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Kitty Wireless, a long time dealer and support specialist of and for the Verizon based MVNO Page Plus Cellular has opted to start an MVNO of its own, Puppy Wireless.  Puppy Wireless will provide 4G LTE service using Verizon as a backbone and will also provide legacy 3G service through that carrier.

Some of their plans are structured rather oddly though like an offering of 4000 SMS but with only 5 minutes of voice and 5 Mb of data for $22. This is rather quite expensive for a primarily texting only service given how little data SMS consumes and the general cost of data industry wide.

On the other hand the prepaid wireless provider does appear to have a real winner on its hand that should surely excite some of you Verizon enthusiasts out there. Puppy Wireless is offering 1 GB of LTE service with 750 talk and 750 SMS, for $29.95 and this in my opinion is their best offering value wise.  The pricing of this plan should put a few Verizon MVNOs on notice that maybe it's time to rethink and restructure their plans as currently no other Verizon based provider is offering more LTE data for less. Welcome to the cheapest plans table Puppy Wireless!

There is a bit to note though to temper enthusiasm somewhat. As with all Verizon based MVNOs, download speeds are capped at approximately 5 Mbps and upload at 2 Mbps. Those speeds should still be plenty fast for the majority of users out there though.  Overages come in at one flat rate of $0.05 for SMS, voice and data.

A summary of Puppy Wireless's LTE plans can be found in the table below.

 

 Plan  Voice/SMS  LTE Data
$10.95 50/50 50 Mb
$12.95 150/150 50 Mb
$14.95 250/250 50 Mb
$13 5/2000 5 Mb
$17.95 350/350 50 Mb
$19.95 300/300 300 Mb
$22 5/4000 5 Mb
$24.95 400/400 400 Mb
$29.95 1200/3000 500 Mb
$29.95 750/750 1 GB
$39.95 unlimited/unlimited 1 GB
$55 unlimited/unlimited 3 GB

For more on Puppy Wireless check out their "about us" page which is currently hosted at Kitty Wireless.  The official Puppy Wireless homepage is still under development as of this writing.





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Seems Debb Y has left the building.

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It is nice to see a few sites posting on Puppy Wireless and I hope the discussion will return to their services.
There is no Service that fits all, TW does not fit mine and personally I would like to stay away from anything America Movil!

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Total Wireless as of today does 4G at 35$mo with unlimited Talk Txt and 2.5g data. The 4G popped up today. The cheaper rate is 3G.

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Puppy is not the cheapest, my adult son is using Total Wireless cdma running on Verizon 35. for unlimited talk text and 2.5g data at 4g, can confirm the 4G today but if you go below that plan its 3G.

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Thank you for your input. I’ll update my table to show LTE for Total Wireless. While I would agree with you that for $5 MORE the $35 plan by Total Wireless represents a better value per MB of data than Puppy, there is still no other Verizon based provider offering 1 GB of LTE or more for less than Puppy Wireless.

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OK, so what avenue did your adult son use get his Total Wireless SIM card from? You need a SIM to have ANY kind of service in a 4G LTE device.

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Nice catch. However will 4G still show on a Verizon based phone without a SIM card even though the user won’t actually be able to use the network without the SIM?

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The only way that a “4G LTE” – Icon shows up on a Verizon 4G device is if their is a Verizon-based SIM installed. Verizon 4G devices need Verizon 4G LTE service. It is not like GSM based services that have the 4G HSPA & still not have 4G LTE. What is more interesting is that she said that there is no 4G only 3G on Total Wireless’ $25 Unlimited Talk and Text with no Data Plan. You wonder how & where she was able to get that information to differenciate two different plans.

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The 7.95 – 9.95 – 11.95 – 14.95 plans you have listed above are 3G only with no added roaming capabilities. I beleive all the others you listed above are both 3G and 4G LTE (In order to support 4g LTE on our lower plans, as of 06/01/2015 when Puppy 4g LTE launches, we are increasing our lower plan prices by $3.00 each, but we are increasing the data on each of these plans, as well. The four lower monthly plans will all come with 50mb of data each.) $10.95 – 50 Minutes, 50 Messages, 50mb of Data (Formerly $7.95/mo… Read more »

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Thanks

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thats my wife there not me lol.

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Puppy isnt cheapest and do NOT try BYO Wireless. My spouse tried BYO Wireless (TMobile) and if you do a Google search you will be hard pressed to find anyone with a phone faster than Edge that can get data up and running, it was a nightmare and we tried 4 various phones, never getting over Edge. LTE is a flat out lie on their website. I now have an iPhone 4S though at 3G for my wife running happily working no prob on Total Wireless’s 25$mo unlimited talk, text and rather than upping it to the 35$ with expiring… Read more »

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Puppy is currently the cheapest Verizon MVNO to offer at least 1 GB of LTE data. This could change in a week when at least one more MVNO is rumored to offer LTE.

Total Wireless does not use T-mobile’s network.

BYO does have working LTE on T-Mobile. Are you sure you had the proper APN settings configured and that T-Mobile has working LTE in your area? Without proper APN settings and network selection you will not get LTE data regardless of how many phones you try.

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As of a month ago BYO did not have working LTE for their T-Mobile service and I was told this by their Customer service as well, so unless something has changed recently, they do not offer 4G LTE?

Please post the APN settings used for 4G LTE.

Their voice mail service also has/had serious service issues.

The BYO 3G VZW side works flawlessly though.

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BYO announced support for LTE at the end of 2014. I’ve never had service with them to confirm it works on my end. I had found a post on XDA where a forum member mentioned they got 4G working on BYO wireless on a phone that doesn’t fully support T-mobile’s network (LG G2 VS980). On initial reading I thought it was LTE, but upon rereading it looks like they meant HSPA as well, and I don’t know if that’s due to phone issue or not. http://forum.xda-developers.com/verizon-g2/help/qa-t-mobile-20g-rom-vs980-1-16-15-plus-t3063304/page2 All carriers (de)prioritize MVNOs at times. Some may never notice though and for others… Read more »

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Unfortunately I dropped the service so I can no longer test it. I mainly dropped it because of the problems with their Voice Mail and not so much the lack of LTE. If they ever get their voice mail system sorted out I will definitely try them again.
My HSPA speeds were faster than the speeds VZW MVNOs are throttled to!

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I spoke to a repthere too because I also read the 4G LTE and only got Edge, bait and switch as the rep said “We do offer 4G LTE but some areas may not get a signal” what total crap as not one user states they get over Edge, yet in the same room a person on a TMobile account had a full LTE signal. BYO is more like buyer beware.

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TW Verizon CDMA also works flawlessly.

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Cheryl M (BYO Wireless)
May 28, 09:02

Below is a link with the information regarding how to setup the data for our GSM (TMobile) service that contains specific information for an iPhone, Android device, Basic Phone, and Blackberry Device

https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-2090

And these are other links specific to Android devices in case it helps.

http://highonandroid.com/android-howtos/how-to-fix-3g4g-lte-data-by-manually-setting-apn/

http://blog.zagg.com/t-mobile-apn-settings-4g-lte/

Below are the settings:
Name: Tmobile
APN: fast.t-mobile.com
MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: 216.155.165.50
Server: wap.voicestream.com
MCC: 310
MNC: 260
APN type: default

our sim card is compatible with 4G only, wcdma 3G.

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Thanks Debb Y. I have asked for help over at XDA. Hopefully someone there can provide some insight, or perhaps @ZTVic:disqus can help. You can follow the thread at XDA with the following link http://forum.xda-developers.com/verizon-g2/help/qa-t-mobile-20g-rom-vs980-1-16-15-plus-t3063304/page3#post61052774

Based on @ZTVic comments, the comments at XDA and yours, I still believe your brother should at least be able to get 4G HSPA access with BYO wireless. If none of the settings change solutions work, perhaps asking for a new SIM card could help.

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My bad got the 2 confused, byo is tm.

Debb Y.
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What are the settings? Traveling between Portland Maine to Boston we only had Edge everywhere we went, Boston is a major carrier hub too. The only settings I had at the time were ones pushed to the phone by byo. No-go. Those APN settings?,BYO pushes 2 or 3 of them to your phone in the beginning.

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Hi Debbie. Did you see my previous comment to an earlier poster? There is someone with working 4G data on BYO wireless although at HSPA speeds and with a phone that doesn’t fully support T-Mobile’s network. Realistically that means they should get 4-8 Mbps download speeds. Have you set the “preferred network type” to LTE on your phone? It may be called something slightly different on your device. If you still have T-mobile BYO please try the APN settings I have listed for ROK mobile and the alternate settings for MetroPCS and let me know if that gets LTE working… Read more »

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my brother punched the Rok settings into his Galaxy S4 with BYO, saved, restarted then made sure he had chosen it still edge. The Mwtro settings he sees but where are the alternate ones he’s asking.

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Is the network mode set to LTE as specified in this guide?
http://deviceguides.vodafone.ie/web/samsung-galaxy-s4/basic-use/network/select-network-mode/

The alternate MetroPCS settings are listed here
https://bestmvno.com/apn-settings/metropcs-apn-settings.html

If you’re on a mobile device you may need to scroll left to right to see them.

Debb Y.
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Debb Y.

yes his lte is always onvhe’s data addicted lol.

Debb Y.
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he just tried all of the above, including checking what his rooted phone app Advanced Signal Status says. Edge. Guess he cant get it if there is none. Its BYO isnt it, if he puts a working TM sim in after the fact and 4G LTE pops up right away on that. He tried using those APN settings after removing the TM sim for the BYO, still just edge.

Debb Y.
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Debb Y.

he changed the antenna to the different varients too with the app, like described on the page you linked. Now he’s having a beer he’s frustrated lol.

alexintexas
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alexintexas

apn for byo wireless

Name: byo wireless
APN: fast.t-mobile.com
Proxy: blank
Port: blank
Username: blank
Password: blank
MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: 216.155.165.50
Server: wap.voicestream.com
MMS Port: blank
MCC: 310
MNC: 260
Authentication type: blank
APN type: default
APN protocol: IPv4

on the MMSC need to add http in front of, forum see as link.
if the android device does not have a line for “server” dont worry about it

also you can use default t-mobile apn however
1. WILL NOT have data
2. may or may not receive text

alexintexas
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galaxy S4 from which network? if not from t-mobile you will only get 3g/4g speeds on that device as it does not have radio for LTE on tmobile as well as ATT

Debb Y.
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Debb Y.

I got an email with a reply from BYO containing the APN settings for Android, iPhone, Blackberry ect. There are links also. Your welcome to it as its a bit long to post here?

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Sure thanks. Go ahead. Sometimes the MVNOs don’t post their settings online or keep them up to date, hence the purpose of the APN webpage I built for BestMVNO.

Anthony
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Anthony

Puppy Wireless has not launched yet. Launch is sometime later this week, but no later than June 1st. The Plans have only been revealed.