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Tom's Guide reviews US mobile carriers

Tom's Guide reviews US carriers, finds T-Mobile to be the best all-around

Our pals at Tom's Guide have spent countless hours researching and testing to see how the US carriers compare to each other. The findings reveal that T-Mobile is the best all-around carrier, with Verizon coming in a close second. When searching for a carrier, many people focus only on the service...
U.S. carrier customer service report card

How's your carrier customer support? Check out these rankings

A recent study by Tom's Guide examined the online, social media, and phone support of the major carriers in the U.S. and ranked them based on their performance. AT&T came out on top overall, followed by Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Boost Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T tied their social...
Straight Talk now offering 5GB of data instead of 3GB

Straight Talk gets generous with data, gives users 5GB instead of 3GB going forward

Customers who use Straight Talk as their carrier will now receive an additional 2GB of high-speed data for the same price they were paying before. Straight Talk has increased the data allowance included with their plans, from 3GB up to 5GB, and the increase comes at no extra charge. Last year...
The Best Straight Talk Phones of 2015

The Best Straight Talk Phones of 2015

We’re assembling the absolute best phones available on Straight Talk so you can figure out which you want to grab as quickly as possible. You’ll find everything from high-end to affordable prepaid phones here.
Hands-on with Alcatel OneTouch Pop Mega LTE for Straight Talk

Hands-on with Alcatel OneTouch Pop Mega LTE for Straight Talk

Alcatel OneTouch will have three devices heading to Straight Talk soon. The Pop Mega LTE is one of them and we played with it for a bit last night in New York. It features a 6-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a long-lasting 3400mAh battery, 8-megapixel camera, and supports 4G LTE....
Straight Talk

Straight Talk bumps full-speed data allowance to 3GB, still costs $45 per month

Straight Talk, an AT&T MVNO and one of the most popular prepaid carriers in the U.S., has increased its data allowances by 500MB without bumping prices. Though the carrier still advertises its $45 per month plan as "unlimited," following mild outrage it has chosen to clarify that users are...
Straight Talk Nano SIM

Straight Talk now offering Nano SIM for those who bring their own phone

No more scary scissors or expensive cutters required to use a Moto X on Straight Talk Prepaid phone MVNO Straight Talk is opening up its SIM card options today by offering the smallest of the bunch, Nano SIMs, for anyone bringing their own phone to the network. More and more popular devices —...
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TracFone clarifies Straight Talk and Net10 data policy, confirms 2.5GB throttle point

A little policy transparency from the most popular MVNO operator TracFone, which operates (among others) the Straight Talk and Net10 prepaid carrier brands, has clarified its smart phone data policy to explicitly put a 2.5GB throttle point on its offerings. While both Straight Talk and Net10...
Straight Talk

Straight Talk now offering AT&T LTE with supported phones

Straight Talk's $45 monthly "unlimited" plan gets even faster Straight Talk, the national MVNO who uses bits and pieces of all four major carriers networks to provide inexpensive pre-paid service across the US, now offers AT&T LTE on their bring-your-own-phone monthly plan. You'll need a...
Prepaid SIM Cards

The dark side of prepaid

Prepaid service is great, but it might not be the best choice for everyone right now There has been a slow but steady drumbeat of people starting to talk about the merits of prepaid, and contemplating a switch for themselves. A small group of dedicated individuals who haven't had a phone...
Android Central

Prepaid: Not just for burner phones anymore

My phone works just like yours. It makes calls, sends texts and has a high-speed data connection with nationwide coverage. As a matter of fact, I have the same device as many of you, a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That’s all run-of-the-mill, so why’s this important? I pay $45 every month to use my phone...