By Joe Paonessa Jul 5, 2017
Over the past few weeks I've noted around the web that users of TracFone based Verizon MVNO's have been reporting that they have been experiencing LTE speeds much faster than the 5 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload that Verizon restricts them to.
The latest report came yesterday from a Page Plus Cellular subscriber on Howard Forums. The subscriber said they were notified via text message from Page Plus that their speeds have been increased. In fact, Page Plus now has a subdomain which they have used to announce the change. The change has not yet been posted to Page Plus's main website.
No official word has been made as to if the speed caps have been totally lifted or if the speed caps are still in place albeit with speeds just faster now.
Some subscribers to TracFone based Verizon MVNO's such as Total Wireless, Straight Talk and Page Plus Cellular are saying that speeds are completely unthrottled right now, which would be great news to customers. At this time I am not sure if the speed cap has or will be lifted for all Verizon based MVNO's or just those served by TracFone. I have reached out to some non TracFone based Verizon MVNO's for commentary but have not gotten a response as of yet.
I'll update this story as soon as I'm able to get more information. For now though, it looks like good things may be on the way for at least some Verizon MVNO's.
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