Metro PCS Phone Number

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888-863-8768
Customer service
Current Wait: 42 mins (17m avg)
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm EST; best time to call: 9:00am
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Our Editor's Notes on Metro PCS's Phone-Based Customer Care

MetroPCS, also known as Metro by T-Mobile, is a prepaid wireless company that was acquired by T-Mobile back in 2013. With roughly 18 million customers, MetroPCS enjoys a strong reputation for its customer service in the prepaid, no-contract market.

Why Would Someone Call MetroPCS Customer Service?

When a person has a question about or problem with their MetroPCS service, they often want to speak with someone for guidance and support. Common customer service issues for phone representatives include:

  • Establishing new service
  • Switching service to an unlocked device
  • Changing or canceling service
  • Technical support issues
  • Understanding a bill or disputing charges
  • Upgrading a device or purchasing a new one

Getting in Touch with MetroPCS by Phone

MetroPCS offers 24/7 phone-based customer service for most concerns and issues. You can dial 611 directly from a MetroPCS device or call the company's toll-free number. Like T-Mobile, MetroPCS has a dedicated line for customers reporting rural connectivity issues.

Premium Handset Protection

If you have premium handset protection for your MetroPCS phone, you'll need to call Asurion, an insurance and extended warranty company, for assistance. Asurion provides support 24 hours per day, seven days a week.


How do MetroPCS Customers Feel About its Phone-Based Customer Service?

MetroPCS has a strong reputation: J.D. Power has ranked the company first in customer experience within the prepaid/non-contract wireless service industry.

Still, some consumers have had negative experiences with MetroPCS. This isn't unusual for large companies, but it is a good idea to be aware of possible issues when dealing with MetroPCS.

Media Reports

In the fall of 2019, New York City filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile that alleged consumer fraud. Specifically, the city argued that T-Mobile was using deceptive tactics in selling devices and plans to MetroPCS customers. The case is ongoing, but represents a real concern for prepaid phone users, who often have no credit, or damaged credit, and may have few options when purchasing phone service.

A second story MetroPCS customer service did not involve a phone representative but does indicate the importance of working with dedicated MetroPCS/Metro by T-Mobile stores when attempting to purchase service or request customer support.

In this case, a couple heard a MetroPCS offer for new customers on the radio and went to a store that sold MetroPCS service and devices to claim the offer. Store staff offered a less attractive pricing plan. It appeared that the store was an authorized reseller of MetroPCS devices and services but was not owned by MetroPCS and its associates did not have the same level of expertise and training as MetroPCS store employees.

What Issues Can Someone Resolve Over the Phone with MetroPCS?

Most standard customer issues can be resolved through a conversation with MetroPCS customer service representatives. These issues include:

  • Initiating service
  • Adding new features or changing a phone plan
  • Canceling service
  • Some technical support issues (those with premium handset protection should work with Asurion)
  • Billing questions and issues
  • Ordering new devices or selecting an upgrade

What Issues Can't be Resolved Via Phone-Based Customer Service

Cases that involve the repair or replacement of a mobile device can be initiated over the phone but must be resolved through the mail or in-person. A customer service representative can, however, advise a MetroPCS customer on how they can proceed with sending or taking their device to a repair center.

What Can a Customer Do After an Unsuccessful Call to MetroPCS?

Even though MetroPCS has a reputation for providing high-quality customer service, some customers still have less-than-happy experiences during a call.

If you fall into this category, don't fret. You have options for getting your concerns resolved with MetroPCS.

Call Again

Not all customer service representatives are created equal. Some have more experience and knowledge of MetroPCS's rules and policies. Others are just better able to communicate with customers. Try calling again and speaking to a different agent: You may end up with a very different, and positive, result.

Contact MetroPCS via Social Media

MetroPCS maintains social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook. These accounts are monitored by customer support specialists who may be able to provide assistance.

One advantage of getting help via social media is that you'll have a written record of the conversation, which could be of use if you have to pursue a case through other channels.

Visit a Retail Store

MetroPCS/Metro by T-Mobile retail stores are another option if you need customer service. Having a face-to-face conversation with a store associate can sometimes resolve an issue more quickly than a phone call.

Store associates can also assist with hands-on issues, such as swapping SIM cards and showing you new handsets to which you might decide to upgrade.

As noted above, however, it is important to choose the right store to work with. A store that is dedicated to MetroPCS/Metro by T-Mobile sales is more likely to have experience in managing MetroPCS customer service issues. A phone representative can help you find a store new you.

Send a Letter

It is also possible to send a letter via postal mail to MetroPCS. While this is the slowest method for resolving an issue with the company, it is an option for those who prefer to do business this way.

Customer Number 888-863-8768 - by the Numbers

Phone number to dial
888-863-8768
Call-back available
YES
Call picked up by a real person
YES
Department you're calling
Customer Service
Call center hours
Mon-Sat 9am-7pm EST
Best time to dial
9:00am
Navigate phone maze to a human
Direct to a human
Average wait
17
Current wait
42
Rank (among phone numbers)
1
Rank (overall)
1
Alternate methods
phone or web or facebook or twitter
Quality of communication
50%
Quality of help
30%
Customer votes
26,490
Information last updated
Mon Dec 02 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Metro PCS's Best Toll-Free/800 Customer Phone Number

This is Metro PCS's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a Metro PCS agent. This phone number is Metro PCS's Best Phone Number because 716,676 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 888-863-8768 include Payment Arrangement, Device Support, Lost or Stolen Phone, Transfer Service, Account Restricted and other customer service issues. The Metro PCS call center that you call into has employees from Dallas and is open Mon-Sat 9am-7pm EST according to customers. In total, Metro PCS has 4 phone numbers. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to Metro PCS representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

Contacting Metro PCS - by phone or otherwise

While 888-863-8768 is Metro PCS's best toll-free number, there are 7 total ways to get in touch with them. The next best way to talk to their customer support team, according to other Metro PCS customers, is by calling their 214-265-2550 phone number for their Corporate Offices department. Besides calling, the next favorite option for customers looking for help is via 214-265-2550 for Corporate Offices. If you think this information is inaccurate or know of other ways to contact Metro PCS please let us know so we can share with other customers. And you can click here if you want to compare all the contact information we've gathered for Metro PCS.

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