You may want to think twice before switching to Walmart’s Straight Talk for unlimited iPhone 5 service

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Earlier this month, Walmart (WMT) announced the availability of iPhone 5 on its Straight Talk Wireless service. The news was huge for consumers who are interested in Apple’s (AAPL) latest smartphone but are not willing to sign a lengthy and expensive two-year service agreement. Straight Talk’s no-contract plan offers unlimited voice, text and data for a mere $45 a month. Like many other “unlimited” services, however, Straight Talk has some restrictions.

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As noted by Leslie Meredith of TechNewsDaily, Walmart’s wireless service has a soft data cap of 2GB per month and after the limit is reached, Straight Talk will throttle data speeds to a crawl.

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While a no-contract iPhone 5 may seem nice, 2GB of data might not be enough of an incentive to warrant a switch to a new provider for many users despite the deep discount compared to comparable plans at Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T).


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