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T-Mobile MVNO Simple Mobile Delivers LTE On $50 and $60 Plans


Simple Mobile dealers have received new flyers promoting the TracFone owned T-Mobile MVNO's previously announced $25/month unlimited talk and text plan. What's interesting is that the flyer also mentions that Simple's $50 and $60 plans now include 4G LTE data. According to several Simple Mobile dealers LTE is showing up on their customer's phones with no SIM or APN changes needed.

The LTE  capable Simple Mobile plans include unlimited domestic voice, unlimited domestic and international texting and unlimited data. Data speeds are throttled to approximately 256 Kbps after 3 GB/month on the $50 plan and after 5 GB/month on the $60 plan

For LTE to work on Simple you will need a phone that supports T-Mobile's 1700 Mhz AWS LTE band, also known as Band 4. That band is supported by all LTE capable T-Mobile branded phones as well as the unlocked Google Nexus 5, Motorola Moto X, iPhone 5C and 5S and a few other phones.

Simple joins the brand T-Mobile MVNO 35orLess in being the first of the magenta operator's reseller's to have LTE.  I hope that we will soon seen it on the other T-Mobile MVNOs.

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  1. Several MVNOs announced LTE earlier this year only to be slapped down by their carrier. I'll believe Simple and 35orless have LTE when I see user reports verifying it. Even if they do, it may be throttled (like AIO's LTE is) or have high latency due to proxies, both of which nullify the advantages LTE has over HSPA+.

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    1. The reason i even found this article was because a friend of mine using Simple got LTE on his phone this morning, so i was searching the net to see if Simple finally switched over, or if he got lucky. I can confirm to you it's working.

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  2. Target's prepaid brand also offers T-Mobile LTE.

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  3. According to the Brightspot launch article on this site, user reports state that LTE doesn't work on Brightspot. In any case, Simple Mobile's 3GB of data smokes Brightspot's 1GB of data.

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    1. Brightspot offers voice/text roaming. SM not.

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    2. I've had simple for almost 2 years and have traveled coast to coast. reception isnt always perfect but, nationwide talk/text roaming is definitely free.

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    3. If Simple Mobile has roaming (which I doubt), they don't show it on their coverage map. What locations that aren't green on that map did you have coverage in?

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  4. This should be an interesting 2014. At&t will soon own Leap/Cricket wireless. Tracfone will soon own Page Plus. And rumors have it Sprint/Softbank is about to make a bid for DT's 67% stake in T-mobile US. Dish also interested in buying the same stake in T-mobile US.

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  5. This should be an interesting 2014. At&t will soon own Leap/Cricket wireless. Tracfone will soon own Page Plus. And rumors have it Sprint/Softbank is about to make a bid for DT's 67% stake in T-mobile US. Dish also interested in buying the same stake in T-mobile US.

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  6. My phone is now getting lte I have the tmo note 2 also known as t0lte. It's tmos first lte capable phone it just happened. I went from having 5 to 10 down and 1 to 3 up to average 35 down and 14 up. And it is snowing here and usually when the weather is bad my service gets bad here data speeds get really slow not faster so something is up. Also my 4G icon now says 4G lte which it never did before.

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  7. Myself and others have not been able to get the 4G LTE icon to appear on our phones. When I put in a T-Mobile micro sim, the 4G LTE logo appears. When testing my up/down speeds on Simple Mobile, I'm only averaging around 5/1.
    Is anyone using an STL100-3 unlocked Z10 on Simple Mobile able to confirm that the 4G LTE icon appears and they are actually getting LTE speeds?

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  8. I am using the Galaxy S4 T-mobile version and all I get is the 4G HSPA+ speed. It does NOT even show the LTE sign on the signal bars. I am located in Downtown Chicago which is covered by all carriers' LTE networks.

    Speed-wise it's about 5/1 indeed.

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  9. I contacted the Customer Service by email, this is their response:

    Thank you for you interest in Simple Mobile. We are responding to your
    recent inquiry.

    Please be informed that we do not offer 4G LTE service. We offer HSPA+
    4G service which compares favorably to LTE speeds in user experience,
    with speeds up to 42.2 Mbps.

    If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact one of our
    customer care representatives at 1-877-878-7908. For your convenience,
    our representatives are available Monday-Sunday from 8:00 AM to 11:45 PM
    EST.

    Thank you for being a Simple Mobile customer. We appreciate your
    business.

    Sincerely,

    Simple Mobile

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    1. Some users do have LTE and Simple Mobile is still claiming to support it on Twitter and on Facebook as recently as 3 days ago.

      I recommend complaining on social media that seems to more likely to get results than customer service.

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