...and what's with the 100 voice minutes? Can't a brotha get a little love somewhere? Like 250? 10 cents a min after 100 is very likely going to run up your bill... reminds me of the Slim Pickens character Taggert when they roll up on the tollbooth and sez "Welp, now someone's gotta go back an get a s41tload of dimes!" That would be me, the minute I don't hv the voice time, bam I am going into the red. And with holidays coming???? Fuhgedaboudit!
Walmart does not lock down Tmobile phones either on Tmobile prepaid or its own in house brand Walmart Family mMobile. The blame should be placed more on Tracfone/America Movil and Virgin Mobile rather then Walmart.
Tracfone has always locked down its phones more then average (turning gsm phones into a worse then cdma nightmare) and so has Virgin. I believe those two have the cheapest entry level phones consistently of the major prepaid carriers and take extra steps to protect their subsidies from unlockers, flashers and byod lovers.
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Says you and all those other unlucky people. My plan and phone are all working perfectly. Just let Tmobile fix the problem for all those unlucky people in less than a week. Just because those people are having problems doesn't mean everyone is having problems.
Wanted to add some more data points to this thread. My brother and I both switched to this "3G" plan this week. We both live close to Downtown Austin, TX.
I was previously on the $60 plan. The first two days I had the same download speeds as I did before. I see around 7mbps with my Slide 4G. Then I was capped at the 119kbps speed.
He switched over to simple mobile and is using my old 3G Slide. That would do around 5mbps and is only a 3G phone. He was instantly capped at the 119kbps rate.
This 3G claim by simple is completely bogus. This is solidly in the realm of the 2G no where close to 3G speeds. Way to falsely advertise simple!
I agree that 119kbps is false advertising. I think the lowest they could comfortably claim 3G performance is starting around 384kbps which is about where UMTS starts at. 119 is well within the realm of 2G/EDGE. :-/
Caveat emptor. Good thing these forums exist so that others can be informed before they purchase.
No argument there. They should either pump up the speeds to low umts or change their plan identity to unlimited 2g web. Simple though is no stranger to data controversy . Their old unlimited data plan had a often exposed hard cap. Whether that's changed or not is subject to who you ask but this new data mislabelling is not something that sits very well. For feature phone users and Att/non Tmobile 3g/4g phones it's fine but for those who are signing on because they think it gives Tmobile type 3G, fuggedabout it unless you have a Windows Phone 7 device in Arkansas. lol.
I spoke with Simple. They offered zero counter argument to the slow download speeds. The supervisor I spoke to just kept his mouth shut during my whole complaint. I then asked them to put me back on the $60 plan. I was told they can not switch the plan mid cycle. I was going to have to wait a month to switch it. Since my data is useless for my needs I couldn't wait. I told them I would be leaving unless they switched and they still refused to do anything.
Luckily T-mobile just released a $60 plan identical to Simple's. The only gotcha is it does not include tax. So now I'm paying $65. $5 is small price to pay for real customer support though.
You could skip tax using Callingmart refills.
I agree with the above, theres absolutely no reason to get the Simple Mobile $60 plan when the T-Mobile Prepaid $60 plan is vastly superior. More coverage, true unlimited data (2GB and then throttled), and better support. You don't have to worry about Simple Mobile cutting off your data for using too much or for tethering. T-Mobile Prepaid has never done anything to prevent tethering.
Just buy your refills from Callingmart.com, its cheaper and theres no taxes. Check their Twitter for 5% off coupon codes too!
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