T-Mobile announced today that it will offer free access to Facebook for customers with or without a data plan through its GoSmart Mobile prepaid brand. This is a win-win situation for everyone involved as it provides an incentive for people to choose GoSmart Mobile, it makes Facebook accessible to more users, and it provides consumers an easy way to access their Facebook account without spending.
According to Doug Chartier, senior vice president of T-Mobile’s GoSmart Mobile brand, in a press release “Once again, T-Mobile is shaking up the wireless industry by offering unlimited Facebook for GoSmart customers with no strings attached. 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.”
A post on the official Facebook page of GoSmart Mobile says that “Coming in January, it won’t cost you to untag yourself from ‘those’ photos before anyone notices. Introducing free, unlimited access to Facebook.” Customers will be able to access Facebook through the browser or the app for free without paying for a data plan.
Almost half of all Facebook users access the popular social media network using mobile devices. With the two companies joining together to bring this offer more people in the United states will be able to access Facebook while on the go.
Chris Daniels, vice president of partnerships at Facebook, had this to say “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.”
GoSmart Mobile was introduced last March as a prepaid offering of T-Mobile. Since then the company already has hundreds of thousands of customers. Its popularity is due to the no contract system involved with no credit check ups. It is a hassle-free prepaid plan that offers services for as low as $25 a month.
The company offers three simple plans for customers to enjoy
- $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
Customers can avail of the company’s services by purchasing a GoSmart SIM for only $8 and inserting it in any unlocked GSM device.