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Straight Talk Ups Data on $45 Plan to 10 GB, $55 Plan to 15 GB


A month ago TracFone's Straight Talk Wireless launched a promotion giving new customers who purchased a SIM or phone from a Walmart extra high speed data. Customers who qualified got 10 GB, instead of the usual 8, on the $45 plan and 15 GB instead of 12 on the $55 plan.

Today, Straight Talk appears to be giving the extra high speed data to all customers new and old. The Straight Talk website (image above) has been updated to show the $45 plan as having 10 GB of high speed data and the $55 plan as coming with 15 GB. The $60 International plan also shows 10 GB, yesterday it had only 8 GB. A couple of Prepaid Phone News readers left comments yesterday and today wondering why their Straight Talk accounts were suddenly showing extra data, so it looks like the increases apply to new customers as well as old ones.

With today's changes, Straight Talk's plan lineup now looks like this:
  • $30/30 days - 1,500 minutes, unlimited texts, and 100 MB of data available with Straight Talk feature phones only.
  • $35/30 days - unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 2 GB at high speeds and the rest at 64 kbps
  • $45/30 days - unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 10 GB at high speeds and the rest at 64 kbps
  • $55/30 days - unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 15 GB at high speeds and the rest at 64 kbps
  • $60/30 days - unlimited talk, messaging and data with the first 10 GB at high speeds and the rest at 64 kbps plus unlimited international calls to landlines in 63 countries and mobiles in 26  (list of covered countries). International calls are limited to 15 unique numbers per month
Straight Talk offers service on one of four networks; Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint. Which network you get depends on which phone or BYOP SIM you buy and activate. See our How to Tell Which Network (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon) a TracFone, NET10 or Straight Talk Phone Uses for help with getting the network you want.

Source: Straight Talk

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  1. Not bad for 10 GB monthly on Verizon network for $45.

    Motorola announces Moto X Pure 2015 upgrade to Nougat... 7.0!??
    Thanks for the upgrade to an OS over a year old!
    NEVER AGAIN MOTOROLA!

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    1. Motorola's languid and negligent response to OS updates, and the fact that they can't make a phone with a great camera, is making me look elsewhere very soon after having a Moto G 5th.

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    2. What's wrong with the Moto G 5th's camera? It's the same one in the S7 although I think it lacks OIS which would cause issues in low light.

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    3. I have both the Moto G 5th and the S7. I've used them side by side at times. The Moto's pics are about as good as the S7 in great light, but outside of that the difference is really noticable.

      It's fine for a mid-range phone, but nothing like a great flagship level camera.


      The current flagship Moto Z2 Force is resoundingly slammed for its camera also. This is where my criticism is strong: a phone the costs as much as a current Galaxy or iPhone should have a camera that is a peer of these... But the one in the Z2 Force falls fall short, with many saying it is no better than what is in the $240 Moto G 5th.

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    4. That is bad. You're right. Something that expensive should produce good quality photos. I just looked at the Z2 specs and it seems more than the camera is a letdown. The battery looks way too small given the screen size and resolution.

      In what ways do you find the G5 not so great outside of bright light and can you take better photos outside of having bright light using manual controls?

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    5. "That is bad. You're right. Something that expensive should produce good quality photos"

      Not only that, but two of the three hosts in the "All About Android" podcast had Moto Z2 Force's to check out and review. Both of them reported that the screen had started to come off after a couple of weeks. One of the hosts on the "Android Central" podcast, by the way, called the Moto Z2 Force camera a "potato", which apparently is an actual term used for a lousy camera:

      https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/1sduz4/whats_with_the_whole_potato_quality_thing/

      Another podcast host reported that the Z2 Force video mode made an excellent audio and video recording of a loud dark rock concert of some sort... something he'd never seen a phone camera do before. I believe this was the only time I've heard/seen something mentioned good about the Z2 Force camera.

      As for better photos on the Moto G5 Plus, I am sure I could make better results using manual settings. But we had a pair of them along for a trip to England in the summer and took hundreds and hundreds of photos in museums and other places: doing manual settings for each picture would not have really worked for this.

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  2. Will be interesting to see if Total Wireless goes to 12GB for the base $35 package? Now THAT would be a deal, on Verizon network. :)

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  3. Why is Cricket not responding? Their plans are getting a little long in the tooth.

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    1. Cricket has $50 unlimited with no taxes or fees. How is 10 GB for $45 or 15 GB for $55 plus taxes and fees and inferior customer service competitive?

      AT&T is probably happy with Cricket's sales level and growth rate and see no reason to respond.

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    2. Cricket can respond with haughty laughter. Nothing else is needed.

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    3. Has anyone with a dual sim unlocked phone been able to use Cricket wireless with one sim and another carrier such as simple mobile in the other sim?

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  4. Straight talk should offer a unlimited plan

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    1. Last time they tried that, they ended up with a multi-million dollar settlement for false advertising.

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  5. Is $50 about the going rate for TMobile mvno's unlimited plans (simple mobile, metro)?

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  6. One thing I like about TracFone brands I've tried (simple mobile, net10) are that the Sim seems to work fine in my unlocked at&t Android tablet.

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  7. Was able to use Cricket and Freedompop on a Oneplus 2. Used Cricket for Calls, texts and Data when in US and Freedompop when in Europe. Both lines would ring when in US, and you could set phone for which would be primary line.

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  8. Carlos Slim. Junk.

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    1. The whole package, no less.

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  9. So is metro the cheapest unlimited LTE data on tmobile's network at $50/ month?

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    1. Pretty much. Lycamobile has a $49 unlimited plan. Simple Mobile and Ultra Mobile have $50 ones.

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  10. Do these prices include taxes? I think cricket and metro pcs are inclusive of taxes

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    1. No, these do not include taxes and fees. When I was on Straight Talk, I actually paid $48 and some change instead of $45 because of sales tax and an E911 fee.

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    2. No. Here a $45 Straight Talk is about $48.25 with taxes and fees included.

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  11. Straight Talk collects taxes and fees on airtime purchases and auto refills. See my Making Sense of Taxes on Prepaid Cell Phone Plans and Airtime post for details.

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  12. Taxes, deprioritization and the lack of extended coverage make this a non-starter.

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