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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