T-Mobile prepaid brand becomes first U.S. wireless provider to offer unlimited Facebook to customers without monthly data with one of the simplest and most budget-friendly services
BELLEVUE, Wash. - Dec. 23, 2013 - Have you ever been notified that you've blown through your wireless data plan limits and can't connect with friends and family on Facebook over your phone?
That's just DUM(TM), and it's coming to an end.
T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) today announced that its rapidly growing GoSmart Mobile® prepaid wireless brand has joined with Facebook to become the first wireless provider in the United States to offer free access to Facebook and Facebook Messenger for all of its wireless customers, even those without monthly data service. Beginning in January, simply log-on from a browser or the Facebook application on your compatible phone, and you're good to go.
"Once again, T-Mobile is shaking up the wireless industry by offering unlimited Facebook for GoSmart customers with no strings attached," said Doug Chartier, senior vice president of T-Mobile's GoSmart Mobile brand. "Customers love GoSmart because it's one of the simplest and most budget-friendly no annual contract options in wireless. The deal just got a whole lot sweeter."
Nearly half of all Facebook users access the site from their mobile phones, according to Facebook. By joining together around this offering, GoSmart and Facebook aim to give more people in the United States the power to share and connect while mobile.
"Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected, and we're delighted that GoSmart subscribers, many who don't have data access, will be able to use Facebook for free," said Chris Daniels, vice president of partnerships at Facebook.
Since its introduction last March, GoSmart has quickly attracted hundreds of thousands of wireless customers with affordable, no annual contract plans that require no credit checks on a nationwide network starting at just $25 per month[i]. There are no DUM fees and no DUM caps. Just a simple, hassle-free monthly prepaid plan that makes it much easier for a wider group of people to participate in the wireless experience. And customers have the flexibility of bringing their own compatible and unlocked phones or purchasing one of several offered by GoSmart, all for less than $100 (taxes additional).
Pricing and Availability
GoSmart offers four simple plans with no annual contract, each on GoSmart's nationwide network:
- $25/mo. Unlimited Talk
- $30/mo. Unlimited Talk and Text
- $35/mo. Unlimited Talk, Text, Web
- $45/mo. Unlimited Talk, Text, and 5GB of High-Speed (3G) data[ii]
Customers can activate service by purchasing a GoSmart Mobile SIM kit for just $8 and installing it in their GSM compatible, unlocked phones or by purchasing a phone from GoSmart.
"No strings" means no term contract; GoSmart and Facebook terms and conditions apply.
About GoSmart Mobile
GoSmart Mobile is one of the best values in wireless. The no annual contract mobile service seeks to eliminate DUM(TM) contracts, hidden fees and surprises through simplified pricing and plans. Built on T-Mobile's nationwide network, GoSmart provides unlimited talk for $25/mo., unlimited talk and text for $30/mo., and unlimited talk, text and Web for $35/mo. or $45/mo. Provided by T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: "TMUS"), GoSmart Mobile can be found in thousands of dealer stores across the nation. For more information, please visit http://www.gosmartmobile.com or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GoSmartMobile.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.:
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: "TMUS") is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. It currently serves approximately 45 million wireless subscribers and provides products and services through 70,000 points of distribution. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
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[i] Voice-only plan with no annual service contract on a nationwide network.
[ii] $35 plan Web at up to 2G speeds. $45 plan Web at up to 3G speeds for first 5GB then reduced to 2G speeds for remainder of service month. Taxes additional.