04-26-2012 04:42 PM
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  1. ShadyBusiness's Avatar
    SIMPLE Mobile | Unlimited Cell Phone Plans

    Looks pretty cool. From what I can tell they charge you monthly for a SIM card that you can use in any unlocked phone, and they have 4g.

    They Have $25, $40 and $60 plans. If I ever get my hands on an unlocked Xperia Play I'm switching
    11-14-2011 06:50 PM
  2. jaestreetsss's Avatar
    They're not bad but don't tether.
    The 4g is not REALLY 4G.
    I have a g2x on s.mobile
    It's 60 for unlimited everything and "4g". Not bad.
    Just remember to write down the apn settings so if yuu flash roms yuu can set them bacK

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    11-14-2011 06:54 PM
  3. jdcnosse's Avatar
    Nothing is technically "4G." At least not yet. But the group that determines the standards and what you can market what services as decided since all the cell companies we're doing it anyways, they'd let 4G slip. The slowest "4G" is HSPA+, and it's more like 3.5G. The fastest is obviously LTE, which at it's current standpoint on Verizon, it's like 3.75G. LTE has the best upgrade capacity for true 4G
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    11-14-2011 07:04 PM
  4. ShadyBusiness's Avatar
    Nothing is technically "4G." At least not yet. But the group that determines the standards and what you can market what services as decided since all the cell companies we're doing it anyways, they'd let 4G slip. The slowest "4G" is HSPA+, and it's more like 3.5G. The fastest is obviously LTE, which at it's current standpoint on Verizon, it's like 3.75G. LTE has the best upgrade capacity for true 4G
    I actually read something about that todays 4g isn't truly 4g. But yea I'd probably end up getting $40 plan anyways if something happens to my OpV
    11-14-2011 07:08 PM
  5. c587's Avatar
    I saw that they had a list of compatible phones... I have an unlocked windows phone.. will it work?
    04-24-2012 07:09 AM
  6. cammykool's Avatar
    i wouldn mind getting a GNex at 40$ a month

    SIMPLE Mobile Phone Store

    thats the site for approved phones
    04-24-2012 11:50 AM
  7. arnold1997's Avatar
    i wouldn mind getting a GNex at 40$ a month

    SIMPLE Mobile Phone Store

    thats the site for approved phones
    +1 to that

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
    04-24-2012 11:57 AM
  8. tvall's Avatar
    I've been planning on switching to them for a while. But T-Mobile has a prepaid plan for $30 with "unlimited" "4g", 100 minutes, and unlimited texting. $30 cheaper for the same thing minus the minutes (I use around ~100 minutes a month. Less now that I found groove ip lite)
    04-24-2012 12:33 PM
  9. droidmyme's Avatar
    I think I will be switching over 2 this nxt month. Bought an unlocked Nexus 1 off craigs for 85. Glad to see they support it. I was going 2 go straight talk but this looks cheaper.

    Anyone on this plan currently? Reviews or tips? Ill be posting my own in a month no doubt

    Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    04-24-2012 12:42 PM
  10. Kahroo's Avatar
    This sounds like a good thing but $60 may be a bit to much. And do they allow tethering and how much data can you use before they throttle you?
    04-24-2012 02:56 PM
  11. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Beware....

    The problem with Simple Mobile is that they throttle the hell out of you.

    Their 3g is throttled to 119k, and the 4g is throttled to 3g speeds.
    There are a LOT of complaints about their speeds, basically for descent data service you NEED the 4g plan which costs $60. A bunch of people jumped on them over at another forum I watch and they all went running back to VM or T-Mobile.



    All of these little carriers have serious issues that you need to be aware of before you waste your money on a phone.

    Straight Talk has a habit of shutting off data if you use more than 100megs a day. It doesn't matter if it's day one of your month. They also do not like streaming music and video., in fact I beleive it's actually against the terms of service, or was.

    Also, watch out for low data limits on all of them. None are over 2gigs, and some are as low as 200megs depending on plan.
    04-24-2012 03:29 PM
  12. Kahroo's Avatar
    Beware....

    The problem with Simple Mobile is that they throttle the hell out of you.

    Their 3g is throttled to 119k, and the 4g is throttled to 3g speeds.
    There are a LOT of complaints about their speeds, basically for descent data service you NEED the 4g plan which costs $60. A bunch of people jumped on them over at another forum I watch and they all went running back to VM or T-Mobile.



    All of these little carriers have serious issues that you need to be aware of before you waste your money on a phone.

    Straight Talk has a habit of shutting off data if you use more than 100megs a day. It doesn't matter if it's day one of your month. They also do not like streaming music and video., in fact I beleive it's actually against the terms of service, or was.

    Also, watch out for low data limits on all of them. None are over 2gigs, and some are as low as 200megs depending on plan.
    Wow that sucks. Thanks for the heads up. So VM is the only good prepaid company atm?
    04-24-2012 03:39 PM
  13. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    T-Mobile is good if you can fit their plans and you have coverage.
    For me, T-Mobile covers a few areas out here no one else does, but at the same time, in my town, there's no data inside buildings. Sprint covers most areas just fine, but has a few dead spots that don't matter.


    Basically for the money, VM is very hard to beat, despite how these other companies look on the surface. If you really want better service, expect to pay $50 or more unless T-Mobile will work for you.


    Remember, you are free to leave VM and try them, and while people say it's so much better and cheaper, blah blah blah, most really haven't looked into the details, comments or really thought things through. They forget, they have to buy a phone before they can even try the service. Howard Forums has a section dedicated to MVNO carriers and I have been watching them since Oct. looking for a cheap, good alternative, in the end, I stayed on Virgin.
    04-24-2012 04:38 PM
  14. Eollie's Avatar
    Straight Talk has a habit of shutting off data if you use more than 100megs a day. It doesn't matter if it's day one of your month. They also do not like streaming music and video., in fact I beleive it's actually against the terms of service, or was.
    Found this gem while trying to see if the TOS mentions the streaming bit.

    but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services and/or redirecting television signals for viewing on laptops is prohibited
    No mention of any other computer but laptops...haha.

    Anyways Ive spoke with several people using the new BYOD plans on straight talk. No mention of the data cutoffs now.
    04-24-2012 07:31 PM
  15. droidmyme's Avatar
    Found this gem while trying to see if the TOS mentions the streaming bit.


    No mention of any other computer but laptops...haha.

    Anyways Ive spoke with several people using the new BYOD plans on straight talk. No mention of the data cutoffs now.
    U switching to straight talk brah?

    Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    04-24-2012 07:52 PM
  16. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Straight talk will be $45 per month, plus a bunch of taxes (not just sales tax), expect $50 or more.

    And the data limit seems to fluctuate, they won't tell you how much is too much, but the consensus is that 2gigs is the safe limit.
    04-24-2012 09:09 PM
  17. droidmyme's Avatar
    Straight talk will be $45 per month, plus a bunch of taxes (not just sales tax), expect $50 or more.

    And the data limit seems to fluctuate, they won't tell you how much is too much, but the consensus is that 2gigs is the safe limit.
    Yeah, hopefully they will just throttle down after 2

    Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk 2
    04-24-2012 09:23 PM
  18. Eollie's Avatar
    Straight talk will be $45 per month, plus a bunch of taxes (not just sales tax), expect $50 or more.

    And the data limit seems to fluctuate, they won't tell you how much is too much, but the consensus is that 2gigs is the safe limit.
    If you buy your refills at walmart its less than 50 bucks I know my kid has a st phone. Even if you pay online it should be under 50 bucks. You have to pay taxes on pretty much any pre-paid phone plan. I know if I pay online through the phone company it is about a buck more than if you buy it from a local store.
    04-24-2012 10:43 PM
  19. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    You miss understand...
    On VM you pay sales tax only. On some others you have the Universal Access fee, and a bunch of other taxes and such piled on.


    Even just under $50, it's still about 40% more than VM costs at $35 and double the $25 plan.
    04-24-2012 11:39 PM
  20. Eollie's Avatar
    No I understand what your saying. Even paying the USF fees by paying through the website its less than $50. Which for the exact same service through VM is atleast 5 bucks cheaper. Compare apples to apples .

    I could have sworn tho paying via VM's sight they charged tax and fees. I remember comparing the two prices and buying a card was cheaper. I think all phone companies have to charge you the tax if you buy the card through them. I could and probably am wrong.
    04-25-2012 02:20 AM
  21. Kahroo's Avatar
    I buy the cards and I have to pay tax on the cards. So I just redeem it and yeah it's full $25 with the tax paid. When I go to top up it says I will have to pay $25 + tax but I really just have to pay is $25 since I already paid for the tax
    04-25-2012 02:41 AM
  22. curtis1973's Avatar
    You miss understand...
    On VM you pay sales tax only. On some others you have the Universal Access fee, and a bunch of other taxes and such piled on.


    Even just under $50, it's still about 40% more than VM costs at $35 and double the $25 plan.
    on vm when buying top up from any of their "trusted" providers like convince stores etc you pay a store fee,tax at the register,then vm tries to tax it upon top up apply,then theres the 911 fee. so fees are with all of them and vm wont do anything about the double tax issue which is illegal actually. they brush it off as a mistake. ive reported it to the fcc and irs. as for straight talk throttling,well ive messed around with their optimus variant and it worked as good as vm's. and vm is throttling now also so i dont see a negative against straight talk there. these other companies i cant comment on
    04-25-2012 08:43 AM
  23. magiccheeto's Avatar
    When I pay my bill on Straight Talk, I hop, skip and jump into my local Wally world and grab a $45 card. The grand total always comes to 48.94 and I would happily pay that instead of the 59.81 I would pay on VirginMobile just to get dial up speeds because of a crowded network here on Sprint. I have to say that HSPA on StraightTalk is a refreshing change, pulling 4Mbps down and 1Mbps up.
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    04-25-2012 02:15 PM
  24. droidmyme's Avatar
    When I pay my bill on Straight Talk, I hop, skip and jump into my local Wally world and grab a $45 card. The grand total always comes to 48.94 and I would happily pay that instead of the 59.81 I would pay on VirginMobile just to get dial up speeds because of a crowded network here on Sprint. I have to say that HSPA on StraightTalk is a refreshing change, pulling 4Mbps down and 1Mbps up.
    Thats cool man. Tell me (or us), have you experienced any data throttles on StraightTalk? I think that may be the other issue that people have concerns about.

    Thank you!

    Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk 2
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    04-25-2012 02:29 PM
  25. magiccheeto's Avatar
    So far, I have never used more than a little under 200mb in a day. I'm not much of a music streamer because I own all the music I listen to and have it on my SD card. StraightTalk's data limits work in my favor as I use just under 2gb a month and don't need to tether anymore like I used to. I'd say the most I do is watch a few yt videos on 3g. We shall see if ST will continue being lax with the data limits as I continue with my service. I've since given my Optimus V to my mother and she quite enjoys having her email accounts and Google calendar with her on the go. Set her up with a fast harmonia 2.06 install for some gb goodness.
    04-25-2012 03:24 PM
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