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morbo
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join:2002-01-22
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Reviews:
·Charter

Pricing is nice; no 4g?

The price is identical to compete with Wal-Mart's StraightTalk plan of unlimited everything for $45 a month.

The honesty of telling users they may be prioritized (dropped/throttled) when there is congestion is refreshing. I think the policy is the same for StraightTalk, but users aren't told about it.

Is the service really limited to their 3g network (not their "4g" version)?

m3nphls

join:2012-10-02
Brooklyn, NY
There is 4G on their $45/month plan, is 5GB of 4G speed and after that will be throttled down to edge. GoSmart is the only one so far to offer that high cap and second MVNO is Solavei with 4GB cap.


anonphoneuse

@comcast.net
reply to morbo
straightalk does not have unlimited data included for $35/month. some people are fine with 2G speeds, including many people who have very high end phones, they may do all heavy usage on wifi but what to make sure they get things like email notifications all the time with out having to worry they hit the cap and have no more data until the next month.


cdru
Go Colts
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7
reply to m3nphls


MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1
reply to m3nphls
Wrong, their is 3G on their $45 plan, connections are throttled to around 900kbps, though you'll still be connected to HSPA or HSPA+ if you check the details on the website it clarifies that high-speed is 3G, the $35 plan is only 2G.

In my opinion the plans are worthless, unless you really stream a lot of music, video streaming can be problematic at 3G speeds, Solavei 4 GB for $49 is the best in my opinion, and I'd even take straight talk's ~2GB over these plans, they just aren't compelling.

For a prepaid carrier, they are priced too high, though I understand why, they are opening retail stores, too much overhead for prepaid.
They also don't have the roaming of Solavei, which roams pretty much where normal postpaid t-mobile roams, that's a deal breaker, on t-mobile you really should have roaming.


buddahbless

join:2005-03-21
Premium
Reviews:
·AT&T DSL Service
Im on the Walmarts family mobile plan ( just a name for Tmobiles post paid 3g). There new plan is 1GB of high speed data "3G" ( formally only 250 MB "3G") then throttled to 2G after words for $40 the previous plan was $45.

I must say previously the best I could achieve was 900 kbps down/500 kbps up with there high speed data ( throttled 3G), now on speed tests I hit 6700 kbps down /1900 kbps up. Im sure Gosmart will be on par to this.

Its true movielover no roaming is a deal breaker one thing that I accept family mobile is allowed to roam where Tmobile has affiliates that definitely is a plus as 20-25% of my time Im in ATT territory which means no data but Im able to talk and txt and that a lot better than no service at all .

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
reply to morbo
said by morbo:

The price is identical to compete with Wal-Mart's StraightTalk plan of unlimited everything for $45 a month.

The honesty of telling users they may be prioritized (dropped/throttled) when there is congestion is refreshing. I think the policy is the same for StraightTalk, but users aren't told about it.

It may be identical, but the opportunity to buy it from TMobile, without involving a Walmart or StraightTalk is a huge win.

The ambiguity of ST's usage policy kills their potential.
I take no issue with limits, but they need be spelled out clearly.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to m3nphls
GoSmart isn't really an MVNO- it's just T-Mobile using another brand- such as Virgin Mobile USA and Boost- they're no longer MVNOs just prepaid brands.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to elray
They do if you read their TOS. But that is a huge problem today. People do NOT read their TOS/AUPs. If they did, they would find out a LOT about a service/product before they purchased it.


MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1
reply to TBBroadband
Yes I didn't really claim they were, though I made have worded it wrong, the point I was trying to make is that they compete with mvno's and as such their prices are too high for too little.

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
reply to TBBroadband
Most TOS/AUP are in legalese, not simple language.

No one should expect a Walmart customer or other ordinary consumer to read them comprehensively.