Simple Mobile is an MVNO of the T-Mobile network. They offer unlimited talk, text, and data plans. Users can bring their own unlocked GSM devices, rather than buying a new phone.
Pros: The plans are laid out in an easy to understand format. The ability to bring your own device can save money.
Cons: The phones they offer get quite expensive, since they're unsubsidized.
Lowest Price Per Anytime Minute: flat rate
Simple Mobile offers three monthly unlimited plans and a 15-day unlimited plan. The 15-day unlimited plan costs 25 dollars per month and includes unlimited talk, text, and 411 directory assistance. The 40 dollar monthly plan includes unlimited voice minutes, text and picture messaging, 411, and mobile web at 3G speeds. The 50 dollar plan is for BlackBerry smartphones. It includes everything in the 40 dollar plan, plus email, BBM, and BlackBerry App World. The 60 dollar plan adds high-speed data on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, which provides speeds of up to 42Mbps.
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Customer Service: Customer service and technical support can be reached by calling a toll-free number, by snail mail, and by email.
Free Nights: Yes
Credit Check: None
Free Weekends: Yes
Daily Access Fee: No
Payment Options: Refill cards can be purchased using a credit card on the Simple Mobile website. Cash payments can be made at Simple Mobile retail locations.
Text and Picture Messaging: Unlimited text and picture messaging are available with all plans. The plans also include unlimited international text messaging.
Data Plans: The monthly plans all come with unlimited data. The 60 dollar plan includes HSPA+ data, which offers speeds as fast as 42Mbps.
Downloads: There are no downloadables offered by the company. Customers can download ringtones, wallpaper, and more by using their data plans.
International Calling: International calling is available at varying rates. See the website for details.
Text Messaging Available: Yes
Roaming Charges: All calls are unlimited while on the Simple Mobile network. There is no off-network roaming.
Text Messaging Charge For Incoming: No
Calling Features: Voicemail, caller ID, and call waiting come with every plan.
Unlimited Text Messaging Plan Available: Yes
Activation Fee: There is no fee to set up a Simple Mobile account.
Nationwide Long Distance: Unlimited voice includes long distance.
Unlimited Plan Available: Yes
411 Calls: Simple Mobile uses 1-800-GOOG-411 to provide free directory assistance.
Earliest Minute Expiration: Unlimited plans must be renewed at the beginning of every month.
911 Calls: Yes
Phones: Simple Mobile encourages customers to bring their own unlocked GSM handsets for use with its service. These can be of any kind, as long as they require a SIM card and are no longer locked to the original carrier. Simple Mobile will then activate it, and service will work as normal.
Standard Calling Features: Voicemail, caller ID, and call waiting
Cheapest Phone Model: na