GoSmart Mobile prepaid value brand's plans:
- The $35 plan, which used to include unlimited Talk, Messaging and 2G web, now gets 500MB of "3G" hi-speed data. After the 500MB is used up speeds drop to "2G" (about 128 Kbps) for the rest of the plan month.
- The price of the $45 Unlimited, Text and Web has been cut to $40. However the plan's high speed data allowance has been reduced from 5GB to 3GB.
Adding a chunk of high-speed data to the $35 plan makes it much more attractive as GoSmart's 128Kbps "2G" speeds are almost unusable for anything except email and very slow Web browsing. High-speed data on GoSmart is advertised has having "3G" speeds. Until recently that's meant a maximum speed of 910 Kbps but lately I've sen multiple reports of users getting speeds of up to 8 Mbps.
Cutting the $45 plan price to $40 is a smart move. $40 is a more attractive price point and 3GB is three times as much data as any T-Mobile MVNO offers at that price. Nevermind that giving up 2GB of high-speed data for a mere $5 price reduction is a lousy deal for anyone who actually needs all 5GB. T-Mobile typically grandfathers users on discontinued plans, so current $45 plan users can probably keep their 5GB for $45 plan if they want to.
Update, according to a GoSmart dealer and GoSmart customer service, the $45 plan with 5GB of high speed data is still available for activation. I suspect it will disappear soon, so it you want it, don't hesitate.
GoSmart is available online and through a network of independent local dealers. Coverage is limited to the T-Mobile native network with no roaming.
Here's the current GoSmart plan lineup:
|Plan||Monthly Cost||Voice Minutes||SMS||MMS||Data 1|
|Unlimited Talk, Text||$25||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Facebook only|
|Unlimited Text, Text & Web||$35||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited (throttled to 128 Kbps after 500 MB)|
|Unlimited Text, Text & Web||$40||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited (throttled to 128 Kbps after 3 GB)|
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