MetroPCS launches 4G LTE network in New York City, Boston and Sacramento

MetroPCS has expanded its 4G reach to three major metropolitan areas: New York City, Boston and Sacramento.

MetroPCS has expanded its 4G reach to three major metropolitan areas: New York City, Boston and Sacramento.

The smaller network launched its 4G LTE network in Las Vegas in September. Along with the three aforementioned cities, the MetroPCS 4G network covers nine other metropolitan areas, including Dallas-Fort WorthSan Francisco and Los Angeles.

Pricing for a MetroPCS plan starts at $55, which includes all those annoying fees and taxes that are usually tacked on after the fact with other mobile providers. That plan also guarantees unlimited 4G access and doesn't require an annual contract. Sounds like the best deal ever...except that it's only useful with a Samsung Craft, which isn't exactly the most impressive of mobile phones.

MetroPCS has big plans to further expand the LTE network in 2011 to more locations nationwide, including AtlantaJacksonvilleMiamiOrlando and Tampa.