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Total Wireless Makes Changes to Family Share Plans

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BestMVNO earlier shared news that Total Wireless has updated its family share plans. A reader of the website left a comment that the Verizon MVNO has almost doubled the amount of data available in its plans.

After today's plan changes, Total Wireless' Family Share plans look like this:


  • $60 Family Share Plan ($57 with Auto Billing) - Now includes 15GB of shared data for up to two lines/devices (Previously 8GB)
  • $85 Family Share Plan ($80.70 with Auto Billing) - Now includes 20GB of shared data for up to three lines/devices (Previously 12GB)
  • $100 Family Share Plan ($95 with Auto Billing) - Now includes 25GB of shared data for up to four lines/devices (Previously 15GB)
These plans already include unlimited talk and text. Unfortunately, taxes are not yet included. 

Apart from the changes it made to its Family Share plans, the MVNO has also increased the data included with its data add-on package. Instead of the original 3GB shareable data included in the package, customers can now get 5GB of shareable data as an add-on to their plan for only $10/month. Any unused data gets rolled over to the next month. 

So far, these are the only changes Total Wireless made today. The MVNO's $25/month and $35/month single line plans remain unchanged. 


Source: BestMVNO

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  1. These prices seem pretty good. Do Verizon phones still not get Android updates on Total Wireless? Is there any way to get updates other than buying one of the few universal phones?

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    1. Flash a new OS onto your phone.

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  2. What "universal" phones are you referring and why do you wish to avoid them?

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    1. Moto phones, but they have a so so record with updates. Pixel phones are too expensive. Nexus 5x would be nice if it had more ram.

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    2. Pretty much all moto phones get 1 major update (Android 6 to 7 for example). I had a moto g with 4.4 that got 5.1.1 update. The g4 play is has gotten 7.0 from 6.0.

      Most companies don't even blink at their low end phones let alone give them updates.

      If anything Motorola is actually one of the better companies in giving updates. They aren't fast at it but at least you get an update. Look at samsung. Samsung won't update anything unless it is their flagship phone and tablet line.

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  3. The problem is that Verizon and Tracfone still don't offer affordable mid-range devices, and most unlocked devices that support VoLTE on Band 12 still don't support flawless VoLTE on Verizon.

    Furthermore, Verizon and Trac are still pricing phones like it's 2015, and at full original retail to boot.

    Where as the Blade V8 Pro and 64GB G5 Plus can be found for under $300, similar specs can't be found on a Verizon compatible phone for less than $500.

    That inflated buy-in, with no sales or discounts to match the competition, is ultimately what's keeping GSM carriers in business.

    After all, why bother with a gold digging whore when the carriers next door are willing to work hard and improve themselves to win your patronage?

    They're also "interoperable," and the right phone makes 'em a two for one deal.

    In comparison, Verizon and its MVNOs can't even compete because all they want is to lock you down to a single network and fleece you for all you're worth.

    With all the options customers now have, that kind of miserable monogamy just isn't any way to win over consumers.

    Hopefully they'll eventually expand their selection and cut prices to win back the customers who've run away in droves.

    But until that happens, I just don't see how anyone could still recommend Total Wireless and its limited selection of burners except as "babby's first prepaid phone."

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    1. If I were an Apple products person I would jump to total wireless right now. I prefer a smaller phone anyway and the iPhone se is really cheap relative to it's performance. If you are happy with a Nexus or Moto phone, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg and your phone won't be locked to Verizon. I set my parents up on total wireless a while ago, one on a Nexus and one on a Moto. Everything works great and they love it.

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  4. This is why I love prepaid. You do nothing and the plans continue to get better. We've had a 4 line family plan since they started offering 4g and this guarantees we won't be leaving any time soon.

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    1. It's the entire wireless market, not just prepaid.

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  5. This a a significant increase in the data amount over the previous plans, but Total Wireless is a "handyman special" carrier. A lot of work on your part is required before "moving in".
    Verizon post paid has spoiled me with their customer service, which I pay for through the nose. But I like to keep up with Dennis's excellent updates on this site.
    Maybe Total Wireless doubled their customer service department to six people. LOL
    Tempting offering though.

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    1. Tracfone CS is still just one guy who reads off a script and snickers at you in the background.

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    2. I had no problem 'moving in'. Entered the info on their site (IMEI, ICCID, etc.) and the number I wanted to port in along with that carrier's information and within 20 minutes the phone was up and running. Same thing when I changed to a shared plan and added my wife's phone a few days later. Had to jump through a hoop or two to get a refund for the initial plan but I ultimately got the refund. I didn't have to deal with customer service only their Facebook rep and their refund department.

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  6. Is the speeds still capped at about 5mbps ?

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    1. No, Total Wireless and other Verizon based TRacFone owned brands now have full LTE speeds.

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  7. does total wireless have tethering or hot spot included?

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    1. Tethering is prohibited by Total's terms of service and blocked on iOS and most Android phones. Total doesn't seem to take any action against users who get hotspot or USB tethering working with 3rd apps and jailbreaking or rooting.

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  8. We love total wireless and now I'll never have to but another 10$ Data ad on. Just setting my daughter up with her now..but not putting her on my plan. No way am I sharing with her. Lol

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  9. Anyone know what the taxes and service fees are on the $85 family plan?

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  10. I set up our plan for automatic refill each month so I get a $5 discount bringing monthly fee down to $80. However with taxes, fees, etc. the total each month is approx. $86. Based on that I guess the additional charges on $85 would be $6 - $8 per mo.

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  11. Hey Dennis, I just purchased a total wireless iPhone se. I am not happy with coverage in my area and am considering going back to metro PCS. Is it possible to use my total wireless iPhone on metro?

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    1. No, Total Wireless phones are locked to Total Wireless and other TracFone brands. Total will only unlock them after 12 months of paid service and 3rd party unlockers generally are not able to unlock phones from TracFone brands.

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    2. Thanks, that’s what I figured but thought I’d check with you

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