This turn of events tends to confirm my suspicion that Smartel was splitting up and reselling individual lines of multi-line business plans. I'm pretty sure this practice is not permitted and T-Mobile asked Smartel to limit sales to verifiable businesses.
If you qualify, Smartel still looks like a good deal. There are three plans:
- Silver $25/month unlimited talk, text and data with the first 1 GB at full speed.
- Gold $45/month unlimited talk, text and data with the first 10 GB at full speed.
- Platinum $55/month unlimited talk, text and data.
To sign up click the "Click to see plan prices" link below the green map icon (which used to be a T-Mobile magenta one) on the Selectel homepage. You be taken to a page with a contact form. I used it to ask for about purchasing service and got a reply asking for name, address, phone number and business Tax ID. To see plan pricing without signing up go to https://smartel.mobi/product/pink-platinum-plan/.
Smartel's Verizon based plans, which are similar to those of Page Plus and Selectel are not affected by this change.
Updated 9/24 with current plans and prices.
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