Walmart's Straight Talk Unlimited Plan Isn't Really Unlimited

As is the case for most cell phone plans touting an "unlimited" package, Walmart's Straight Talk plan doesn't really offer unlimited data as advertised.

Recently, when Walmart announced its plan to sell the iPhone with a $45/mo payment for an unlimited plan, there was good reason to be suspicious. It sounded too good. And it turns out that it was exactly that.

The Straight Talk plan actually only offers 2 GB of data per month. Past that limit and customers are sure to experience throttling on their bandwidth. Some customers found themselves completely cut off on data.

$45/mo for unlimited talk and text, and 2 GB of data isn't half bad for a cell phone plan. Still, Straight Talk might want to rethink its marketing strategies, lest it anger one too many customers with its sweet talk of unlimited data plans. 


 

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  • abbadon_34
    Sounds like the existing straight talk plan "fine print"
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  • A Bad Day
    I wonder when will the "Unlimited" term's definition become a synonym to "Limited"?
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  • house70
    Still a better deal than existing plans from AT&T, Verizon, and such. They will throttle your bandwidth when you reach the cap AND they will slap you with overages.
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  • abbadon_34
    Sounds like the existing straight talk plan "fine print"
    14
  • Anonymous
    ...Because welfare recipients need a data plan too...
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  • house70
    Still a better deal than existing plans from AT&T, Verizon, and such. They will throttle your bandwidth when you reach the cap AND they will slap you with overages.
    10