MetroPCS BlackBerry users get coverage in Gainesville and Ocala, Fla. But is it too little too late??
MetroPCSÂ has announced today that they have expanded their Florida coverage into the Gainesville, Ocala, Starke, Waldo ,and Hawthorne areas.Â According to MetroPCS thisÂ expansion allows residents of Florida to have continuous coverage throughout the state.Â Â This is great news for MetroPCS customers,Â but isÂ this too little too late?
With T-Mobiles new no contract $79.99 unlimited Talk, Text, andÂ BlackBerry service,Â the option to use any T-Mobile or unlocked GSMÂ BlackBerry is a pretty compelling offer. Also,Â if you take into account T-Mobile’s broader coverage, their push to upgrade their current 3G network to 12MB download speed, andÂ the 3G Bold2 9700Â (The SuperBerry) in a few weeks; could theseÂ Â be enough to grab some of MetroPCS’ market share?Â Â
Actually, maybe not..Â As compelling as T-Mobile’s new rates are, the fact that MetroPCSÂ UnlimtedÂ everything service startsÂ at $50.00 a month with tax included and some pretty great international calling packages; some users say they will stick it out with Metro.Â Â A goodÂ value is hard toÂ beat, but with a $399.99 cost for theÂ BlackBerry 8330, andÂ sometimes sluggish data a good value may notÂ be enough to keep users from switching.Â Â Â
So, what do youÂ think? CanÂ Â T-MobileÂ chip-a-way at MetoPCS with a lure of no contract plans and sexier devices?Â Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think.