MetroPCS Communications Inc. is providing a new cell phone network technology that promises faster data speeds in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the company said Wednesday.
The technology is called Long Term Evolution, or 4G wireless. MetroPCS, a regional company that caters mainly to low-income customers, was the first carrier to introduce the new standard when it launched in Las Vegas last week.
The 4G wireless network is expected to become the industry standard over the next few years. MetroPCS says it will introduce 4G in all of its markets by the end of 2011.
The company said monthly 4G plans will start at $55, including taxes and fees.
The carrier is selling the first LTE phone available in the U.S., the $299 Samsung Craft, for customers who want to take advantage of the service.