MetroPCS announced Tuesday it will expand its 4G LTE footprint soon when it rolls out service to 15 regions across the country for a total of 45 markets. The news comes just six months after its merger with T-Mobile. In an official statement, chief operating officer Tom Keys boasted that the latest expansion is ahead of schedule, adding that the carrier is “on an aggressive path to being the #1 prepaid brand in the nation.”
Starting on Nov. 21, MetroPCS will offer LTE data, talk and text over T-Mobile’s network in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces, NM; Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, OH; Denver and Colorado Springs, CO; El Paso, TX; Fayetteville, AR; Indianapolis, South Bend and Fort Wayne, IN; Louisville and Jefferson County, KY; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK; Phoenix and Tucson, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; and Portland, OR.
MetroPCS first agreed to merge with T-Mobile USA in Oct. 2012 before finalizing the deal on May 1, 2013. The company offers unlimited data, talk and text, with 4G data limited to 500MB per month for $40, 2.5GB for $50 per month, and $60 for unlimited LTE service. Device selection is limited with an emphasis on mid-range phones, though the Galaxy S4 landed on its network over the summer.