Straight Talk has quietly increased the amount of "high speed" data included with its "Unlimited" plans from 2.5 GB to 3 GB per month. The change applies to both $45/month Unlimited and the $60/month Unlimited International plans.
Both plans also include unlimited voice minutes, unlimited messaging and unlimited but highly throttled data after the high speed allotment is used up.
Straight Talk is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), it does not have a network of it's own but buys service from other operators which it re-sells. Straight Talk offers separate but equally priced service plans on each of the four US national networks.
There's been no announcement of the change that I've been able to find but a couple of readers tipped me that "2,5 GB" had been replaced with "3 GB" in a number of places on the Straight Talk Website. The "what can you do with..." banner (image above) from this page is the most obvious. The fine print disclaimer at the bottom of most pages on the site also has the new limits;
"...Unlimited Plans include 3 GB of high speed data per 30 day cycle. After 3 GB, your data speed will be reduced for the remainder of the 30 day cycle. High speed data is restored once a new 30 day service plan is redeemed at the end of the 30 day plan cycle.."
Unlimited Talk and Text and 3 GB of high speed data, including LTE where available, is a great deal, assuming it's real. Unfortunately, Straight Talk has a reputation for throttling customers who tether, run speed tests, stream video or use more than 100 MB of data in a day well before the 2.5 GB limit. The premature throttling seems to happen mostly with Straight Talk or BYOP phones that run on the AT&T network.
Related: Prepaid Operator Profile: Straight Talk