Straight Talk Unlimited Con has finally caught up with them

Straight Talk’s Unlimited Con has finally caught up with them.

Author: 

Dave Won

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Average: 4.2 (15 votes)

UPDATED: The 1.5 GB Limit WILL NOT effect Straight Talk wireless or Telcel America

It should also be noted that Consumer Reports ranked Straight Talk Wireless’ unlimited service higher than every major carrier in consumer satisfaction, and as the number one prepaid provider in the nation behind TracFone.

NET10 Official Statment

Dave Won retracts the below article and apoligizes to Straight Talk and Telcel America, also to loyal Wontek followers.

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Straight Talk’s so called Unlimited plan has finally hit a head over the last few weeks after AT&T support for suppling new sim cards from the Straight Talk website and other phones that are using the AT&T sim cards are also reported to have activation issues or no Internet data. People that use Straight Talk have been taking advantage of their unlimited data, and now are being punished, many people still reporting bing cut off after watching NetFlix and other streaming services, or reaching the so called "2GB" secret limit that has long been rumored.

These unlimited services using AT&T sim cards are or will be 1.5GB hence = no longer unlimited: (though many would argue it never was Unlimited due to fine print in the Terms of Service)

Recently purchased iPhone 5's according to SlashGear have a 2GB limit.

Phone plans expected to change:

Straight Talk Unlimited $45 plan

Net10 Unlimited $50  (limits start 1 March)

Telcel America Unlimited $45 (at&t sim card kits)

Most people that are fans of Tracfone sort of new this day wasn’t too far away for Straight Talk as their market share is at an all-time high taking people away from AT&T's Prepaid GoPhone service.

Many individuals are also suing Tracfone in small claims court for loss of service after being disconnect during recent months. Customers have also reported to have been put on hold when calling the company, and after many hours of waiting the call simply ends. Straight Talk Emerging Class Action Lawsuit

The first site that shows the new changes is the Net10 Site http://www.net10data.com/

Customers using the Straight Talk or Net10's T-Mobile compatable sim cards remain unaffected

Customers using Straight Talk or Net10's Verizon and Sprint network phones are unaffected

So we want to know, has it pissed you off what Straight Talk has been doing to customers?

Do you see Tracfone's Net10 and Straight Talk services as a SCAM? Will you stay with the company?

Remember this story we did? Straight Talk Not So Unlimited

From Net10:

Effective March 1, 2013 Unlimited data service is not available on the Unlimited Plan for AT&T SIM cards. AT&T SIM cards on an Unlimited Plan will be capped at 1.5 GB of data per month. This will apply even if you buy and redeem an unlimited service card that does not contain this limitation on its face. This limitation does not apply to phones using our non-AT&T SIM cards.

Here is the official statment from Tracfone:

Effective March 1, 2013, your NET10 Wireless Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP™) AT&T-compatible SIM will be limited to 1.5GB of high speed data usage per 30 day period on the Unlimited plan. Any redemption made prior to March 1st will not be affected by this policy.

The NET10 30-Day Unlimited Airtime Card that you add to your phone will indicate unlimited data; however with an ATT compatible SIM (A- dark blue or B- light blue) you will only receive 1.5GB of data for that 30 day period. You can choose the T-Mobile (TMO) compatible SIM (C-pink) that was included in your package if you prefer to receive Unlimited* 4GƗ data. Please visit our website for instructions on determining if you have TMO compatible service in your area, activating the TMO SIM and transferring your telephone number.

In the event that you cannot locate your TMO SIM, NET10 Wireless will provide a onetime free replacement TMO SIM in TMO compatible areas. Please go to net10data.com or call 888-805-5895

Please visit our net10data.com site to learn how you can save data usage by accessing Wi-Fi sites and closing applications not in use that consume data.

*Tethering is prohibited. Other restrictions and limitations apply. See Terms and Conditions of Service.

One thing all avid smartphone users should know, is getting educated on your monthly data usage can help avoid costly & unintended overages or running out of data before the end of your service month. In this age of smartphones with ever-increasing capacities & apps that run processes in the background and have constant-on connections to the internet, it’s a good idea to step back now and then and take note of what can be done to best manage your data usage.

A good place to start is to know what kinds of activities use up the most data & which apps are used in those activities.

Top data users:
  • Watching streaming video or downloading video files
  • Automatic picture uploads & sync
  • Listening to streaming audio
  • Automatic update for apps
  • Voice assistants
  • Emails with large attachments

YouTube, Hulu, Netflix and other streaming video apps will rapidly eat into your data allotment. Facebook, Google+ Dropbox and other such apps now have the ability to automatically save your pictures to the cloud when you take them. Voice assistants like Siri, Google Now & Microsoft’s Tell Me use your data connection every time you ask them a question. These are actions that are easily missed and are not too difficult to remedy.

 

 

Net10 Not Unlimited anymore
Net10 Users report being informed of changes via text message
Straight Talk AT&T Sim users with no Internet data
Straight Talk AT&T sim cards gone from straighttalk.com

Comments

Comment: 

Ok I have the Samsung Galaxy S2 from Straight talk will this also happen to my phone even though its from Straight talk?

Yes

Comment: 

It sounds like it Daniel...

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If you buy their 6 months of service, or even 1 year of service BEFORE The contract change date, you will be UNAFFECTED. When you buy into the "unlimited" they can not change the service on you in the middle of your contract. However, if you do just 1 month of service, then they have every right to change the terms of service for your next month of service. So hurry up and buy at least 6 months of 1 year of service everyone!

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I always had said straight talk and net10 are a waste of your time.they both suck!!!!,i hope they go down for being crooks....

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Yes all AT&T phones are affected.

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Looks like there is a class action in the works: http://www.abingtonlaw.com/Straight-Talk-Wireless-class-action.html

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I just found out I can't use anything google with my straight talk phone without them removing my internet access. I run a writing business and a Hobby Farm. I have my phone set to automatically upload all pictures or videos I take to google plus. My husband uploads to Facebook. He has no problem with straight talk removing his internet service, but they said it is not allowed to use google for anything other than checking emails. Our androids came with all google products even youtube. If I watch a video on youtube my internet is cut off. If he watches a video on Facebook then nothing happens. Is there someone at google I can speak with? If anyone knows please let me know.

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Can i transfer my number from blue sim to pink sim? Esavale1@gmail.com

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I HAD USED NET TO SINCE JAN. BUT IN MAY THEY REFUSED TO GIVE ME INTERNET, SAYING THAT SINCE I WENT OVER IN APRIL IT WAS SUSPENDED IN MAY? HOW COULD THAT BE ON A MONTH TO MONTH SERVICE WITH MY AT&T PHONE. I CALLED OVER 15X JUST TO GET BLOWN OFF TO SOME HIGH DATA USAGE HOTLINE That's ACTUALLY JUST A MESSAGE SAYING I HAVE ONLY 1 GIG OF SERVICE THAT I USED. NO MATTER HOW MANY AGENTS OR FAKE Supervisors I SPOKE TO THEY FAILED TO SUPPLY ME WITH THE SERVICE THAT I PAID FOR. IF YOURE HAVING THIS PROBLEM PLEASE CONTACT ME @ KINGCEN@AOL.COM

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ST doesn't have a cap read the terms paragraph 6 your not allowed to stream anything at all movies videos music nor are you allowed to have large uploads or downloads like apps updates GPS and no tethering or hotspoting. Once again your info is incorrect net10 customers have the 1.5GB limit NOT ST customers.

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