Brightspot Wireless, which is Target Stores' prepaid T-Mobile MVNO, has cut the price of two of its plans.
- Brightspot's top plan had its price cut from $65 to $55. However the plan's high speed data allowance was also cut, from 4 GB to 3 GB. The plan also includes unlimited talk and messaging.
- Brightspot's unlimited voice, messaging and 1 GB of high speed data plan dropped from $50 to $45
Although Brightspot sells LTE capable phones, LTE isn't available. According to the Brightspot site, high speed data is limited to HSPA+, which delivers real world speeds of up 11 Mbps.
Brightspot, which launched in October, 2013 is sold exclusively at Target Stores and online at www.brightspotmobile.com. Target Red Card users get a 5% discount if they use their Red Card to refill. Brightspot customers also get a free $25 Target card for every six months that they stay with the service. Coverage includes the T-Mobile native network plus some off-network voice and text roaming. Data roaming is not available.
These price cuts make Brightspot a bit more competitive, especially for users who need or want voice roaming and don't care about LTE. None of Brightspot's competitors currently offer 3 GB of HSPA+ data for as little as $55/month, with or without roaming. To compare Brightspot with its competition see T-Mobile and T-Mobile MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared.
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