Is Straight Talk Your Best Option in 2020?

If you are reading this you probably came to smartphonematters.com looking for help, support, or to learn how to sign up for Straight Talk prepaid wireless service.

In 2020 however I encourage all my readers and YouTube viewers using Straight Talk (of any other prepaid wireless service) to take a moment and review their options. There is a good chance you’ll find another a lower priced plan or one that includes Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi calling, and Visual Voicemail.

Saving money sound good right? How about more features for your money? Read on.

A little bit more, about Straight Talk. For years, the company wad the leader in prepaid wireless service. They offered the most high speed data for the money. You had the choice of using either their AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint network. But in 2020, the competition has caught up in many ways.

Pay for the Data You Use

I used to use Straight Talk, but I switched because their plans included more data than I needed. When I started using Straight Talk you got 2GB for $45, it went to 3GB, then 5GB, 10GB, $15GB and now 25GB for the same $45. They also added unlimited for $55. And most recently $35 for 5GB. But I don’t need that much cellular data. I use W-Fi most of the time.

If you need only need a fixed modest amount of data, check out Mint Mobile. Mint uses the T-Mobile network. I recently completed my review of Mint Mobile. See Mint Mobile Prepaid Wireless Review June 2020. With Mint you can currently get unlimited talk and text with 3GB of data for as low as $15 per month.

AT&T Prepaid, Cricket Wireless, and T-Mobile prepaid as also currently offering 2GB for $15.

Unlimited Data

If you want unlimited data, I’d say check out the options from Verizon Wireless Prepaid, AT&T Prepaid, Cricket Wireless, and Visible. All these companies offer unlimited data, visual voicemail, Wi-Fi calling, and most include a fixed amount of Mobile Hotspot. Visible even includes unimited mobile hotspot.

To check out Verizon see Verizon Wireless Prepaid.

I’m currently using this service. I’ve reviewed it twice. Most recently here, Verizon Wireless Prepaid Review March 2020 and earlier here Final Thoughts on Verizon Wireless Prepaid Review

AT&T Prepaid also has unlimited plans. See AT&T Prepaid $45 Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data – Feb 2019

Finally, Visible offers unlimited plans with unlimited mobile hotspot for between $25 and $40

h3>Straight Talk is a Tracfone Brand

Did you know that Straight Talk is owned by Tracfone? The brand was set up as an exclusive for Walmart. That’s why Walmart is the only retailer that sells Straight Talk.

If you like Straight Talk, I’d also encourage you to check out the other Tracfone brands. Total Wireless, Simple Mobile, Net10 Wireless, and Tracfone over simliar service with a wider variety of plans at different price points. You may find that they offer a better value for your needs.

Phone and Plan Bundles

Also if you are shopping for an iPhone, Samsung, or Android phone Total Wireless, Simple Mobile, Net10 and Tracfone all offer phone and plan bundle promo codes that could save you up to $100 off the price of your phone. Straight Talk used to offer these promo codes, but has stopped for some reason. Most people reading smartphonematters.com are interest in Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) plans, but if you are shopping for a phone check the latest deals and promotions below
Total Wireless Latest Deals and Promo Codes
Simple Mobile Latest Deals and Promo Codes
Net 10 Latest Deals and Promo Codes
Straight Talk Latest Deals and Promo Codes
Tracfone Latest Deals and Promo Codes

Over the years, I have written a lot of articles and answered a lot of user questions about Straight Talk. But in 2020, I’d say there are many prepaid wireless choices. And prepaid options have never been more competitive. Before signing up for Straight Talk, take a look at your other options. If you are currently a Straight Talk customer and are switching phones or trying to resolve some type of problem now would be a good time to review the different prepaid wireless options. You may bind that you can save more money or get additional features you want on another plan or service.

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