Net10 and Straight Talk Verizon Galaxy S III available without LTE support
Both TracFone’s prepaid brands, Straight Talk and Net10, have started offering Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. According to the specs included on their websites and unlike Sprint’s versions, Net10 and Straight Talk Verizon Galaxy S III do not come with LTE support. The price of the phone is the same as Sprint’s, $399.99. The phone is available in Marble White color only.
Verizon-based Samsung Galaxy S III can be found at the Net10 and Straight Talk’s website in areas where Sprint coverage is not present so to find the phone in the first place, check zip code as 69210.
For now, Verizon doesn’t allow access to LTE network to its prepaid customers or to its MVNOs customers. However, Prepaid Phone News reports that a certain rumor is going on at a HowardForums Straight Talk board about Straight Talk iPhone 5 and Verizon Samsung Galaxy SIII becoming LTE enabled soon, before year ends.
Even though Straight Talk Verizon Galaxy S III doesn’t come with LTE support, still the phone has all the admirable specs as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel rear camera with video capture and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. In addition, the phone is equipped with useful and attractive features as motion gestures as well as those for sharing content of the phone – AllShare Play and One Touch Sharing.
Straight Talk monthly plans compatible with Verizon’s version of Galaxy S III are $45 unlimited plan and $60 unlimited international plan. Net10, on the other hand, is offering monthly plans that include identical service but for $5 more. However, their plans $50 unlimited plan and $65 unlimited international plan are $5 off per month if customers apply to autopay option.
Both Straight Talk and Net10 recently changed their way of evaluating monthly data usage from a case-by-case basis to a soft data cap. They have a cap set at 2.5GB of high-speed data per month, after which data are throttled to 2G speeds.
Source: Prepaid Phone News