TracFone: Unlimited Data?

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Net10, a brand of TracFone Wireless, is bringing back unlimited data plans to customers who use a SIM card for AT&T Mobility’s network, reports FierceWireless.

Effective immediately, Net10 will lift the 1.5 GB data cap for AT&T SIM cards and allow unlimited data for all new as well as existing customers. Tethering is still prohibited, according to the report.

Net10 offers unlimited voice, texting and data for $65 for 30 days (or $60 if customers agree for automatic renewal of the plan

TracFone and Walmart, which sells TracFone’s Straight Talk brand, were sued in a proposed class action lawsuit in federal court in California. In that lawsuit, the plaintiffs alleged that the companies falsely advertised Straight Talk as providing unlimited data service when the plans actually throttle users’ speeds.

AT&T’s prepaid GoPhone has announced the availability of LTE. The $60 monthly unlimited plan, which includes unlimited voice and text, got a bump from 1GB of data to 2GB.

They will also offer LTE on its Aio Wireless prepaid brand. This is a company-owned brand, much like T-Mobile owns GoSmart Wireless.

Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income consumers. It is supported by the federal Universal Service Fund (USF). The Lifeline Program provides discounts up to $10.00 per month, depending on the location.

Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program by Virgin Mobile which provides a free wireless phone and service which includes 250 voice minutes and 250 text messages each month to eligible residents.

Lifeline service is also available from AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 8:21 am .

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