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TracFone Snaps Up Simple Mobile

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May 10, 2012, 4:05 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Prepaid MVNO TracFone today announced an agreement to acquire SIM-only prepaid MVNO Simple Mobile. Simple Mobile operates a SIM-card-only service where customers bring their own GSM phones. Simple uses T-Mobile USA's network. TracFone is also an MVNO, using a mix of other national carrier's networks. TracFone is owned by America Movil, which has operations across the Americas. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter. The purchase price and other terms were not disclosed.

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May 10, 2012, 10:45 PM

Sucks for Simple customers! Hello 2GB data cap!!

Surely Simple will follow Tracfones 2GB data limit like StraightTalk and Net10. I just left ST because after ten days and 1GB of data I got the robocall from Tracfone telling me "I am harming their network by using too much unlimited data and if it doesn't stop, my service will be terminated". I just went with Simple Mobile and canceled my ST line. I get better speeds with the $60 4G plan and should get 5GB of data with Simple. Now I guess I'll go with T-Mobile or Boost. Oh well Simple, fun while it lasted. Tracfone sucks!
Tracfone is for people who find $20 little phones suitable.
I think Red Pocket and Boost Mobile are one of the only MVNO's left to offer 2 GB ugh.

May 11, 2012, 1:08 PM

its about time!

I work for t mobiles sales department, with centerpartners in north Idaho. Calls from simple mobile customers are a pain in the rear. Their customer service is always telling their customers to call us. But just because they run on our network we must be able to help. Maybe now the other company will take the calls!
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