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Simple Mobile review | Month-to-month cell phone plans

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Plans start at $25 with more speed and data than your average carrier.

Simple Mobile plans are designed to give you more speed and more data without the higher price tags of the “big four” carriers. Plans come with no contracts, credit checks or the hidden fees made famous by others in the industry. Yet Simple Mobile’s website lacks information that’s pretty important to someone looking for the best price and quality for wireless service.

Details

DataStarting at 2 GB
MinutesUnlimited
TextsUnlimited
Can I bring my own phone?Yes
Cell phone plans starting at:$30

What is Simple Mobile?

Simple Mobile provides nationwide coverage on a 4G LTE network with coast-to-coast coverage and no roaming or long-distance charges.

Or does it? The company lists coast-to-coast 4G LTE network coverage in multiple places on its site, but you’ll find conflicting information in its FAQ. Sadly, the company’s name may not indicate how your transactions or service will be handled.

What services does Simple Mobile offer?

Simple Mobile’s unlimited wireless plans come with no contract, no credit check and no hidden fees. Instead, the price you pay includes unlimited nationwide talk and text, unlimited international text and no roaming charges in the US and Mexico. You even get unlimited international calling to up to 15 unique numbers across 64 countries.

Simple Mobile Plans

  • 2,000MB Plan — $30 a month for 2,000MB 4G LTE speed data (drops to 2G after)
  • Truly Unlimited with mobile hotspot — $60 a month unlimited data at 4G LTE speeds plus 10GB mobile hotspot

Take 5% off any plan’s pricing by enrolling in autopay or Auto ReUp.

Are there any other features I should know about?

Simple Mobile might not keep everything simple, but its plans and features are pretty clear-cut.

  • Unlimited international calling. While limited to select destinations and up to 15 unique numbers, it’s an advantage over the competition.
  • Decent phone selection. Simple Mobile offers a fairly admirable smartphone selection with most of the hottest brands in attendance.
  • Monthly payment plans. Low monthly pricing for those who want to start with a new phone in hand that’s not picked up at full price.
  • Bring your own device. If you’re a new user with a compatible phones your already love, purchase a Simple Mobile SIM card to switch it over.

What to watch out for

The biggest issue with Simple Mobile appears to be knowing what you’re getting when you sign up. But that’s not the only thing to keep in mind.

  • Conflicting service info. Simple Mobile boasts 4G LTE network coverage, but its FAQ advises that it does not offer 4G LTE. It’s a tad confusing.
  • SIM card confusion. Multiple users complain that the required SIM card frustraingly did not come with the necessary activation PIN. Beware a wasted purchase by asking beforehand.

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How do I sign up for Simple Mobile?

Buy a Simple Mobile plan online or at participating retailers that include Best Buy, Family Dollar and Walgreens. Then it’s just a matter of activating your service online.

Bottom line

Simple Mobile claims to offer solid service at low prices. Still, we can’t be wholly sure. Conflicting information online about its data network will require some questions before signing up. That said, competitive pricing makes this an ideal option to explore.

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10 Comments

  1. Default Gravatar
    Serenity
    May 1, 2019

    I have the 50$ truly unlimited plan, will I be able to text and make calls when I’m in Canada?

    • AvatarStaff
      Charisse
      May 1, 2019

      Hi Serenity,

      Thanks for reaching out to Finder!

      Simple Mobile does not have coverage in Canada so you will not be able to make any texts or calls from there. However, if you make calls from US, you have unlimited international calls to landline and mobile numbers in Canada as part of your Truly Unlimited 30-day plan.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Charisse

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    Shaun
    November 5, 2018

    Could I purchase a T-Mobile midi hotspot and use a 4g LTE unlimited data sim with the mifi hotspot

    • AvatarStaff
      johnbasanes
      November 5, 2018

      Hi Shaun,

      Thank you for visiting finder.

      You may be able to purchase a T-Mobile plan by visiting this link and clicking on the “Go to site” to be routed to T-Mobile. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    ??help
    June 29, 2018

    Will a straight talk phone work with a simple mobile sims card ?

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      joelmarcelo
      June 30, 2018

      Hi there,

      Thanks for leaving a question in finder.

      You can use a Simple Mobile sim card in any factory unlocked phone. As long as your phone is factory unlocked, Simple Mobile sim card will work. Please send us a message if you need anything else.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    Horst
    April 26, 2018

    I have a Simple Mobile number. How can I activate international roaming?

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      Rich
      April 26, 2018

      Hi Horst.

      Simple mobile international roaming is available only in Mexico. If you are travelling between the US and Mexico, you need to turn off your phone and turn it back on in order to update your roaming capabilities. You must Turn ON the Data Roaming option on your phone. To do this, go to the Cellular or Mobile Network menu found in your phone “Settings”

      I hope i have answered your question.

      Regards,

      Rich

    • Default Gravatar
      Ale
      July 12, 2018

      So you should turn roaming on before turning the phone off or turn roaming on after phone has restarted.

    • AvatarStaff
      Joshua
      July 18, 2018

      Hi Ale,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      The roaming capabilities of your phone should automatically be activated. You can turn roaming on after your phone has restarted. If you do not have roaming activated, please directly get in touch with Simple Mobile.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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