Straight Talk vs Net10 Comparison. Which is better?

Straight talk vs Net10 Comparison. Are you confused about which is better net10 or straight talk for you. Here we compare net10 and straight talk services and let you decide which plan suits you the most.

Prepaid phones will help you save some money if you choose the right service and plan as per your needs. So the first thing to do is figure out your needs and usage requirements.

Coverage, Operation & Support
Both Net10 and straight talk are from the same company that owns Tracfone. However, Walmart pitched it to Tracfone and they liked the idea so they created a service of their own, called Staright Talk. Hence regarding the net10 vs straight talk coverage, operation, customer service, and other policies are almost identical. We have seen some customers having a bad experience with the straight talk support compared to Net10 but it would be probably because the Net10 is having a less customer base than Staright talk.

straight talk vs net10

Straight Talk lower price has attracted a lot of customers to join them. However some customers prefer Net10 over Straight Talk because of its convenience. Net10 SIM’s and refill cards are sold in stores everywhere. But Straight Talk SIM’s and refills are only available at Walmart and on the Straight Talk website.

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Calling Plans & Airtime Cards
NET10 offers mainly 3 types of plan – Family Plans, Pay As You Go Plan and 30 Days Monthly Plan

Net10 Family Plans further divided into 3 types, all of which allows national calls and unlimited text and data. There are no activation charges for it as well. These are the 3 plans.

Number of people  Days Cost
2 PEOPLE 30 Days $90 ($85 on Auto-Refill)
3 PEOPLE 30 Days $130 ($125 on Auto-Refill)
4 PEOPLE 30 Days $170 ($165 on Auto-Refill)

Net10 also have a Pay As You Go Plan slab which further lets you have different choice as per your need. Pay As You Go plans will fit any budget plus your Airtime and Service Days Carryover. These plans comes with international calls but no auto refill feature. There have been 5 plans listed so far and they are:

Airtime Cost Days
1500 Minutes $100 180 Days
900 Minutes $60 90 Days
600 Minutes $45 60 Days
300 Minutes $30 60 Days
200 Minutes $20 30 Days

So which plan is right for you?
Well, first thing to do is estimate how many minutes you are going to be using per month. Then look at the chart we have put forward for you to figure out which phone and airtime card to buy.

Minutes/month     Carrier Plan                       International Calls      Cost       Days     Total Cost per year
200 Minutes       Net10                             Yes  $15 (Auto Refill)        30 Days   $180
500 Minutes       Net10                             Yes  $30 (Auto Refill)           30 Days   $360
750 minutes       Net10                               Yes  $25 (Auto Refill)        30 days     $300
1000 minutes        Straight Talk (All You Need Plan) No   $30                       30 days     $360
Over 1000 minutes Straight Talk* (Unlimited 1 month) No   $45                        30 days     $540
Over 1000 minutes Straight Talk* (International)      Yes  $60                            30 days     $720
Over 1000 minutes Net10                              No   $50 ($45 on Auto Refill) 30 days     $600 ($540 Auto-Refill)
Over 1000 minutes Net10                              Yes  $65 ($60 on Auto Refill) 30 days     $780 ($720 Auto-Refill)

It should be noted that Straight Talk even though says unlimited plan, it’s not truly unlimited. They impose some restriction to that as given below.
*30 day Unlimited Plans include 2.5 GB of high speed data per 30 day cycle.  After 2.5 GB, your data speed will be reduced for the remainder of the 30 day cycle.  High speed data is restored once a new 30 day service plan is redeemed at the end of the 30 day plan cycle.  Other limitations, terms and conditions of service apply.  Straight Talk reserves the right to terminate your service for unauthorized or abnormal usage.

We hope this was helpful for you to understand more about both networks. Let us know more on which plan worked for you and why you choose them and your experience with straight talk and net10.

Comments

  1. So you are implying that net10 is better than straight talk?

    • buzzmobile says:

      Well, Not exactly it all depends upon your requirements. Anyway as of right now, net10 seems to be preferred by some folks. (especially that’s the buzz we are getting in the forums when we had a chat with some of the members there).

  2. The Net10 program has an unlimited usage for $49./mo. I have been on it for 8 months, and I’m very happy with the service.

  3. I agree. I have been with Net10 for about 6 months and I love it. I don’t use up all my data, so the speed is awesome.

  4. I just got with net10 8 days ago & I LOVE their service ^_~
    I went to super WalMart they had other Sims str8 talk amongst which the customer reps PUSH to the hilt Θ_Θ like both reps kept saying you’ll save $5 bucks with str8 talk which DEFINITELY led me to choose net10 / I could tell the $5 difference meant the FINEST quality & I’m right! OMG this service is top notch / speed lightening ⚡ service / took a YouTube vid for me to configure however its up n runnin full throttle

  5. i have straightalk but wanna try net 10 im not sure yet

  6. i have straight talk & it completley sucks im having issues with data & i cant recieve picture messages & ive already configured the APN. Any problems like that with net 10?

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