NET10 AT&T SIMs with 1.5 GB data cap per month starting March 1
It seems that soon we might have official explanation for Straight Talk and Net 10 removing AT&T’s both regular and micro SIM cards from their BYOD programs that happened few weeks ago. A Howard Forum user came across a new NET10’s related-to-data website that holds “important notice” on NET10 AT&T SIMs being capped at 1.5 GB of data per month on Unlimited Plan starting March 1:
“Effective March 1, 2013 Unlimited data service is not available on the Unlimited plan for AT&T SIM cards. AT&T SIM cards on an Unlimited Plan will be capped at 1.5 GB of data per month. This will apply even if you buy and redeem an unlimited service card that does not contain this limitation on its face. This limitation does not apply to phones using our non-AT&T SIM cards.”
In addition, users are already reporting receiving texts with this information and not being too happy about it. The new NET10 website, on the other hand, reassures customers that no changes will be necessary for many of them since majority of users never actually reaches 1.5 GB data cap in a month.
Ones 1.5 GB data limit on AT&T SIM cards are reached, users won’t be able to add any extra data until their due date passes. However, as an attempt to help users realize what they can do with their data allotment during the month, they refer to music and video streaming that are prohibited by the NET10’s terms of service. Hopefully, these rules would change now that it’s clear how much data user can spend in a month.
For those who are exceeding 1.5 GB data limit per month and are not happy whit this change, there is a free T-Mobile BYOD SIM card offered as an alternative for switching.
A 1.5 GB data cap for Unlimited Plan on NET10 AT&T SIM cards still needs to be officially announced by the carrier. Most likely, Straight Talk will follow.