Extended plans are just Straight Talk’s way of branding their plans that have you pre-pay for longer than a month. So the idea here is that you pre-pay for an extended period of time and see a discount.
On a typical day, Straight Talk’s extended plans are as follows – 3-month unlimited for $130, 6-month unlimited for $255, and 1-year unlimited for $495. If you go the extended route today, you are looking at – 3-month unlimited for $120 ($10 off), 6-month unlimited for $230 ($25 off), and 1-year unlimited for $440 ($55 off).
Plus, if you go the extended route, you are already saving quite a bit of money over a monthly payment. For example, Straight Talk’s monthly unlimited plan runs $45. If you were to pay that monthly and not choose an extended, in a year you would be paying $540. With today’s deal, you are then saving $100 per year.