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MetroPCS Brings a New View to Voice Mail With the Launch of Visual Voice Mail Services

Monday, June 06, 2011

MetroPCS Brings a New View to Voice Mail With the Launch of Visual Voice Mail Services09:00 EDT Monday, June 06, 2011New service available on select MetroPCS devicesDALLAS, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc., the nation's leading provider of unlimited, no annual contract, flat-rate wireless service, this week introduced Visual Voice Mail and Visual Voice Mail Plus services to select MetroPCS devices, allowing subscribers to manage voice mails directly on their mobile screen with the same ease as SMS, MMS or email messages. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100714/DA34639LOGO-b) With the Visual Voice Mail service, MetroPCS customers can choose to listen to messages with one click or browse voice messages visually and see the contact's profile picture.  Additionally, Visual Voice Mail Plus provides text transcriptions of voice messages appearing on the screen. The Visual Voice Mail service allows customers to respond to voice messages via call back, SMS, MMS and/or email, even in areas where audio playback is inconvenient.  "MetroPCS is committed to providing our subscribers with innovative mobile services that ensure the best possible experience and allow them to have it all ? phones, services and features," Roger D. Linquist, president, CEO and chairman of MetroPCS. "Launching the Visual Voice Mail service on MetroPCS devices was a natural next step to provide additional value to our service plans and features that are already the best value in the wireless industry."Visual Voice Mail is available on the Samsung Galaxy Indulge?, the LG Optimus M? and the Huawei Ascend? and the Huawei Ascend Sanctioned by TapouT, with support for the Blackberry 8530 and BREW-based devices coming soon. MetroPCS' Visual Voice Mail is available on plans starting at $45 for non-4G handsets and $50 for 4G handsets. Visual Voice Mail Plus is an additional $5 on each plan.For more information, please visit: www.metropcs.com Details on rate plans and service features: www.metropcs.com/plansMetroPCS Terms and Conditions of Service: www.metropcs.com/privacy/terms.aspxPress resources: www.metropcs.com/presscenterFollow MetroPCS on Twitter: www.twitter.com/metropcsBecome a fan of MetroPCS on Facebook: www.facebook.com/metropcsView MetroPCS' latest videos: www.YouTube.com/metropcsAbout MetroPCS Communications, Inc.Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate with no annual contract. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(sm), MetroPCS customers can use their services in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of March 31, 2011, MetroPCS had approximately 8.9 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.  SOURCE MetroPCS Communications, Inc.For further information: Drew Crowell of GolinHarris, +1-972-341-2581, dcrowell@golinharris.com, for MetroPCS