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Simple Mobile Increases Data on One of Its Plans, Straight Talk Rumored to Do The Same

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Two TracFone owned MVNOs have recently announced that they have added more data to their plans. These two MVNOs are Simple Mobile and Straight Talk.


Simple Mobile 


The T-Mobile MVNO has upped the amount of data available in one of its cell phone plans.

Starting today, Simple Mobile's $40/month plan now includes 6GB of 4G LTE data instead of the regular 4GB of data. The data included under this plan is unlimited but gets throttled to 2G or around 64 kbps as soon as the high speed data allotment under the plan has already been consumed.

The $40/month plan does not include taxes and fees, which means it costs extra. With auto pay enrollment, the plan goes down to $37.50 and $30 with a subscription under Amazon Prime. Other features included under this plan are unlimited talk, text, and international talk and text. While traveling in Mexico, users may enjoy free talk, text, and data roaming. Data used while roaming in Mexico will be counted towards the high speed data allotment in the U.S.


Straight Talk


Straight Talk is another prepaid MVNO reported to be increasing data on its plans. But unlike Simple Mobile, Straight Talk has not yet confirmed this rumor.

Based on a post found on Howard Forums, the MVNO operating across all four networks, is said to be increasing the data allotment on its $45 plan. So instead of the original 8GB of data included in the plan, users will get to enjoy 10GB of data. The report comes from BestMVNO who found a comment on Howard Forums of an individual who found the information at a local Walmart. The data increase is said to start on August 22.

Unfortunately, there is no confirmation regarding this data increase available on the website of the MVNO. Because of this, it could be a Walmart-exclusive deal that's only available to Walmart customers who subscribe to a Straight Talk plan through the retail store. And since this sort of exclusive deal has happened a few times in the past, it wouldn't be unlikely.

But if you plan on signing up with Straight Talk's $45 plan, you may want to check with your local Walmart retailer so you can know for sure whether or not the offer is exclusive to Walmart customers.

Update 9/30: BestMVNO has posted images of Straight Talk SIM plus airtime kits at a Walmart with a "Now 10 GB" sticker on the $45 plan kit and a "Now 15 GB" sticker on a $55 plan kit. The $55 plan normally includes 12 GB. A PPN reader was unable to find similar stickers at a Kansas City Walmart suggesting that the data increase might be a limited to SIMs purchased at Walmarts in certain test markets. Readers, please leave a comment if you have spotted SIM kits or other signage mentioning Straight Talk data increases at your local Walmart.

Source: BestMVNO

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  1. Total Wireless just upped there $10 for 3 gig of add-on Carryover Data to 5 gig !!

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  2. How is it a Walmart Exclusive offer? When Straight Talk Wireless is Exclusive to Walmart. Geez, Walmart/Straight Talk Wireles is and does the raising of the data allotments. Walmart Corporation is the master keeper of Straight Talk Wireless.

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    1. Straight Talk is also sold online on Straight Talk's own website.

      If it exists, the promo could also be regional and only available at Walmarts in osome markets. A reader reported that 10 GB for $45 was nowhere to be seen today at a Kansas City Walmart.

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    1. Must be the junk comment guy again.

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    2. "Games = Junk"

      A statement to which Gary Kasparov would surely raise an eyebrow.

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    3. "A statement to which Gary Kasparov would surely raise an eyebrow."

      Are you sure that's not a symptom of polonium poisoning?

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  4. They had to, considering GoPhone is selling 6 GB of tier I prepaid for $40, with superior tri-national coverage.

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    1. Excited WirelesserAugust 29, 2017 at 5:48 AM

      Its actually $45 for 6 GB, even with autopay that knocks off $5 there is still taxes and fees, and depending on your state it will be close to $40 after taxes and fees, at $40, or more than $40.

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    2. I wouldn't call anything running on at&t "superior", Verizon perhaps, but not at&t.

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    3. TF brands have the worst websites in the business, there are still net10 plans showing allotments from 2015.

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    4. Excited Wirelesser--good point re: autopay and taxes. The latter can perhaps be mitigated by buying from outlets like Callingmart.

      Anon659: I was comparing Simple Mobile to GoPhone. You don't consider AT&T's US coverage to be superior to Simple Mobile's (non-postpaid) T-Mobile coverage? What about Canada+Mexico? Does Simple Mobile's coverage extend into these countries at $40?

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    5. "They had to, considering GoPhone is selling 6 GB of tier I prepaid for $40, with superior tri-national coverage"

      Sprint has "try national" coverage instead. And it really isn't trying that hard, to be honest.

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  5. T-Mobile MVNO's have only native 310-260 T-Mobile coverage. While the data is great when it works, the network coverage outside of more densely populated towns, cities is severely lacking.

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  6. Simple mobile has no taxes or fees when paying cash at prepaid bodegas in urban areas. When paying at bodegas Lyca mobile has the most customers with $23 total, Simple Mobile for $25 total for their 1gb data plans. The same bodegas charge $35 + $3 fee total $38 (3gb) for boost mobile. Simple mobile also has the lowest priced phones ($20) at best buy retail outlets so no need to buy expensive unlocked phones.

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    1. Prepaid bodegas are not exempt from local tax laws.

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  7. Gophone and Metro already introduced $40/6GB plans, the latter of which comes with a free phone, and 10GB is way more than the average sub-5GB user needs.

    What I'd really like to see alongside this is a matching lower cost $25/5GB plan available tax free from online dealers.

    Any more and it won't justify the added cost of the phone relative to Metro.

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  8. The Straight Talk *Only at Walmart* Bonus Data Promo 10GB/$45 and 15GB/$55 is for New Activations & Port-Ins Only. Good only 08/22/2017 through 11/20/2017. Straight Talk Wireless TV Commercial, 'Don't Give Up, Bring Your Own Smartphone' https://www.ispot.tv/ad/wTU_/straight-talk-wireless-dont-give-up-bring-your-own-smartphone It is all in the fine print.

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