MetroPCS is stepping up their game in the smartphone department. They've now added the BlackBerry Curve 8530 to their list of smartphones. They are offering the the Curve 8530 with a low flat-rate $60 a month plan which includes Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, Data, Email and GPS. I had MetroPCS for a while previously to owning my AT&T Curve 8520 and I will admit, if you live in a south eastern state, then it is a great and reliable service.
I've been hoping for a while that all of the big companies would stop penny pinching and do exactly as MetroPCS, Cricket, and Virgin Mobile do which is offer their plans as a flat-rate fee with true unlimited services. However, I do think if people continue to pay for the services they offer now, they won't have any reason to drop their rates; It's business.