Envie Wireless, a Verizon MVNO that's an offshoot of the much larger AT&T MVNO H2O Wireless, is now offering LTE data on all plans. Envie has also increased the amount of data included with all plans. The $25 and $35 plans now get 1 GB, up from 500 MB. All other plans get 1 GB more data. Envie announced the changes in a message to its dealers (click image to read).
While the increased data sounds good, according to Envie's terms and conditions page and confirmed by Envie customer support, data is throttled to "2G" speeds after 1 GB on the $45 plan, 2 GB on the $55 plan and 3 GB on the $65 plan. 2G speeds are typically 128 KBps or less.
To use LTE, Envie customers will need an LTE capable Verizon phone and an Envie LTE SIM. Currently the SIMs only seem to be available though Envie dealers. The Envie site has been updated with the increased data allowances, but there's no mention of LTE on the site. I called Envie support and the Envie representative I spoke to hadn't heard anything about LTE availability and did not have any way to sell me a SIM.
Here's Envie's plan matrix updated with the new data allotments.
|Price / 30 days||Voice Minutes||SMS / MMS||Int'l Call Credit||Data 1|
|$45||Unlimited||Unlimited||$20||3 GB throttled at 1 GB|
|$55||Unlimited||Unlimited||$20||4 GB throttled at 2 GB|
|$65||Unlimited||Unlimited||$20||5 GB throttled at 3 GB 2|
2 $65 plan available through Envie dealers only.
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