TracFone MVNO Simple Mobile has quietly released a promo for their $30 plan. The $30 plan which usually includes unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of data at 4G LTE speeds, now includes 5GB. This is a "limited time" offer. According to Simple Mobile's website, this promotion will run until 4/30/2020. Limited time is in quotes because Simple Mobile has had similar offers running on other plans for over one year. Every time the expiration date comes, Simple Mobile has extended it and I expect it to be no different here. Those who signup for the offer should be able to get the bonus data for as long as they remain on the plan. That's how their other promotions have worked.
For customers who activate auto-pay, the price on this plan will cost you less at $28.50, saving you $1.50. Simple Mobile also allows you to use your data balance as a hotspot.
This move is interesting because for quite a while, Simple Mobile's $25 plan was offering 3GB of data (originally as a promotion), while the $30 plan originally only offered 2GB, making it essentially pointless. Simple Mobile should have addressed this long ago. Way overdue.
Speaking of the $25 plan, customers on auto-pay can save $5 a month for their first 3 months, making this plan only $20 when they enroll before 3/31/2020. After that promotion, auto-pay customers will be charged $23.75 once the 3 months is up, should they choose to continue automatic payments.
Simple Mobile also continues to offer a $30 international credit on their $30 plan, which runs until 1/22/2020. The standard international calling credit is $10. This may be a dealer only offer, as one dealer, Let's Be Wireless, has been actively promoting it on Facebook. However, it is not shown on the front of the Simple Mobile website or on their plan pages. I was able to dig up a hidden link on Simple's website which lists the deal although it does not show the "promotional data" allotment that the plan comes with.
As reported last week, Simple Mobile extended another promotion, where you can get a 15GB plan for $40 ($37.50 with Auto-Pay).
If interested in subscribing multiple lines, you can add up to 4. Lines 2-5 are $25 regardless of the plan you choose.