T-Mobile GoSmart Rolls Out Free Facebook to Everyone

In a move to further disrupt the wireless carrier industry, T-Mobile is asking a question that taps into a pain for some smartphone users: Have you ever been notified that you've blown through your wireless data plan limits and can't connect with friends and family on Facebook over your phone?

This isnEUt an issue for those with unlimited data plans, but it is surely an annoyance to which many customers can relate. T-Mobile is vowing to put an end to the pain -- at least on its network.

The company just announced that its GoSmart Mobile prepaid wireless brand has partnered with Facebook to become the first wireless provider in the United States to offer free access to Facebook and Facebook Messenger for all of its wireless customers, even those without monthly data service. The program kicks off in January and only requires customers to log-on from a browser or the Facebook application on a compatible phone.

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"Once again, T-Mobile is shaking up the wireless industry by offering unlimited Facebook for GoSmart customers with no strings attached," said Doug Chartier, senior vice president of T-Mobile's GoSmart Mobile brand. Chartier said the GoSmart EUdeal just got a whole lot sweeter." Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Nearly half of all Facebook users access the site from their mobile phones, according to the social media giant. By joining together around this offering, GoSmart and Facebook aim to give more people in the U.S. the power to share and connect while mobile.

"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," said Chris Daniels, vice president of partnerships at Facebook.

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