Selectel Wireless added LTE service to its lineup June 1st. That makes Selectel the first Verizon MVNO that's not owned by TracFone to offer LTE.
Although LTE is available and working, according to a Selectel dealer who contacted me, there are still issues with porting numbers. At this time porting a number directly to Selectel's LTE platform is not available. A workaround is to port your number to a 3G phone and then doing a device swap (ESN Change) from the 3G phone to your LTE phone after the port completes.
There's also an issue with moving LTE phones from PagePlus to Selectel, a process Verizon calls "tabling'. It's currently taking a day or two to "table" devices before they can be moved from one Verizon MVNO to another. Selectel and Verizon are working to solve these issues as quickly as possible.
As with other Verizon MVMOs, LTE speeds are throttled to approximately 5 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up on Selectel.
LTE is not available on all Selectel plans. The table below lists which plans do or do not support LTE:
|Plan||Duration||LTE Available, LTE Devices Allowed?||Voice||Messaging||Data|
|$15||30 Days||No||300 Minutes||300 Texts||15 MB|
|$17 Home Connect 3||30 Days||No||1000 Minutes||none||none|
|$20||30 Days||Yes||500 Minutes||500 SMS||2.5 MB 1|
|$30||30 Days||Yes||1300 Minutes||3000 Texts||500 MB|
|$40||30 Days||Yes||Unlimited||Unlimited||1 GB|
|$55||30 Days||Yes||Unlimited||Unlimited||3 GB|
|$70||30 Days||Yes||Unlimited||Unlimited||5 GB|
|$75 Yearly Plan||365 Days||No||2000 Minutes||2000 Texts||None|
|$100 Yearly Plan||365 Days||Yes||2000 Minutes||2000 Texts||2.5 MB 1|
|$10 Flex Card 2||Never Expires||Yes 2||5¢/min||5¢/ea||5¢/MB|
2 The $10 Flex Card can be used to add additional data, minutes or texts to any plan except the $20 or $100 plans, at the rate of 5¢ per minute, message or MB of data. It's not a standalone plan and must be used together with a monthly or yearly plan. The Flex Card balance never expires.
3 The Home Connect plan is intended for fixed wireless home phone devices but also works with non-LTE mobile phones. A Flex card can be used to add texts, data or extra minutes to this plan as needed.
A Selectel SIM is required to use an LTE phone on Selectel. SIMs are available from Selectel dealers (find a dealer) including online dealers Bat Mobile Wireless, PrepaidRefill.com and Freedom Wireless or by calling Selectel at 877-218-5744.
Puppy Wireless, another Verizon MVNO that planed to offer LTE June 1st, has delayed their LTE launch until June 5 to give Verizon time to resolve its technical issues.
Selectel Announces June 1 LTE Launch, Plan Details Leaked
Prepaid Operator Profile: Selectel Wireless