New MVNO Simple Mobile Launched offering $40 Unlimited Voice
A new mobile virtual network operator known as Simple Mobile has apparently launched across the United States and plans on offering contract free GSM based plans starting at $40 for unlimited voice and up to $50 for unlimited voice and text along with a 20MB of data a month according to an article over on phone scoop.
Although a customer can apparently upgrade to 40MB per month at an extra charge of $5 per month; the company reckons they don’t do background checks or even credit checks and do not charge an activation fee or require long term contracts.
You can apparently take your existing mobile phone number with you and they offer a selection of 6 mobile handsets, but have approved some 180 different handsets to use their mobile services including the licks of Nokia, Samsung, RIM BlackBerry, Motorola and HTC.
They even have a network coverage map on their website which intimates their service is available in several of the USA’s top markets, but doesn’t actually mention any 3G services.