I currently use a Motorola Razr (1st gen haha) on a AT&T family plan with unlimited talk & text. I recently bought a Nexus 4, because it was on sale. Adding a data plan to AT&T is $30/month for 3GB. They charge you an additional $10 for every 1GB over. A friend of mine recommended Straight Talk which has unlimited talk, text, and data for $45/month.
Seeing talk of people saying they throttle you once you get to 1.5 GB or something. My friend uses Straight Talk for 6 months now and says he hasn't run into any issues. I don't think I'll be using much data. I'll probably only have Gmail, IM+, Facebook, and Twitter running in the background like when I had my tablet. I could easily just shut off the data when I don't need to use any of those apps. The only other use is random web browsing, excluding streaming media as much as I can (only in stores). Everywhere else usually has Wi-Fi to do all the heavy lifting of downloading/updating apps and streaming.
Pros: Still can use AT&T towers and get unlimited data (1.5 GB soft cap throttling?)
Cons: May get throttled and runs $5 more a month than if I just added a data plan on ATT
Pros: Already setup and 3 GB soft cap
Cons: $10 per 1 GB overage
Do you guys use Straight Talk? What is your experience with it? Is AT&T 3 GB soft cap enough for what I listed above?
Edited by AZNguyen, 11 September 2013 - 01:34 PM.