Straight Talk Adds New $35/2GB Plan for Smartphones – Updated
Update May 3, 2017: Straight Talk has removed the new $35/2GB plan from its website. The plan was listed for a few days only so it now remains to see if the new low cost plan was just a glitch or customers can expect it to be back soon and available. We’ll update the post if any change occurs.
Original: TracFone’s subsidiary Straight Talk Wireless that operates on all four major US networks has improved its smartphone service plan lineup. Straight Talk adds new $35 plan that includes 2GB of high speed data in addition to unlimited talk, text and data throttled to 2G (approximately 64Kbps) until the next billing cycle.
For basic phones, the offer remains the same; $30 per month for 1500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data.
Straight Talk Smartphone Plans
After this latest addition, Straight Talk’s smartphone plan lineup offers:
- $35 plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 2GB at high speed – new
- $45 plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 5GB at high speed
- $55 plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 10GB at high speed
- $60 international plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 5GB at high-speeds as well as unlimited mobile to mobile calling to Mexico, China, India and Canada and unlimited calls to select international landline destinations
Comparing New Straight Talk $35/2GB Plan With Offers From Other Prepaid Providers
The new Straight Talk $35/2GB plan is a welcome addition; however, it’s not that competitive. On each network currently, there are better or same deals. On AT&T coverage, Cricket and H2O offer unlimited service with first 3GB at 4G LTE speeds for $35 with auto pay. Pure TalkUSA offers 2.5GB for $35 while FreedomPop leads with 2 GB of data for $28.99.
On Verizon coverage, 2 GB of 4G LTE data customers can get for $29.99 on Boom Mobile, Page Plus gives 3GB for $36 with autopay but the best offer comes from Total Wireless that gives 5 GB of high speed data for $35 per month.
Those who need T-Mobile coverage can also get more data for the same or a little bit more money. Simple Mobile and Telcel America both offer 4GB of high speed data for $37.50 with auto pay. Lycamobile matches Straight Talk’s plan, 2GB for $35 but new customers currently get 4GB. The best offer on T-Mobile network comes or will come from Walmart Family Mobile since their $29.88 plan will get 2GB of high speed data instead of 1GB from May 3, 2017.
Source: Straight Talk Wireless