Simple Mobile is an MVNO that was first started in 2009. It is now one of the many prepaid carriers owned by TracFone. Simple Mobile offers many affordable, no-contract cell phone plans starting at $25 per month for 3GB of LTE data. Simple Mobile uses the T-Mobile network for coverage and supports access to T-Mobile’s 5G network.
Simple Mobile’s current plan include the following:
- 3GB for $25/month
- 5GB for $30/month
- 15GB for $40/month
- Unlimited with 5GB hotspot for $50/month
- Unlimited with 15GB hotspot for $60/month
Simple Mobile offers a wide selection of phones through their retail partner, Quality One Wireless. Unfortunately, many users report poor experiences with Quality One Wireless, which they have shared on Reddit.
Instead of purchasing a phone from Quality One Wireless through Simple Mobile, we highly suggest you consider bringing your own unlocked phone to Simple Mobile. Any unlocked phone compatible with the T-Mobile network will work on Simple Mobile. We think you’ll have a much better experience this way.
You can find great deals on unlocked smartphones on a site like Swappa, with whom we have an affiliate partnership. We feel Swappa can help you save money on your new smartphone, offering discounts between 20% and 50% off.
With affordable prices and high data amounts, Simple Mobile is great for prepaid users looking for a lot of cellular data.
Simple Mobile Discounts
With “Auto Reup” (another way of saying “auto-pay” or “auto-renew”), Simple Mobile customers can save roughly 10% off their monthly bill. Group discounts are also available. You can add up to 3 lines to the $25 plan for $20 per line (so 4 lines, $85/month total). You can also add up 3 lines to all other plans for just $25 per line (4 lines, $125 total on the $50 plan).
Simple Mobile Coverage
Simple Mobile uses the T-Mobile network for coverage. T-Mobile uses the following 4G LTE and 5G bands (you want your phone to have these for the best coverage and performance):
- T-Mobile 4G LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, 71
- T-Mobile 5G bands: n71, n260, n261
Simple Mobile Features
- Visual voicemail
- MMS (multimedia messaging service)
- HD Voice / VoLTE
- Wi-Fi calling
- Stateside international calling (add-ons available)
- 5G coverage
Stateside International Calling
All Simple Mobile plans include unlimited international calls to 69 destinations and $10 of international calling credit for 100+ additional destinations (the $60 plan includes $20 of credit). You can see all supported international destinations on Simple Mobile’s website.
International Data Roaming
International roaming is currently not supported on Simple Mobile. Your cell phone plan will only work in the United States.
Simple Mobile adds standard taxes and regulatory fees to the cost of their cell phone plans.
Simple Mobile Customer Service
You can reach Simple Mobile customer service by using the online chat on their website, calling them at 877-878-7908, or by mail. Yes, physical mail. Hasn’t Simple Mobile heard of email??