Wal-Mart announced that its own Straight Talk Wireless would begin carrying the iPhone 5 earlier this month, and with it they claimed would come a relatively cheap $45-a-month pre-paid plan. Of course without a contract, you’re going to end up paying a very pretty penny for that iPhone up front — $649 in this case. That said, $45 per month is likely the cheapest monthly commitment for any iPhone up to this point.
Many customers have complained in the past about Straight Talk’s “unlimited” data, and it seems that the aggravations will not be ending with the above advertised plans. According to Mashable, the $45 plan will get you unlimited voice and text, but like most “unlimited” data plans, you will be throttled when you pass an unsaid 2 GB limit.
That said, 2 GB monthly is middle-ground for most data plans these days. My AT&T plan is 3 GB, after which I pay extra for each GB I use. They won’t throttle me, but they would love to send me a couple text warnings and charge overage fees. Therefore, if you think 2 GB is enough, getting a Straight Talk iPhone with Wal-Mart’s own financing would probably not be a bad idea.