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Straight Talk not enforcing a 1.5GB data cutoff

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 With No Comments »

Despite some recent rumors, those using Straight Talk do not have to worry about having their data access turned off at 1.5GB. Straight Talk seems to be attacking these rumors head on and have recently stated rather simply that they “are not cutting off data at 1.5GB on Straight Talk.” The key here sounds like it is in the name though.


You see, Straight Talk does have a sister brand and there is a data limit. The sister brand is NET10 and the limit applies to those using the Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) AT&T-compatible SIM option. And yes, the limit for that particular SIM on NET10 is indeed 1.5GB. That aside, the folks at Straight Talk also mention that “most” of their customers are able to use their unlimited data plans with “no issues or complaints regarding their data speeds or service.” Of course, that is not to say you cannot have your Straight Talk data throttled. There is where the catch seems to be as Straight Talk has yet to offer a specific level where they may begin throttling your speeds.

In terms of having your data cut-off, that is possible but that seems something those abusing the terms and conditions should worry about. To address this, Straight Talk points towards their terms and conditions which note some things that cannot be done. For example, Straight Talk users cannot use any applications that tether your device to a laptop or personal computer other than for the use of Wireless Sync.

For those not as familiar with Straight Talk, they provide an option for those who already have a phone in-hand. Not to mention, an option for say, someone planning to purchase a Nexus 4 from the Google Play Store. The service is priced at $45 per month and offers unlimited voice, messaging and data.

[via Fierce Wireless]

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