Recent Straight Talk plan changes now officially announced
Recently, Straight Talk has improved its monthly plans and $30 All You Need plan. The changes were reflected on its website. However, the carrier has officially announced the changes only yesterday. Straight Talk high speed data allotment on its $45 and $60 monthly plans are increased from 2.5 GB to 3 GB of data per month while $30 Straight Talk plan now includes 1500 voice minutes instead of 1000 and 100 MB of data instead of previously 30MB per month.
- The $45 unlimited plan comes with unlimited talk, text and data with first 3GB at high speeds, than throttled to 2G speeds.
- The $60 unlimited international plan has unlimited talk, text and data with first 3GB at high speeds plus 400 minutes of calling mobile phones in Mexico; unlimited calls to 15 unique international landline numbers per month in 37 countries and international calling to landline and mobile numbers in Canada, China and India.
- The $30 All You Need plan now includes 1500 voice minutes, unlimited texting and 100MB of data per month.
Straight Talk sells its products online and at Walmart, exclusively. It operates on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile networks so their BYOD program allows customers to keep their phone, their phone number and network.
Straight Talk is also offering a $25 Walmart gift card during May to customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy Centura or Discover, in Walmart’s store or website. Also during May but only on Saturdays, Straight Talk and Walmart will offer in-store demos in the wireless center for additional experience.
Unlimited data with first 3 GB at high speeds during a month is more than enough for many customers. However, the problem lies with those Straight Talk users who were throttled much earlier in a month for no apparent reason. According to some of them, throttling occurred when reaching 500 MB of high speed data in a month or hardly reaching 1 GB. The carrier seems to throttle customers when they are streaming, tethering or use over 100 MB of data during a day.
Source: Straight Talk