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.
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!
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!