MetroPCS has begun a partnership with One Global Finance to offer the wireless industry’s first fully integrated stored value card, the MetroPCS Wired Plastic MasterCard.

The MetroPCS Wired Plastic MasterCard has a direct link to each MetroPCS phone. By dialing #222, customers can hear the cards available balance, pay their MetroPCS bill and add funds to their Metro-Connect account.

Customers also receive text messages directly to their MetroPCS phone with daily balance alerts, load confirmation, and other important notifications. All of these integrated features are free of charge.

The card is re-loadable and can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted. No bank account, credit or employment verification is required to qualify for the card.

Since launching its service last year in the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco and Sacramento, MetroPCS has developed new offerings.

In addition to offering unlimited, anytime local calls for $35 per month with no contract, MetroPCS offers unlimited text messaging for $3 month and three domestic long distance packages priced at 1.7 cents per minute.