Customers can bring their own phones or purchase mobile devices at MetroPCS, unlike Boost Mobile and Republic Wireless, which do not allow consumers to use their own devices. MetroPCS offers no-contract phone plans that include unlimited calls and texts and unlimited data with 4G LTE speed for the first 1 to 4 gigabytes depending on the plan, as of 2015.
Customers don't have to sign a two-year contract, and they can switch to different plans whenever they want. MetroPCS allows customers to change plans without hidden charges. MetroPCS' most affordable plan costs $30 per month, and the first gigabyte of data features 4G LTE speeds.
MetroPCS offers a selection of phones from brands such as Samsung, LG and HTC. As of 2015, customers may use unlimited data while visiting Mexico and get unlimited calls and texts to and from the United States and Mexico.
In comparison, Boost Mobile features smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone lines. The company offers plans with up to 1 gigabyte of data at 3G or 4G speeds. Cricket Wireless customers get up to 2.5 gigabytes at 4G or LTE speeds, while Republic Wireless customers can use up to 5 gigabytes of data at 4G speeds.