Straight Talk not enforcing a 1.5GB data cutoff

April 9, 2013
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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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  • siypion

    So happy that ain’t so because that shiny new att HTC ONE 64gb is calling my name

    • http://www.facebook.com/robertnelson Robert Nelson

      HTC One and Straight Talk sounds like a nice combination.

  • straight talk user

    I purchased the Samsung galaxy on straight talk paid almost $400.00 my data was cut off last month because of over usage with my unlimited card so this is true i am a witness

    • fola

      I downloaded 4magazines. I didn’t realise th ey were HUGE files, and my data was cut off 11 days before my plan was up. Called customer service to ask what the limits were, and they just put me through a “high data use hotline” that didn’t explain anything. Was totally out of the blue and unexpected.

  • Cellphone User

    The same thing happened to me. they cut off my data plan when I had only used 123 MB of data. They told me that I have violated the terms of the contract but could not tell me what i had done wrong. I had not streamed any data. I have a data tracking application to prove it. This is beyond bad service, it is fraud. I would encourage anyone experiencing the same problem to submit a complaint to the FCC, the Department of Justice, and the Attorney General in your state.

  • Maybeexstraighttalkuser

    Straight talk shut me down days ago, and when I called to find out what was going on ,I too was told I had violated the terms,they even suggested it may be due to my using my phone to connect other devices,WHAT?! How,or more importantly,why would I do that? To me it was a slap in the face,I wasn’t aware I had done anything wrong! I’ve heard since,some people saying they got a warning before being shut off,well I didn’t get any warning!!