Straight Talk Adds New $55 Plan With 10GB Of High Speed Data
TracFone’s subsidiary Straight Talk has improved its prepaid plan lineup. The carrier has added a $55 monthly plan that includes 10GB of high speed data in addition to unlimited talk and unlimited text. Straight Talk adds new $55/10GB data plan in order to compete with others as many of prepaid carriers are offering 10GB of data for some time now. Straight Talk’s advantage is that it operates on all four major networks, Verizon’s, AT&T’s, T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s and it supports BYOD so many might find this plan option appealing.
The new Straight Talk’s $55/10GB plan includes double high speed data than its existing $45 unlimited and $60 unlimited international plan. After this change, Straight Talk’s prepaid service plans look like this:
- $30 monthly plan – includes 1500 voice minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data plus enrolling in auto pay will earn 50% more data every month
- $45 monthly plan – includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 5GB at high-speeds
- $55 monthly plan – includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 10GB at high-speeds – New
- 60 monthly International plan – includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 5GB at high-speeds plus unlimited mobile to mobile calling to Mexico, China, India and Canada, unlimited calls to select international landline destinations
After high speed data allotment is used up, Straight Talk throttles data speeds to 2G or approximately 64Kbps.
New Straight Talk’s $55/10GB plan is quite competitive. Better options currently are MetroPCS and Boost Mobile which are offering $60 unlimited plans with unlimited un-throttled data (Boost’s is $55 with Auto Re-Boost) and Simple Mobile for a limited time. Cricket, however, offers $60 plan ($55 with auto pay) with 10GB of data, TracFone owned Simple Mobile has a $55/10GB data option too while T-Mobile’s $60 Simply Prepaid plan also includes 10GB of high speed data.
These comparisons are regarding high speed data only but let’s not forget that above mentioned plans from other carriers include international options as roaming to other countries, free music and video streaming and other features. But even so, many would find the new Straight Talk $55/10GB data plan more than a welcome addition.
Source: Straight Talk