Straight Talk confirms its “unlimited plan” is throttled after 2.5 GB per month

What a surprise !


Straight Talk has long advertised its mobile broadband service as unlimited even though customers often bumped against a limit. Liliputing notes that the company has clarified the details of its $45 monthly plan, which uses airwaves it buys from AT&T(s t) and T-Mobile(s tmus), saying there’s a 2.5 GB monthly data cap: Exceed that and you’ll be relegated to 2G speeds for the remainder of your plan month.

It’s nice to see Straight Talk confirm the caps and even better to see it actively educating customers on how much data different activities use; on an explanation page, the company says you can listen to 88 hours of Pandora or view nearly 35,000 emails before you’ve used up your 2.5 GB allotment.

Even with the cap, the deal isn’t a bad one. After personally switching my phone service over to Straight Talk’s month-to-month plans in 2012, I explained how…

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