Straight Talk now offering nano SIM cards, LTE data on T-Mobile


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Straight Talk has long been the pre-paid service I, personally, recommend to my friends and family looking for contract-free wireless service on a budget. At $45 a month for unlimited talk, text, and 2.5GB of high-speed data on T-Mobile’s or AT&T’s networks, there’s no question Straight Talk offers a fantastic value.

Unfortunately, the cheap service — which mails one of their specialty SIM cards to your door — didn’t offer anything smaller than micro SIM cards. This meant for those with a Motorola Moto X, or even (shudder) an iPhone 5s, they were forced to make the arduous journey of cutting SIM cards down by hand. Not. Fun.

Straight Talk SIM cards

But fear not bargain shoppers, Straight Talk now offers nano SIM cards for both T-Mobile and AT&T networks. Where all of Straight Talk’s AT&T SIM cards have had access to 4G LTE since back in September, T-Mobile wasn’t so lucky. But, in a strange new twist, it appears that opting for the nano SIM on T-Mobile will allow customers to tap into the carrier’s 4G LTE network — something micro and normal sized SIMs don’t have access to. Pretty sweet.

For those looking to upgrade their devices soon, these nano SIMs should fit nicely inside upcoming devices like the all new HTC One 2014 or Samsung Galaxy S5 that are launching in just a few short weeks. It’s just something to consider for those looking for cellular service on the cheap.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. They have already had nano sims

  2. Hate to be that guy but this is old news……..this has been going on for about a month now

    1. Interesting. Many people are reporting this as news today. Shrug. I’m torn between ST and Net10. My area finally now has ATT LTE so it’s finally time to dump Verizon’s LTE and move.

      1. Well it may be reported as new but you can go to Walmart and you’ll see that this isn’t exactly new….

        Again, didn’t mean to be mr. negativity or anything.

      2. Straight talk and net 10 are owned by the same company…. Net 10 just costs 5$ more per month…

    2. Is it really that old? I ordered a micro sim card online a 2 weeks ago and there was no nano, then I ordered another sim last week and there was a nano being sold online.

  3. “Micro SIM card size is about 1/2 inch long”, “Nano SIM card size is about 12.3mm long”
    I hope these guys don’t plan on launching any Mars probes.

    Also 12.3mm is a lot closer to 1/2 inch (which is 12.7mm) than the 15mm microSIM.

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