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Straight Talk Increases Unlimited Plan High-Speed Data to 3 GB

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

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  1. Good I use that every cycle.

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  2. They can claim unlimited data, 2.5 GB or 3 GB but it is all smoke and mirrors. Many people including myself, have had data permanently shut off for using less than 1 GB. Straight Talk, like all America Movil companies, is very dishonest and has horrible customer service.

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    1. I agree 100%!! I had them and it's all a big lie. I had my internet turned off every month without even using 1gb, America Mobil is full of it.

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    2. They can say that you will get 3gb, 5gb or even 10gb but is not true. Very dishonest way to grab customers. Why do this when you know once customers find out they will port out and will never do business with ST again. ST = bad LIERS with bad customer service.

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    3. I've had this for several months and haven't been throttled as far as I can tell. Do they send you a text or anything to let you know? Or do you just get really unresponsive data?

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    4. I've been with them for nearly 2 years and have never been throttled. It seems these doom and gloom replies are full of hot air and don't know how to monitor their usage. Awesome plan that cannot be beat.

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  3. Liars, I have been throttled at 500mb and that is 25 days into my 30, I'm leaving America Mobil whatever next month.

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  4. No that not true I don't believe you

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  5. Had the Vetizon service with them.Throttled way before the 2.5..NEVER going back..To crooked for me..Not an honest company

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  6. ST has also the changed the $30 plan to 1,500 minutes, unlimited text and 100 MB data.

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  7. I think the at&t/cricket/aio prepaid triplets are scaring them, rightly so.

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  8. What about Net 10?

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  9. Throttling early sounds horrible.

    Anyone else better? How about redpocket (t-mobile) hotspot with $10 per gig?

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  10. Dennis, do you know of net 10 allows you to change your plan, I just realized that offered more plans than straight talk ,like the $40 smartphone plan, thanks .

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  11. I ported my number from Straight Talk to Verizon Prepaid to get the Moto G. I pay $46.50 no tax and get 1GB of data. I use Callingmart to pay my bill.
    I like clarity. Nothing is clear on Straight Talk. Plus, If you like Verizon smartphones all they have is those horrible ZTE and Huawei phones unless you pay $399 for an S3. I'm not chasing data because I have WiFi at home and work. I would avoid Straight Talk.

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    1. Firsr off the plan is very clear, they have trolls giving false info about video streaming daily even thought its clearly stated in the picture.

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    2. ST ads are very clear. Their arbitrary actions are not. No amount of denial or name-calling will change that.

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  12. The Galaxy S3 models are $350 on Walmart.com.

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  13. I have Straight Talk for a year already and haven't been throttled, I never had any problem, I use about 2 GB every 30 days and no change in my data speed.

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    1. You must live in a low demand area.

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  14. I wouldn't touch America Movil with a 10 foot poll. I'll pay a little more and actually be able to use the data I've paid for.

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  15. Is rather have 1Gig with gophone for the same $, that's my testimonial on straight talk AT&T sim.

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  16. Straight talk ans their imaginary 2.5 Gigs of LTE.

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  17. On the same day gophone comes out with their $45 plan.

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  18. My wife used to work at Walmart. Walmart gets more complaints about Straight Talk than all other brands combined. Straight Talk won't change as long as federal regulators allow them to defraud customers.

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  19. They lied about unlimited data before, so who's to say they're not lying now.

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  20. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the world of Carlos Slim. Fat-cat that rakes in the $$$$ and with countless minions that do the business dirty-work at America Movil. He would even outsource his supermarket if that would save money.

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  21. Straight talk doesn't even have 4G LTE as they claim. I was throttled at 2.5 last month. This month they didn't throttle new until 3.5 which was nice but I still wouldn't recommend them.

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