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Total Wireless Increases Data Allotment on Plans

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Following the footsteps of its fellow TracFone brand, Total Wireless has announced that they will be increasing the number of data they have included in its plans. Page Plus Cellular earlier announced the same good news to its customers.

Here are the new plan changes announced today:

  • $35/month plan: Now includes 5 GB of data instead of 2.5 GB
  • $60 Two Line Family Plan: Now includes 8 GB of shared data instead of 5 GB
  • $85 3-Line Plan: Now includes 12 GB of shared data instead of 9 GB
  • $100 4-Line Plan: Now includes 15 GB of shared data instead of $12 GB of shared data at $110
Each of the plans include unlimited talk and text. Once the allotted data has been used up, a data Add-On card is available for $10 which contains 3 GB of shared data. This data Add-On contains its rollover data that never expires as the service stays active. To save more from your bill, users can subscribe to auto-refill as this will give an extra 5% off on the phone bill.

It is important to note however that Total Wireless currently only offers 3G data at this time. This means that the amount of data included in each of the plans is incomparable to the other Verizon-based offering for its price. There is still no word on the rumor that Total Wireless would be launching 4G LTE data in May.

Total Wireless plans are exclusively available at Walmart and online through their website.


Source: BestMVNO

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  1. what is their 3g speed ?

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  2. Cdma Evdo on Verizon . Should be about up to a theoretical peak of about 3 mbps but in reality more like 400k to 1.5mbps most of the time. Ymmv along with location.

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  3. 3G speed + CDMA and all its inherent restriction = worthless for my needs. T-Mobile's $30 secret plan still trumps!

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  4. I see on Walmarts website that they have two phones for Total Wireless that are 4G as of tonight 5/10/16, one is the Samsung Galaxy S6 and it says Total
    Wireless and that its 4G LTE, the other is the LG Premier LTE which just came out on Straight Talk as well. I'm guessing it'll be certain phones only with 4G but not positive. Just a heads up.

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    1. iPhone 6S much like the SE are SOMM devices. Meaning you can go to Walmart grab a device and tell the wireless associate you want a TW SIM...they will pull out an LTE TW SIM, do a little something, and voila you now have a 4G/LTE device on TW!

      4G LTE isn't releasing in May, it's been released - trust me, I know for a fact. Check it out...come back & post how right I was!

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    2. So, it's possible! But are you saying you must buy the phone from Wal-mart? This won't work with a BYOP? Yet?

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  5. It has 4G LTE already ....Believe it! They are even selling 4G/LTE devices...wouldn't do that if it wasn't supported. Remember, VZ competes via TracFone brands in the pre-paid market.

    HANDS DOWN THE BEST DEAL OUT THERE

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    1. just talked to TW CSR as of Wednesday Morning. If you purchase a TW 4G LTE device from Walmart, that Walmart MUST activate it from store level to get the 4G LTE service on TW. Do NOT use their website to do the activation with this new Walmart device because the website is not yet supported for these 4G LTE devices sold through Walmart. She did confirm that 4G LTE is coming to Total Wireless'soon.

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  6. Between the small selection of LTE devices, high device prices, BYOD restrictions, probable LTE throttle, increased focus on multi-line discounts and green color scheme, this looks like an attempt at becoming a knockoff Cricket for consumers forsaken by even AT&T's network.

    I sympathize with anyone stuck with Verizon, because TW is still lagging behind other recent/ongoing multi-line deals in terms of cost per GB.

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  7. LOL...Carlos Slim and Verizon can both suck on lemons.

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  8. I am one of those people. Cricket jsut just does not t work well for me ( overage holes and congestion in areas that I frequent). This is nearly the value that CW offers but it is the best Verizin network option for me pricewise. Too bad that TW is a AM / TF (terrible customer service).


    "...an attempt at becoming a knockoff Cricket for consumers forsaken by even AT&T's network. "

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    1. This post is good news for Cricket Wireless customers. As soon as it is OFFICIAL that TW has 4G LTE support. Cricket is going to have to match TW $35 Plans' data allotement of 5 GB.

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    2. It's officially stated on their website now (though some of the terms on other pages still conflict). Click here (http://get.totalwireless.com/in-store/) and then click on single line or shared data plans and you'll see the following next to each plan: "Unlimited talk and text + (#)GB 4GLTE† data" -- the terms and conditions say the following: "† To get 4G LTE speed where available you must have a 4G LTE capable device and a 4G LTE SIM card. LTE is a trademark of ETSI."

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    3. Cricket and AT&T work just fine in my area, but Cricket's data speed is too slow for my taste. I wonder if Verizon LTE throttled to 5 Mbps on Total Wireless would be faster?

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    4. Yes TW 4G LTE devices available from Walmart, but still no available 4G LTE service yet from TW.

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  9. I believe monthly on TW plans do not include tax.

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    1. Taxes and fees are extra with all TracFone brands. In addition to state and local point of sale taxes, TracFone ads a 1.5% Federal Universal Service tax and a 0.2% Regulatory Cost Recovery fee when you pay online or using auto pay.

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  10. Their TOS still state they don't support 4G LTE

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  11. Thanks Dennis for the updates.

    PS so easy to use a name on these comments...

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  12. Verizon's Shammo: TracFone is 'our prepaid product'. Looks like it really is.

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  13. What else do you need to know?

    An America Movil brand, combined with Wally world = if you value your sanity & doing business with a decent company you will stay far far away.

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    1. I agree but if you need the Verizon network on for 4 lines there is now VZW Prepaid "family plan" discount so it is 4 X $45 = $180.00 is too pricey .



      "What else do you need to know?

      An America Movil brand, combined with Wally world = if you value your sanity & doing business with a decent company you will stay far far away."

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  14. Walmart is a very decent company.

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  15. Walmarts' Total Wireles List of 4G LTE Devices. These devices are available from Walmart stores as of today. All these device have 4G LTE on the packaging and also the NEW updated Unlimited Talk & Text Plus 5 GB Data up to 4G LTE Speed right on the packaging. 1)TW Samsung Galaxy S6 4G LTE - $499.99 (online only, not seen in-store) 2) TW LG Premier 4G LTE - $129.99 3) TW ZTE Stratos 4G LTE - $99.99 4)TW LG Rebel 4G LTE - $59.99

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    1. Would the SIMS with these new devices be SIM-Locked to the devices?

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    2. Probably not but we won't know for sure until someone gets one of these phones and tries using it in a Verizon phone, iPhone 6 or Nexus, etc.

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    3. Add-On per Above devices - 5)TW Samsung Galaxy S5 4G LTE $349.99 online (currently sold out, not seen in stores.

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    4. I have a Total Wireless SIM from one of the phones. I put the UNACTIVATED SIM in my Verizon iPhone 5s. Does NOT show "LTE", does show "3G". Walmart Wireless Center says that I have to call TW CS to activate this device I plan on taking this device back (within 15 days) and I am trying to gain information. Any ideas?

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    5. Having problems activating these phones online ? Use the MEID DEC .

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    6. Some of the Walmart TW 4G LTE devices are now listed on the TW website.

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  16. So if I buy a Verizon prepaid LTE phone, will it work out of the box on Total Wireless LTE ?

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    1. No one knows yet. Currently the only way to get Total Wireless SIM is by buying a Total Wireless LTE phone.

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    2. You have to buy one month of service from Verizon Prepaid before the Verizon Prepaid phone can be used on a Verizon MVNO like Total Wireless. Verizon blocks Verizon Prepaid phones from use on MVNOs until you buy at least one month of service from Verizon Prepaid on that phone. If Total Wireless now supports LTE, they will probably start supporting BYOP and selling LTE SIMs soon enough. All the other TracFone brands already do.

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  17. Probably Verizon postpaid phones will work but not prepaid.

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  18. Didn't the 4 line plan used to cost $110?

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  19. I just checked my Moto X Pure on the website and it states that my phone is compatabile, but there's no option to purchase a sim yet.

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  20. It is official 4G LTE is now available on Total Wireless. Click "quality value & choice" on home page. The SIM option and /or "ship SIM to" comes up when you play with activate/reactivate links using IMEI/Dec MEID/Hex MEID using BOTH "I have a total wireless phone" and "I am bringing my own phone" and/or check compatability link. When it does come up you have to make your decision at that point, because it will not come up again using that same devices IMEI/Hex MEID/Dec MEID for another 24 hours, yes 1 full day. Just keep trying in various ways and it will come up.

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  21. This doesn't make sense. 5GB of LTE data on Verizon for only $35 undercuts sister brand Straight Talk's $45 plan. Why would TracFone compete with itself?

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    1. Why not? If you are a Straight Talk customer TracFone will be happy to keep charging you $45/month. If you don't like it, TracFone will be happy to sell you a new Total Wireless phone for $100 or so you can save $10 per month after the cost of the new phone is amortized.

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  22. So are we sure that this LTE service or have the found a way ("special" SIM ) to make use of a LTE phone but limit it to 3G ?

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    1. If you go to the Total Wireless home page and look at the same pic that's at the top of this article, you'll notice it now says 4G LTE.

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  23. Nobody knows for sure completely yet. All else is speculation and guesses . As usual be patient and all things will become clear.

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  24. Total Wireless SIMS are NOW EASILY AVAILABLE to add to your online activation procedure. You cannot just buy a SIM you must also purchase a plan.

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  25. Has anyone one a speedtest to see if it reaches 5mbps like pageplus?

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