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19 responses to “Net10 Removes AT&T Data Caps And Goes Back To Unlimited? (Updated Again)”

  1. Dylan

    I called and emailed and also chatted with Net10 Reps. All of them said the same thing. “There is no change in the 1.5GB data cap”. Is this slowly going to be rolling out? Or are there just going to be some customers receiving this change? I have seen many people saying they got the email but I haven’t.

  2. Josh

    The Terms and Conditions on Net10’s website still state that the 1.5GB cap is in place. I am a customer who hit the 1.5gb limit today. If the limit is supposed to be gone, Net10 has not actually taken steps to turn off the cap yet.

  3. corey sweat

    It’s true I’m at 1.9G now just called a very reliable wireless store that I use and they confirmed almost switched to T-mobile so glad I didn’t

    1. Dylan

      May I ask what reliable store you called? Also, have you, yourself received an email stating the cap is no longer in effect?

  4. Dylan

    Here is the information I received from the Rep I spoke to today 8/14/2013

    Dylan: As of 8/8/2013 I have read on several forums including NET10’s that the Data cap is no longer. Is this true?
    Vince: The 1.5GB data cap for AT&T BYOP SIM has been removed and visit Net10.com for more information.
    Dylan: The TOS are still the same
    Vince: We have receive a response from the higher management that the 1.5 data cap for AT&T BYOP SIM has been removed already.
    Dylan: They still claim on the NET10 website that the 1.5GB data cap is still in effect.
    Vince: The terms of service has not yet been updated. You can check the terms of service periodically.

    I then asked about the new TOS and this is what he gave me.

    Vince: Tethering or using your mobile phone as a hotspot device is not allowed. Using pandora, netflix, youtube or any other streaming sites, heavy downloads is not allowed. Accessing a website for checking the data speeds on your phone also requires a large amount of data to load so it is also not allowed. Not logging out completely to Facebook or any other social sites is also a violation.

    1. Wow

      >Accessing a website for checking the data speeds on your phone also requires a large amount of data to load so it is also not allowed.

      Well that’s just a straight up LIE.

  5. Tom

    I’ve had the Net10 unlimited deal for a couple of months now, with the ATT sim. I came close to 1.5 GB last month, but didn’t go over. I did notice this month that I couldn’t stream anything, either music (like pandora or google music) or youtube over 3G. I was able to do this last month without any issues.

    I’m going to switch back to Straight talk next month, see how that goes.

    1. Curt

      Looking at Net10 vs. Straight Talk with LG Optimus Extreme. Your comment about switching back to ST, can you clarify if they let you use the same phone on both? Concerned about buying Net10 version of LG that if I want to switch to ST won’t work. Appreciate any help.

      1. Tom

        Yes, I have the LG Nexus 4 that i’ve used now on Straight Talk, Simple Mobile, and Net 10.

        I would just buy an unlocked GSM phone from Amazon or Ebay or some other reseller. I’m really not certain in regards to Net10, buy carriers, even MVNO’s will lock the phones they sell down to only their own network.

        Straight Talk (with an ATT sim for me) speeds have topped out at 5Mbps, but I haven’t seen any issues with streaming services over my data connection. I was getting much better speeds on Simple Mobile (a Tmobile MVNO). With Simple I was getting 10-15Mbps down consistently. I’m going to switch to the Tmobile $30 5GB plan next month. I am done with Net10, unless I needed a dumb phone plan.

  6. Curtis

    I wonder if this is also for straight talk I’ve already used about 2.5gb of data this month and no shut off so far

    1. Courtney

      Straight talk is actually really unlimited

      1. Tom

        I think it may depend on what towers you are using off of Straight Talk. They piggy back off of all the major carriers, including CDMA, depending on where you are in the country. I have seen them throttle, but only after about 3-4 GB of data usage.

  7. Courtney

    FALSE ADVERTISEMENT!!! 1.5 gb is NOT UNLIMITED!

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  9. Mustang46L

    I signed up not long after this announcement, I am being throttled to 2G speeds after using about 4GB of data.

  10. ryan

    ive been under reduced speed for two weeks a manager today told me that i am under reduced speed ….the cap is there…

  11. Boomer

    I called tracfone and told me that the 1.5gb cap has been removed. Il

  12. chris blevins

    I THINK ITS VERY MUCH A BUNCH OF BULL SHIT FALSE ADVERTISEMENT It SHOULD STATE CLEARLY ON THE FRONT OF THE PRE PAID CARD THAT THERES A LIMIT ON DATA I THOUGHT UNLIMITED MENT JUST THAT UNLIMITED SO I’M THINKING ABOUT SUEING IT DON’T SAY ANYTHING ON THE CARD YOU BUY I’ve read it four time and I’ve found nothing at all but i guess that just another company to big for it britches

  13. DAsAngel

    I’ve been a Net10 user now for about 2 years. I never received a message that they took off the 1.5 cap.

    I got curious about whether there had been any changes recently and read the cap for AT&T SIM cards was removed. This made me happy.

    I am now half way through my 30 days and hit 2.5gig, at which point I received a msg from Net10 stating I had reached my max and they are now throttling (slowing down my speed).

    Now my phone acts like it’s on a 14.4 modem! If you ask me, that slow of speed is equivalent to still having a cap!

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