DALLAS--()--MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS), the nation's leading provider of unlimited, flat-rate, no signed contract wireless communications service, launches GroupLINESM, a one-call communication solution targeted at families and friends who are trying to save money in today’s economy by “cutting the cord” and replacing their landline telephones with wireless phones.
“Highest In Customer Satisfaction With Wireless Prepaid Service”
GroupLINE allows up to five MetroPCS’ Family Plan subscribers to receive calls on a shared GroupLINE number while still maintaining their individual mobile numbers. Any caller, whether or not they are a MetroPCS subscriber, can call the GroupLINE number, and reach all of the subscribers on the plan simultaneously. With GroupLINE, family members are all connected with each other as well as the incoming caller. There is also a shared GroupLINE voicemail that the subscribers can access. GroupLINE is available for subscribers on MetroPCS’ Family Plan for an additional $5 per month.
Nearly 60 percent of MetroPCS subscribers have already replaced their landline phone with their MetroPCS wireless phone. MetroPCS developed GroupLINE to help families and friends who are looking to cut costs while still staying connected with each other. GroupLINE allows users to talk from their personal wireless phone while allowing them to talk wherever they are located rather than having to be in the same location together.
“GroupLINE was developed with families’ needs in mind,” said Roger D. Linquist, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of MetroPCS. “We are all on-the-go, and we often have news to share with the whole family. With GroupLINE, instead of making numerous calls, everyone can be reached at one time. And in today’s economy, GroupLINE offers families the luxury of staying in touch without breaking the bank.”
GroupLINE not only furthers MetroPCS’ commitment to its subscribers but it also enhances satisfaction with the affordable, unlimited, no signed contract, flat-rate wireless service.
MetroPCS’ plans range from $30 to $50 per month and allow subscribers to talk all they want, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. Unlike most carriers, MetroPCS does not require a signed contract, which means that consumers can activate service without going through a credit check or paying a deposit.
GroupLINE is available to subscribers on the Family Plan in all MetroPCS markets. Consumers can visit any of MetroPCS’ authorized dealer locations and company-owned retail locations or visit MetroPCS’ website at www.metropcs.com to sign up for service plans and choose from a lineup of wireless phones from the top handset manufacturers.
About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate with no signed contract. MetroPCS owns or has access to licenses covering a population of approximately 143 million people in the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Boston, Miami, Tampa, and Sacramento. MetroPCS ranked "Highest In Customer Satisfaction With Wireless Prepaid Service" in the J.D. Power and Associates third annual Prepaid Customer Satisfaction Study in July of 2008. As of December 31, 2008, MetroPCS had approximately 5.4 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.