Speed Test Results: SIMPLE Mobile, Total Wireless, & Straight Talk

I finally had a chance to run some speed tests for SIMPLE Mobile. I ran three tests using my iPhone 6s. Here are the results. Note, you can click on any of the images for a larger view.

If you don’t know SIMPLE Mobile uses the T-Mobile network. The download speeds are pretty impressive. The upload speeds were adequate if you don’t upload large amounts of data.

For comparison, I also ran three speed tests with Total Wireless in my iPhone 6s. Total Wireless uses the Verizon network. Here are the results.

These results where not quite as good. Very poor upload times.

While I was at it I also ran two speed tests for Straight Talk. Straight Talk uses several different networks. My Straight Talk number uses the AT&T towers. I had to use my iPhone X to run these tests. Here are the results.

The results here are in between the Simple Mobile and Total Wireless. I generally prefer the AT&T network for coverage.

Finally, here is a comparison of Straight Talk, Simple Mobile, and Total Wireless.

Check out my video, if you’d like to see me running these tests.


  1. Robert J. Struzinski | |

    I’m using straight talk in Phoenix, AZ area on Verizon and inside my home I get speeds around 0..03MBS to 0.7MBS, contacted ST customer service and they gave me some APN settings and it made no difference I tried T-Mobile once and didn’t even have any service at all, cancelled after 4 days of no service.
    After chatting with the rep and found no gain in speed he said, “sorry”, I asked him if it could possibly get any slower? Since I’ve been tossing $20 a month away buying $55 plans for the past 2 years I will just be buying the $35 plans from now on and see if my speed changes at all. I figure 0.7MBS is about 2G anyway even though my phone says 4GLTE at all times. Anybody else getting speeds like this on their $55 month plan?

    • Bob Thompson | |

      I’ve heard of this problem before. No so much recently. What phone do you have and how long have you been dealing with this problem? two years with speeds like this?
      Have more to say about this a little later if you answer the questions above.

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