Simple Mobile offers $60 unlimited talk, text and data


Simple Mobile is rolling out a $60 monthly plan that offers users unlimited voice, data and text messages without a long-term contract.

The company is a mobile virtual network operator, as it uses T-Mobile’s network to offer its wireless services. It has a bring-your-own-phone approach, so nearly any unlocked GSM handset from Research In Motion, Motorola, or any other handset maker will work. The company does offer 3G services but only devices that can utilize the 1700/2100 AWS bands will be able to surf at 3G speeds.

Simple Mobile also offers a $40 monthly plan for unlimited talk and text and a $50 plan that includes unlimited talk, text and 100 MB of data.

“We’re offering service on a level that today’s sophisticated wireless users demand, but at a much lower price,” Richard Wong, Simple Mobile VP of strategic alliance, said in a prepared statement. “There are a lot of people asking how Simple Mobile has made such a major impact in the unlimited segment in such a short period of time, well here’s the answer; we get the customer, and the customer gets us. Simple.”

I remember talking to Simple Mobile at CTIA earlier this year (that’s where the photo above comes from) and the company has an interesting approach to the cell phone game. The side of the road is littered with MVNO like Helio, ESPN Mobile, and Amp’d Mobile but Simple Mobile is trying to avoid these pitfalls by not jumping into the handset part of the business. The company only sells the SIM cards, which helps it reduce overhead, as well as easily get in to multiple cell phone stores around the country.

The prepaid market is getting intense though, as companies like Boost Mobile offer similar unlimited plans for $50 a month and MetroPCS is steadily becoming a force in the industry. Neither company offers the handset flexibility of Simple Mobile though, so it will be interesting to see how the battle plays out.

So, um, it’s Friday and we thought we could share some more information about Simple Mobile by showing you its booth at CTIA. Check out the full photo gallery after the jump!

[Via Simple Mobile]

  • D Lee

    I'm using Simple Mobile with a MyTouch Google Android phone and it's GREAT! The new $60 price point gives you UNLIMITED talk/text/data, which is PERFECT for people that use smart phones. The other benefit of Simple Mobile is that you can use your own unlocked GSM phone (ex. iPhone, Blackberry, Sidekick, Android, etc), just insert the SIM card and you're ready to go! I also came across a new wireless provider on the CDMA 4G network called Zoom Mobile! See it here: http://www.JoinZoomNow.com Same unlimited everything price point (talk+text+web) for $60, but when you tell 3 of your friends or family to sign-up your service is FREE! Nothing beats FREE!

  • Eric

    Simple Mobile is NOT unlimited. They limit you to 1GB of data per month. If you exceed 1GB your data plan will simply be terminated. This is not stated anywhere on their site, but it happened to me. They are false advertising unlimited service.

    • Sonny Montague

      Well my data counter on my account says i've used 1290 MB. No sign of termination yet.. So they just straight up killed your plan? No warning or anything?

      • Msmith

        That dude probably forgot to pay his bill!  lol

        • BluPanther

          No….I have paid my bill and always do.  I just transferred from T-Mobile and they sent me that message which means there is no UNLIMITED plan.  They are both limited (as far as Data is concerned).  They should say that you have unlimited data up to X amount then we cut you off and turn off  your phone.   The customer service person just reads the information on the website and can’t tell you how your particular usage is making the list as unauthorized usage.  I can’t fix it if I don’t know how exactly I am doing it wrong.   False advertising.

      • Mosafer_20062000

        they are going up to 2gb its up to them and where u location is 2

  • Carlos

    Well I must admit im using 2 simple mobile cards on 2 phones their 3g is really fast and edge well is ok, unlike what i read somewhere else the unlimited data is in fact unlimited there is no hidden fees or anything like that, i will recommend this plan to anyone.

    • Mosafer_20062000

      there are not unlimited 40$ plan 100mb 60$plan 2gb they are suck i dont like them they tell u unlimited but they cut u off asap u hit 2gb customer servis it suck if i where u i go to t mobile BC they alwaqys thank you for been with them

  • Joseph

    We’re an Authorized Simple Mobile Dealer located at … iGLOBALWIRELESS.NET.

    The services are with T-Mobile and the GSM iPhones work better than with AT&T.

  • Henry

    Today is my first day using Simple Mobile and I gotta say, so far so good. I love international texting since that’s what I do most. Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Madagascar all have recieved my texts, I am more than happy. I was paying $90.00 monthly for unlimited texting and talk, plus $25.00 extra for international texting. The data plan unlimited is also a good thing..I’m gonna tell all my friends Simple Mobile is the way to go.

    Henry Maxwell

  • Wayne

    I just got a MyTouch 4g. The 4g on the T-Mobile towers, using Simple is great! The issue is that most of the industry defines “Unlimited” as a 5 gig per month usage. Simple defines this as 1 gig! Oh, you won’t find that in print anywhere!!!! Nor, will anyone tell you this!!!. When you hit that limit, they turn off your data for the rest of your period of term(month). They mark your cell as well. This is the cell at time of the turn off. No options to pay more for data for the rest of the month. It is suppose to be ok the next term? I will see. By the way, I was out of the country last period. The entire month had 0 calls, 0 data. The sim was in my wallet. The cell had another countries sim in it. I was 6,000 miles from home. Their plan, use it and pay. You want more, then pay more :) OK

    I purchased another card/month for the rest of the period. I wanted the data plan. OK, it won’t work on my phone I was using at the time. I went to a backup cell and it works. So I can forward my current number to the new number to carry one cell. Oh you can’t use the setting on the cell for call forwarding..They play games there too. NO where on their site tells you HOW to forward your calls.

    Turn on Forwarding
    72#1172 wait for dial tone, enter new number

    Turn off
    720

    T-Mobile has the cell TV thing going on for $10 extra per month. The software is on the cell. I asked about this. The option I was given, was to delete it off the phone! What? Can’t I pay the extra $10 and get it? Nope.

    What does government agency’s have to say about these things? I mean, who defines “Unlimited”? Should that be a standard? Why are the phone companies afraid to post limits. It seems fair to agreements that both sides are aware of what is to be agreed too!

    It is only going to get worse. As network speeds go up, applications will be built to use the speed. Like the TV applications now on T-Mobile. Tell me that streaming TV isn’t going to use up bandwidth! I’m told that T-Mobile towers are being upgraded from 7mg to 21 mg. Some cell phones are near 4g. They may top out at the 7mg limits. But the full 4g’s go up to 42m standard!!!!! The next decade is going to be very, very interesting in this new age. Will cell phones put land lines, satellite and cable companies out of business???

  • PaulyFoShore

    I was using Simple Mobile for around 2 months and was completely fed up with their customer service and nationwide coverage (my calls would drop all the time). I switched over to a Straight Talk plan and could not be happier. Not only do my calls NEVER drop but its only 45 bucks for an unlimited plan instead of 60. I also didn’t like any of the phones Simple Mobile offered but now I’m absolutely in love with my Nokia E71 smartphone that I picked up at Walmart. If you’re looking for a contract free cell phone plan I’d definitely recommend Straight Talk. Net10 is also pretty good but I like only paying 45 bucks a month since I’m on a huge budget.

  • PaulyFoShore

    I was using Simple Mobile for around 2 months and was completely fed up with their customer service and nationwide coverage (my calls would drop all the time). I switched over to a Straight Talk plan and could not be happier. Not only do my calls NEVER drop but its only 45 bucks for an unlimited plan instead of 60. I also didn’t like any of the phones Simple Mobile offered but now I’m absolutely in love with my Nokia E71 smartphone that I picked up at Walmart. If you’re looking for a contract free cell phone plan I’d definitely recommend Straight Talk. Net10 is also pretty good but I like only paying 45 bucks a month since I’m on a huge budget.

  • Glen Green

    I never would have thought that Walmart would sell cell phones! I found out from a friend who has Straight Talk and pays just $45 a month for unlimited talk and text, I thought it was to good to be true. So I went to check it out. It only gets better, there is no hidden fees, and no contract. It is the best thing that I did in the last year. I personally have the $31 for 1000 text and 1000 minutes, I get to talk to my friends and my family all I want. If there is a better offer out there, I couldn’t find it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SHNOFFSU7UNOHVHI2Y7BISO2SE Karen Davidson

    I use net10. Though it lacks in phone selection the service is aaaaaaaaaaaaamazing. Although the customer service is lacking, the price is greeeeat!! But seriously, Those are the pros and cons list. If you really think about it having good network service and price are probably the most important things with a cell phone. Plus knowing that you’re probably jipping your old cellphone carrier (verizon & at&t) by using their networks for half the price you feel a lot better too. haha

  • Louiscalmer100

    those girls where great lol
    but on a serious note. simple mobile does have its girls and economic prices but i recently switched to Straight talk andim in love with their service. They have deals now that will get you a flip phone adn an unlimited plan for 30 bucks. . .how can you disagree with that when your low on money.

    • Xavilender02

      your right about one thing. those girls do look good lol
      but net10 is also a viable company to look at dont forget they have an unlimited plan too(50 bucks for everything!!!) with coverage to boot. spanning from the At&t and verizon towers. sweet deal we have here folks!!

  • TumadreHP

    Simple Mobile es  una MIERDA !!!!!,esta compania se pasa enganando a las personas con la frase UNLIMITED,pero no tienen las bolas puesta para decirle a sus clientes sobre el uso de DATA o internet,senores no se sorprenda si su servicio es canselado y luego que uno llama y habla con un representante de ellos solo te evaden diciendote que  tienes que leer el acuerdo de servicio,saben por que escribo esto por que ya me  secedio el el mes pasado(abril),tambien le pregunte y que pasa con el dinero que ya pague?,yo escogui el plan de $60 y ellos me cortaron a mediados del mes , y saben que me respondieron esos HP? me dijeron que tengo que leer  el acuerdo de servicio y demas,Simple Mobile es simplemente  Simple Mierda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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