  • Port-in one or more lines from an eligible carrier
    • Note, T-Mobile lines/customers not eligible
  • Activate any MetroPCS Unlimited LTE Prepaid Plan starting at $50/mo.
  • An instant $150 promo credit will be applied towards the purchase of one 32GB Apple iPhone SE MetroPCS Prepaid Smartphone per eligible line
    • Note, local sales tax on price of pre-credited device(s) may be due at sign-up
  • Your smartphone will be Free (after port-in and plan purchase)
Unlimited Talk, Text & LTE Data Prepaid Plan (taxes & fees included):
  • 1 Line $50/mo.
    • or $60/mo. w/ 10GB mobile hotspot data included
  • 2 Lines $80/mo.
    • or $90/mo. w/ 10GB mobile hotspot data included
  • 3 Lines $90/mo.
  • 4 Lines $100/mo.
  • 5 Lines $125/mo.
  • No contract, prepaid service
  • Owned and operated on T-Mobile's nationwide GSM network
  • Features: WiFi Calling, Caller ID, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Voicemail and Visual Voicemail
  • Music Unlimited: Stream your music subscription services w/o counting toward data usage (on 40+ supported services including Pandora, iHeartRadio, Apple Music and Spotify)
  • Note:
    • Unlimited lines exceeding usage of 35GB/mo. may notice reduced speeds due to network prioritization
    • Mobile data video streaming at up to 480p resolution
    • 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot (up to 10GB) available on select plan options only
Specs:
  • 4" 1136x640 IPS 'Retina' display
  • Apple A9 1.84GHz dual-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • 12MP rear / 1.2 front cameras
  • Fingerprint sensor w/ Apple Pay
  • 1624 mAh battery
  • iOS 10 (upgradable to latest iOS 11)
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MetroPCS sells a 32 GB iPhone SE for $149, but if you switch to metroPCS and sign up for an unlimited plan you save $150 making it $0. You may still have to pay sales tax.

Not the newest iPhone, but hard to beat free. Hopefully this deal helps someone out there.

Individual unlimited plan $50/month
2 Lines for $80/month ($40/line)
3 Lines for $90/month ($30/line)
4 Lines for $100/month ($25/line)

https://www.metropcs.com/iPhoneSE...esecondary
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Last Edited by usera April 1, 2018 at 04:12 PM
Does anyone know why the corp store charges your cc as debit/cash transaction?


A few good pointers from the other thread that was deleted:


UNLOCK POLICY: You may request an unlock after 90 days of ACTIVE service. 180 days starting 04/01

WARNING: If you visit an "authorized dealer" they may charge you bogus fees. To avoid this, try visiting a corporate store. Go to MetroPCS.com and use the store locator and uncheck "authorized store".

BEST DEAL: get 4 lines for $100, requires port-in of 4 numbers

HOW TO PULL IT OFF:

1. Bring your port-in info, this is usually your account number and pin for the account (ex. from Cricket, or AT&T). Also bring that phone with you, they might ask you to test-call.

2. Go to corporate dealer and ask for the free iPhone SE deal. Ask to go on the cheapest plan that works with that deal. For one phone it's the $50 plan.

3. Once you leave the store, call 611 and change to the lowest $30/2gb plan if you desire to save money. To have phone unlocked you must wait after 90 days of service.

THE DEAL THAT 'rolydeals' GOT: I got 2x iPhone SE at my nearest Corporate store. I brought two phones from Cricket, they asked if I had the phones with me because they would run a test call. It all went fine and I got them both for free and got on the 2 lines (the $60 Unlimited + Hotspot plan) for a total of $90. I also got device protection added in because I was sort of forced to at the store. For some odd reason I was due $122 at the store, so I paid it. After that I called 611 and downgraded to the $30 2gb plan on both phones, and took off device protection. At this point I owe $60 for this month, and $60 for the next, and $60 for the next, and then I'm done and phones are unlocked. So currently my due next month is $-2 because I paid $122 up front at the store. It's all perfect.

SWITCHING PHONES: My dad wanted to keep using his old phone so I switched to it. I was told that since the iPhone SE was now deactivated, that it would not be unlocked past the 90 days. I have heard that it might still happen, idk, but I can sell it now for MetroPCS activation just fine.

DON'T HAVE A NUMBER TO PORT IN? USE TELLO
I previously ported in 2x lines from Cricket, got 2x iPhone SE for free, and paid $122 at corporate MetroPCS store. Then called 611 and changed my lines to $30/plan.

I now was out of lines to port-in, so I got a new number from Tello. I activated my old Sprint Moto E (2nd Gen) on their $5 plan, voila! I then proceeded to go into an authorized store, since corporate stresses their "account must 3 months old rule" a lot, to try to circumvent this. The lady gave me a hard time with a lot of things because she was really inexperienced. First, She also didn't know how to port-in into an existing family plan, she told me that it had to be a completely new account - I taught her better. Second, she said that the PIN was required for port-in, although Tello says no pin is req, just account number. So I told her to enter "0000" because it didn't matter in the end. It worked. I paid $50 in-store this time. Something weird happened to my bill online, showing that I owed more than normal, so I called 611 and made sure all of my lines were on the $30/plan. All is good. I have a total of 3x iPhone SE, tomorrow will probably get my last one. Limit 4/account or household.

*If you don't have a Sprint phone like myself, other unlocked phones also work. You might be required to get a sim card from them and process might take longer. My sprint phone was activated within a few minutes, you also have to follow their instructions and dial some numbers in the dialer to finish setup, its not automatic.


OTHER TIPS:

Don't share or suggest Ting links else this thread will also be gone like the other one did.

Options for generating Port in numbers 1) people are buying numbers from eBay 2) you can get ATT prepaid sim and and $2 or $10 based on rep that you get.

Get 4 phones with 4 numbers ported in! If only one or 2 you can reduce plan to $30 with call right after leaving store.

Metro iPhones unlock automatically after 3 months of service. Thats what they told me on phone and one I bought for $99 during Nov promotion unlocked a few days ago and works fine on both Verizon and Tmobile(tested)




iPhone Sold To Initial Carrier and lock status checker:
https://imei24.com/check/iphone_lock_checker/

Free Website to Check Lock and Warranty Status:
iPhone warranty free IMEI check:
https://imei24.com/imei_check/Apple/

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They cannot charge $10 for a SIM card... the SIM card is included in the Box with MetroPCS phones. I used to work for an Authorized Dealer and was forced to rip people off charging bogus fees & taxes. Corporate stores are the best bet.
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Here's an idea: instead of whining online about people taking advantage of an advertised promotion, stop selling products that do not make you money. If you are selling a no-contract, no strings attached wireless service yet are being held accountable for the customer doing things they are legally entitled to do well after the interaction with your store has ended, you are in the wrong line of work. Start repairing phones, maybe. Become one of those shops. Sell unlocked phones or something. Do anything else.

Dealers coming on here to complain about actions MetroPCS explicitly allows makes me roll my eyes. The customers aren't the problem here. Metro policy is. Metro could easily change the terms and conditions to prohibit one person from opening multiple accounts (and actually enforce it in the system) but they don't. They could prohibit device swaps within a certain window of time, but they don't. They could not allow activation of subsidized devices on MetroPCS accounts other than the one they were sold on within a certain window of time, but they don't. They could prohibit plan changes within a certain window of time, but they don't. They could fix the porous Android device unlock system, but they don't.

That they don't do so implies that Metro does not see that conduct as a bad thing. With the exception of the Android device lock situation, few of the things you see as a problem negatively impact MetroPCS.

The issue here is that you dealers, who have a tendency to charge your own fees and claim they are Metro fees, who like to slap random addons on accounts that were never requested by the customer, who by and large degrade the brand by offering awful service are paid in a manner that is as sketchy as the way you as dealers operate. The fault lies with MetroPCS and you, the dealer. You knew what you were signing up for when you became a dealer.

Buying something for a dollar and selling it for two is called capitalism. That model is a large part of who Americans are as a people, it is what built this country (for better or worse). I would think that someone like you, who has dopey negative takes on 'free health care' would understand. Sorry that you are the one getting the short end of the stick on the whole 'buy for 1, sell for 2' situation. I suggest finding a new line of work. The public at large is under no obligation to operate in a manner that keeps in mind your desire for store profitability. It is dog eat dog.
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From eBay but it costs a lot, here is one example, maybe if you talk with sellers or look around can get cheaper price

https://www.ebay.com/itm/T-MOBILE...2699230212

Second option is using SIM interposer like R-SIM, but apple blocks new ICCID of them quickly when released and often newer firmware might disable it

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RSIM-12-...3119850899

For R-SIM I copied explanation from this forum "R-SIMs and Geveys are SIM interposers. They perform what is called a man-in-the-middle attack (MITM) on your phone to fool it into thinking that your phone is on it's native network when it's not. That allows your phone to function on networks the original carrier never intended to allow it to be on."

https://forums.macrumors.com/thre...e.1798190/

My experience was bad, you will miss calls (as you will lose network often), call quality is bad (like you won't hear anything in middle of call for some reason), etc. for Data use only it is okay not bad

Watch this small video to see it in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0R-URnMu9Q
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How long would I need to keep the service ?
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How long would I need to keep the service ?
Just don't pay for the next month then you are good to go. Just my 2 cents.
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How many lines must you switch for four iPhones ?
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if u buy a burner account for this deal, metropcs may not let you port in according to a store rep.

can anyone confirm this true or not?
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if u buy a burner account for this deal, metropcs may not let you port in according to a store rep.

can anyone confirm this true or not?
Some stores may make a test call if they suspect a reseller. Seems SD removed a previous deal thread because of a legal request from T-Mobile becuase of this issue.
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Authorized Store charged me -
$60 - plan
$10 - sim
$6 - tax

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If you want the phone unlocked to use with another carrier get the unlimited for the first month then change to the $30 plan or the next two months then your good to go!
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3 months to get the phone unlocked for free. But sign up for plan then call in and change the plan to their cheapest one.
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3 months to get the phone unlocked for free. But sign up for plan then call in and change the plan to their cheapest one.
That's only for Android phones. Unlocking through the app. However for the iPhone there are mixed results on previous thread. Ymmv for iPhone unlocking
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Just don't pay for the next month then you are good to go. Just my 2 cents.
Has anyone done this? Their website says:
"Instant Rebate: Provided in form of credit against regular purchase price at time of sale and have no cash value."
which if I understand this correctly would mean that you would have to use the $150 credit to pay your monthly bill at MetroPCS. If you walk away, you loose the credit balance.
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They cannot charge $10 for a SIM card... the SIM card is included in the Box with MetroPCS phones. I used to work for an Authorized Dealer and was forced to rip people off charging bogus fees & taxes. Corporate stores are the best bet.
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are metropcs phones locked ?
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