All MetroPCS feature phones support By the Minute service. Smartphones, including, BlackBerry, Android and 4GLTE phones are not compatible with By the Minute service.
Data has a cost of 4 cents per 100KB when using the $20 By the Minute card and a cost of 3 cents per 100KB when using the $30 By the Minute card. Web and data services are billed in full kilobyte (KB) increments and rounded to the next full KB increment.
No. Short Codes are only available for use through our Unlimited Plans.
Unlimited Domestic Texting
Long Distance Calling
First, go to Walmart and select a phone. Then, select a $20 or $30 By the Minute card. Finally, dial *228 from your new MetroPCS cell phone and follow the instructions to activate your new phone and account. It's that easy.
By the Minute cards are available in $10, $20 and $30 denominations. All three By the Minute cards may be used to refill an existing By the Minute account. Only the $20 and $30 cards may be used for first time activations and new devices.
You can track the amount of money remaining in your By the Minute account by dialing *611 from your MetroPCS cell phone, on your phone via your MyMetro app, or through Online Account Management.
Yes, you can use By the Minute funds to pay for calls to Puerto Rico.
The 48 contiguous states and Puerto Rico are included. Calling cards ARE available for purchase at MetroPCS corporate stores that can be used to call Alaska and Hawaii. You will also be charged for your By the Minute usage fees from your By the Minute account when using calling cards.
By the Minute cards are available at select MetroPCS stores, Wal-Mart, walmart.com and BestBuy.com.
From the time you press the “send” button until the call terminates or you press the “end” button. Time is counted in one-minute increments and rounded up to the nearest whole minute.
Picture messages have a cost of 4 cents per 100KB when using the $20 By the Minute card and a cost of 3 cents per 100KB when using the $30 By the Minute card.
Yes. If you use the $20 By the Minute prepaid phone card, then you will pay 8 cents per minute. If you use the $30 By the Minute prepaid phone card, you will pay 6 cents per minute. Each rate is twice the Local Calling rate for the selected plan. You must download the most recent roaming information to your phone by dialing *228 and pressing “send” prior to leaving MetroPCS’ home service area in order to utilize MetroPCS Extended Home Roaming coverage areas.
Yes, but only if you have funds in your MetroConnect account. The fees for TravelTalk will be paid via your MetroConnect account.
By the Minute customers can use By the Minute service in home and extended home areas. Extended home areas have an additional cost. LTE is not included. Please see Terms of Service and coverage map.
Text messages are currently free on all By the Minute cards.
No, phone insurance is only available for phones on our Unlimited Plans.
Yes, you can have a MetroConnect account and you're welcome to use it for the purchase of Ringtones, games, TravelTalk®, Metro 411 Directory Assistance, and @metro Data Services.
To add money to your MetroConnect account, By the Minute customers can buy a MetroConnect Payment Card or a MetroPCS monthly payment card at participating MetroPCS, Wal-Mart or Best Buy locations or on Wal-Mart.com or Best Buy.com. Or, you can make a cash or credit card payment at a MetroPCS store to add money to your MetroConnect account.
No, you cannot refill your By the Minute account using MetroConnect.
No, currently the only method to add money (refill) a By the Minute account is to purchase and redeem a By the Minute card at a supporting retailer. To refill your By the Minute account using a By the Minute card, simply follow the instructions on the back of the card.
Per the Terms of Service, funds are valid for up to 30 days. Any funds not used within the 30 days will expire. To keep your service active, you will need to refill your account at least once every 30 days. If you do not refill within 30 days, you will lose any remaining balance. Your account will be disconnected and you will lose your phone number if you do not refill at least once every 60 days.
Your most recent refill determines the Terms of Service.
No, you cannot use a By the Minute card to add funds to your MetroConnect Account.
First, purchase any MetroPCS feature phone or use a previously activated MetroPCS feature phone. Note that By the Minute service is not available on smartphones, including Blackberry, Android and 4GLTE devices. Second, purchase either a $20 or $30 By the Minute card. Finally, dial *228 from your new or previously activated MetroPCS feature phone and follow the instructions to activate your phone and account. It's that easy.
Yes, provided you’re using a compatible feature phone. Please visit a MetroPCS store
or dial *611 to learn more about converting your Unlimited Rate Plan to By the Minute service.