PagePlus Cellular will be offering LTE support in a month or two.
Kitty never comes right out and says the LTE word. In a forum thread titled "O.m.g", she just says that something that will make users "very, very, very, very, very..... x 100..... happy" is coming to PagePlus and it involves SIM cards. PagePlus' current Verizon based 3G service doesn't use SIMs, but Verizon LTE requires them. I suppose Kitty could mean that PagePlus will be offering GSM service but that seems unlikely.
Verizon Prepaid finally got LTE last week so it was just a matter of time before the 4G technology filtered down to Verizon MVNOs. With PagePlus owned by TracFone, the largest US MVNO and a huge wholesale customer of Verizon, it's the logical choice to be the first MVNO to get LTE. I suspect that if PagePlus does get LTE, TracFone's other brands offering smartphones on Verizon; Straight Talk, NET10 and TracFone will get LTE around the same time.
As to when LTE, or whatever this exciting thing involving SIMs will arrive, Kitty is being coy about that too. saying only "I would wait until the end of August before buying a device."
Verizon Prepaid already offers LTE, but PagePlus has lower prices. Verizon's sole smartphone plan is $45/month for unlimited talk and text and 500MB of data. PagePlus charges $39.95 for unlimited T&T and 1GB of data or $29.95 for 1200 minutes, 3000 texts and 500MB of data.
One question about LTE is whether it will mean the end of PagePlus's ability to activate non-Verizon phones that have been "flashed" to work with Verizon. There have been rumors that Verizon wants to end the widespread usage of flashed Sprint, Cricket CDMA and other non-Verizon devices and might ban their activation when they enable MVNO LTE. Non-Verizon phones are incapable of supporting Verizon LTE and there's a huge supply of older Verizon LTE phones so I don't see the end of flashed phones being a big issue. Presumably current flashed phone users will be grandfathered until they switch devices.
Verizon Prepaid LTE Phones Now Available Including $200 Galaxy S4 Refurb, $300 LG G2
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