New ZTE Android™ Smartphone Joins the Ranks of MetroPCS' Affordable 4G LTE Line-up

  New ZTE Android™ Smartphone Joins the Ranks of MetroPCS' Affordable 4G LTE

ZTE Avid™ 4G allows consumers to do more at a tremendous value

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2012

DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:
PCS), along with ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock
code: 000063.SZ) ("ZTE"), a publicly-listed global provider of
telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today introduced its
second 4G^LTE Android 4.0-powered smartphone priced at $149, the ZTE Avid™ 4G.
With no annual contract, tax and regulatory fee-inclusive service plans and
feature-rich smartphones, MetroPCS continues to deliver the most value to its
customers throughout the holiday season and into 2013.


The Avid 4G is available with any of MetroPCS' standard 4G^LTE service plans
which range from $40 - $70 per month, and for a limited time with promotional
plans including 4G^LTE for $30 and unlimited 4G^LTE for $55.

"The Avid 4G offers consumers a feature-rich smartphone at an excellent
price," said Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE USA. "ZTE is committed to helping people
connect and share in meaningful ways, and the Avid 4G is a great example of
that mission."

The Avid 4G features 4G^LTE connectivity, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a
crystal-clear 4" touchscreen and is powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream
Sandwich), allowing consumers to get the most out of their smartphone and
applications from Google Play. Adding to that are the 5 megapixel rear-facing
camera and VGA front-facing camera, which make it easy to video chat, capture
images and quickly share with friends and family.

The Avid 4G is also the latest MetroPCS 4G^LTE smartphone to support joyn™ by
MetroPCS, which provides consumers with a unified and intuitive way to share
their content with enriched services like integrated instant messaging or
chat, WiFi and video calling. The official joyn app can be downloaded via
Google Play and the @metro App Store™. The Avid 4G also supports MetroPCS'
4G^LTE Mobile Hotspot service for an additional monthly charge.

The Avid 4G is available today at local MetroPCS stores or online at for $149 plus tax.

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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

ZTE USA is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A
share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications
equipment and network solutions. ZTE USA is dedicated to making quality
communications technology accessible to all. The company draws on more than 25
years of experience and research investment to deliver smart, affordable,
quality choices for infrastructure and mobile data device customers
nationwide. For more information, visit and follow @ZTE_USA.

About ZTE
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and
network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually
every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The
company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500
operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs
of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE's 2010
revenue led the industry with a 21% increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits
10 percent of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role
in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms
standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR)
initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China's only
listed telecom manufacturer, publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and
Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code:
000063.SZ). For more information, please visit

SOURCE MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

Contact: Drew Crowell, GolinHarris for MetroPCS, +1-972-341-2581,; or Jim Mathias, Director, Investor Relations,
MetroPCS, +1-214-570-4641,; or Anna Hughes,
Ogilvy Public Relations for ZTE USA, +1-202-729-4156,
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