T-Mobile is hoping to lure users to its GoSmart Mobile pre-paid brand by offering them unlimited access to Facebook for as low as $25 per month.
The Seattle retailer Monday announced that all GoSmart Mobile users wil be able to access Facebook.com, the Facebook mobile app and the Facebook Messenger app as much as they want starting in January, even if they don't pay for a mobile data plan.
T-Mobile teamed up with Facebook to offer GoSmart Mobile customers the new feature. The social network has previously done this kind of deal with carriers in other countries, but GoSmart Mobile is the first to provide this feature in the U.S.
GoSmart Mobile plans start at $25 for unlimited talk. Users get unlimited talk and text for $30, unlimited talk, text and data for $35, and unlimited talk, text and 5 GB 3G data for $45.
"Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected, and we're delighted that GoSmart subscribers, many who don't have data access, will be able to use Facebook for free," Facebook Vice President of Partnerships Chris Daniels in a statement.