As of April 2015, the five MetroPCS stores in Brooklyn, New York are located at Kings Plaza, the Barclay Center and the Fulton Mall, as well as in the Williamsburg and Flatbush neighborhoods. In addition, several dozen authorized dealers in Brooklyn sell MetroPCS cell phones and service plans.
A Store Locator page on the MetroPCS website allows users to find stores and authorized dealers by city or ZIP code and to pinpoint them on a map.
MetroPCS Communications, Inc., a leading provider of contract-free prepaid phones, offers cellular voice, text and mobile Web services to customers in 10 states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida and Georgia. Also on the list are Louisiana, Texas, Michigan, Nevada and California,
Based in Dallas, Texas, the company was founded in 1995 as GWI PCS, Inc. The name change to MetroPCS happened in 1999 after the company won rights to the Personal Communications Service spectrum in an Federal Communications Commission auction.
MetroPCS has faced fierce competition in the prepaid cellular market from rivals such as Boost and Cricket. In May 2013, the company merged with T-Mobile, a move that allowed T-Mobile to add considerable spectrum to its nationwide wireless network. Following the merger, MetroPCS expanded its brand presence by opening stores in a number of new markets.
Plans call for ultimately moving all owners of older MetroPCS cellphones to new smartphones that work on T-Mobile's high-speed 4G Long-term Evolution network. By mid-2015, MetroPCS had already introduced several advanced Android-based 4G LTE phones, including the LG Optimus F60, Samsung Galaxy Lite, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Mega, a high-end, hybrid tablet/smartphone device.