Tweet shows that Target will launch Brightspot, an affordable pre-paid carrier

Tweet shows that Target will launch Brightspot, an affordable pre-paid carrier
A tweet from evleaks shows that discount retailer Target will be starting up an MVNO, a pre-paid one at that. Expected to launch on October 6th, the title of the service is expected to be Brightspot which will use T-Mobile's 4G LTE pipeline. Brightspot will have three different plans. One, for $35 a month, will offer unlimited talk and unlimited text for $35 a month. This plan includes absolutely no data. For $50 a month, the second plan gives users unlimited talk, unlimited text and 1GB of 4G LTE service for $50 a month. Once the 1GB is all used, you are throttled down to a lower speed.

Need more high-speed data? For $65 a month, Brightspot gives you unlimited talk, unlimited text and 4GB of 4G LTE data.Go above 4GB and you...are...throttled. International texting is an additional $5 a month and international calling and texting is an extra $10 monthly. For every six months that a customer uses the service, he or she will receive a $25 Target gift card. Target will also sell micro-SIM and nano-SIM Brightspot kits that work with any unlocked GSM phone and Target sold device.

The initial handsets for sale will include the Samsung Galaxy S III, LG Optimus F3 and the LG Optimus F6. And below you will find a leaked document meant for Target employees showing them the talking points of Brightspot versus the competition like Verizon and Straight Talk. In addition, a tweet from evleaks reveals some other leaks that pretty much guarantee that Brightspot is on the way.


source: Twitter via IntoMobile

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7 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

They better stock the Lumia 520/521/525 because that's one of the best off contract phones you can get for $100❗

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The tweet mentions the 521 will initially be available. Funny how the Alan left that part out, especially given how colorful Lumias are.

4. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

...And by "the Alan" I really just meant "Alan," although I think "the Alanator" could catch on pretty quickly.

3. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Alan F: you need to fix the sentence: "One, for $35 a month, will offer unlimited talk and unlimited text for $35 a month". You have for $35 a month twice in the same sentence.

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

You can go to the actual tmobile and pay $5 more a month for 100% unlimited.

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

T-Mobile?? Thanks, but no, I'll pass.

7. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

It's crazy how many MVNOs T-Mobile and Sprint have under their networks they barely can handle their own customers, who's next Home Depot with rugged devices on Sprint? Sears on T-Mobile? No wonder their customers aren't very happy speed wise.

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