By Joe Paonessa Nov 9, 2016
Long time Verizon MVNO Page Plus Cellular has added more data to two of its prepaid phone plans.
The $55 plan ($50 with autopay) now includes 8 GB of LTE data instead of 5 GB. This represents an increase of 60% more data at no extra charge.
The MVNO's $69.95 plan ($64 with autopay) jumps up to 10 GB of LTE data from 7 GB.
Both plans also include unlimited talk, text and data with data throttled to 64 Kbps once the plans allotment of high speed data gets used up. Like all Verizon MVNO's, LTE download speeds are limited to 5 Mbps and upload 2 Mbps.
While getting more data added to your cell phone plan free of charge is always nice, the plans don't really provide a lot of value. Both plans should have gotten their data allotments doubled if they really wanted to knock it out of the park. The problem for Page Plus is that Verizon will soon offer a $70 prepaid plan that also includes 10 GB of data. Verizon's new prepaid plan however will include mobile hotspot/tethering, full speed LTE data, higher throttled data speeds of 128 kbps, and far better customer support, attributes which Page Plus lacks. If these features aren't important to you, you can save $5 a month by signing up for Page Plus with autopay enabled on your account. A better option though may be to signup with Total Wireless, another Verizon MVNO. With Total Wireless you can get 5 GB of data a month for $35 with unlimited talk and text and if you purchase a couple of $10-3 GB data add on cards, you can have 11 GB of data a month for $55. Unlike Page Plus, Total Wireless's plans do not include unlimited but throttled data. Both brands are owned by the same parent company, Tracfone.