MetroPCS Takes Consumer Mobile Experience to New Levels as the First 4G LTE Mobile Service Provider in the World to Deploy Rich

 MetroPCS Takes Consumer Mobile Experience to New Levels as the First 4G LTE
  Mobile Service Provider in the World to Deploy Rich Communication Services

joyn™ by MetroPCS expands how consumers share life's moments with each other

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Oct. 31, 2012

DALLAS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Building on its foundation as the
foremost innovator among 4G^LTE wireless service providers, MetroPCS
Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) today announced the world's first commercial
launch of Rich Communication Services (RCS) on a 4G^LTE network. MetroPCS will
offer its RCS services under the GSMA-licensed joyn brand. Based on the GSMA
RCS 5.0 standard, joyn by MetroPCS will deliver an experience beyond voice and
basic messaging to provide customers with a unified and intuitive way to use
enriched services like integrated instant messaging or chat, WiFi and video
calling and simplified content sharing.


Included in all 4G^LTE rate plans and RCS-enabled smartphones, joyn by
MetroPCS will bring everyday mobile-to-mobile communication to life. Today,
mobile users have a fragmented experience requiring the use of multiple,
separate applications and logins in order to use enriched services and share
content. joyn offers a simple and personal way to connect with friends and
family in real time, by showing how contacts can be reached and which
multimedia capabilities in chat, content transfer or video share are available
for each contact – all with just one click from the user's address book.

"MetroPCS' goal has been to innovate for the purpose of delivering an
exceptional quality of experience to our customers and to consumers who demand
value and the ability to do more with their mobile service," said Roger
Linquist, CEO and Chairman of MetroPCS. "As the first 4G LTE carrier in the
world to offer RCS, we are excited to join the global community of operators
implementing the RCS standard and we are proud of our team and partners who
were critical in building this capability that will evolve and expand over the
next year."

joyn by MetroPCS Services at a Glance

MetroPCS will support the following RCS services at launch for customers with
4G^LTE joyn-enabled smartphones:

  oContacts Presence - joyn knows and shows how users can reach and share
    content with contacts at any time

       oContact availability/status sync (online, busy, away, unavailable)
       oCalendar sync
       oSocial network interaction

  oEnriched Chat - Threaded conversations keep track of who's said what and
    show which people and groups are available to chat and share content

       oInstant messaging and group chat
       oConversational view
       oDelivery of read notifications and composing indications

  oContent Sharing - Bring calls and chats to life by sharing content with
    just one click from the address book

       oShare video, images and files while on a call and within instant
         messaging or chat
       oDisplay service capabilities

  oWiFi and Video Calling - Stay connected with voice and video calls in
    areas with little or no cellular coverage

       oWiFi calling and video calls over WiFi

"We believe RCS is a tremendous differentiator among prepaid and postpaid
competitors alike and recognize that achieving interoperability across U.S. 4G
LTE networks is the next key step to paving the way for more innovative
services and capabilities in the future," added Linquist.

joyn by MetroPCS will be available beginning today on the Samsung Galaxy
Attain™ 4G. Galaxy Attain 4G users can download the joyn application from both
the @metro App Store™ and Google Play. MetroPCS plans to roll-out additional
RCS-enabled 4G^LTE smartphones and services later this year and throughout
2013, with native support for joyn services coming at a later date.

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About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no
annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat rate.
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 service in areas throughout the United States covering
a population of over 280 million people. As of September 30, 2012, MetroPCS
had approximately 9.0 million subscribers. For more information please visit

SOURCE MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

Contact: For Media, Drew R. Crowell, GolinHarris for MetroPCS,
+1-972-341-2578,; for Investor Relations, Jim
Mathias, Director, Investor Relations, +1-214-570-4641,
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