TracFone owned Verizon MVNO PagePlus Cellular is now advertising the availability of LTE data on their homepage and has started selling LTE SIM cards directly to consumers. LTE has actually been live on PagePlus since Oct 2nd but until today there was no mention of it on the PagePlus site and SIMs were only available from PagePlus dealers.
PagePlus is charging $4.95 plus $5.95 shipping for SIMs. Nano and combo mini/micro SIMs are available.
To use LTE on PagePlus you need a "clean-ESN" (not reported lost or stolen or with money owed to Verizon) phone that was sold for Verizon postpaid service. Verizon Prepaid phones and phones from other operators like Sprint or U.S. Cellular will not work. PagePlus is not currently selling LTE phones itself but the PagePlus site has a link to a PagePlus branded phone store operated by Quality One Wireless which sells both LTE and non-LTE phones that are compatible with PagePlus service.
LTE is only available on PagePlus plans priced at $29.95 or higher. Page Plus's $12/month and the pay as you go plan are 3G only. Although Verizon LTE is capable of speeds of up to 50 Mbps, PagePlus LTE speeds are throttled to just 5 Mbps.
The table below lists all of PagePlus' LTE plans:
|Name||Monthly Price||Voice||Domestic Text/MMS||Data|
|Talk n Text 1200 Monthly Plan||$29.95||1200 minutes, overage 5¢/min||3000 SMS or MMS*, overage 5¢/ea.||500MB, overage 5¢/MB|
|Unlimited Talk n Text Monthly Plan||$39.95||unlimited domestic, 100 min international||unlimited SMS & MMS*||1GB, overage 5¢/MB|
|The 55 Monthly Plan||$55.00||unlimited domestic, 200 min international||unlimited SMS or MMS*||3GB, overage 5¢/MB|
|The $69.95 Plan||$69.95||unlimited domestic, 400 min international||unlimited SMS or MMS*||5GB, overage 5¢/MB|
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