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Straight Talk launches Bring Your Own Tablet program

Most households nowadays own a tablet or two. For some, each family member has a tablet to use for school, home, or the office. There’s no denying that mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and soon wearables, have taken over our digital lives.

Straight Talk not enforcing a 1.5GB data cutoff

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.

Samsung Galaxy Discover coming to Straight Talk and Net10

According to some recently published details coming from Samsung, they are going to soon be launching a new smartphone with Straight Talk and Net10. The handset is the Samsung Galaxy Discover, the SGH-S730G. We have yet to see an official announcement from either carrier, which is really just to say that pricing has yet to be revealed. Given the specs though, we suspect the Galaxy Discover will be attractively priced.

Straight Talk’s Galaxy Proclaim looks like a mini-Nexus

We're pleased to see that the selection of Android phones on budget and pre-paid carriers like Straight Talk is expanding. Their latest offering is the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim, set to begin selling within the next few weeks. The $179.99 phone fits squarely into the mid range, and unlike some of Straight Talk's phones will rely on Verizon's CDMA network for coverage and data.

Samsung Galaxy Precedent: Off-Contract Alternative for $150

Recently revealed by Samsung, the Galaxy Precedent places as an intermediate mid-range device. But here's the kicker, it has an off-contract price we haven't really seen in a smartphone of this caliber - ever. For $150, the buyer faces no contract, no hidden fees, and can pay for a monthly Straight Talk plan. For the $45 (30-day) Straight Talk Unlimited plan, subscribers will be confined to limitations from Straight Talk's Terms and Conditions:
The Straight Talk Unlimited Plans MAY NOT be used for any other purpose.  Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation, the following: (i) continuous mobile to mobile or mobile to landline voice calls; (ii) automated text or picture messaging to another mobile device or e-mail address; (iii) uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games; (iv) server devices or host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, automated machine-to-machine connections or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing; or (v) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections.  This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services and/or redirecting television signals for viewing on laptops is prohibited. A person engaged in prohibited uses may have his/her service terminated without notice or a refund.
As you can see, don't expect to use your "unlimited" web browsing experience on Pandora or you may get caught by big brother; yet illegal tethering of your device on the Straight Talk network has been left out of the Terms and Conditions… who would have thought? Hardware specs of the Samsung Galaxy Precedent include an 800Mhz processor, 384MB of RAM, and a 2MP rear facing camera. Its 3.2" display is quite small, but from the video demonstration the 320x480 resolution seems to suffice, especially for the $150 price tag. The Galaxy Precedent is not yet available, but expect to see it over at Walmart in due time. [youtube]![/youtube] [via SlashGear]