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Tracfone/Straight Talk/Net 10 removing AT&T offerings, including SIM

A strange development is afoot in the wireless world. According to a report on PhoneNews.com, America Movil brands Tracfone, Straight Talk, and Net10 have removed references to AT&T in its bring-your-own-device SIM card program. A visit to these websites does reveal that Straight Talk is offering BOYD support for CDMA devices, unlocked GSM devices, and T-Mobile branded devices, but not AT&T. No one from Tracfone or America Movil has made a statement, leaving much mystery. After all, the two companies have had close relations lately.

Just a few days before the PhoneNews.com report, Straight Talk wrote a blog post about using the iPhone 5 on its network. One of the items reads: “Bring an AT&T or T-Mobile compatible GSM phone, or an unlocked GSM phone.” That was January 17th, with PhoneNews.com’s report coming out on the 25th. Additionally, just over a year ago America Movil and AT&T signed a strategic memorandum of understanding, which marked the “expansion of our long standing and trusted relationship with AT&T” according to a Telmex official. Telmex is owned by America Movil.

We’ll await further word — calls for comment have been in vain by all parties. It does seem like quite a strange development. But as of now, none of AM’s brands are offering AT&T SIM cards through its website.