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Straight Talk's Unlimited Data Offer is Now Available for All Phones

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About a month ago, we wrote about a promotion Straight Talk Wireless offered to customers who would make a purchase of any Samsung device and activate a new line under the $55 plan. In return, these customers will get unlimited 4G LTE data instead of the original 15GB of 4G LTE data allotment the MVNO has imposed.

It looks like Straight Talk Wireless is making this same offer available to other customers without the need to purchase a new Samsung device.

The news was first seen on a comment on a video stating that the $55 plan would include unlimited data for any phone starting today, November 9th. This was then shared on HowardForums by rview, who said that the offer is called "Ultimate Unlimited."

We sent a message to Straight Talk and they confirmed that the offer is no longer exclusive to Samsung devices as it the plan was updated today.

When you take a look at Straight Talk's website now, you'll confirm that the unlimited data offer is indeed available on their $55 plan but there is no mention of whether it will be available on any device other than Samsung. The plan also includes 30 days of unlimited nationwide talk and text, data, and DVD quality video streaming. Data deprioritization starts after 32GB.


Thanks, Silvia of Straight Talk!


Source: HowardForums

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    1. That's what I was wondering, I bet it is. They've never had different allotments for shit particular carrier.

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    2. I'm also lfasdf (commented on your ROK review). In these comments, under the anonymous poster, I posted a youtube link. One of the comments there says they have it on Verizon.

      If you want to try it out, order direct from Straight Talk. They have a code, ST30OFF (must be typed in all caps, that is a 3 zero not the letter o, in the middle before the word off, and the code doesn't work on all phones). Also, if you go through "ebates", they have 13% back. The code only works on phone and service bundles, so, buy the cheapest phone you can (or want). That makes for a little cheaper way to try it out (plus get a disposable/giftable/whatever phone (or use as a wifi tablet/mp3/gps). Sorry if any of this isn't supposed to be mentioned here in the comments (like the cashback site).

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  2. Wow nice, looks like net10 is the only other multi provider that doesn't have an unlimited LTE plan.

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  3. Does this make straight talk the cheapest way to access unlimited h/s data on big red?
    Zach

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    1. Xfinity Wireless is in a sense cheaper at $45 pre month, but speed is reduced to 1.5 mps acts 20 gig. You may have to be an Xfinity cable customer to be eligible. It allows a hotspot which is not offered by Straight Talk.

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    2. Umm idk what you've heard but straightalk DOES have hotspot

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    3. Hotspot may work on Straight Talk but it's not allowed. From Terms and Conditions | Straight Talk Wireless:

      7. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF SERVICE
      ...
      Your Service may not be used in connection with certain unauthorized uses that may adversely impact other customers using our Service or the Carrier’s network. Examples of some unauthorized uses include, but are not limited to, the following:
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      (vii) any applications that allow your phone to act as an internet access point or Wi-Fi for other devices and computers.

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  4. Straight talk is actually becoming competitive in the prepaid unlimited space. Love the competition

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    1. Straight talk has been competitive since the day it rolled out, your do realize Walmart's reach don't you?

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    2. The difficulty of dealing with any Tracfone company's customer service outweighs any competitive advantage that they bring. With MetroPCS and Cricket Wireless offering really good deals, you think Tracfone might have taken some strides towards customer service improvement. Sadly that is just not the case.

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    3. @Matt I've NEVER had trouble with customer service at straight talk,and I've been a Straight Talk customer for several years. They've always helped me with any issues or problems, even went so far as connecting me to Google once with a problem they couldn't solve. I have no complaints about Straight Talk, or their customer service. Now that I have basically totally unlimited data, there's no way I'd switch to anyone else. Yes, it sucks not being able to hotspot, but that isn't a big enough of a deal to switch to anyone else. I am sorry that you've had sucky customer service, was it a one time thing? If not, what was the problem?

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    4. Straight talk has absolutely NOT been competitive in a long time. They USED to be, but then they became one of the worst providers out there. Customer service is HORRID. I used their mobile hotspot after giving up my ST phone and needed to call them SIX times over two months, wasting over 200 phone minutes because of their device problems. Their foreign call centers are AWFUL and those operators are extremely unhelpful (after they transfer you three or four times to boot) As soon as I leave this rural dump I am living in, I am dumping ST for good. HORRID HORRID company!!

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    5. @Christopher, great customer service if you can understand the broken english. And half the time they get confused

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  5. Looks like a pretty good deal.

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  6. Can this actually be unlimited on the Verizon network with minimal restrictions?

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    1. They only access about 30% of Verizon towers and they are the first to get booted if towers become full

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    2. That's inaccurate. Straight Talk and other MVNOs can use all of Verizon's towers. They can't access Verizon's roaming partners, which Verizon calls its "Extended Network".

      When towers are overloaded, MVNOs connections are not "booted off", they are subject to data de-prioritization which results in slower, sometimes unusable, data speeds. For voice, only first responders get prioritized, everyone else, including MVNO users, are supposed to get equal priority.

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  7. Can the data be sued as a hotspot?

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    1. Hotspot is prohibited by the TOS. There are workarounds, but TracFone has been know to block hotspoters data.

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    2. Block hotspoters data... As in disabling their entire data service?

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    3. I purchased the galaxy 8 from straight talk, and I now have a hot spot on my phone and works great

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    4. "
      "UnknownNovember 14, 2017 at 5:20 PM
      I purchased the galaxy 8 from straight talk, and I now have a hot spot on my phone and works great"

      Certainly better news for Samsung than a year ago, where if you had a hot spot on your new Note 7, you'd want to drop it and run immediately.

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    5. I use mine as a hotspot all the time. I am a gamer and download my games this way. I have straight talk.

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    6. Hotspot use on any carrier was legally protected under Net Neutrality, regardless of carrier TOS's that say you can't do it (which, of course, are or WERE no more valid/legal than a TOS saying you can't visit for example anime wikipedia pages).

      But the writing was on the wall on this when Trump won the election 13 months ago, and when Net Neutrality is officially completely destroyed, carriers/providers/ISPs will even be able to charge different rates for viewing fan pages of different cartoon franchises (in reference to anime wikia example). Or block you from viewing them altogether.

      Like with BingeOn in its heyday, John Legere of T-Mobile might allow free access to a tiny number of websites, and charge you extra for those that don't make his small favored list. And this time, it will be completely legal.

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  8. Wouldn’t that be xfinity mobile at $45 / month? Granted that is if you are already a Comcast customer.

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  9. comcast is not real, they force you to overpay for home internet home phone home security and then act as though offering unlimited data on cell phone is a good deal, So If you like giving comcast $300 monthly total then that is the way to go.

    Best deal right now is 5 Unlimited lines on Boost Mobile, I have iphone 8 plus and get LTE plus in denver metro I get speed tests of 150 mg down constantly

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    1. Sorry, Boost is overpriced. It gives 0 Mbps constantly in most places. The vast majority of Colorado has no Boost at all.

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    2. Boost mobile on the sprint network is not capable of 150mbps download speeds?

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    3. LTE PLUS is a sprint / Boost feature, Look at speedtest in denver metro area, Constantly get 150 mb down daily. Only newer phones support it iphone 7 galaxy s7 and newer models, Also even a new zte max xl has HPUE option to get these fast speeds

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    4. I got xfinity wireless, but no xfinity at the moment. U only have to have it for 1 month to get the wireless. But I only paid 225 for phone service TV Internet and home phone

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  10. This is wview, rview, lfasdf, etc. (I use a VPN sometimes if you see different IPs "moderator").

    Anyway, here's where the original comment is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&noapp=1&v=8IuTv1ezcyA

    For those of us who can only get Verizon, and don't have any access at all to any cable or DSL, this looks like about the best "unlimited" deal without multiple postpaid lines. Just wish they'd add some hotspot data. Throttled, capped would be fine.

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    1. What does "wview, rview, lfasdf" mean?

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    2. Just my usernames (I don't usually use the same one everywhere), first are based partially on the name of my ranch, the other I just mashed the keyboard.

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  11. What network(s) is this Ultimate-Unlimited available on thru StraightTalk?

    Are BYOP included? If so, which network(s)? I (may) be soon interested.

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    1. If you live in an area that is well-covered by MetroPCS, you can get the same thing for 50.00 a month and you'll have reliable service. Friends don't let friends use Tracfone.

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    2. And if you ever go out of the specific area where you live, like most people do, you are hosed. Friends don't let friends use networks with poor coverage.

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    3. I've been using "Tracfone" for about 18 years. Including Pageplus in addition to that for years, and a Straight Talk wireless home phone for the last 3? or so years. Plus many phones in my family. I've spoken to them maybe 4 or 5 times total for myself in those years, and a handful of times setting some up for the family. Although a major pain, I've always gotten what I needed done (and any minutes I was shortchanged during automatic transfers back). Their service has been perfect, customer support is lacking, but for the money saved, certainly worth dealing with.

      MetoPCS may be good, but looks like to get anything other than partner coverage, about a 60 mile drive for me.

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  12. Xfinity mobile has some pretty compelling rebates right now, if I needed cell service I'd hop on it, I'm paid up for a few months with another prepaid carrier and don't want to waste it.

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    1. You need to sign up for home internet service or already have it to get mobile service. I was told by one of their reps.

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    2. I think this a very limited market. First, you have to be in a Comcast area, then you have to use them as ISP. You have no control over #1, and #2 can get expensive once the promo ends.

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  13. Amazon prime members get 25% discount on Simple mobile (Tmobile MVNO).
    https://shop.simplemobile.com/amazon

    unlimited plan (w/o hotspot) is $37.5(plus tax)

    If you use google voice or other calling apps, You can buy preloaded simcard every month on ebay.

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  14. Rok Mobile has an unlimited data plan on Verizon for $50. If T-Mobile coverage works for you, Simple Mobile (another TracFone brand) has the cheapest unlimited data plan anywhere. If you already have Xfinity home internet, Xfinity Mobile is a good choice but they charge taxes on your mobile plan so it'll cost more than the advertised price.

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    1. I have the simple mobile $60 plan, with 8 gigs of hotspot, working great so far.

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    2. Cheapest? I don't think so. Sprint through PCsForPeople is has income requirements, however unlimited Sprint mobile hotspot with - officially -
      no caps and no throttlings, is currently $16.66 per month for the first year after which it drops to a whopping $10/month.

      And before the "But it's Sprint" starts, all I can say is that their service is absolutely adequate as a *substitute for home cable internet* for many people. I've been on the $17/month plan for almost a year now and have downloaded at least 1 TB per month and uploaded at least 250 GB per month. Average speed test speeds are ~9 MB/s down and up, reality speeds are ~4 MB/s down and up. And it should be noted that I live in a city where Sprint does not offer their LTE Plus service.

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  15. Is the data trolle Dennis or not?

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    1. Thee shalt ask not of Ye Data Trolle.

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  16. Where does it say that they do deprioritize once you reach 32GB? I searched on their website and read the terms and conditions and there is nothing mentioned about it

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  17. There is a picture of the ST "ultimate unlimited" $55 card in Walmart's Black Friday ad, and it mentions the 32 GB in the fine print.

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    1. That's for Wal-Mart Family Mobile

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    2. Yea I saw this too. And it was def for straight talk. But I can say I’ve been with straight talk for years and I have the ultimate unlimited plan on my iPhone and I am currently at 36 GB and it has not slowed down at all

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  18. I'm not sure if my other comments went through so you may see in complete comments I was in the middle of editing and then it just disappeared. In the ad at least on the app for Walmart it states the deprioritization once you reach 32 gigabytes for full details visit myfamilymobile.com. if you look at the ad next to the Straight Talk ultimate Unlimited Plan you'll see information about 4G LTE and other items but there's no mention of the 32GB deprioritization if you scroll over to Walmart Family Mobile they do mention something like that but that is for Walmart Family Mobile not for Straight Talk. The two plus signs tell you to look for the deprioritization once you reach 32 GB next to Walmart Family Mobile truly unlimited plan but for Straight Talk's ultimate Unlimited Plan those two plus signs are not there

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  19. https://imgur.com/gallery/2uA4P

    There is the fine print in the ad

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  20. I have a little over 1900gb for a month and I'm on the 'unlimited' plan. Mind you 1900gb might as well be unlimited to me I'll never use that lmao

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    1. What plan is this? What?

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  21. I used to have a nice phone that was 3G. I couldn't use data while talking, so I bought a 4LTE phone. My kid would blow up the data watching YouTube videos. Then it would be slow data until I filled the card again, $55 plan.
    Now Straight Talk claims unlimited data, talk and text, but it is b.s., back to using phone, or data, not both. I see a class action lawsuit being filled against these guys in the near future.
    I once told a Straight Talk customer service rep that their company made Cricket look good.

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    1. There are several factors at play here. Verizon's (this is pre-4G) implementation of CDMA technology did not allow for simultaneous voice & data. When 4G rolled out, most Android phones had two antennas that allowed for voice calls via CDMA while data worked on LTE. Phones that didn't (all iPhones for instance) still did not have the option. In more recent years ALL Verizon devices have a single antenna, mainly because VZW was rolling out "Advanced Calling" (that's what they call VoLTE, or Voice over LTE). On the plus side, when voice calls route through LTE they sound better, but there are issues with breakup in lighter coverage areas especially while driving. To make things worse, their implementation of VoLTE does not allow for hand off to CDMA; in other words when you go from 4G to 3G service your call drops immediately.

      It's important to note that currently no Verizon MVNO's (Straight Talk, Total Wireless, Google, etc.) have access to VoLTE - only direct Verizon customers. This is a blessing, as I've had to give up my aging simultaneous voice & data phone and "upgrade" to a current device. I have found VoLTE unusable for my needs, as service drops to 3G 3-4 times during my daily commute so I was turning it off anyway. What folks don't realize is that all that great, rural Verizon coverage will be going away in a matter of years (as required by the FCC in order to gain access to the LTE spectrum they wanted) as they will migrating completely to LTE and future technologies (as will the other carriers). This means that if Big Red doesn't roll out a TON more 4G towers by then that there will be large gaps in their coverage where there previously was not.

      It seems to me you're perhaps upset at Straight Talk for something that might be Verizon's issue?

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    2. I'm not aware of any FCC rule that requires Verizon or any other carrier to shut down 2G or 3G. Verizon is doing it to free up the spectrum that 2G and 3G use for more LTE. This should not impact coverage very much, if at all as the saame towers will still be used.

      The biggest downside to the switch to all LTE will be that many customers will need new phones. I doubt that many non-VoLTE phones will be upgradable to VoLTE.

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    3. "I'm not aware of any FCC rule that requires Verizon or any other carrier to shut down 2G or 3G."

      In Soviet Russia, Verizon requires the FCC to do things !

      Oh wait, that's 2017 America where this happens... My bad.

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  22. I got a $55 plan but I used almost 70GB. I thought I only supposed to have 10GB, not 70GB.

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    1. It was 10GB, then was increased to 12, then 15 and now it's unlimited. I've been seeing on message boards that it's now 2TB(2000GB) before they throttle on the unlimited plan.

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  23. I just bought the umlimited plan. Been a straight talk customer for years.Customers service sucks but has improved some. Waiting to see if this works.

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    1. Are you able to tether your Data? Im thinking of switching back from cricket where they want to charge you and extra $15 a month. I use to have straight talk and was able to tether my data. Is that still possible?

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    2. I'm thinking of switching back to straight talk from cricket wireless due to them wanting to charge an extra $15 to be able to tether my data. When I had straight talk before I was able to do so without the extra charge. Is that still possible?

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  24. I for one am SUCK AND TIRED of he slow speed on Verizon's UNLIMITED plan! It's a joke after a certain amount of time/data it's almost unusable#! Making the switch to Straight Tall next month!!!

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