What's the REAL scoop?

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  1. JWhipple

    JWhipple Well-Known Member

    I've googled the heck out of Simple Mobile - the only thing I can find are the complaints, but it seems that the complainers are the same people blasting all over the web to try and give SM a bad name.

    I'm currently with MetroPCS - but am a former T-Mobile customer.

    I was happy with the T-Mobile service, but because of a serious lack of interdepartmental communications, I got screwed on a "special one time deal" with them and broke my contract.

    That having been said, is there any real major difference between Simple Mobile and T-Mobile's service? I am considering picking up an unlocked handset and porting over to Simple Mobile.

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated!


  2. Notes_Norton

    Notes_Norton Well-Known Member

    I too would like some feedback.

    I need a flat-rate plan for calls since the number is a business number and I converted it from a land line. I don't want to pay for those robocalls (biz calls can't be on the 'do not call' list). I sometimes get 5 or more per day.

    So I'm using MetroPCS.

    I'd heard about SIMple Mobile from a salesman at a phone store, and it seems like a good deal. However, I'm old enough to know that what a salesman says and the truth can be worlds apart.

    Anybody using it?



  3. masterlin

    masterlin New Member

    I was a long time t-mobile post-paid user, then switched to t-mobile pre-paid, and then recently switched to simple mobile and have been using it for about week.

    So far, I've been really happy with the service. Went to a local dealer, got a sim for $20 and $40 for the first month. Transferred my number over in a few hours, and after following the instructions on setting up data and mms on the SM website, my LG Optimus T worked just as well as before. Since SM really uses T-mobile, everything is pretty much the same - process for setting up voice mails, etc.

    SM's account website is best described as simple - the way I like it. It takes a few seconds to get your online account set up and have monthly recurring pay automatically debited from your credit card.

    For $40/month, unlimited talk, text, and 3g data, and essentially the same cellular service as before, for me it's hard to beat.

    Currently my only complaint is I haven't gotten my GPS to work, yet. From before I remember T-mobile had some sort of screwy thing built into the phone where you need to have their 3G data plan to use the GPS signal received by the phone. I think I need to find out how to change some setting to get it work with SM. Let me know if any of you know something about this....

    I'd highly recommend you give SM a try if you have a t-mobile phone already and don't have a contract. If it sucks, just switch back after a month :)
  4. RDKamikaze

    RDKamikaze Well-Known Member

    Sorry to bring back an old thread, but since I'm in the same boat as the OP I thought I would tag along instead of making a new thread :)

    Masterlin, I appreciate your review as it sounds almost verbatim of mine except I was with Verizon previously (well, still am until I cancel my contract). I am trying out T-Mobile prepaid this so it's nice to carry around 2 phones to compare apples to apples on service, but the $30 online plan doesn't seem to cut it for the VoIP calling on GV I had planned. It keeps cutting off and getting choppy no matter what settings I try because the data speed spikes just too much and only 100 minutes is then a deal breaker to me.

    Anyway, I've only seen negative reviews and some positive about simple mobile but as we know, the net can be skewed! :p Can other simple mobile users please post their honest reviews with maybe a speedtest app screenshot if possible?

    If we get enough responses this thread would help a lot of people, thanks!
  5. PiitaaDerbez

    PiitaaDerbez Well-Known Member

    Looks like not that many people have had that much experience with Simple Mobile >_<
  6. RDKamikaze

    RDKamikaze Well-Known Member

    I decided to make the jump to simple mobile in the 12th and so far it has been great! I've already blown through a few thousand minutes and a bit of data without a single peep from the head honcho for going over any unlimited claims :)

    Long story short, I think it was a great decision to change! I'm getting about 200kbs down which is fine for streaming standard definition YouTube and other videos and for the price I won't complain.
  7. PiitaaDerbez

    PiitaaDerbez Well-Known Member

    Sounds great. I might try it out if the EVO V doesn't work out with Virgin Mobile. Thanks for the info.
  8. shewanna

    shewanna New Member

    How much data have you used on your simple mobile plan? I got it and have used about 2.5 gigs and havent been throttled yet and dat was one of my main concerns cause i see where people were saying at 1gb they would start sending you messages by 2 they shut you down
  9. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    How good is their coverage and customer support? I am on att but would love to get a separate line and see if I get any issues by using the heck out of it. I want to use it instead of my T.E.D.-IV and see if any notices, if not I want to use even more so to see if the youtube claim below is true or not. If so, then I dont loose too much by stepping away.

    Do you get a new number or do you have to have an existing number ported


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