TracFone-owned MVNO operating under T-Mobile's network, has recently made new changes to its prepaid plan options. With the new changes in place, Simple Mobile is now among the list of MVNOs that offer competitive (if not the cheapest) unlimited LTE data on a plan. The MVNO has also added a new $25 plan option and has changed the data allotment on the $50 plan.
Here are the changes in more detail:
Unlimited LTE Data Plan
Simple Mobile is now offering an unlimited LTE data plan that costs only $47.50 per month (with autopay enrollment). Without autopay, the plan is priced at $50 per month and already comes with unlimited domestic talk and text. The other features included in the plan are unlimited international texting and calling and full roaming access while in Mexico at no extra cost.
It is important to note, however, that this new unlimited LTE data plan does not include mobile hotspot. If hotspot is needed, the suitable recommendation is to get the $57 plan, which has all the same features available on the $47 plan but includes 8GB of mobile hotspot.
As for video streaming on the unlimited LTE data plan, the quality is reduced to 480p.
$25 Improved Plan
One of the biggest changes Simple Mobile has made to its prepaid plan offers is the addition of 1GB high speed data on the $25 plan. Prior to today's change, this plan only included unlimited talk and text and no data. Once the allotted data has been used up, the data is throttled to up to 64Kbps until next month's cycle.
Aside from adding data to the plan, customers are now given the option to enroll the plan in autopay. With the autopay discount in place, the $25 plan boils down to $23.75 per month.
$55 Plan Discontinuity
The MVNO has also announced that they will no longer be offering the $55 per month plan, which used to include unlimited talk, text and 10GB of data.
With today's announcement, Simple Mobile now offers these prepaid plan options:
- $25 per month plan ($23.75 with autopay) - Includes unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data (previously: no data and no autopay discount)
- $40 per month plan ($37.50 with autopay) - Includes unlimited talk, text and 4GB of data
- $50 per month plan ($47.50 with autopay) - Includes unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data (previously: 8GB of data)
- $60 per month plan - Includes unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data, and 8GB mobile hotspot
These plans still continue to include unlimited international texting, unlimited international calling to landlines in 64 countries, and unlimited international calling to Mexico, Canada, China, India, and 16 other countries.