Website for T-Mobile's new pre-paid service, GoSmart Mobile, now live
Alcatel OT 838 for $69. The device has a dedicated Facebook button and a 2MP camera with video capture. A 2.4 inch screen and a physical QWERTY are some of the features of the device. Of course, you can bring your own phone to the carrier although BlackBerry units and micro-SIM devices will run with limited functionality. A SIM card kit is available for $8 if needed.
We have no details as to when the service will open for business, but we're sure that T-Mobile will give us a heads-up and we will pass that along to you. No thanks necessary, just doin' our job!
source: GoSmart via AndroidAuthority
1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 844; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
$30 for unlimited talk and text is actually the best I have ever seen. Lets hope this works out.
2. android-lover (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
t-mobile monthly 4g is a much better deal. $30 for 5 gigs of 4g plus unlimited messages and 100 minutes
3. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Thats pretty good. im on simple mobile using my S3. i keep getting edge and i paid 40 bucks every months gonna switch to this next month
4. Droiddoes (unregistered)
7. housry23 (Posts: 88; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
Why do you LOL prepaid? I used to pay Sprint $120 a month for horrid speed and spotty coverage but it was unlimited. I then switched to Verizon where I paid $104 a month for great speed(LTE) and great coverage except for in my house and was satisfied with everything but the price. Now I am on Straight Talk Bring Your Own Device plan and pay $49 after taxes for great coverage(at&t sim) and decent speeds. I bought a Nexus 4 at $380 after taxes. A while back I did the math between what I paid at VZW and the difference it would make using ST and paying full price for a phone against paying a subsidized price and the contract price. The difference was HUGE! Something like 1600 if I upgraded phones every 2 years and $900 if I upgraded every year.
To me it's a no brainer. No contract, unlimited minutes, unlimited textand unlimited data for $45 a month. All I have to do is buy a phone at full price.
9. JunitoNH (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Just curious, why the Lol at prepaid? Do you believe post paid accounts offers a better value? Because as of today, I have both, post and prepaid accounts, and I don't see any value in retaining Verizon account.
5. TheMan (Posts: 430; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
T-Mobile's clearly getting ready for MetroPCS coming on board and is likely doing this early to keep the defection rate to a minimum.
6. davidtb (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
I'm getting an N4 soon, so I won't need 4G, but in the 518 area code T-mobile looks a little spotty, and I could find no 4G around. I hope it improves, we need more competition.
8. JunitoNH (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Thank you anyway!!!! Is always good to have an inside source, you know to get a jump on things.