By Joe Paonessa May 13, 2016

Updated: 3/10/2017 

If you're thinking of switching to Total Wireless, I tried their service for a full month and you can read a review of my experience with Total Wireless here.

UPDATED: 5/13/2016

Total Wireless is now selling 4G LTE phones and offering 4G LTE data. The rumors of 4G LTE data coming to Total Wireless in May have now proven to be true, although with a little bit of a delay.

With the addition of 4G LTE data, Total Wireless is now offering the best all around value for your money as an MVNO on Verizon's network. In fact some could make the case that this is now one of the best valued plans on the market given the amount of data you're getting for the price as well as the great network coverage.

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There is one downside to the joining any Verizon MVNO and that is that LTE data speeds are limited to 5 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload.  The only way to get full speed LTE on the Verizon network is to signup with Verizon directly, either as a prepaid or post paid customer.

May 10, 2016

New Total Wireless Cell Phone Plans

Just like fellow Tracfone brand Page Plus Cellular, Total Wireless has increased the amount of data included with its plans.

Although Total Wireless only offers 3G data at this time, the amount of data included with each plan is far and away more than any other Verizon based offering for the price.

Total Wireless Plan Changes

Total Wireless's $35/month plan previously included 2.5 GB of data, now it includes 5 GB.

The $60 two line family plan previously contained 5 GB of shared data, now it has 8 GB.

The $85 3 line plan previously contained 9 GB of shared data, now it has 12 GB.

A new 4 line plan has been released priced at $100 containing 15 GB of shared data.  This new plan replaces one that was priced at $110 with 12 GB of shared data.

All plans include unlimited talk and text.  For those that need more data, a data add on card is available containing 3GB of shared data for $10.  The data add on contains rollover data that never expires as long as your service remains active.

Users who subscribe to auto-refill can save further on these new plans by getting an additional 5% off of their phone bill.

BYOD, purchase Total Wireless 4G LTE SIM card

As far as I can tell through my online research, the average user should expect to attain download speeds of about 1 Mbps with Total Wireless.

Unfortunately, it appears as of now, the rumor that Total Wireless would launch 4G LTE data in May has proven untrue, however, those that are willing to forego 4G LTE data I imagine will find these new plans to be quite a bargain.

Total Wireless plans are available exclusively at Walmart and online via the Total Wireless website.

Sources: Total Wireless




Joe is the founder of BestMVNO.com. He started BestMVNO in 2013, because like many of you, he was unhappy with the high price he was paying his wireless provider for cell phone service. After researching how to cut costs on his phone bill, he came across the terms 'MVNO' and 'prepaid wireless', and learned there was a way he could keep using his favorite network without having to pay a premium price for it. Since then, through BestMVNO.com, Joe has been sharing his research about MVNOs and prepaid wireless so that others can learn how to save money on their own phone bills. Contact JP

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17 Comments on "Verizon MVNO Total Wireless Now Has 4G LTE Data, Ups Data On Its Plans Featuring 5GB For $35"

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phone bargainer
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Yes,Total wireless is support 4G late now. I just confirm with tech this morning.

jimmy mccauley
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can you use hotsop on total wireless phones?

jimmy mccauley
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can you use hotspot on total wireless phones?

Natalie
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yes with a third party app

Prorooter
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With a rooted phone, you Can run a hotspot, but if you aren’t tech Savvy You likely won’t be able to pull it off.

Sherry
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What software changes do they make to the iphones? I love the service, and the price, but HAVE to have hotspot available for my tablet for work. I have a BYOP with them now and teather it, but want an iphone.

Achayan
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Total wireless is good in terms of coverage. But I had to leave. Reason- no data usage during a call. Which is a big deal for me. So they dont support VoLTE (Voice Over LTE)

David Leonard
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Can u set data on 3 lines to kick off

Roe
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I have a verizon phone number……if I buy a total wireless phone can I keep my number ?

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