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Special Offer From Straight Talk - Unlimited Talk, Text and 5GB $45/month For BYOP

TracFone's Straight Talk Wireless is running a special offer for customers who bring their own phone (BYOP) to Straight Talk. BYOP customers on Straight Talk's $45/month Unlimited Talk Text and Data and $60/month Unlimited International plans now get 5 GB of high speed data per month instead on the usual 3 GB. 

The offer is being hyped with a big banner on Straight Talk's home page. In typical TracFone fashion, all the site says is "New special offer! Now get 5GB of high speed data. BYOP only. After 5GB, your service continues at a lower speed.". That's it, there's no information about wether the offer is for a limited time only or whether current BYOP users get to keep the 5 GB if and when the promotion ends.

Straight Talk supports BYOP for phones compatible with the T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint networks with the usual MVNO restrictions:

  • Unlocked GSM phones can be activated by Straight Talk on the user's choice of AT&T or T-Mobile.
  • Verizon and Sprint phones and locked AT&T and T-Mobile phones can only be activated on their respective networks.
If you want to give Straight Talk a try Straight Talk SIMs are currently on sale for 99¢ + $4.95 shipping. Overnight shipping of any SIM plus airtime bundle $45.99 or greater is free.

The 5 GB offer seems to be available to both new and current Straight Talk BYOP customers. A current Straight talk BYOP customer posted on HowardForums that their online account page now shows 5 GB for BYOP as their current plan.
 

Related: Prepaid Operator Profile: Straight Talk

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  1. I bet the usual restrictions on data still apply though. idk why ppl deal with Tracfone's shady business practices.

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    1. I think I know why. It's because Straight Talk is the absolute, hands down, best bang for your buck mobile phone plan you can get out there. $45, unlimited talk, unlimited text, 5GB of data that becomes throttled when you hit that amount, and not charged more to go over.

      I'm not supporting their advertising claims. They don't have the same slogan that they did 4 or 5 years ago about UNLIMITED everything, but it can still be misleading to someone who is behind on the times (Straight Talk is only one of the MANY MVNO's out there who say Unlimited and then really throttle you). But, nonetheless, there isn't anywhere else that you can go and pick a phone that runs on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint (like Straight Talk) and pay $45 for unlimited talk and text along with 5GB of 4G LTE.

      Now, if you don't care about data, then you may find better options, elsewhere.

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  2. Agreed, America Móvil and all their associated companies are incredibly dishonest. I wouldn't use them if their service was free. Here is a partial list of their brands to avoid.

    Straight Talk, Tracfone, Net10, Safelink, Simple Mobile, PagePlus, Telcel

    Sorry I know I'm forgetting some.


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  3. I wonder if the HS Data is throttled at all. And if their data after HS is throttled down to 128kbs (OK for audio streaming), or 64kbs (email and s-l-o-w surfing, only).

    Still doesn't compete with Cricket Group Save, but at least matches Cricket Smart Plan, unless you need to talk and text to Mexico and/or Canada.

    As for dealing with these shysters... I hear ya. Maybe the fines have scared them straight.. BTW, I'm still waiting for my big payout from the $40 mil. settlement..

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    1. High speed LTE data on the Verizon network is throttled to 5Mbps. On the AT&T network high speed data with Straight Talk and Net10 should be as fast as AT&T's GoPhone and is faster and has lower latency than Cricket's throttled LTE max speed of 8Mbps. On the Sprint and T-Mobile networks high speed data should be as fast as on any other MVNO. After all high speed data is used up, data is throttled to 64Kbps on all of the networks. Phones running on the T-Mobile network have voice and text and maybe 2G data roaming on AT&T and on other GSM networks. Smartphones running on the Sprint network have No roaming at all and only work on the Sprint native network.

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    2. You might get 40 cents the lawyers get most if it .if it like all the other settlements.google it

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  4. Carlos is selling his townhouse mansion in NYC for $80M. He paid $44M for it a few years ago. Maybe he is just feeling generous with this offer ;-)

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  5. Compare to Cricket, Straight Talk is behind. There is no unconditional call forwading, refill air-time has tax associated with it that kill it. So Cricket still is the number one for unlimited plan.

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    1. refill will vary state to state, here in california theres no tax associated with refills from any prepaid service.

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  6. AWESOME! Net10 is doing this deal too! I just looked and I have 5 GB of data in my reserve monthly pin!!!! Not sure about my current month.

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    1. Net10 is abranch from Dtraighttalk.

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  7. The non byop people got screwed they still have 3GB per cycle.

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    1. I just called customer service for straight talk, told them I'm a loyal customer, didn't think it was fair, wanted my unlock code to switch carriers, and they upgraded me to 5gb starting my next billing cycle...Call them and get them to upgrade you!!!

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  8. I was with net10 byop, worked fine, but now I'm with T-Mobile and not having to manually input APNs that may or may not work, priceless! I've been with T-Mobile for about 6 months and I was recently in nowheresville Pennsylvania and expected talk and text roaming at best, and to my surprise I had 3 bars and LTE 95% of the time.

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  9. Cricket is also wholly owned by AT&T.

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    1. AT&T that's a dealbreaker for me they steal more from you than other phone companies

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  10. Straight Talk has fallen behind a bit. I think more adjustments are coming....soon.

    I just switched over to Cricket a few weeks ago. All's good and $35 a month. No more searching on Ebay for a discounted 30 day ST ticket.

    Also got an email from Crkt that got my interest -- a pretty good HTC 4G for $100 and a $45 plan 5 gb. There's some good stuff around when my S2 craps out.

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  11. this $45 plan (with unlimited talk/text + 5gb data) costs more but this is better than the tmo $30 secret you-call-no-one plan.

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    1. You're a little behind, or just forgetful? Are you 'blocking' their WiFi, VoLTE or pay-go overage calling? When you pay 50% more, you should get more calls, but you should not have to eat a mobile data speed reduction of 2/3.

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    2. bah! unlimited talk, unlimited text, 5gb data beats that tmo secret crummy 100min plan anyday.

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  12. Was I dreaming or did I really read somewhere that Straight Talk even though you may have 5GB/Month that if you stream/use over so many MB's in one Day they will shut your data off or slow it down for the entire month till the next bill cycle? If that is true I don't want anything to do with them and I'd go cricket if my Galaxy Note 2 craps out and I were to find a decent AT&T Galaxy or possibly an HTC 610 or LG G2 or Moto X used. I sure wish I had gotten in on that 20 GB/Month data plan Cricket had. It would have gotten me through when my provider acts up and I can't upstream my station.

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    1. Dreaming? No you are not, Legacy. A while back when I was looking to switch carriers, I read about these limits and arbitrary cutoffs, and decided to call Straight Talk about it. If the bad rumors weren't true, I might have switched to them. The CS person I talked to confirmed the worst of the rumors. He was smug and smarmy about it, that Straight Talk would cut off your plan for any reason of subjectively -determined data-use malfeasance. He refused to give any rules for this. It was all up to whim.

      When I switched carriers, it was to Cricket. I started on the 3.5 GB plan and joined the 20 GB when it came along. No limits, I've even been able to tether on it. I got my "decent AT&T Galaxy" as a very nice S5 with accessories from eBay for about $360 a few months ago. I am sure it is available for somewhat less now.

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      About your station: are you planning to stream FROM your phone as part of running it somehow? Not sure what upstream means....

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  13. Dennis, JeffMN above is correct about net10. Also, their $40 ($38 at callingmart) plan now includes 1.5 gig of LTE.

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  14. The TMO secret plan has unthrottled LTE, right?

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    1. T-Mobile's $30 plan includes 5GB of high speed data and unlimited throttled data at 128Kbps after the plans high speed data is used up. To get this plan you must buy a new T-Mobile SIM (or phone) and activate online on the T-Mobile site.

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    2. yes it has unthrottled data for the first 5 GB. Also music freedom apps don't count towards usage besides album art and ads, speedtest app usage doesn't count either.

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  15. Straight talk just need to go head and give everyone free high speed data usage for life. They would get a lot more customers

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  16. Nothing is unlimited. As far as I'm concerned, I don't ever use note than 1.5 GB a month. Wi-Fi SHOULD be used for most of your videos and updates. Some of you want to create hotspots and power many other devices. Y'all, $45 will only get you so much. They are giving us wayyy to much in my opinion, but I'm not complaining. And they advertised unlimited data. 2G IS data, so no false advertising there. Thank you Straight Talk for being awesome. I'm sorry some Morton's can't read.

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    1. People who have long commutes on public transportation need a lot more data.

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    2. might be better use of spectrum if the public transportation just had wifi ...

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  17. it applies to current customers of BYOP too.

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  18. I'm using Straight Talk on AT&T network, getting ~25MB/sec download speed and ~10MB/sec upload. Doesn't seem like throttling of high speed data to me.

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  19. Straight Talk SIMs prices @ Walmart.com have been reduced by $2 ($5-$7) making them cheaper or equal to get, than from Straight Talks' website ($7).

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