Straight Talk BYOP CDMA program delayed, NET10 to support it too
Other Straight Talk representatives have additionally confirmed the launch of Straight Talk BYOP CDMA program that would allow activating Verizon phones on its service. The launch was expected to happen yesterday, on March 26, but is delayed until “latter this week”, according to Straight Talk reps.
In addition, NET10 will also support BYOP CDMA program for activating Verizon compatible phones, according to NET10 representative. NET10 is a Straight Talk’s sister company (both are TracFone’s subsidiaries), therefore, it offers the same service. However, NET10’s unlimited talk, text and data are available for $50 per month but for those who enroll in auto refill option, unlimited service will be available for $45 per month.
The program will support activating older Verizon phones with no LTE as iPhone 4 and 4S, Androids Samsung Fascinate, HTC Incredible II, Motorola Droid X2 or Windows Phone HTC Trophy to name a few. Being able to activate any of older Verizon phones on their largest and most reliable coverage with Straight Talk’s $45 plan is a good deal.
Of course, Straight Talk has issues with its Terms of Service that forbid tethering or streaming, issues with Customer Support and with throttling users. Straight Talk has confirmed that they are throttling data on case-by-case basis. They have no specific data cap. Still, 100MB of data per day or 2GB per month is where users should be safe.
Verizon MVNO Page Plus offers similar service with unlimited talk, text and 2 GB of data for $55 per month. However, Page Plus’s data cap is firm and they have more reliable customer service. Verizon’s own prepaid plan with unlimited talk, text and 2 GB data is even pricier, $70 per month.
There is no indication on when NET10 will be launching its BYOP CDMA program.
Source: Prepaid Phone News