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19 responses to “Straight Talk and Net10 To Offer SIM Only Service Option”

  1. Isuldor

    Does this mean we could potentially pop a straight talk sim card into a tablet(like the samsung galaxy 7.0 plus) and get cell service?

  2. James Hinkin

    This is something that already has been offered for some time now. They are way late to the punch right now.

    T-Mobile already has Simple Mobile that gets you unlimited talk,text,web and international texting for just $40 a month.

    The iPhone already has the unlimited talk, text and web plan for just $60 a month with no contract with so not sure where they are saying it is a game changer. I have had my iPhone with a no contract plan for some time now.

  3. Steve Kingsley

    We have been using unlimited iphone plans for long time now through carriers such as H2O Wireless: . That is nothing new. There are at least few million people that are already using it. For $60 a month for unlimited talk, text and web, you can’t really beat it and it’s on the AT&T network.

  4. Christopher Price

    James, Steve,

    Those sites should not be trusted. They contain out of date information and are from H2O dealers, not H2O.

    Long ago, H2O discontinued its unlimited data plans, and replaced the $60 plan with one that only includes 1GB of data. A far cry from unlimited and far less of a deal.

  5. Marlies

    so the Inter-network roaming is the game changer. I hope we will see the locked-cell phones disappear forever.

  6. Mollie

    So do you have to have a unlocked phone to be able to use the sim that straight talk is now saleing? Or could you just go purchase a at&t go phone then by straightalks new sim and be able to activate it and everything work??

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  9. Ryan

    I’m not so sure this is a game changer with the currently horrible Straight Talk terms & conditions. Eg.
    “7. STRAIGHT TALK UNLIMITED PLANS CANNOT BE USED FOR: (1) access to the Internet, intranets, or other data networks except as the device’s native applications and capabilities permit”

    “The Straight Talk Unlimited Plans MAY NOT be used for any other purpose. Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation, the following: (i) continuous mobile to mobile or mobile to landline voice calls; (ii) automated text or picture messaging to another mobile device or e-mail address; (iii) uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games; …”

    Seems pretty limiting if I can’t use the internet, or stream radio, or any number of other things I’d like to do with an Android phone on their network.

  10. Adam Dennis

    OK, just so I get this right. I have a Samsung Galaxy 7500 that I would
    use to promote a cell phone business a couple years ago. The main feature, (which was pretty fresh in the US at the time) was the ability to teather high speed internet capabilities to a host of laptops simaltaniously. I just rediscovered the phone, and currently already have the $45. Straight Talk plan on an LG flip phone. If I replace the old T-Mobile sim card in my Galaxy phone with a new Straight talk sim card will I loose the incredible teathering feature of that phone??

  11. S Warwick

    I guess this covers all the talk in the last year of the possibility of a cheaper iphone option for the prepaid market; StraightTalk now don’t really need to, providing the micro-sims would surely cover that base? I can’t believe how quickly things are changing in the pre-paid world-While Tracfone has been around offering affordable prepaid service “forever”, the addition of StraightTalk with it’s unlimited plans only came into being in the last couple of years, pushing other prepaid providers to lower price and offer more, all the time. Makes me wonder what else will change drastically in the next 2 years?

  12. s hovey

    So I just bought a galaxy note att version. Am still working on getting unlocked so i can use with simple mobile, has been difficult so far to get code and to get confirmation the LTE phone will work since simple mobile uses hspa (i currently get 4g speeds with my tmobile version galaxy s2. In your opinion if I went with straight talk or net 10 would that work better for me since it is an LTE phone? Have looked at the prepaid verizon (straight talk and net 10) but no gsm was the drawback for me. would be a game changer if i could get an unlocked sims card from these prepaids.

    Thanks so much for your expert opinion and assistance

  13. Crystal

    Ok so will the new Galaxy nexus work with the sims card?

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  15. Joshua


    I am a Net10 subscriber and was aware that devices which are data only are prohibited from being used on their network. Be careful with tablets on Straight Talk, as they have similar terms:

    “Devices capable only of using data service are strictly prohibited and Your use of any such device is grounds for immediate deactivation and termination of your service without a refund.”

  16. Christopher Price

    Define “only capable” — a tablet that can make phone calls over VoIP is certainly a telephony device. It hasn’t ever been enforced, probably for that reason. There’s no way for ST to know.