Metro is powered by T‑Mobile’s blazing fast nationwide 4G LTE and 5G networks, giving Metro customers the best value in wireless. In order to provide Metro customers the option to get the best value and a fantastic experience, their data is prioritized after data of someT-Mobile and Sprint-branded customers. In the vast majority of times and locations, most customers will experience little, if any, effect from this practice.
To ensure we are providing the best network experience for the highest number of customers on their Metro-banded plans, the vast majority of our plans prioritize the data usage of heavy data users below that of other customers until their next bill cycle. For most Metro branded rate plans, the threshold for being considered a heavy data user is using more than 35GB of data in a billing cycle. This threshold number is periodically evaluated across our rate plans and brands to manage network traffic and deliver a good experience to all customers while offering a range of customer choices. Customers shouldn’t notice a difference due to prioritization in the vast majority of times and places, but may notice reduced speeds in comparison to customers with a higher priority during periods of network congestion. Depending on the extent of network congestion, these customers may notice more frequent impacts to some video streaming, file downloads, and other high-bandwidth activities. And to ensure the best experience on your Metro device, we prioritize Metro device data for most plans (except some of our larger hotspot plans, which are prioritized like tethering) over Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (tethering) data, so customers using Smartphone Mobile HotSpot may temporarily notice reduced tethering speeds during periods of network congestion, too.
Our Data MaximizerTM feature optimizes streaming video for mobile devices to improve customers’ overall network experience. For video that is not self-optimized by the video provider, we adjust the delivery rate for streaming video to up to 2.5Mbps (SD). So go ahead and use your data as you see fit. We are constantly upgrading our network and adding more capacity to let our customers use 4G LTE and 5G data in more places and at faster speeds. For details and options ask your sales representative or visit metrobyt-mobile.com/OpenInternet.