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Simple Mobile provides unlimited 2G data option

When it comes to data usage, we’re getting more and more used to seeing caps rather than unlimited plans. This is especially true for MVNOs, which have to pay to rent network space from bigger carriers. Simple Mobile, however, is trying something new. They’re removing the 200MB limit on their $50 plan and making it unlimited. The catch is that it provides that data at 2G, not 3G, speeds. Subscribers who want 3G or 4G data need to pick the $60 plan, which provides unlimited everything (though there have been many complaints about there being unadvertised limits to the services). The best way to use Simple Mobile is to bring an unlocked GSM handset. You can find more information about Simple Mobile’s bring your own handset deal, and the $50 unlimited plan, at Simple Mobile’s website.

Via Phone Scoop.

3 Responses

  1. Mark Says

    This is actually not bad as long as the buyers know what they’re getting. It will work fine for people who mostly get text email and just some light browsing. But 10 more buck for the full whack ain’t bad, either.

    I just wish they had wide coverage.

    Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 8:35 am
  2. Darryl Says

    I assume that if you’re using Simple Mobile and bringing an unlocked phone, then the smartest thing to do is to get a phone with WiFi on it.

    Posted on June 21st, 2011 at 6:13 pm
  3. DaveD Says

    I’ve used SM $60 unlimited now for a year and have had great service. I recently gave up cable and started tethering my iPhone when all of a sudden I get a text message from SM saying that I’ve been using too much data on their UNLIMITED data service. I was aproaching 3GB. I wasn’t aware of their data limits policy. To be honest, I never thought to read it. Anyway, I hope that the new $50 unlimited plan on the 2G network is really unlimited and I can avoid paying the extra money for cable.

    Posted on June 25th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

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