15 kilobits or 15 kiloBYTES on Boost ? And is it iden with the sim, or cdma without the sim? Iden isn't 3g by any stretch, just checking...
A Bee bit my bottom, now my bottom's Big - Homer S.
What plan did you have with T-Mobile? Just wondering because I'm switching from Simple Mobile to T-Mobile in a week and wondering on which plan you were getting those 3G speeds.
Straight Talk is a great option.
bcw, may I ask what phone you are using fr the $40 plan. Because I am thinking about getting an iphone and using it on there $40 plan.
Getting an iPhone to use on T-Mobile or Simple Mobile is a dumb move and you will be stuck seeing that lousy "E" symbol all the time.
The $40 Simple Mobile plan is only good for people who want unlimited talk+text+light browsing using 2G handsets or non-smartphones. Basically, if you're going to be using a smartphone then you're better off with going with Straight Talk's unlimited plan and you choose the sim card you want (in the iPhone's case it would be the AT&T sim).
Switch to ST for an extra 5 bucks... I'm consistently getting 7 down and 2 up on the TMO sim. Had it about about a week and it's night and day between what I have now and my old Iphone 3g on ATT at less than 1/2 the price... Likely the same deal as SM's $60 plan. I think the only value proposition they have is for BB useres.
I think both ST and SM have that in the TOS. They don't have a direct way to tell if you're streaming, but infer it from data use (> around 2). If you use less than 2g per month you should be good regardless.
Speeds were throttled to 120 Kbps the moment I hit the 2GB mark.
When I hit the 2.5GB mark - I received the following message:
"Your Simple Mobile Data service is at risk of being suspended due to violation of terms and conditions. Call 800 219 9702 for additional information."
They definitely have a system in effect that does it automatically from their end.
I got 3 days left so I will keep using it until I get the suspend message and confirm at exactly what amount of data used they shut me off.
I was about to purchase the $40 Simple Mobile plan. But, from the feedback here, it looks like the data speeds would be really slow. It looks like the next cheapest option seems to be Straight Talk ($45).
I have a few questions on the Straight Talk plan. Could you please help me?
1. Which network does ST use? AT&T or T-mobile or both?
2. It asks me what phone I have (Unlocked, T-mobile or AT&T). Does it mean I can use the carrier-locked phone instead of an unlocked phone?
3. From data speed and voice/data signal coverage perspective, is there any advantage between getting Unlocked, T-mobile or AT&T phones?