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WalMart Offers $45 'Unlimited' iPhone
Which of Course Isn't Actually Unlimited
by Karl Bode 08:30AM Thursday Jan 17 2013
WalMart has started offering its shoppers the iPhone 5 for just $25 a month if they own a Walmart Credit Card. The company is also offering these users a no contract "unlimited" domestic talk, text and data plan with its wireless partner Straight Talk Wireless. According to the press announcement, the deal is being offered at 2,000 WalMart locations, and users can also sign up for a $60 plan that includes unlimited international calling. As is usually the case in wireless marketing, "unlimited" of course actually means limited, with shoppers very quickly discovering that the data plan comes with a 2GB cap, after which users are throttled back to ISDN-line-circa-1999 speeds.


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Re: Not A Terrible Deal

Disregard the folks who don't know what they're talking about.

Though Straight Talk does have phones that run on all of the "big four" (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile), the iPhone is an extension of their SIM program, and as such runs on T-Mobile or AT&T (your pick).

As for the cap, I believe that it only gets heavily enforced if you're running on AT&T or Verizon as the underlying carrier. Sprint and T-Mobile give Straight Talk a better deal, and Straight Talk passes that on by not really caring how much data you use.