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GoSmart Mobile Adds Hi-Speed Data to $35 Plan, Cuts $45 Plan to $40

T-Mobile has tweaked their 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.
There are no changes to GoSmart's $25 plan which comes with unlimited talk, messaging and Facebook access but no other data.

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)
All plans include unlimited high-speed access to Facebook and Facebook Messenger

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  1. Hi Dennis, Great work as usual...
    Does the "high speed" match with say "Ultra Mobile's, Simple Mobile's, or PTEL's" (4G) HSPA+ speed?

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    1. That's hard to say. Speeds of up to 20 Mbps have been reported on T-Mobile HSPA+. But data speeds are so dependent on conditions that it's not possible to say if GoSmart is capped at 8 Mbps or if that's just the best seen so far.

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    2. Keep up the GREAT work Dennis...I tell everyone that THIS is the "go to" site to investigate the plethora of Pre-Paid options out there. THANKS!

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  2. Dennis, you have "$44" in your chart. Is that a typo and should it be "$40"?

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  3. Great Job GoSmart Mobile...There new simply prepaid stores come out next month so l guess they wanted to get more aggressive...Most data for $40 period!!!! Also dennis dont forget the $100 port in credit!!!!

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  4. While a great T-Mobile MVNO in its own right, it only utilizes the native coverage print area. Many people have told me while the plans are great, many dropped calls when traveling out of a metro or more densely populated area. Its a give-get-give scenario

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    1. I have used GoSmart Mobile since day one and l have a device through ALL mvno's and national carriers and what l notice is the same with all mvno's. Call delays when in a heavy traffic area, data delays in heavy traffic area but as for calls it drops in the same places as t-mobile. I can say this though when it comes to t-mobile mvno's simple mobile drops the most and internet has the most delays when it works. just my opinion...l would use spot mobile over simple mobile.

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  5. Will GoSmart allow text short codes

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    1. No, texts to or from short codes are not supported on GoSmart.

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    2. Which T-Mobile MVNOs will support short codes

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    3. Only Ptel as of now...

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    4. How about BrightSpot?

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    5. Brightspot does not support SMS short codes

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  6. Do all T-Mobile MVNOs except Ptel block short code texts

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  7. Are short code texts also blocked on T-Mobile prepaid and AT&T MVNOs

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    1. Most short codes work on T-Mobile Prepaid and Tracfone/NET10/Straight Talk on AT&T. I suspect they also work on other AT&T MVNOs but don't know for sure.

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  8. Are you saying short codes work on Tracfone/NET10/Straight Talk on T-Mobile or only on any other network except T-Mobile that Tracfone/NET10/Straight Talk run on

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    1. Short codes work on AT&T based TracFone, NT and ST but not T-Mobile based. I don't know if they work on Verizon or Sprint based Trac/NT/ST or not.

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    2. I have had a foreign bank short code working on MVNOs Black Wireless and Red Pocket (AT&T) and RingPlus (Sprint). It did not work when I had PTel (T-Mobile), but that was before their recent change.

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  9. GoSmart throttles its data to 1 Mbps. This 8 Mbps crap is ... well, just crap.

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