Close to half of total Facebook users access the Website through their mobile devices. That is why T-Mobile intends to give the best gift it could offer to its subscribers: free access to Facebook through the company’s GoSmart Mobile prepaid service. This move would provide customers with possibly more options for connecting to the social network anywhere they are, anytime of the day.
The free access to the social Website would start rolling out in January. To enjoy the service, simply log in to Facebook through any mobile application or browser. Doing so would facilitate costless access to Facebook and/or Facebook Messenger.
Shaking up the landscape
In a statement, senior vice president of GoSmart Mobile brand Doug Chartier said the deal the prepaid service gives to customers has just gotten further sweeter. He added that T-Mobile is again shaking up the current wireless industry through this unlimited Facebook access offer, with no strings attached. GoSmart could logically be considered as among the simplest and most practical no-contract options available in wireless.
Chris Daniels, Facebook’s vice president of partnerships reiterated the Website’s main goal. According to him, it is the social network’s mission to provide users with the ability to share and create a more open world. He expressed the company’s delight to forge partnership with GoSmart to provide free access to the popular Website.
T-Mobile’s GoSmart Mobile prepaid
GoSmart was launched in March as a prepaid brand of major wireless provider T-Mobile. It has been offering affordable and no-contract mobile plans. Subscribers could even take the option to use their own unlocked and compatible handsets to the network.
Mobile prepaid plans start at just $25 monthly for unlimited talk services. To add texting to the service, that amount would be raised to $30, and to bring Web access into it, the amount would increase to $40. Its top tier plan (including unlimited talk and text plus 5GB of 3G mobile data) is at a price tag of $45.
This innovative move comes as speculations arise that another wireless network, Sprint, is eyeing to takeover T-Mobile. A couple of weeks ago, several rival companies have expressed their interest to possibly offer up to $20 billion to merge with the wireless company. Sources claim that a potential merger with another major player could be expected within the first half of next year.