Straight Talk offers good deals for mobile service on the big national networks (it's an MVNO), but the deal is getting a little sweeter today for anyone who brings their own phone. The standard plan will now offer 5GB of unthrottled LTE data instead of just 3GB. The price is staying at $45, and the increased data takes effect on your next monthly "refill" date.

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In case you're not familiar with Straight Talk, it operates service on T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. You can purchase or lease phones from Straight Talk, but it's really not a good deal. Would you pay nearly $500 for a Galaxy S4? I hope not. If you bring a compatible phone to Straight Talk, you just order the SIM (and register your CDMA phone) in order to use the service. These "bring your own phone" people are the ones getting the increased data. Everyone else stays at 3GB.

These aren't hard caps on data. So once you hit 5GB, the data rate will be dropped to an almost unusable 64Kbps. The new larger data allotment comes alongside a limited time offer of $0.99 SIM card kits. I'm sure that's not a coincidence.

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