Just to clear up one point:
"Simple Mobile, Inc. is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator headquartered in East Irvine, California. They have more than 1.5 million subscribers, and they provide wireless voice, messaging and data services in the United States.
They are a T-Mobile reseller, offering pre-paid month-to-month plans including unlimited texting, voice, and data. The company currently does not have any cellular phones or devices available for purchase, instead relying on the customer purchasing their own phone, then using the company's SIM. They operate using GSM technology."
(In other words they are not owned by T-Mobile, they are an independent T-Mobile MVNO/Reseller.)
Last edited by BHPD104; 10-13-2011 at 07:41 AM.
Simple Mobile is not owned by T-Mobile any more than Page Plus is owned by Verizon or H2o owned by AT&T.
They are an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) who buys wholesale from T-Mobile and then resells it. They do not enjoy the benefits that a T-Mobile prepaid subscriber does. I get how your thinking but it's not that cut and dry.
T-Mobile's 70.00 plan is hardly comparative to a contract plan. Get your refills online, get discounts, avoid sales taxes and pay in the lower 60's for that 70 plan. A postpaid 70 plan could cost up to 85.00 a month with all the crap they pile on top of the bill.
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As far as I've seen, Boost doesn't care how much data you use, so long as you're not P2P'ing pirated material. Good luck trying to find a reasonable explanation of Simple Mobile's cap.
T-Mobile's future is still up in the air. This doesn't bode well for T-Mobile, its employees or its MVNOs. While Sprint isn't exactly on the most stable financial ground either, at least there's been no real rumors of them going anywhere in the near future.
Phones compatible with T-Mobile's 3G/"4G" frequencies may be rendered quickly obsolete, depending on what happens with the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. While any T-Mobile or unlocked phone can be used on T-Mobile's network, their selection of prepaid Android phones makes a huge jump in price between the low end models they sell in the prepaid blister packs and the full price of the "contract models". If you throw Virgin Mobile into the mix, T-Mobile's closest competitor to the Triumph is priced at least $100 more - not considering the fact that the Triumph sometimes can be found on sale in the $270-ish range.
Boost is cheap. Real cheap. With discounts, you can get a $50 refill for around $47, no tax. Shrinkage sweetens the deal even more. Even if the rumors turn out to be true and T-Mobile releases a $60 plan that's unlimited text/talk and 2GB pre-cap internet, it's still $5 more per month than Boost if you signed up today, $10 more for people on the $50 rate and $15 more for people who already have the first phase of Shrinkage, and so on.
No need to get upset, I was just responding to your comment as follows:Thanks for going from speed caps, to who owns a dag gone company.
And my reply just shows that Simple Mobile is not owned by T-Mobile. Just because they use T-Mobile's network doesn't mean they are owned by them. (And we got on the "subject" about ownership because you kept pointing it out incorrectly.)Ok your halfway right. There is a cap with T-Mobile Prepaid. After the first 100mb of use, your data drops down to 2-2.5G, NOT 3G. I had this confirmed by a T-Mobile Prepaid Representative. BTW, Simple Mobile is owned by T-Mobile.
Not the existing $30 plan. New $30 plan.
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