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Total Wireless Now Offers 4G LTE Data

Total Wireless Offers 4G LTE Data 5GB 35 Dollars

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UPDATED 5/13/2016: See Total Wireless plans now feature 4G LTE data.

May 30, 2015

Total Wireless, an MVNO that operates on Verizon's network has been rumored for a few days to be getting LTE data speeds.  Today, at least one reader at BestMVNO.com reports that they now have 4G showing with the prepaid wireless provider (although this maybe a bit odd without a SIM card. The reader has since rescinded their statement citing confusion between Total Wireless and BYO Wireless) .  Confirmation of the service is not yet showing on either Total Wireless's website or Walmart's website, although that may happen in the next day couple of days given the rumors and the fact that Verizon must allow its MVNOs to have LTE access for them to survive and be competitive in the marketplace.  Currently Total Wireless is the only Verizon based Tracfone brand to not offer LTE access.

Total Wireless offers several base plans as well as data add on cards (3 GB with data carryover for $10) to expand on those plans.  The base plans are as follows:

Summary of Total Wireless Prepaid Cell Phone Plans
Total Wireless Plan Summary

If and when LTE becomes available (now available as of 5/13/2016), the $35 plan would be one of the best and cheapest plans on the market when you consider the amount of LTE data you would get per network coverage area.  With autopay you can save even more as the plan price becomes $33.25.  A bit to note though is that Verizon MVNOs are limited to about 5 Mbps download speeds and 2 Mbps up.

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Total Wireless supports Bring Your Own Device.

For more on this LTE rumor, see the comment below.





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kody kuhn
kody kuhn
4 years ago

I am the department manager of the wireless department for a Walmart in Pennsylvania, our tracfone (owns straight talk tf and tw) representative Stated that TW will be offering 4glte this may. They also will be unveiling a new data limit for the $35 plan, 5GB of 4glte. In the past the rep was always speaking truth so it could be very possible that they will be offer 4glte soon.

Jen b
Jen b
4 years ago
Reply to  kody kuhn

Did they say when it would be starting? ?

Daniel (Jaws4God) Samsung S3
Daniel (Jaws4God) Samsung S3
4 years ago
Reply to  kody kuhn

Has this rolled out? I would love to get a newer phone and add to this plan.. Thanks!

phone bargainer
phone bargainer
4 years ago
Reply to  BestMVNO

Total wireless support 4G LTE data now. I confirmed with Tech support today.

Eee Westchester
Eee Westchester
4 years ago
Reply to  BestMVNO

Please updates this confusing article. Or write a new one.
Remove all the old content and show that as of June 2016 it has LTE data and for $35 per month users get 5 GB of LTE data on Verizon network for 5 Mbps donwload speed (slower than Cricket but more data for the same $35. )

Lisa
Lisa
4 years ago

SO I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 that when I entered the S/N on the TW site, it came up as compatible. Well, after trying to activate it, it says it won’t work cause it’s 4G LTE. Grrrr Any idea if TW will become 4G so I can use this phone I just spent $100 on?

Lisa
Lisa
4 years ago
Reply to  BestMVNO

Yes I called them. It won’t work she said because it’s a 4G phone & they can only do 3G. Never heard of Page Plus or Envie…..I’ll look into that. I’ve been very happy w/ Total Wireless. I have 3 smartphones paying $85/month My 4th phone is on Verizon & I’m paying $93/month for ONE PHONE. Pains me. Only 3 more months under contract then I’m dumping Verizon, but was hoping to take my phone w/ to TW but it’s also a 4G phone.

Lisa
Lisa
4 years ago
Reply to  BestMVNO

Envie is H2O Wireless too. I’m leaning towards that one but it uses AT & T Towers and not Verizon……so I’m not sure what to do.

Karma
Karma
4 years ago

Geez! People are highly skeptical and quick to judge!!! These writers are scooping news for you before it hits & you repay them with doubt & skepticism – honestly people. He’s I the position he’s in for a good reason.

Throwing my esteemed MVNO guru a bone since you all dropped the hammer on him….keep watching Total Wireless because good things are in the pipeline. Companies do roll things out prior to the actual public release to ensure functionality and DOESNT TELL ALL EMPLOYEES. Information is on a need to know basis & not everyone needs to know.

By the way, qualified customers can lease to own a device….coming to a Walmart near you or may be at yours right now.

So people, here’s the math……
Lease or buy iPhone 6S on TW network.

Looks like a duck? Has feathers, quacks – might be a dog but it’s probably a duck! 🙂

Greg
Greg
4 years ago

Try Envie mobile uses Verizon towers no contract $35 with 4gLTE

Rose
Rose
5 years ago

Thieves both WalMart and Total Wireless as well as Verizon.

Greg
Greg
4 years ago
Reply to  Rose

try envie mobile it uses Verizon network for $35 with 4gLTE no contract

philo Sophic
philo Sophic
5 years ago

Good thing I haven’t been holding my breath…

Debb Y.
Debb Y.
5 years ago

I recieved this from them this morning:
Thank you for your interest in Total Wireless. We are responding to your recent inquiry.

As of this moment, we are still currently offering 3G service. We are continually working on improving and expanding our products and services.

However, Our Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) Program allows you to use your CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) or non-SIM card phones, tablets, and mobile hotspot devices to Total Wireless. You need to purchase a Network Access Code (NAC) along with the Total Wireless Service Card. The Network Access Code will serve as a key to load and identify the phone in our system then complete its one-time registration. This can be purchased through our website at http://www.totalwireless.comor by calling us using the number below.

In order to determine if your phone can be activated with our BYOP Program, please visit our website at https://www.totalwireless.com/wps/portal/home/support/check-compatibility.

Bring Your Own Phone program does not support branded Straight Talk, SafeLink, TracFone, NET10, Page Plus, Simple Mobile, Telcel America phones, GSM (SIM card capable) phones and CDMA (non-SIM card capable) 4G LTE Devices.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact one of our customer care representatives at 1-866-663-3633. For your convenience, our representatives are available Monday-Sunday from 8:00 AM to 11:45 PM EST.

Anthony
Anthony
5 years ago

Total Wireless Yesterday- 05/29 posted a 30 second promo about Shared Plans with absolutely no mention of 4G level of service . Their terms and conditions still state no 4G/4G LTE devices supported.

Bestmvno.com
5 years ago
Reply to  Anthony

Yes, the article mentions that it does not show LTE on the Total Wireless website. I will make a few small changes to the article to reflect better that it is still questionable. Google and Walmart do however show a SIM card activation kit buried/hidden within their system (see attached photo). There are several prepaid companies said to be getting LTE access via Verizon on or about June 1st. Currently Total Wireless is the only Tracfone brand that does not include LTE via Verizon, so I anticipate a change to becoming very soon. I suppose it’s also possible the brand will soon offer service via GSM, or this is simply a mistake in the system. I guess we will know more in just a few days.

I also called Total Wireless customer service this morning, and they could not confirm anything to me about LTE yet.

Debb Y.
Debb Y.
5 years ago
Reply to  Anthony

they lied about LTE. Im a customer.

Bestmvno.com
5 years ago
Reply to  Debb Y.
Debb Y.
Debb Y.
5 years ago
Reply to  Bestmvno.com

my bad it was a diff mvno carrier. I wrote it immediately after stating i had mistaken. Not sure where my edit went here though. i saw it post.

Debb Y.
Debb Y.
5 years ago
Reply to  Bestmvno.com

i got byo and total crossed.
BYO Email from Support
Deserie Templeton (BYO Wireless)
May 29, 16:05

“We have two service platforms, CDMA (Verizon PrePaid Coverage Area) which offers 3G service and GSM (TMobile PrePaid Coverage Area) which offers up to 4G service. The 4G service does depend on the service availability in the area where you live and not all areas offer 4G.”

ZTVic
ZTVic
5 years ago
Reply to  Debb Y.

So your claim, which appears to have been scrubbed, that you were able to activate 4G LTE on Total Wireless was bogus?

Anthony
Anthony
5 years ago

I do not beleive this to be true. Just got off phone with customer service rep. Asked him to activate a 4G LTE device. He stated NO 4G LTE devices can be activated. There are NO SIMS to Purchase. Nothing.