December 19, 2014

MetroPCS Adds $179 Huawei Ascend to Android Lineup

MetroPCS has bolstered their smart phone lineup with the release of another Android handset, the Huawei Ascend. Previously available only to Cricket Wireless customers, the Ascend quickly follows the launch of the Optimus M. The $179.99 handset features Android 2.1, a 3.5-inch touch screen, 3.2 megapixel camera, and all your typical Android device support. MetroPCS offers rate plans for smart phones that start as low as $50 a month without a contract, making this entry-level Android a great stocking stuffer for friends and family. Full press release after the break.

New Huawei Ascend Android smartphone arrives just in time for the holidays

DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) today launched a new handset sure to entice last-minute holiday shoppers who are looking for the latest technology at an incredible value. The Huawei Ascend™ is available today in MetroPCS stores and online at

An entry-level smartphone powered by the Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system (OS), the Huawei Ascend is a perfect match for consumers wanting to move from a feature phone to a smartphone. The intuitive OS and nine customizable home screens make it easy to organize and get quick access to widgets, shortcuts, apps and social networks, and users can update their Facebook status or Tweet from the home screen. With smartphone plans starting at $50 per month with no annual contract, the Huawei Ascend is priced at $179—a great value for an Android device offering key features such as:
Access to more than 100,000 apps in the Android Market™, in addition to games, ringtones and wallpapers available through the @metro App Store™
A 3.5-inch HVGA auto-rotate touchscreen with onscreen QWERTY keyboard for easy text input
3.2 MP camera and camcorder to shoot and share images and video with friends and family
Easy Wi-Fi® connectivity – automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide

“Our customers desire more choices and are looking for the latest handsets and services that fit their personalities, lifestyles and budgets,” said Tom Keys, chief operating officer of MetroPCS. “With the addition of this device, we are again expanding our portfolio to provide our customers with a chance to experience the latest technology with the value of affordable, flexible and predictable no annual contract wireless services.”
MetroPCS customers can also enjoy Metro USA(SM) with nationwide unlimited talk, text and web services and no annual contract service plans with taxes and regulatory fees included.

  • Country up<3

    I wanna get this but idk if i should… can you help me please:)

  • Shadow

    is a good fone ! buh they havent came out with this exact one here :( i want that one in that picture

  • Srtingbean

    im trying to decide what phone i want, without pushy da salesman. can anyone tell my if this phone can run adobe flash player? or if theres a phone with cricket that does? thank you

  • Kristenmarentette

    I have spend the last 2 hours trying to turn this phone on and it won’t

  • Anonymous

    That HUAWEI corporation gas make a very big mistake when they send this Ascend model to the market.
    Its incredible that proffecional engineering personal create today something like this phone. If a corporation its go to build a product,it must be reliable and not build a pretty face with a really bad brain.
    HUAWEI,at least in my family have lost all ourselves trust. Sorry, but get other mark of phone fellows,don’t aware your investment in this artefact.

  • Brunningwolf

    cant upload pics to pacasa.tryed everything i will buy a camera dont need this crap metropcs

  • tiger45

    How do I get my phone off airplane mode?

  • Screwuppclick713

    Haha Ya’ll Don’t KNow Howta Use Phones I Have One And Its The Best better Then An IPhone But i hacked Rooted And This Phone Too Beast :D

  • Jessimax

    como le puedo tomar una foto a mi pantalla de telefono ?

  • Godeyyyyy

    - my swype won’t work all of a sudden? wtf? im starting to hate this damn phone…and i cant even upgrade it to the 2.2

  • Alexandra

    i love this fone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fostertyonnie

    im getin this phne

  • Marhergut

    no sirve se friza y no sube ni abre los videos, es muy lento . es una porqueria de telefono, mejor me cambie a boomobil y es superior a mpcs.

  • Karen Cardenas

    l like 

  • Chamille

    This phone is EXTREMELY SLOW! It lags in everything, it shuts off all the time, every time i use an app it fore closes, it’s always searching for service as if i was in a dead zone, and im not. Of every phone I’ve ever gotten from Metro PCS this has been the worst. I recently went on Metro PCS’s website to see what new phones they had. I saw the LG Esteem and according to videos and reviews I’ve seen its really good. I plan on getting when its no longer rediculously over priced. I also noticed that the Huawei Ascend has been removed from the market Bull Spit. You remove it after the complaints. UGH