Simple Mobile introduces unlimited 4G for $50 per month, no strings attached
0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2012, 08:10 posted on
Unlimited 4G data does not need to carry an astronomical price tag. Quite the opposite – the new $50 monthly plan by Simple Mobile seems like a pretty good deal considering that a long-term commitment is not required...
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9. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 227; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Except that it's HSPA+ and uses leased T-Mo towers.
You get what you pay for.
14. sofocused715 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Max theoretical speeds of 42.2 mbps...my Verizon LTE barely pushes 12mbps nowadays
2. -box- (Posts: 3973; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Why go with a MVNO when T-Mobile offers the same thing directly? With subsidized device pricing?
3. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Yeah Simple Mobile is also really sketchy about how much data you use even on unlimited plans. So T-mobile is better all the way around
4. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
All SImple Mobile plans are non-contract so one good reason is that you would be free to change phones or even plans any time with no commitment.
I also debate that T-Mobile offers the same pricing with subsedised devices - The Value plans offer 2Gb for 59.99/month, and classic plans with subsedised devices are more expensive. $50 on a monthly plan only gets you 100MB of 4G internet/month.
However, for family plans, depending on your needs, it is probably better to stay with T-Mobile.
7. -box- (Posts: 3973; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Anyone on any carrier can change phones whenever they want, but changing plans or carriers can sometimes be an issue with a contract.
I was referring to T-Mobile's prepaid with my first sentence in #2, and the post-paid (including Family service) in my second.
10. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Was that like a joke or something?
Service won't compare.... you know that right?
You're gonna have to make up the cost in phone costs anyways...
13. Captain_Doug (Posts: 933; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Not a joke. I'm paying verizon way too much. I know service goes down. I am fully in T-mobile covered area. I plan on purchasing my phone outright. I'm in wifi most of the time anyway. I'm not new at this.
15. sofocused715 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
if you got a 42+mbps capable device you're not gonna get worse service either. Nexus 4 gets similar speeds to Verizon LTE in NYC...most likely the same in similar areas of coverage
6. slaggyb (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I hate when the say it is unlimited data but, try exceeding 1.5gb before your new monthly plan expires and you will get a text saying you are abusing their network and your data will be disconnected...if you continue using data once you get to 2gb, you be disconnected completely and your phone will just be used for calling and texting only..
The most annoying thing is why advertise data to be unlimited, why not just say 2gb data or just throttled the speed once you exceed the cap instead yoour data instantly gets terminated...Don't be decieved people if you plaining on switching,just take note...
11. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I emailed them regarding caps and soft and hard throttling and they told me there was none of that. They also referenced their TOS, which states only abuse of their network.
8. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)
@Slaggyb that's the truth straight talk will just disable your sim and to use the service again u have to buy new phone read the fine print people
12. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
The fine print is as vague as their email Q an A.
16. happy2beme (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)
Simple Mobile Unlimited Data Scam
I would like to be the one to start the process of finding people with this same issue of FRAUD committed by SIMPLE MOBILE. My story is of very similar nature.
The attached link is a u-tube video that shows the same frustration we have all been going through.
If I pay in full for a full month up front for a service plan that promotes and promises an unlimited (infinite) data usage, I expect to get what I paid for. If such service is taken away from me before my paid month is complete, from the company it was purchased from, with no real explanation and all money was kept without any refund; I BELIEVE THIS IS CALLED STEALING!!!
If a company sells you something and you receive less of that something you were told you would receive, that is fraud.
Fraud and stealing is ILLEGAL!!!!
Suspending an "unlimited" data service for the reason of "over usage". This deception is called fraud!!!
[B]If you have been deceived by Simple Mobile's "unlimited" LIMITED service and would like to be part of a class action law suit to help show them how wrong it is to steal from their own customers; Please e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org