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Simple Mobile Cell Phone Plans Review
Simple Mobile offers strictly prepaid unlimited data plans for cheap, but what’s the catch? Find out in our Simple Mobile wireless review.

If you&#;re looking for a prepaid plan with unlimited data, you&#;re in luck, because that&#;s all Simple Mobile offers. Simple Mobile offers up five different unlimited plans ranging from $25 a month to $60 a month. Our advice: aim for the $40 unlimited plan or cheaper. If you&#;re paying more than that, you might as well opt for a better unlimited provider.

Simple Mobile unlimited plans

The cheaper, the better with Simple Mobile unlimited plans.


  • Cheap unlimited plans
  • No contract

What we like

Simple Mobile data plans make the most sense as a budget option. Stick with the $40 Unlimited Plan or cheaper, and you’ll walk away with a decent plan and no contract to tie you down.

Cheap unlimited plans

Even with the data throttling, it’s tough to beat an unlimited data plan for $25 a month. Yes, your data will slow down once you pass 3 GB of data, but on the bright side, you won’t get charged for using too much data.

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What can I do with 3 GB of data?
The rule of thumb with data is every hour of HD streaming takes up about a gig of data. In other words, you could watch 3–4 episodes of your favorite show on Netflix before your data starts slowing down.

So if you can live with your data inevitably slowing down every month, you can get an unlimited plan from Simple Mobile for super cheap. Remember, use Wi-Fi wherever you can and stretch out your high-speed data even further.

How do Simple Mobile plans compare?

Let’s compare Simple Mobile’s cheapest unlimited plan with other providers offering similar rates. Here’s how it all breaks down:

Not only is Simple Mobile cheaper than the big boys at Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, it also offers unlimited data where comparable plans offer limited data. The catch, of course, is that your data will be slower with Simple Mobile than it would be with Verizon, for example.

As long as you have the patience to wait a few extra seconds (or more) for streaming YouTube videos to buffer and Instagram feeds to refresh, you can save some money with a Simple Mobile unlimited plan.

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How does Simple Mobile’s more expensive data plans compare?
If you were to opt for a Simple Mobile data plan that exceeds $35 a month, you would officially be paying more than you would for an unlimited plan with Sprint. At that point, you’d be better off going with a bigger provider like Sprint and all the perks that come with it.

No contracts

Simple Mobile operates as a prepaid mobile option, which means you don’t have to sign a long-term contract. You just make your payment at the beginning of the month, and you’ll have unlimited data locked and loaded.

Having no contract means you can bounce over to another provider whenever you want. You never know when a big wireless provider might run some outrageous deal that you need to hop on.

What we don’t like

Data throttling

Depending on which plan you choose, your data speeds will start to slow down after a certain point. Here’s how the data throttling thresholds work for each plan:

PlanData throttling threshold
$25 Unlimited Plan3 GB
$30 Unlimited Plan7 GB
$40 Unlimited Plan15 GB
$50 Unlimited PlanNone
$60 Unlimited PlanNone

The more money you pay each month, the higher your data threshold becomes. It’s always better when you can rely on consistent data speeds, but Simple Mobile users should expect their data speeds to eventually slow down every month unless you opt for the $50 or $60 Unlimited Plans.

You get what you pay for with Simple Mobile, and in this case, the cheap data price comes with a catch: data speeds slowing down. Simple Mobile isn’t the best unlimited plan for folks who plan on using a lot of data.

Do the more expensive Simple Mobile plans come with any other perks?

Along with the high-speed data, you also get 10 GB of hotspot data with the $50 and $60 Unlimited Plans. Hotspot data allows you to essentially create your own Wi-Fi wherever you are. It certainly comes in handy when you need to pull out your laptop in an area without Wi-Fi.

Simple Mobile family plans

Don’t you love family plan discounts?

Simple Mobile, once again, undercuts the big boys of mobile and serves up unlimited data for a cheaper price.

Before you get too excited, remember that your data will most likely be slower with Simple Mobile. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but hey, $65 a month for a family plan with unlimited data is still a killer deal, even with the slower data. Your teen can go buck-wild on data and you won’t ever have to spend an extra penny.

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Your data threshold goes up with a family plan
Every line you add to your family plan also increases your data threshold. Points to Simple Mobile for not expecting a family to maintain a 3 GB budget for the month.

Simple Mobile family plans comparison

Simple Mobile coverage

You’ll get decent coverage, thanks to T-Mobile’s network.

Simple Mobile Coverage Map

The bigger the city, the better the coverage

Simple Mobile operates as an MVNO wireless provider, which means it piggybacks on another provider’s network. In this case, on T-Mobile’s, which covers 94% of the country.1

But that doesn’t mean Simple Mobile has the exact same coverage as T-Mobile. If you look at its coverage map, Simple Mobile’s coverage is pretty patchy. Simple Mobile users will be deprioritized over T-Mobile users, which means your coverage and speeds may be less reliable.

You’ll probably be fine in most metro areas, but you definitely can’t head out of town for a camping trip and still expect good service and speeds.

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What kind of download speeds can I expect with Simple Mobile?
It’s hard to say exactly what data speeds to expect on Simple Mobile because of deprioritization, but T-Mobile does have the fastest current download speeds in the wireless world at Mbps.1 You should expect quick 4G speeds on T-Mobile’s network until you hit your data cap.

Simple Mobile international coverage

If you have a lot of friends or family in other countries, Simple Mobile makes it pretty easy to keep in touch with them. All its plans come with unlimited international texting from the US, so you can message your cousin in Costa Rica every morning if you feel like it and never worry about extra charges.

Simple Mobile also offers unlimited international talk, but for only 60 countries. If you want to call your dad in Mexico, you’ll still have to pay roaming charges. But you can get an international add-on plan for $10 per month if you know in advance you’ll be making a lot of international calls.

With the international add-on plan, your balance rolls over every month, which is nice. You’re still paying for international calls, though—you’re just giving yourself $10 per month to do it.

Simple Mobile cell phones and devices

You can get the latest smartphones at Simple Mobile, and even finance them, if you want.

You don’t always find the latest device with MVNO networks, but Simple Mobile carries the Apple iPhone 11, the Samsung Galaxy S10, and the Pixel 4. The holy trinity of new wireless devices.

The top 5 most popular devices on Simple Mobile

Recap—Is Simple Mobile good?

Simple Mobile shines by offering cheap unlimited data plans. As long as you can live with low data caps and slower data speeds, you can use unlimited data to your heart’s content.

  • Plans: All of Simple Mobile plans include unlimited data, but the main difference is your data cap. The more you pay for your plan, the more high-speed data you get every month.
  • Coverage: Simple Mobile uses T-Mobile’s wireless network, but its coverage will probably work well only in metro areas or major cities.
  • Overall: If you want cheap unlimited data with a reasonably reliable network, Simple Mobile makes a lot of sense.

Are you thinking of making the switch to Simple Mobile prepaid wireless? Tell us about your experience, and let us know if we missed anything in this Simple Mobile review.

Tyler Abbott
Tyler Abbott
Tyler has been obsessed with watching sports as efficiently as possible since the creation of the DVR. He is always on the lookout for the best tech in TV and wireless so he can watch all the sports and still have enough time to hang out with his baby. He has written about streaming, wireless, and TV for over three years. He hopes the Lakers will eventually get better.
Tyler has been obsessed with watching sports as efficiently as possible since the creation of the DVR. He is always on the lookout for the best tech in TV and wireless so he can watch all the sports and still have enough time to hang out with his baby. He has written about streaming, wireless, and TV for over three years. He hopes the Lakers will eventually get better.
  • I&#;ve been with them since , then in i went to T-MOBILE. From T-Mobile, i purchased another Simple Mobile plan since I always have a credit to call some international countries, especially in Africa. However, countries like France, England, Germany are on the free international list where you don&#;t need the credit to call. One day i was trying to call Switzerland, the call did not go through, the system said i did not have credit. I called Simple Mobile Customer care, that was when the lady explained not all the countries in Europe are on the free international call list, but France, Germany, London for example are free.

    When you see my phone record, especially last year you can see hours of communication with my families living in the 3 free countries listed above.

    Last month, i was not even able to make my african calls with the credit, i had to call the support team, more than 90 minutes before they were able to resolve the issue. And that was the only month i had to turn my phone off and back on before getting a re-up service (for years, i always signed up for auto re-up, no need to turn off and on, when i asked why? the answer was stupid, not valid.)

    This month, i was able to use my credit, phone re-uploaded automatically, but i cannot call the so called free international countries confirmed by the agent anymore. I called 3 times yesterday 11/03, spoke with 3 different rep, problem not solved.

    I called back today, the 1st rep did what she could and send me to the international call department where i had to remain on the phone with Sonya / or so called. After going back and forth with a soft tone, she came back and told me i don t have credit to call those countries. I could not talk, every time i tried to speak, she cut me off, she just wanted me to take her words an go. I asked her if i&#;ve been waiting for more than 20 minutes while she was searching, why she would not give me a chance to talk? She then said: mom, go ahead and talk. From there, i could hear myself like on a speaker, when i finished, i asked her if she understood. I came to realize she left me on a speaker, and was away talking with peers. I said hello for more than 20 times, you can hear her talking around. I came back to my desk, still on the phone, i waited for 27 minutes from the time was saying hello, then i hung up.

    What a customer service????????????
    If you are trying to reduce the benefits offered, it is our right to be aware of the changes and if we want to keep the service, we would do.

    My name is Blessing Wonyaku

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    Picking out the right wireless carrier isn&#;t all that difficult. After all, there are just a few names to choose from in the US, right? Hardly. For every one of the service providers you can name, we bet there are two others you don&#;t even know exist.

    The Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) space is a crowded one and there&#;s plenty to consider. While they each have their own rate plans, terms, and features, they rely on the network infrastructure built by the bigger names.

    Take, for instance, Simple Mobile.

    Who is Simple Mobile?

    Simple Mobile is an MVNO that offers GSM coverage from T-Mobile; however it may not fully offer the exact same network speed, availability, and coverage. This isn&#;t it exclusive to Simple Mobile as even T-Mobile&#;s own Metro brand sees the same experience.

    As often is the case with many MVNO and prepaid carriers, there are no contracts with Simple Mobile.

    What are Simple Mobile rate plans like?

    When it comes to options, Simple Mobile has a number of day plans available for customers. Prices range from as low as $25 per month up to $60 with varying amounts of high speed data.

    Limited time promotions will sometimes see extra data or features like mobile hotspot added at no cost. The 5GB plan is priced just $20 per month for the first three months with automatic bill payment.

    • $25 per month for unlimited talk, text and 3GB of high speed data
    • $30 per month for unlimited talk, text and 5GB of high speed data
    • $40 per month for unlimited talk, text and 15GB of high speed data
    • $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and unlimited high speed data w/ 5GB hotspot, p video streaming
    • $60 per month for unlimited talk, text and unlimited high speed data w/ 15GB hotspot, p video streaming, 50GB cloud storage

    Customers who sign up for automatic payment (Auto Reup) each month can save up to $5 per month on their plan.

    What else should I know?

    Simple Mobile customer can purchase add-on plans for extra data or international calling. Unused data does not roll over to the next month, but the international balance does.

    There are other options and add-ons available to Simple Mobile customers, including global calling cards and extra data. Simple offers some modest international calling to 69 destinations and roaming.

    Fine print and other details

    It&#;s worth noting that most service plans include hotspot capabilities but it dips into the data allotment. The &#;Truly Unlimited&#; plan does get its own 10GB of data to share.

    • $5 &#; 2GB data add-on
    • $10 &#; 5GB data add-on
    • $20 &#; 10GB data add-on
    • $10 &#; Add-on International

    Simple Mobile customers can earn rewards for referring others to its service, watching video clips, sharing on social media, and automatic bill payments. Credits can be used toward high-speed data or a free service plan. Get a friend to sign up for service and you&#;ll both get a month for free.

    Any promos or discounts?

    As of today there are a number of deals available through Simple Mobile, including a limited time Blowout Sale. A mix of instant discounts, price drops, last-chance buys, and promotions, it&#;s a great way to save money on purchases.

    Can I use my own phone with Simple Mobile?

    Customers can bring pretty much any unlocked GSM or T-Mobile phone to Simple Mobile. A $ SIM card can be purchased which fits all slots &#; nano, micro, or standard.

    How is the phone selection at Simple Mobile?

    Should you wish to purchase a phone from Simple you&#;ll find a range of devices from familiar brands like Samsung, Motorola, LG, and a few others.

    The current crop of handsets isn&#;t overly attractive, but there are top-tier models like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G or Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

    The phones are priced outright as well as monthly, with financing options for month and month periods. There are also certified pre-owned models and reconditioned handsets, too.

    T-Mobile is one of the biggest wireless network operators in the US, providing nearly million subscribers with coverage. As you&#;d expect, it features quite an impressive handset selection, including models with 5G support. But what about other brands that use its network, such as Simple Mobile?

    Simple Mobile, as is the case with other MVNOs, has its own rate plans, customer service, and phone selection. Here, we&#;ll dig into the Android devices offered at Simple Mobile.

    We&#;ve gathered up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Simple Mobile today. Although we do select one as the best overall (Editors’ Choice), the list below offers phones that work for a variety of user types.

    For what it&#;s worth, the handset selection at Simple Mobile is fairly lean, skewing toward older models and refurbished phones. To that end, we always suggest buying an unlocked phone for use with a carrier. The options are plentiful in both directions and you&#;ll likely get something more powerful.

    Samsung Galaxy S1

    &#;The flagship Samsung experience for is not only powerful, but it&#;s gorgeous, too. It looks unlike any of its predecessors on the surface and we couldn&#;t be happier.

    Internally, the phone is as about as powerful as they come, and should be more than sufficient for the needs of pretty much anyone. Whether you&#;re gaming, snapping ultra-wide photos, recording 4K video, or just hitting up your social media platforms, the Galaxy S21 is here for it.

    Key features for the phone include a inch AMOLED display, at least GB storage, and an all-day 4,mAh battery. You&#;ve also got an amazing camera setup, 8GB RAM, a monster of a processor, and an improved in-display fingerprint reader.&#;

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

    The Biggest and Best

    You can’t have a list of top phones without including the latest and greatest flagship. In this case, it’s the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Sure, there are other versions of the S20 to consider but this reigns supreme. Outfitted with a large (inch) screen, lots of RAM (12GB), and an incredible camera experience, it’s a no-compromise device.

    Powered by Android 10 with Samsung&#;s One UI, the phone is as powerful as it is sleek. Come for the 8K video recording, stay for the top-tier performance.

    Buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

    LG Stylo 5 LTE

    Big, practical, and (most importantly) affordable, the Stylo 5 LTE provides users with a large (inch) screen with stylus support. It’s perfect for scribbling notes, marking up documents, editing, and more.

    Running Android 9 Pie, the phone is powered by a GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. A microSD expansion card slot blows the door wide open for up to 2TB external media.

    Wrapping things up, the LG handset has a megapixel rear camera, front-facing 5-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3,mAh battery with USB Type-C charging.

    Buy the LG Stylo 5

    Motorola Moto G6

    We really like how Motorola handles its smartphones. For the past few years it has employed a stock version of Android, adding only the smallest of custom features. Moreover, they&#;re priced considerably lower than what a lot of bigger name brands charge.

    Here, you get a big (inch) screen, a fairly modern build of Android, and respectable smattering of mid-range hardware. Details include an octa-core processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot for external media.

    Other things we appreciate? The dual rear cameras, lightning fast charging, and a water resistant coating. Tthat extra money left in our wallets is always nice, too.

    Buy the Motorola Moto G6

    Samsung Galaxy A50

    Knowing that we already have a Samsung phone on this list, we have to add the Galaxy A Why? Because it’s a fraction of what the Galaxy S models cost, yet it still gives users all the features they find important.

    The Galaxy A series in itself is very interesting to watch, however this is the one we like most. Present are a generous inch display and a multi-camera (25 MP/8 MP/5MP) array on the rear, and a battery that rivals most phones. You know, the stuff we love.

    Under the hood are an octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a microSD expansion card slot for up to GB space. Rounding things out are a headphone jack, fingerprint reader, and USB Type C charging.

    Buy the Samsung Galaxy A50

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    Since we have offered news and opinion around Android, the mobile space, and connected homes. We aim to help users get more from their smartphones and hope to be a valuable resource for future purchases.

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    Simple Mobile My Account

    Manage your Simple Mobile service anywhere, at any time. Download the Simple Mobile My Account app today and never worry about how to refill again.

    This app also measures the network quality during calls in your service area based on your location. This allows Simple Mobile to continually work towards improving your call reception and network quality.

    Additional Features:
    • Purchase Airtime
    • Add Airtime with a PIN Card
    • View Service End Date
    • Manage your Reserve
    • Enroll in Auto-Refill
    • Use a Widget to check your Data Balance
    • Chat with Customer Support
    • Create an Account and log in
    • Edit your Profile
    • View Transaction history
    • Manage credit cards
    • Refill for a Guest
    • Find nearby Dealer locations based on your current location or zip code
    • Enroll in Rewards, and get rewarded for every transaction.

    Not a Simple Mobile customer?
    Join today! Visit to learn more.

    Signing Up For Simple Mobile with iPhone and Android

    Simple Mobile is a prepaid mobile network operator. It was founded as a brand of T-Mobile and in it became a subsidiary of TracFone Wireless. Simple Mobile is known for offering very affordable prepaid plans with unlimited talk and text and large amounts of high-speed data, the Unlimited International plan with unlimited international calling to 69 destinations, a no strings attached policy with no contracts, no credit checks, or hidden fees, fast nationwide network coverage, and a wide selection of the latest and most advanced smartphones.

    Due to all the benefits the company offers, Simple Mobile is one of the most popular mobile network operators in the US. Naturally, many customers wish to switch to Simple Mobile. If you are one of the many people who wish to reap Simple Mobile’s benefits and you are planning to take your current phone with you, we have good news for you – Simple Mobile indeed allows you to bring your own device and they have made the process very simple. In this article, you can learn more about Simple Mobile compatible phones and everything else you need to know about their Keep Your Phone program.

    Simple Mobile Compatible Phones List

    If you are planning to bring your existing phone to Simple Mobile, you first have to make sure your device is unlocked. In addition, your phone must use either GSM or both GSM and CDMA technology. Simple Mobile uses T-Mobile’s GSM network, therefore your device must be GSM-supported. Most newer models, however, support both network technologies. If you have an older device, which only supports CDMA technology, you may not be able to bring your phone to Simple Mobile.

    As Simple Mobile compatible phones are all the unlocked GSM phones, the list of Simple Mobile-compatible phone models is virtually endless. Nevertheless, here is a list of all the Simple Mobile compatible Android phones, iPhones, and flip phones currently sold at Simple Mobile. Note: the exact list of mobile devices available at Simple Mobile depends on your ZIP code.

    1. Simple Mobile Compatible Android Phones

    • LG STYLO™ 5 LTE
    • MOTO E6
    • SAMSUNG GALAXY A10E –reconditioned
    • SAMSUNG GALAXY J2 – reconditioned
    • LG JOURNEY™ LTE – reconditioned
    • LG STYLO™ 5 LTE – reconditioned
    • LG REBEL 4 – reconditioned
    • LG SOLO LTE – reconditioned
    • MOTO E6 – reconditioned
    • TCL LX – reconditioned
    • BLU® VIEW 1 – reconditioned
    • LG REBEL 4
    • TCL A2
    • BLU® VIEW 2

    2. Simple Mobile Compatible iPhones

    • IPHONE SE 64GB
    • IPHONE XS 64GB
    • IPHONE 11 64GB
    • IPHONE 11 PRO 64GB
    • IPHONE 11 PRO MAX 64GB
    • IPHONE 12 MINI 64GB
    • IPHONE 12 64GB
    • IPHONE 12 PRO GB

    3. Simple Mobile Compatible Flip Phones


    How do I Check My Phone Compatibility with Simple Mobile?

    When switching to Simple Mobile you have two options – you can either buy a new mobile device at Simple Mobile or you can bring your own device. As many customers find that their old device still works perfectly well or they wish to buy a device that is not available at Simple Mobile, the company’s ‘Bring Your Own Phone’ option is highly convenient. The process of bringing your own phone to Simple Mobile is very simple.

    Step 1

    The first step is to check the compatibility. You can check your phone’s compatibility and start the activation process at

    At the first step, you can either select that your phone is AT&T compatible, T-Mobile compatible, or an unlocked GSM phone.

    If you don’t know, you can select the fourth option – ‘Other/I don’t know’. In this case, you will have to select your current service provider.

    If you select a service provider that sells CDMA devices, you will get the notification that your phone is not eligible for their ‘Bring Your Own Phone’ program and an invitation to shop for new devices at Simple Mobile.

    If your current service provider utilizes different networks, you will have to find out, which carrier is compatible with your device. You can do so by checking your phone’s manual or contacting your previous service provider to ask about the network your device was using. If your service is still active, you can use a free online tool to help you find your carrier by entering your phone number.

    If your current service provider offers devices that are compatible with Simple Mobile, you will be able to proceed to the next step.

    Step 2

    The next step is to unlock your phone to activate with Simple Mobile.

    First, you must unlock your device. To do so, contact your current service provider and ask them to unlock your phone. Keep in mind that they will only be able to do so if your device is paid in full.

    Once your phone is unlocked, return to Simple Mobile’s website to buy a Simple Mobile SIM card.

    Step 3

    Once you have purchased your Simple Mobile SIM card, you will be able to enter your SIM card number. This will allow you to get a Simple Mobile plan, set up your device, and finalize the ‘Bring Your Own Phone’ activation process.

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    Which Phones are Compatible with Simple Mobile?

    Now, let’s take a look at exactly what kinds of devices are compatible with Simple Mobile. Depending on the network radio technology they use, there are 2 kinds of phones that are compatible with Simple Mobile.

    1. Unlocked GSM devices

    As Simple Mobile runs on T-Mobile’s network and uses its infrastructure for its service, its services are only compatible with GSM-supported devices. If you have a rather old phone model, you may need to check if your device uses GSM or CDMA radio technology.

    2. Unlocked GSM and CDMA devices

    Certain mobile devices, including most newer models, support all kinds of radio technologies, including GSM, CDMA, LTE, and 5G. If your device supports all of these technologies, it is perfectly compatible with Simple Mobile, as the only condition is that it is GSM-enabled.

    What Other Carriers are Compatible with Simple Mobile?

    Depending on the carrier, there are various kinds of phones that are compatible with Simple Mobile. All of the carriers that are compatible with Simple Mobile are listed below.

    • AT&T-compatible phones
    • T-Mobile-compatible phones
    • Metro PCS-compatible phones
    • Telcel-compatible phones
    • Walmart Family Mobile-compatible phones
    • Some Consumer Cellular-compatible phones
    • Some Straight Talk-compatible phones
    • Some Netcompatible phones
    • Some TracFone-compatible phones
    • And obviously, Simple Mobile-compatible phones

    If you don’t know which carrier you use, there are 4 ways to find out.

    • Restart your device and the carrier’s name should appear on the display when it turns back on.
    • If the carrier’s name doesn’t appear when rebooting the device, it may be an unlocked device. Search online to find out if it’s a GSM or CDMA-capable device.
    • Check the phone’s manual or contact your previous service provider to ask which network your phone is or was using.
    • If you have an active service, search for online tools that help you determine your carrier by entering your phone number.

    What are the Simple Mobile Compatible Phones Replacement Terms?

    Simple Mobile’s terms and conditions of service or more precisely, their terms of limited warranty state that during the limited warranty period, Simple Mobile will replace or repair, at their option, any malfunctioning products or parts with either new or refurbished products or parts if such a replacement or repair is necessary and if the product or part malfunctions during normal usage. They also reserve the right to replace the product with a different but comparable product if the exact same product is no longer available. The replacement product may contain refurbished equipment with used components, which has been reprocessed. They guarantee that all used components comply with product performance and reliability specifications.

    To obtain warranty service from Simple Mobile, contact their customer service. They will try to resolve the issue over the phone, otherwise, they will provide you with a Return Authorization Number, which you will use to send your malfunctioning product to a designated service center for repair or replacement.

    Simple Mobile will not be liable for delay in rendering service under the limited warranty, loss of service during the period when the product is returned for replacement or service. They will also not be liable for the loss or unauthorized use of your passwords, personal data, contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps, ringtones, and other content. As such, it is recommended to back up your device before sending the product to a service center.

    Where to Buy a Simple Mobile-compatible Phone?

    The best way to be sure that the device you buy will work with Simple Mobile’s services is by buying the phone at Simple Mobile’s online store or at one of their local stores. Simple Mobile has stores and retailers nationwide, therefore it won’t be difficult for you to find a place to buy a Simple Mobile phone. To find a store near you, you can check out Simple Mobile’s official ‘Find a Store’ website at

    As Simple Mobile compatible phones are all unlocked GSM phones, you can buy such a device at basically every mobile device retailer, electronics store, and other cell phone-selling shops (retail or online), including Walmart, Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, Target, Overstock, Swappa, and more. You can also buy Simple Mobile compatible unlocked GSM devices at manufacturers’ stores and even at other carriers’.


    Are Simple Mobile phones unlocked?

    No, Simple Mobile phones are encrypted to work on Simple Mobile’s network (locked). However, you can always ask their customer service to unlock the device and they will do so, as long as the device is fully paid off.

    Does the Government Provide TruConnect Compatible Phones?

    Simple Mobile is not a Lifeline provider and they do not offer free government-provided phones.In case you also need information read our past articles Government Free Phone and Best Free Government Cell Phone

    Can I Upgrade Simple Mobile Compatible Phone without paying?

    Lifeline providers allow Lifeline members to upgrade their phones without paying. While Simple Mobile is not a Lifeline provider, it doesn’t allow such an option. Moreover, as Simple Mobile has no contracts, they don’t generally offer special deals that allow clients to get a free phone. Nonetheless, they are some other retailers, online stores, and carriers that often offer special deals that enable customers to get a new mobile device free of charge. They tend to give out free devices in exchange for using their services for a certain amount of time. If you are planning to get a free phone and take it Simple Mobile, make sure it is an unlocked GSM device.

    Is Simple Mobile compatible with Straight Talk?

    Straight Talk utilizes different networks, therefore, some of their devices are compatible with Simple Mobile and others are not. To find out what network your device is or was using, check the manual, contact your service provider, or use a free online tool to help you do so.

    Is TracFone compatible with Simple Mobile?

    TracFone utilizes different networks, therefore, some of their devices are compatible with Simple Mobile and others are not. To find out what network your device is or was using, check the manual, contact your service provider, or use a free online tool to help you do so.

    Is Simple Mobile compatible with Boost Mobile?

    No, Simple Mobile is not compatible with Boost Mobile and their devices are not eligible for Simple Mobile’s ‘Bring Your Own Phone’ program.You can read one of our past articles What Phones Compatible with Boost Mobile Service

    Can you use your own phone with Simple Mobile?

    Yes, Simple Mobile offers a ‘Bring Your Own Phone’ program, which allows users to use their own phones with Simple Mobile’s services. You can read more in the chapters above and check compatibility at

    What is Simple Mobile customer service?

    Simple Mobile customer service is the company’s contact center, which provides support for their customers. They are available through online chat, by mail, and by phone at Read more at

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    The 8 best Simple Mobile smartphones

    Simple Mobile

    Simple Mobile is a US prepaid carrier that has operated on T-Mobile’s network since its founding in It doesn’t have as large a customer base as T-Mobile, but it has managed to activate a few million subscribers in the last decade. You can always bring your own phone, but it’s worth looking at what Simple Mobile has to offer. We’ve rounded up the best Simple Mobile phones you can buy to save you some time.

    Now, we’re going to be honest, there are many cheap Simple Mobile phones out there, but most of them aren’t worth the asking price. That’s why we’ve chosen to focus mostly on their more premium offerings. If you want a cheap phone, you’re probably better off looking at unlocked options.

    More:These are the best Simple Mobile plans

    The best Simple Mobile phones:

    Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this list of the best Simple Mobile phones as new devices launch.

    1. Samsung Galaxy S21 series

    David Imel / Android Authority

    Simple Mobile has finally expanded its Galaxy offerings to include the entire lineup. Whether you want the smaller, more affordable Galaxy S21 or the all-out Galaxy S21 Ultra, you can finally take your pick.

    See also: Samsung Galaxy S21 buyer’s guide

    No matter which way you go, you’ll get quite a few of the same features. All three phones rely on the same Snapdragon SoC to get you through your day, and you’ll find Samsung’s One UI skin on top of Android Each Galaxy S21 device also comes with an Infinity-O display, though the premium Galaxy S21 Ultra jumps from 10MP up to 40MP.

    • Display: inch, Full HD+
    • SoC: Snapdragon
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Storage: /GB
    • Cameras: 64, 12, and 12MP
    • Front camera: 10MP
    • Battery: 4,mAh
    • Software: Android 11

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus specs:

    • Display: inch, QHD+
    • SoC: Snapdragon
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Storage: /GB
    • Cameras: 64, 12, and 12MP
    • Front camera: 10MP
    • Battery: 4,mAh
    • Software: Android 11

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specs:

    • Display: inch, Full HD+
    • SoC: Snapdragon
    • RAM: 12/16GB
    • Storage: //GB
    • Cameras: , 10, 10, and 12MP
    • Front camera: 40MP
    • Battery: 5,mAh
    • Software: Android 11

    2. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series

    Eric Zeman / Android Authority

    These handsets come with much larger screens, class-leading specs, and an included stylus pen that will take productivity to whole new levels. They also come with great cameras and large batteries that can handle all your adventures. Not to mention they’re gorgeously designed smartphones.

    Check Galaxy Note 20 pricing

    Check Galaxy Note 20 Ultra pricing

    Samsung Galaxy Note 20 specs:

    • Display: inch, Full HD+
    • SoC: SD Plus/Exynos
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Storage: GB
    • Cameras: 64, 12, and 12MP
    • Front camera: 10MP
    • Battery: 4,mAh
    • Software: Android 10

    Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs:

    • Display: inch, Quad HD+
    • SoC: SD Plus/Exynos
    • RAM: 12GB
    • Storage: //GB
    • Cameras: , 12, and 12MP
    • Front camera: 10MP
    • Battery: 4,mAh
    • Software: Android 10

    3. Samsung Galaxy S20 series

    David Imel / Android Authority

    If you’re looking to save a little or don’t need Samsung’s latest, you have another bevy of options: the Samsung Galaxy S20 family. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. Along with different sizes and price points, there are some other key differences between the three. But all of them are worth taking a closer look at before you make a final decision.

    There are some common features these Simple Mobile phones share as well. All three are powered by the same processor, come with Android 10 out of the box and an Android 11 update with Samsung’s One UI skin, and feature dust and water resistance. Their dynamic 2x AMOLED screens are among the best in the industry, and all three devices have the same resolution but in different sizes.

    • Display: inch, QHD+
    • SoC: Snapdragon
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Storage: GB
    • Cameras: 64, 12, and 12MP
    • Front camera: 10MP
    • Battery: 4,mAh
    • Software: Android 10

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

    • Display: inch, QHD+
    • SoC: Snapdragon
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Storage: /GB
    • Cameras: 64, 12, and 12MP + ToF
    • Front camera: 10MP
    • Battery: 4,mAh
    • Software: Android 10

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs:

    • Display: inch, QHD+
    • SoC: Snapdragon
    • RAM: 12/16GB
    • Storage: /GB
    • Cameras: , 48, and 12MP + ToF
    • Front camera: 40MP
    • Battery: 5,mAh
    • Software: Android 10

    4. Apple iPhone 12 series

    David Imel / Android Authority

    You may be on an Android site, but there’s no denying that the iPhone 12 series are a great bunch. These phones find a sweet spot that nicely balances performance and usability, but all of them come with stunning cameras, incredible performance, and an amazing ecosystem of apps and accessories.

    iOS isn’t to everyone’s taste and does require a few compromises when it comes to file management and customization. But there is no denying the quality of many of the apps available. Editing video on your mobile device is fiddly but doable, thanks to the insanely performant processors, and games fair extremely well.

    • Display: inch, 2, x 1,
    • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Storage: 64//GB
    • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
    • Front camera: 12MP
    • Battery: 2,mAh
    • Software: iOS
    • Display: inch, 2, x 1,
    • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Storage: 64//GB
    • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
    • Front camera: 12MP
    • Battery: 2,mAh
    • Software: iOS

    Apple iPhone 12 Pro specs:

    • Display: inch, 2, x 1,
    • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
    • RAM: 6GB
    • Storage: //GB
    • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP + ToF
    • Front camera: 12MP
    • Battery: 2,mAh
    • Software: iOS

    Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max specs:

    • Display: inch, 2, x 1,
    • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
    • RAM: 6GB
    • Storage: //GB
    • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP + ToF
    • Front camera: 12MP
    • Battery: 3,mAh
    • Software: iOS

    5. Apple iPhone SE ()

    Do you want a high-end processor from Apple inside your next iPhone but don’t want to spend tons of money? Then check out the edition of the Apple iPhone SE. You are getting the same A13 Bionic processor found in the iPhone 11 models in this phone, but you will only have to pay $ to get it from Simple Mobile.

    More:Which iPhone is right for you?

    The catch is that you will be getting a much smaller inch phone without a p display. You will also get a single 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front-facing camera, along with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There’s also a tiny 1,mAh battery, but on the plus side, it does support wireless charging. It’s still one of the best Simple Mobile phones you can get for a much lower price than the more expensive flagships.

    Check iPhone SE pricing

    Apple iPhone SE specs:

    • Display: inch, 1, x
    • SoC: A13 Bionic
    • RAM: 3GB
    • Storage: 64GB
    • Camera: 12MP
    • Front camera: 7MP
    • Battery: 1,mAh
    • Software: iOS 13

    6. Samsung Galaxy A50

    If you’re in the market for a mid-range Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A50 should be at the top of your list if you are looking at Simple Mobile phones. For about $, you are getting a inch display and an in-house Samsung Exynos processor. You also get a big 4,mAh battery with this phone.

    The big feature of this handset is its cameras. You are getting three rear sensors: a main 26MP camera, an ultra-wide 8MP camera, and a 5MP sensor for collecting depth info. The front-facing camera also comes in at 25MP for taking some great selfie pictures. This is definitely one of the best Simple Mobile phones in its price range.

    Check Galaxy A50 pricing

    Samsung Galaxy A50 specs:

    • Display: inch, Full HD+
    • SoC: Exynos
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Storage: 64GB
    • Cameras: 25, 8, and 5 MP
    • Front camera: 25MP
    • Battery: 4,mAh
    • Software: Android Pie

    7. Samsung Galaxy A11

    Luke Pollack / Android Authority

    Samsung has plenty of great affordable options with great-looking designs and enough powers to keep casual users happy. Needless to say, these phones will also cost much less than the company’s higher-end handsets, and the Samsung Galaxy A11 will surely keep your wallet healthy.

    Modest specs accompany the thin and stylish design. These include a Snapdragon processor and up to 3GB of RAM. The screen is pretty large at inches, and while the definition isn’t amazing at p, it’s enough to consume media comfortably, especially considering the price.

    It has a 4,mAh battery, which should perform amazingly given the device’s specs aren’t very resource-intensive. Throw in a triple-camera setup, and you have yourself a pretty sweet deal when it comes to Simple Mobile phones.

    Check Galaxy A11 pricing

    Samsung Galaxy A11 specs:

    • Display: inch, HD+
    • SoC: Snapdragon
    • RAM: 2/3GB
    • Storage: 32/64GB
    • Cameras: 13, 5, and 2MP
    • Front camera: 8MP
    • Battery: 4,mAh
    • Software: Android 10

    8. Bring your own phone

    Robert Triggs / Android Authority

    You don’t have to stick to the phones sold by Simple Mobile. The MVNO carrier also accepts unlocked GSM and T-Mobile phones. They sell a SIM kit you can use to activate your phone, and it costs only $

    Here:These are the best unlocked phones you can buy

    Additionally, if you find a great deal on a smartphone that saves you some cash over buying it directly from Simple Mobile, you can just bring that device with you.

    Check SIM Kit pricing

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    If you want a no-frills low-cost cell phone service, you may want to consider Simple Mobile, a prepaid wireless provider.

    Simple Mobile is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that launched in and advertises plans as low as $25 a month. Owned by Tracfone’s parent company, América Móvil, Simple Mobile runs on T-Mobile’s network and doesn&#;t require a contract.

    Because it&#;s considered a low-cost carrier, Simple Mobile appeals to customers that don&#;t want to spend a lot of money on a data plan and all the bells and whistles that can come with it. But is it worth it?

    What Is Simple Mobile? Here&#;s What You Need to Know

    I tested Simple Mobile out for more than a year and tried a few different plans.

    In this article, I’ll review Simple Mobile so that you can make an informed decision if you&#;re considering the wireless provider.

    Table of Contents:

    1. Plans and Pricing

    Simple Mobile offers five data plans ranging from $25 to $60 a month. All of them are prepaid plans that give you service for 30 days until the next bill is due.

    Simple Mobile&#;s cheapest plan gives you 3GB (gigabytes) of data for $ Other data options include 5GB and 15GB.

    There are two &#;Truly Unlimited&#; plans that offer unlimited talk, text and data. Both include video streams up to p.

    One of these unlimited data plans comes with an additional 5GB hotspot at $50 a month, and the other unlimited plan offers an additional 15GB hotspot for $ After you exhaust your hotspot, you can expect to be throttled quite a bit.

    All plans include unlimited international calling to 69 destinations and international roaming in 16 Latin-American countries. They also include a one-time $10 international calling credit to + destinations.

    2. Network Coverage

    Similar to Mint Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile, Simple Mobile runs on T-Mobile’s network. You may be wondering how Simple Mobile&#;s coverage is any different from any other T-Mobile option.

    As far as coverage is concerned, when I used Simple Mobile in the Atlanta, Georgia area, I had very few connectivity issues.

    Simple Mobile&#;s website has a coverage map that shows 5G and 4G LTE data on T-Mobile&#;s networks.

    Simple Mobile coverage map

    3. Activation Process

    Because Simple Mobile doesn’t have any retail stores, I had to buy a SIM card online and have it delivered to my home. It arrived in less than a week.

    Please note that if you plan to use your own phone, it should be an unlocked GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) T-Mobile compatible device.

    The instructions for switching over to Simple Mobile seemed simple enough. This is what I did:

    • Inserted Simple Mobile SIM card into the phone
    • Went to from my laptop
    • Entered activation number found on the SIM card
    • Configured data settings to port my number over to Simple Mobile

    Unfortunately, the Simple Mobile activation process got a bit difficult, so I called customer service to help port my phone number.

    I mistakenly thought that because Simple Mobile was on the T-Mobile network it would be a cinch to switch over, but it turns out I had to jump through a few hoops.

    First, I had to stay on the phone for around 30 minutes before I reached a dead end because I didn’t have my old T-Mobile account number handy.

    Once I drove to the local T-Mobile store and retrieved the number (yes, I had to drive to T-Mobile) I came back home, called Simple Mobile and stayed on the phone for an additional 15 minutes.

    Finally, I was told that I had to input my PIN. Of course, I didn’t have that either, so they told me to again ask my old service provider. After several frustrating minutes, I remembered my PIN and finally was able to port my number.

    4. Phone Selection

    If you want to bring your phone to Simple Mobile, they allow you to see if it will work on their network. (You can do a compatibility check here.)

    When I used Simple Mobile, I had an iPhone 6 Plus, but many other phones work on the service as well.

    Here&#;s a partial list of devices that are compatible with Simple Mobile, courtesy of its website as of this writing.

    • Samsung Galaxy A10E and A11
    • Apple iPhone XS and XR
    • Moto E6
    • LG Premier Pro Plus

    5. Call and Text Performance

    The call performance with Simple Mobile is on par with other phones I’ve had. I never experienced a dropped call in the time that I had Simple Mobile.

    I did, however, enter a phone number and before I had time to pull the phone up to my ear, the call said: “failed.” So it’s not really a dropped call — the call was never connected to be dropped!

    More frequently, I had problems texting. When I typed a text message and hit &#;send,&#; sometimes the text wouldn&#;t go through. If I noticed, I could catch it, but many times, I looked at my phone hours later only to see that the text message had failed to send. I had to resend it to make it work.

    6. Customer Service

    Money expert Clark Howard likes to categorize businesses as having either customer service or &#;customer no-service.&#; I wouldn&#;t go so far as to label Simple Mobile as the latter. But when I signed up for service, I didn’t anticipate I’d be communicating with the customer service department so frequently.

    I originally signed up for the bargain-basement $25 plan to save money on my cell phone bill. The thing is, I ran out of data in literally ONE DAY.

    I wanted to re-up but not call customer service, so I tried to do that in the Simple Mobile app.

    Through the app, I added GB of data for $ Two days later, I was being throttled again.

    Problems With the Simple Mobile App

    In those early days, I learned my way around the Simple Mobile app, which I found to be serviceable but glitchy. When I tried to edit my plan to change it, I kept getting an error message (below). I reported the problem on an online feedback form and waited for someone to get back to me.

    Simple Mobile app error

    After a few days, I noticed that inside the app, you can access a messaging feature that connects you to the Simple Mobile site. An agent responded immediately but wasn&#;t able to help me.

    I finally gave up and called Simple Mobile’s customer service number at (it took only two minutes to connect to a real person). I bumped my plan up to the “Truly Unlimited” plan for $

    Days later, I upgraded once more to the $60 monthly “Truly Unlimited” plan, which meant that I was paying just $10 less than with my previous carrier.

    It&#;s worth noting that every time I changed my plan they charged my card immediately. So all those times I upgraded, even a few hours or days later, Simple Mobile charged me the full monthly fee. Ouch!

    I called customer service again and the Simple Mobile rep wouldn’t give me credit for forking over $50 and told me that since I was getting a new plan, I would “forfeit” any payment for the old plan. Three weeks after that, I called Simple Mobile again and was refunded the $50 charge for changing my plan twice in the same day.

    7. Pros and Cons: Simple Mobile

    No-contract data plansMajor throttling on plans that are not &#;Truly Unlimited&#;
    Discount for choosing auto renewalSMS messaging can be unreliable
    Dependable T-Mobile networkCustomer service not always helpful
    Affordable single line plansApp can be glitchy at times
    You can keep your phone and number in most casesPrepaid-only payment system

    Final Thought

    Simple Mobile&#;s various data plans can save you big money compared to some of the other major carriers.

    The wireless provider may be a good option for you if:

    • You want to keep your phone and phone number
    • You like T-Mobile&#;s network and coverage area
    • You&#;re willing to prepay every 30 days for cell phone service

    From my experience with Simple Mobile, it appears that if you’re a heavy data user, you’re going to end up paying more than you originally planned to pay with the low-cost plan.

    Make sure you shop around before you make a decision. Other carriers like Mint Mobile run on T-Mobile&#;s network and charge $15 a month for unlimited talk, text, and 4GB of data.

    See more options in Team Clark&#;s guide to the best cell phone plans and deals!

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