NET10 Wireless has increased the amount of high speed data included with most of its unlimited monthly plans.
Like TracFone stablemate Straight Talk, NET10 is now giving BYOP ("Bring Your Own Phone") customers 5 GB instead of 3 GB of "high speed" data on selected plans. On NET10 high speed means unthrottled, except for phones on the Verizon network where high speed data is throttled to 5 Mbps. On all networks data speeds are throttled to 64 Kbps after the first 5 GB.
The increase to 5 GB applies to the $50 Unlimited Plan, $65 Unlimited International Plan, $60, $70 and $80 Unlimited Phone Upgrade Plans and the $90 2 line, $130 3 line and $170 4 line Unlimited Family Plans. To get 5 GB you must use your own non-NET10 phone. Customers with NET10's own phones only get 3 GB of high speed data, not 5 GB. I think NET10 limiting the added data to BYOP to reduce the number of customers they have to give 5 GB to. Most AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and unlocked GSM phones work with NET10 BYOP. To check if your phone is eligible and buy a SIM or CDMA activation kit visit net10byop.com.
NET10 also increased the amount of data on several of its lower priced plans
- The formerly data-less $35 plan now includes unlimited data with the first 500 MB at high speeds and 64 Kbps throttled data afterwards.
- The $40 plan goes from 500 MB to 1.5 GB of high speed data.
- The $75 2 line Family Plan now gets 1.5 GB of high speed data per line per line instead of 500 MB
NET10 is a multicarrier MVNO that offers phones and BYOP SIMs for all four national networks. To see which NET10 phones use each network see How to Tell Which Network (AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon) a TracFone, NET10 or Straight Talk Phone Uses.
For details about NET10's plans and services see Prepaid Operator Profile: NET10.
Source: NET10.com, Image: Facebook