Simple Mobile Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

Picking out the right wireless carrier isn’t all that difficult. After all, there are just a few names to choose from in the US, right? Hardly. For every one of the service providers you can name, we bet there are two others you’re not familiar with.

The Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) space is a crowded one and there’s plenty to consider. While they each have their own rate plans, terms, and features, they rely on the network infrastructure built by the bigger names.

Take, for instance, Simple Mobile.

Who is Simple Mobile?

Simple Mobile is an MVNO that offers GSM coverage from T-Mobile; however it may not fully offer the exact same network speed, availability, and coverage. This isn’t it exclusive to Simple Mobile as even T-Mobile‘s own Metro brand sees the same experience.

As often is the case with many MVNO and prepaid carriers, there are no contracts with Simple Mobile.

What are Simple Mobile rate plans like?

When it comes to options, Simple Mobile has a number of 30-day plans available for customers. Prices range from as low as $25 per month up to $60 with varying amounts of high speed data.

Limited time promotions will sometimes see extra data or features like mobile hotspot added at no cost. Take, for instance, the unlimited options below. Through the end of September, 2019 you can, for all practical purposes, get the $60 plan for $50.

  • $25 per month for unlimited talk, text and 3GB of high speed data
  • $30 per month for unlimited talk, text and 2GB of high speed data
  • $40 per month for unlimited talk, text and 15GB of high speed data
  • $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and unlimited high speed data
  • $60 per month for unlimited talk, text and unlimited high speed data

Customers who sign up for automatic payment (Auto ReUp) each month can save up to $5 per month on their plan.

What else should I know?

Simple Mobile customer can purchase add-on plans for extra data or international calling. Unused data does not roll over to the next month, but the international balance does.

There are other options and add-ons available to Straight Talk customers, including global calling cards and extra data. Simple offers some modest international calling to 69 destinations and roaming.

Fine Print and other Details

It’s worth noting that most service plans include hotspot capabilities but it dips into the data allotment. The “Truly Unlimited” plan does get its own 10GB of data to share.

  • $5 – 2GB data add-on
  • $10 – 5GB data add-on
  • $20 – 20GB data add-on
  • $10 – Add-on International

Simple Mobile customers can earn rewards for referring others to its service, watching video clips, sharing on social media, and automatic bill payments. Credits can be used toward high-speed data or a free service plan. Get a friend to sign up for service and you’ll both get a month for free.

Deals and Discounts

As of today there are a number of deals available through Simple Mobile, including a limited time Blowout Sale and back-to-school offers. A mixed of instant discounts, price drops, last-chance buys, and promotions, it’s a great way to save money on purchases.

Can I use my own phone with Simple Mobile?

Customers can bring pretty much any unlocked GSM or T-Mobile phone to Simple. A $.99 SIM card can be purchased which fits all slots – nano, micro, or standard.

How is the phone selection at Simple Mobile?

Should you wish to purchase a phone from Simple you’ll find a range of devices from familiar brands like Samsung, Motorola, LG, and a few others.

The current crop of handsets isn’t overly attractive, but there are top-tier models like versions of the Samsung Galaxy S10 as well as a few of its predecessors.

The phones are priced outright as well as monthly, with financing options for 24-month and 15-month periods. There are also certified pre-owned models and reconditioned handsets, too.