Metro PCS began in 1994 as General Wireless, Inc. The company was founded by current CEO, Roger Linquist and Malcolm Lorang.
In 1998, MetroPCS filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and emerged from bankruptcy in 1998.
In 2004, MetroPCS Communications began a subsidiary of Metro PCS as part of their restructing.
In 2009, a 3G network was launched. This was followed by the launch of an LTE network in 2010.
MetroPCS is currently the 6th largest wireless network in the US with 9.5 million subscribers. Although the company is a Delaware corporation, the Metro PCS corporate office is located in Richardson, Texas.