Straight Talk Prepaid Wireless is now showing a new service plan on their website: $45 for 30 days of service, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and 30 mb of data. A very attractive prepaid offer indeed!
You can read my initial Straight Talk Review to learn more details about how the service works, and I've also written about the Straight Talk coverage in my area to give you a little more insight in what to expect.
Their phones are still sold exclusively by Wal Mart and on the Straight Talk Website, and they still have the same 3 phones available, but I've seen rumors that new phones may be available soon. No rumors, however, on when or if the phones will be available at retailers other than Wal Mart.
Update - The rumors were true! There are now new Straight Talk phones, including a QWERTY keyboard phone. See the Straight Talk Website for more details.
On slight gotcha is that MMS text messages do count towards your 30MB of data, according to the fine print. So you can't send and unlimited MMS messages, but 30MB is a LOT of data when your talking about MMS messages.
One thing that makes this unlimited plan especially enticing is that it basically makes nights and weekends plans irrelevant. There are no time-of-day or day-of-week gotchas in this unlimited plan.
It's encouraging to see TracFone continue to improve the Straight Talk service. Their $30 plan (30 days, 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, 30MB data) is probably enough for most people, but for you heavy cell phone users out there, this $45 plan may just prove too tempting to pass up!