In a move that has made MetroPCS the first North American wireless carrier to offer any sort of unlimited calling options to Mexico, the pre-paid discount carrier has announced that it will offer unlimited calls and text message to select locations and wireless carriers in Mexico – all for just $3 a month. The new offer extends MetroPCS’s already attractive flat-rate calling plans to include most of Mexico.
“Unlimited calling to Mexico at such an affordable rate is yet another example of MetroPCS’ commitment to providing exceptional value to consumers in today’s tough economic climate,” said Roger D. Linquist, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of MetroPCS. “Nearly 60 percent of Hispanics living in the United States are of Mexican descent, and this unlimited calling plan will help keep them connected with their family, friends and loved ones at an affordable rate.”
MetroPCS customers with family and friends in Mexico will be happy to hear that an extra $3 a month will allow them unlimited calls to landlines in over 200 Mexican locales. Even better, MetroPCS will allow users to send unlimited SMS text message to Mexican wireless carriers America Movil (Telcel), Telefonica (Movistar), Nextel Mexico and Iusacell. The unlimited Mexico-calling feature can be added to any of MetroPCS’s $35, $40, $45 and $50 calling plans, which already feature unlimited calling to the 48 continental US states.
The addition of unlimited calls to Mexico should help MetroPCS stand out from the fast-crowding discount pre-paid market.