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Simple Mobile improves its unlimited plans

Nothing wrong with another unlimited services MVNO, right? In November we were introduced to Simple Mobile, a GSM MVNO that appears to run on the T-Mobile network. The company offered two tiers of unlimited services, $40 for unlimited talk and $50 for messaging and data, plus add-ons for additional data and international calling. Those rates are in line with the higher end of the industry, but a number of regional carriers, plus some CDMA MVNOs, undercut those prices. This week, via FierceWireless, we learn that they have improved their offerings.

The $40 plan now covers unlimited voice and messaging, the $50 plan adds 50MB of data, and the $60 plan triples that data rate and routes it through T-Mobile’s 3G network. The 3G data bit is certainly a plus, though the 150MB seems a bit inadequate. So it’s a step.

The difference between Simple Mobile and other MVNOs is that they try to stay out of the handset market. They encourage customers to bring their unlocked GSM phones, which is good for unlocked phone merchants. For customers who want to purchase a new handset, they have the Alcatel Tribe, a QWERTY phone, available for $129.99.

You can check out Simple Mobile at

18 Responses

  1. Kaylin Says

    For now, I think the best unlmited plan in the market handsdown is StraightTalk ($45/month). For me, reliability is key and since ST runs on the Verizon Network, reception is never an issue.

    Posted on February 26th, 2010 at 10:09 pm
  2. Tamzen Says

    Sounds nice. I still prefer Straight Talk Unlimited $45 monthly with Unlimited data, minutes and messages. Its the best Unlimited I’ve found and easily accessible at walmart. Straight Talk runs off Verizons network so Coverage is fantastic.

    Posted on February 28th, 2010 at 11:43 am
  3. Julie Says

    Actually, this website needs to be updated. The new simple mobile plans are as followed: $40 plan: unlimited talk and text nation wide. $50 plan: 100 MB of data (plus the unlimited talk and text). $60 plan: unlimited everything.

    Now, the biggest misconception is that consumers think that when you say “unlimited talk and text” they think that it means unlimited picture messaging and international sms as well. However, that is not the case (just to clear things up).

    Simple mobile service isn’t really that bad. You pay for what you get, just like any pre-paid company. However, being able to use just about ANY unlocked GSM phone is awesome. So many people love their Iphones, or their Blackberrys, but really cannot afford the high rates of AT&T or Verizon, and it’s great to see a company that has that option.

    Posted on July 7th, 2010 at 9:50 am
  4. Eric Says

    Unlimited everything is a lie. You are limited to 1GB of data and then your data plan is simply cut off without warning. This is not stated on their website, but it happened to me.

    Posted on July 25th, 2010 at 8:28 pm
  5. asif Says

    First of all their customer service is suck. I don’t think Simple moblie even have customer service. Its not a realible phone service they should work out with their customer service than introduce this company in the public.

    Posted on August 14th, 2010 at 1:35 pm
  6. Paul Says

    As previous post said, Simple Mobile customer service LITERALLY does not exist. I’ve tried to call it a half dozen times over three days. I get a busy signal, then cut off—every single time.

    Posted on August 23rd, 2010 at 4:34 pm
  7. Joe Says

    Simple Mobile cannot do conference calling. this is very important for me. I’m going back to t-mobile plan.

    Posted on October 1st, 2010 at 2:22 pm
  8. Eyad Says

    I’ve just hanged up with costumer service , they answered first time i called , not a hold of 3 minutes till i got to the rep … so they do have customer service .
    Not unlimited international text what do you mean ? i didn’t ask about that, but it’s important to me , can someone please tell me what do they mean with unlimited internation text if it’s not unlimited ?

    Posted on October 11th, 2010 at 10:31 am
  9. Frank Says

    I live in Brooklyn N.Y.and i have been using simple mobile for three Months.I have the $40 plan and it seems to be working fine.The only complaint that i have is sometimes the call goes from loud to low,the first month i had the service i was hearing static on calls.Some one told me that it runs on the old T-mobile network,and now T-mobile has great pre paid plans.So Starting next month i will be going to T-mobile pre paid.I cant trust a company that uses old servers on a very good network.

    Posted on October 29th, 2010 at 8:11 pm
  10. pradpatrick Says

    I switched very recently to Simple Mobile (from TMobile). I am very pleased with this service. I took the $40 unlimited talk and text plan. In comparison, i am saving $25 per month after switching to Simple Mobile from TMobile. No dropped calls so far. Receiption is very nice. If someone has an unlocked GSM phone, i don’t see a reason why they should still stay with those expensive plans offered by other famous networks. Good part about this Simple Mobile is that they offer unlimited international texting also (included in $40 flat monthly fee). I am using this a lot to text my friends in India. Very satisfied with the service.

    Posted on November 18th, 2010 at 12:43 pm
  11. Julio Says

    Simple mobile is fine with me. I got the 40$ plan and I have no complaints. 40$ rules 60$ don’t. 60$ is the one that robe u…..

    Posted on December 5th, 2010 at 9:28 pm
  12. Bob Says

    this phone service SUCKS… Yu open ur phone NEW SIM u take out the battery NEW SIM… theres no true UNLIMITED …
    NO 3WAY
    NO MMS
    this IS A rip Off TRUST ME!!!
    i will never put a cent into this Company

    Posted on January 26th, 2011 at 3:38 am
  13. yusef Says

    Good service. I got my g1 programed up with customer service,wi fi 40,50 bucks I’m happy…

    Posted on February 12th, 2011 at 9:52 pm
  14. Jdoe Says

    Their customer service is sucks.

    Posted on February 28th, 2011 at 8:44 am
  15. Ms DeWe Says

    I’m pleased with service I have a iPhone 4 work great with the service $60 plan very happy for now

    Posted on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:32 pm
  16. Cesar Says

    Ok….there is talk here that Simplemobile is cutting off service at 1GB. Idk about you guys but I’ve had it for 3 months now and this month I’ve ran the Data to 1,160 M.B. So this must have been a shady thing they did last year but I still have service. I stream Pandora at work. For 60 Dollars you can’t beat it. I would have payed 80+ Dollars on AT&T w/ a 2 year plan. No taxes 60.00 flat. O ya my Iphone would not receive/send MMS but there is a fix for that on their website. I haven’t called customer service so I would not know how they are in that department. I usually use Google for answers. With an Iphone unlocked running Cydia to customize the phone and paying 60 dollars a month for 3g, I can’t ask for anything better. O yah they are currently working on a 4G network (so says the website).

    Posted on March 23rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm
  17. charles Says

    I have had simple mobile for onely a week now. I was on hold for about 1min before taking to a customer service rep. which is but normal and the hold time is absolutely ok. Secondly, I am using my iphone 4 which has been JB, and using a gevey sim pro to unlock for simple mobile network access. so far their service has been great, at $60 unlimited talk, data, and national and international text, you CAN’T beat it. I have two lines. One for myself and the other for my wife. Before switching, I use to pay AT&T $194 every month. I am saving $64 a month. within 12 month, I should have saved $768 which is more than enough to pay for their early termination fees of 305 for my wife and 235 for myself. knowing that you get monthly access for 60 dollars tax inclusive keeps your spending under control. As long as simple mobile exist, I will be there for life.

    Posted on April 25th, 2011 at 8:03 am
  18. Ru Says

    Simple call is ABSOLUTELY RUBBISH! My sim card stopped working and I requested a new sim card. After holding on for forever they sent it after 3 weeks. Then when I called to activate it they said because the number had been inactive they can not activate it any more!!! I asked them how is that my fault when you guys took 3 weeks to send me the sim card, they said management will call back. Waited a couple of days but no one called. When I rang again, was told the same thing again. Still waiting n its been 2 weeks!! Disgusting service!

    Posted on May 28th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

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