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Monday, April 25, 2011

MMA Fighter Pat Barry And TapouT's Punkass And Skyskrape To Chat Live With Fans On MetroPCS' Facebook Page

Popular fighters and TapouT founders also embark on nationwide bus tour to meet fans

DALLAS, April 25, 2011 -- Popular mixed martial arts fighter Pat Barry and TapouT founders Punkass and Skyskrape will join fans in a live interview today, April 25 from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. ET, exclusively on the MetroPCS Facebook page. All MMA fans are invited to submit questions for the fighters via the MetroPCS Facebook TapouT tab prior to today's event, and participate in the live interview by liking the MetroPCS Facebook page.

MetroPCS will also host a live Facebook interview with Pat Barry, the Ruffo Brothers, Punkass and Skyskrape on Friday, May 13 from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. ET.

These and other legendary MMA fighters such as Brian Bowles, Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone, Jake Shields, Leonard 'Bad Boy' Garcia and Stephan Bonnar are touring the country to introduce the new Huawei Ascend Sanctioned by TapouT phone, offered exclusively by MetroPCS for fans of MMA and its most popular brand, TapouT. Along with two interchangeable external covers bearing the iconic TapouT logo, the phone is pre-loaded with 10 virtual training center videos, 12 static wallpapers, five live wallpapers and an Android application exclusive to the handset. Powered by Android 2.2, the Huawei Ascend Sanctioned by TapouT is available on MetroPCS' unlimited, flat rate, no annual contract service plans with Metro USA(SM) nationwide coverage starting at $50 per month.

Meet the Fighters in Person

In addition to the live Facebook interviews, the MMA fighters and TapouT founders are meeting face-to-face with fans on a nationwide bus tour visiting MetroPCS markets. At each event, the MMA legends will sign autographs and take pictures with fans. Additionally, customers who purchase the phone will be able to redeem 20 percent off gear and apparel at www.TapouT.com and enter to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to watch the finale of The Ultimate Fighter™ with Punkass and Skyskrape.

The full schedule of appearances includes:

* April 25 – Boston, MA (Pat Barry, Punkass and Skyskrape)
* April 27 – Detroit, MI (Pat Barry, Punkass and Skyskrape)
* May 6 – San Francisco, CA (Jake Shields and Skyskrape)
* May 7 – Sacramento, CA (Jake Shields and Skyskrape)
* May 13 – Los Angeles, CA (Pat Barry, Ruffo Brothers, Punkass and Skyskrape)
* May 14 – Las Vegas, NV (Stephan Bonnar, Punkass and Skyskrape)

Scheduling is subject to change; locations for each event and the most up-to-date information, along with videos and photos, is available on the TapouT tab on MetroPCS' Facebook page or www.sanctionedmobile.com.

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About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. is a provider of unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate with no annual contract. 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 services in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of December 31, 2010, MetroPCS had over 8.1 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.

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Other brands, product names, company names, trademark and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

About TapouT:

Founded in 1997 by Mask, Punkass and Skyskrape, TapouT is the first brand to represent the sport of MMA. From humble beginnings when the brand was sold at underground events, TapouT has become synonymous with the sport and is the most recognized MMA brand in the world. Athletes and millions of global fans wear TapouT as a badge of honor as it symbolizes the brands fighting spirit and that quitting is never an option. TapouT's worldwide movement is founded on Mask's conviction that anything is possible if one simply believes.

Source: MetroPCS