The GoSmart Mobile prepaid wireless brand from carrier T-Mobile USA announced Monday that it teamed up with Facebook to provide free access to the social network’s flagship application and Facebook Messenger to all of its customers, even those without data plans.
Starting in January, GoSmart Mobile said its customers can log on to Facebook via a browser or app, and they will receive free access to the social network and Messenger.
Facebook Vice President of Partnerships Chris Daniels said in a release announcing the partnership:
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.
GoSmart Mobile Senior VP Doug Chartier added:
Once again, T-Mobile is shaking up the wireless industry by offering unlimited Facebook for GoSmart customers with no strings attached. Customers love GoSmart because it`s one of the simplest and most budget-friendly, no-annual-contract options in wireless. The deal just got a whole lot sweeter.
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