Walmart's Unlimited Data Straight Talk iPhone Not As Unlimited As Originally Thought
Less than two weeks ago, Walmart announced
that they would be carrying the 8GB iPhone 4 and 16GB iPhone 5 on Straight Talk wireless with unlimited data and no contract for only $45 per month. It seemed like a pretty good deal at the time, right?
Unfortunately, it appears that the unlimited data might not be as unlimited as Walmart made it seem. While you could technically use as much data as you want without overages, BGR
reports that the unlimited data plan carries a soft cap at 2GB of data, after which your data speeds will be throttled.
The throttled data will cause your cellular usage to be super slow and super painful, and at 2GB, you’re really not getting a whole lot more than other U.S. cellular carriers with data caps offer, such as AT&T or Verizon.
Sprint offers “truly” unlimited data for more money and a two-year commitment, but only throttles the top 1% of users, which means you’re very likely to be able to get past 2GB of data without throttling. Sprint does, however, have a reputation from users for having slow data speeds for the iPhone.
T-mobile has also confirmed
that they will be getting the iPhone in 2013 and T-mobile also offers unlimited data.