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Red Pocket and Jolt Cut Data from 2 GB to 1 GB on Unlimited Plans

Effective immediately, AT&T MVNOs Red Pocket Mobile and Jolt Mobile have reduced the data allowance on their top tier Unlimited plans from 2 GB to 1 GB. These plans also include unlimited voice calls and messaging and up to 200 minutes of international calling on Red Pocket and up to 500 international minutes on Jolt.

Red Pocket also lowered the monthly plan price from $59.99 to $54.99. Jolt is still charging $60/month for their unlimited plan.

The change goes into effect with the next plan renewal. However Red Pocket will honor any unused $59.99 PINs that are in users hands or the distribution pipeline for the full 2 GB. Callingmart.com and other online PIN vendors still have the $59.99 PINs in stock as of this writing.

For current Jolt and Red Pocket users who need more than 1 GB of data/month, there aren't a lot of options. With these cuts, there are no longer any AT&T based prepaid plans that offer 2 GB of full speed data and also include voice. H2O's $60 unlimited plan still includes 2 GB of data but it's throttled to around 120 Kbps after the first 500 MB. The best option is probably Straight Talk's $45/month plan which promises unlimited talk, messaging and data. However, Straight Talk is notorious for canceling user's accounts for using too much of the "unlimited" data.  The account terminations seem to be triggered by exceeding about 100 MB in a day or 2 GB in a month. Still, if you watch your data use carefully, Straight Talk is an excellent value.

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  1. If people were smart, they stay away from carriers like you mentioned.

    Boost, Virgin, or T-Mobile are better options. Even though these carriers might throttle your data, they don't cap or cut off your data.

    Yes coverage might suck in a lot of areas for the carriers, I think people should sacrifice a little.

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    1. yea boost and virgin are sprint owned but their data speeds are slower than t-mobile so t-mobile monthly 4g is the best option that is what I use and if you are in a major city the coverage is not bad but when u get to smaller parts out of the city then coverage decreases

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  2. Well folks, AT&T is trying to get rid of all their MVNO's, I wont be surprise if They will come up with a truly unlimited prepaid plan, all inclusive talk, text and 2GB of 4G for $50, and I think it will be a very smart move on their part.

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  3. I highly doubt Att is trying to get rid of their mvnos. This is ONE mvno changing plans (Red Pocket) and because Jolt feeds off of them (an mvno within an mvno) and uses them as a host "mvne" , whatever affects one affects the other (at least on monthly plans, Paygo is still different on both).

    Att is probably adding Gamestop as another mvno in the near future and needs as many mvnos as it can get to do battle with Sprint prepaid's numerous mvnos.

    Getting rid of mvnos? With today's heavily growing prepaid market, I highly doubt it.

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  4. Boost and Virgin Mobile may have slower speeds. But I would rather have slower speeds than have to pay an extra $20 to $30 for extra MB or GB of data or pay per MB after my allowance.

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    1. that is why i said t-mobile their monthly 4g plans get throttled only verizon and att you pay extra so like i said t-mobile speeds better

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