Product Overview: Simple Mobile (Cellular Data Plans)

Simple Mobile is a prepaid cellular service that runs on the T-Mobile 4G LTE Network. Simple Mobile offers plans for smartphones that include unlimited talk, text & data but with hotspot/tethering caps.

Simple Mobile includes unlimited international text and talk (but not data) with their plans.

While Simple Mobile does not offer a data only plan, Simple Mobile will work with GSM phones.

Policies & Perks:

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  • Domestic Roaming: Data use is on native towers only - no domestic roaming. Calls and texts are eligible for domestic roaming, although those who exceed 50% of their total usage in domestic roaming may have their plans discontinued.
  • Throttling: Speeds are delivered at full network speed, then throttled to 2G once the data allocation is reached.
  • International: No international data usage is included.
  • Mobile Hotspot Use: Only the unlimited plans permit mobile hotspot/tethering capabilities - with a cap on tethered data.
  • Data Roll Over: Unused data does not roll over to the next billing period.
  • Overage Charges: There are no overage charges on prepaid plans - one your cap is reached, you will be slowed to 2G speeds.
  • Streaming: No streaming services are provided. Streaming on unlimited plans is throttled to SD (480p).
  • Unlimited Data: An unlimited on-device data plan is offered, which also allows for 10GB of tethered data.
  • Device Lock/Unlock Policy: Simple Mobile will provide an unlocking code to customers who request unlocking, provided they meet the following conditions: Customers must request phone unlocking and the Simple Mobile device must have been activated on Simple Mobile Service for no fewer than 12 months with service plans redeemed in no fewer than 12 months.

Testing Status: We do not keep a Simple Mobile plan in our testing arsenal.

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