TracFone's Simple Mobile has revamped its plan lineup. Simple's combined its separate Nationwide and International plans into a single set of Unlimited plans. The new plans include the International plan's roaming in Mexico and unlimited international calling features with most of the Nationwide plan's larger high speed data allocations. I say "most" because the $50 Nationwide plan's high speed data was cut from 8 to 5 GB in its Unlimited plan guise. In addition, Simple Mobile's promotional $60 plan with "unlimited" high speed data is now a regular part of the plan lineup.
Here's Simple Mobile's new plan lineup:
- $60/month - unlimited domestic and international calling and texting and unlimited high speed data.
- $55//month ($50 with auto pay) - unlimited domestic and international calling and texting, 10 GB of high speed data and unlimited 64 Kbps throttled data.
- $50//month ($47 with auto pay) - unlimited domestic and international calling and texting, 5 GB of high speed data and unlimited 64 Kbps throttled data.
- $40//month ($37.50 with auto pay) - unlimited domestic and international calling and texting, 4 GB of high speed data and unlimited 64 Kbps throttled data.
- $25//month - unlimited domestic and international calling and texting, No data.
I'd also take the unlimitedness of the data included with Simple's $60/month plan with a large grain of salt. No MVNO can afford to offer truly unlimited data. There's always a hidden cap where throttling or network prioritization takes place. Even T-Mobile's own unlimited plans de-prioritize customers who use more than 21 GB of data in a month. I wouldn't recommenced Simple's $60 plan for NetFlix binge watching either. Simple's Terms and Conditions page still prohibits "uploading, downloading or streaming of uninterrupted continuous video" without defining how often the video stream has to be interrupted to be in compliance.
Simple Mobile operates on T-Mobile's native network. Domestic roaming is not available.
For more about Simple Mobile see our Prepaid Operator Profile: Simple Mobile. To see how Simple compares with other T-Mobile based providers see T-Mobile and T-Mobile MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared. For a comparison of international mobile plans see Updated: The Best Prepaid Mobile International Voice & Text Deals.
Source: Simple Mobile via Best MVNO