I'd have less of a problem with Straight Talk if they came clean about their data limits. It would also be nice if they advertised the $45/mo plan for "light or basic phone data usage" and added a "premium handset plan" at around $60/mo that specifically states you get 5GB before being throttled. I'm not sure if their profit margins would allow for such a plan, but it would still be competitive and would be great for smartphone users who actually want to use their phone.
* The data speeds suck most of the time, but it's cheaper than Straight Talk (I pay $35/mo) and they're honest about how much data you get before being throttled (2.5GB) and they automatically lift the throttling at the start of each new billing cycle. Of course, phone selection is limited (and "flashing" to Boost is somewhat clandestine in nature) and Sprint native coverage can be inadequate depending on where you live/work/travel.
yeah well if you have crap credit like me t-mobile wants a $400 deposit just to start services with any phone.
How much data have you used with/without being throttled, warned, etc.
I completely agree that Straight Talk should just go tiered and have $45 a month be for 2GB and $60 for $5GB. Those are fair and transparent prices.
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i think tmo has a tier system that they are demoing in a few markets.
They've switched to H2O's 2GB plan, so I'm interested in seeing if the problem was excessive usage or Straight Talk's widely-rumored "2GB/mo limit" isn't quite so generous.
I'll agree 100% that if T-Mobile's coverage works for someone and they're either not going to use an iPhone (or can tolerate EDGE speeds most of the time), it's a much better data hoggin' choice than Straight Talk. But it seems Straight Talk isn't big on harassing their T-Mobile BYOP SIM users for excessive data usage, so you can have your cake and eat it too if T-Mobile's network meets your needs. For a lot of people though, T-Mobile doesn't cut it, so we've got our little spat with Straight Talk over their "Unlimited" that isn't, when you're using AT&T.
yes,but st/att might not be a good fit for all and there are other choices out there.
www.airportal.de. So places where it gets 1900 mhz it is Iphone compatible.
For the coverage you will have to check, if you do get it at work and home I guess then ST-Tmobile is the way to go, otherwise stick to ST-ATT
I am so glad this thread has not been closed. One year necro for the win. Straight Talk is still throttling, grotesquely in some regions it seems. I have just been throttled to six kilobytes a second. However, that is not really why I am here. This is the first thread I have ever read from this forum, and I am thoroughly disappointed and dismayed with the manner in which it is run. I these few pages of discourse on the ethics of modern data distribution, I have seen many curt, rude, and condescending posts from cooter55 in which he/she offered little to no helpful information whatsoever. Meanwhile, all subsequent posts by other members regarding the wildly unhelpful nature of his/her posts were met with scathing rebukes from pretentious members of the moderation community and/or other chest-thumping aspirants looking to prove some kind of loyalty. I have little to no reason to believe that cooter55 and most, if not all of those people, are somehow affiliated with Straight Talk (or they are just power-hungry pseudo-mods that want to make a name for themselves). There is, quite frankly, no other feasible reason that the lot of you would come to the defense of Straight Talk and cooter55.
Agreeably so, to the next post that will show up on this thread, my addition to this discussion is almost wholly irrelevant to the conversation. But I assure that I will keep a copy of the entire thread up to, and including, this post for sake of bringing this troublesome behavior to light. All too often I have seen members take the "rules" of a forum FAR too seriously. Especially in defense of a person/topic that they are particularly fond of.
Final note, I am wholly of the side that agrees, "unlimited data," with no clearly stated throttling disclaimer should be considered false advertisement. Consider this somewhat similar analogy: imagine going to an all-you-can-eat buffet. The first two times you visit the buffet, you are allowed to fill your plate, but every subsequent visit, you may only take one item; a chicken wing, a scoop of mashed potatoes, a slice of meatloaf... No one would ever go to that buffet again, and they may well be susceptible to false advertising charges (I am not sure of that, but I wager it might be true).
right off straight talks website
*30 day Unlimited Plans include 2.5 GB of high speed data per 30 day cycle. After 2.5 GB, your data speed will be reduced for the remainder of the 30 day cycle. High speed data is restored once a new 30 day service plan is redeemed at the end of the 30 day plan cycle. Other limitations, terms and conditions of service apply. Straight Talk reserves the right to terminate your service for unauthorized or abnormal usage. Please refer always to the latest Terms and Conditions of service.