Earlier this month, Straight Talk introduced a new $55 plan into their selection of prepaid plans. With this new $55 plan, customers will be able to enjoy unlimited talk and text along with 10GB of high-speed data that they can enjoy every month. Before the new plan was added, customers enjoyed Straight Talk's $45 plan which offered 5GB of data along with unlimited talk and text. Now that another option is available, customers will be considering their choice since the new plan comes with twice data speed at only $10 more.
This new $55 plan comes as a direct rival to the $60 plan offered by Cricket Wireless. Cricket's $60 plan also provides 10GB of data and has a $55 price with autopay enrollment. However, you also have to factor in that with Straight Talk, you no longer need to enroll autopay to get the $55 price. In addition, you get to choose your network. Other than the new $55 plan, Straight Talk offers two other no-contract plan options– the $45 plan and the higher priced $60 plan. These two come with unlimited talk and text and 5GB of high-speed data for free. The difference, however, is that the higher priced plan includes International Calling to over 1,000 destinations. Once the free high-speed data allotted has been consumed, the speed is throttled to 2G.
If you are a Straight Talk customer interested in getting the new $55 plan, you may sign up on the link on their website. The link will guide you through the Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) process so you'll have to make sure you have a compatible device. For quite some time now, Straight Talk has been accepting basically almost all smartphone models. Straight Talk also has SIM cards for CDMA and GSM networks so it is possible to access the networks of AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. You may head over to their website to learn more about the sign-up process and also to check if your device will work. You can also decide which SIM you will need to use. Straight Talk SIM cards cost $0.99 for either CDMA and GSM.