T-Mobile USA said it won’t shut down its GoSmart Mobile prepaid brand even after it closes the acquisition of MetroPCS. This in turn would leave the Deutsche Telekom-owned operator with two different prepaid brands.
According to the telco’s spokeswoman Kari Ramsey, GoSmart Mobile is still going strong and it will be a “a complementary offering to both T-Mobile and MetroPCS offerings.”
T-Mobile launched GoSmart nationwide in February, making it available at three price points ranging from $30 to $45 per month. The first option includes no mobile data whatsoever whereas the last one comes with 5GB of high-speed web service. As I’m writing this, potential GoSmart customers can choose between two different handsets, the ZTE V768 and Alcatel OT-838, or just buy a SIM card (and use it with any phone they want).
As for how things are progressing with the merger, last time we checked, MetroPCS shareholders approved the deal and now it’s just a matter of structuring the deal to meet the needs of both parties…