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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.

4 Responses

  1. Ike Denvers Says

    Well, basically you lose iphone high speed data capability in non Tmobile refarmed areas . But there are enough refarmed areas that Tmobile sims will work in many if not most markets. Tmobile ST is more generous then Att ST with data anyway. Figure about five gigs vs two for their so called “unlimited” .


    Posted on January 28th, 2013 at 10:06 pm
  2. CARLOS cabral Says

    REALLY REALLY FREAKING RALLY ….TRACFONE WHAT ABOUT THE !PHONE DUMBASSES!!!!!!!!


    Posted on January 29th, 2013 at 1:02 pm
  3. Jessica Says

    I just called straighttalk and they told me that there eliminating att, however if you already have your sim and phone it will still be useable, there not selling sim cards for att anymore though


    Posted on January 29th, 2013 at 11:00 pm
  4. Wendy Says

    I have an at&t galaxy. My contract is over and I have the unlock code.. I was waiting to get the new sim before trying it. Since it will be unlocked and is a GSM, will their SIM card work with it? (Unlocked means unbranded, right?)


    Posted on April 17th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

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