T-Mobile Set to Launch GoSmart Mobile Prepaid Service in February
January 31, 2013 9:59 AM
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Service has been testing since December in select markets
Things have been
relatively quiet over at T-Mobile
over the last several months. However, the mobile carrier is planning on launching a new prepaid service offering in February called GoSmart. T-Mobile has been trialing the service since December and has said that in its test markets it has seen strong demand.
The prepaid wireless service will be offered in three different plans. A plan at $30 per month will offer unlimited voice minutes and texting. At $35, users will get unlimited voice minutes, unlimited texting, and 2G internet service. Users who pay $45 per month will get unlimited voice/text, and capped high-speed internet service.
The $45 high-speed plan has a 5 GB data cap before users are switched to slower 2G speeds. It seems that the $35 plan that includes 2G internet service doesn't have a cap. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that standard T-Mobile customers will be given priority over GoSmart customers when the network is experiencing heavy traffic.
GoSmart has two different hardware offerings on its website including a $49 Alcatel OT 838 and a mobile SIM kit priced at eight dollars. That SIM kit is intended to allow users to use their own unlocked GSM phone.
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1/31/2013 11:50:45 AM
T-Mobile has figured a way out to detect that I'm tethering (rooted phone using stock Android tethering), I wonder how much extra it will be.
1/31/2013 4:42:37 PM
This has worked for me to fool T-Mobile into thinking I'm not tethering:
Change your user agent string to Android and you can tether all you want. The downside is sites like Youtube revert to their mobile format.
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