Straight Talk is a prepaid MVNO that offers the ability to buy SIM cards that you can pop into any AT&T-compatible, T-Mobile-compatible, or unlocked GSM phone. This includes many Samsung Galaxys and iPhone 5s that you can buy refurbished or on the used market. For $45 a month you get unlimited minutes, unlimited text, and unlimited data with no contracts and no credit checks. You also avoid the usual cell phone taxes that can add $5 to $10 per line. Unlimited means 3G/4G data speeds for 2.5 GB per month, throttled to 2G data speed after that.
Right now they have some good coupon codes for both new and existing customers. Found via SD.
- Get $75 off any $199+ smartphone plus free shipping with promo code STWB75OFF. Choose between Android or Apple phones, although the iPhones can get expensive. Their refurbished iPhone 4s appears sold out at the time of writing.
- Get $20 off a SIM + $45 plan card bundle plus free shipping with promo code STWB20OFF. You can buy up to 4 plans per order.
The second code can be a great deal since existing users can simply use the $45 plan card to reload their existing card. You don’t have to use it with the separate 99 cent SIM card, it’s sold as a bundle but the two items are separate. That’s an unlimited month for just $26. Here’s a screenshot of my order screen for $20 off:
Here’s another screenshot for $80 off if you buy 4 of them. That’s 4 monthly plan cards for $103.96.