What’s the data cap on StraightTalk’s unlimited plan? Such a simple question. Such a difficult answer. It’s complicated. Here’s why.
See, StraightTalk uses both the T-Mobile and the AT&T network depending on the subscriber’s phone compatibility. I’m a StraightTalk AT&T user. Love the service, but how much data do I get? I don’t really know.
Unlike other MVNO providers that only use one network, using two makes things more complicated. T-Mobile is wonderfully loose with their data plans. Their $30 unlimited data plan gives you 4G speeds for up to 5GB a month. StraightTalk’s unlimited plan is $45 — 50% more — so they probably love selling customers cheap T-Mobile data. Meanwhile, AT&T is notoriously stingy with their data allocation. Red Pocket Mobile uses the the AT&T network and their top plan only provides 1GB of data and is $55. StraightTalk’s margins on AT&T’s network are probably a lot thinner. And that’s what makes the answer to how much data you get complicated.
So it depends. I’d guess their “unlimited” ceiling is around 1-2GB on AT&T and a lot higher on T-Mobile. But try to explain that to customers and it’s easy to see why they’d rather say nothing.