FTC Throttles Straight Talk for Deceptively Throttled “Unlimited” Plans

The FCC isn’t the only federal agency making headlines fighting for mobile consumer rights this week. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that it has reached a $40 million settlement with TracFone, the parent company of popular prepaid providers Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile, and Telcel America. The crime – deceptively offering “unlimited” data plans […]

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Field Report: Straight Talk Hotspot

The “Straight Talk” MiFi Hotspots (found for sale for around $80 in every Walmart) can be refilled with pay-as-you-go data plans – as cheap as $50 for 5GB or $15 for 1GB. The good news is that there are no contracts, you can easily buy data only when you need it, and only as much […]

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