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Selectel Adds More Data to $40, $50 and $70 Plans

Verizon MVNO Selectel Wireless notified its dealers today that its $40, $50 and $70 plans will be getting more data effective tomorrow Saturday, December 9, 2017.
  • The $40 plan's high speed data allowance is increasing from 3 GB to 4 GB.
  • The $50 plan goes from 5 GB to 7 GB
  • The $70 plan goes from 7 GB to 10 GB
As before, all three plans include unlimited 128 kbps throttled data after the high speed allowance is used.

With these latest changes Selectel's current plan lineup looks like this:
  • $15/30 days - 3G phones only, 300 Minutes, Unlimited SMS, 50 MB Data (hard capped).
  • $20/30 days  - 500 Minutes, Unlimited SMS, 50 MB Data (hard capped).
  • $30/30 days - Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited SMS/MMS, Unlimited Data, first 1 GB at high speed.
  • $40/30 days - Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited SMS/MMS, Unlimited Data, first 4 GB at high speed.
  • $50/30 days - Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited SMS/MMS, Unlimited Data, first 7 GB at high speed.
  • $70/30 days - Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited SMS/MMS, Unlimited Data, first 10 GB at high speed.
These increases make Selectel more competitive. With 4 GB,  Selectel now offers 1 GB more high speed data than Verizon Prepaid or Page Plus at the $40 price point. But Total Wireless still beats all three of them with 5 GB for $35, although Total's data is hard capped and the others include unlimited throttled data. At the $50 price point, Boom matches Verizon Prepaid with 7 GB, but Straight Talk is a better deal with 10 GB for $45. Select's 10 GB for $70 seems overpriced when Straight Talk offers "unlimited" high speed data for $55. Of course price isn't everything and Selectel is noted for having good customer service, while the TracFone brands Total Wireless, Page Plus and Straight Talk are generally acknowledged to have some of the worst customer support in the business.  Selectel also offers free text roaming and voice roaming at 25¢/minute. There's no roaming with the TracFone brands.

Source: reader tip.

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  1. Not very competitive. MetroPCS, Cricket wireless, Boost mobile offer unlimited plan at $50 for single line. Why would anyone considered paying $70 for 10GB if they can get unlimited at cheaper price.

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    1. Easy. To get Verizon coverage.

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    2. What Do. You. Mean?

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    3. None of those other services work well in my area. Total Wireless on Verizon at $61.67 two lines 15GB is a tremendous value. Verizon's network is the value.

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    4. "None of those other services work well in my area. Total Wireless on Verizon at $61.67 two lines 15GB is a tremendous value. Verizon's network is the value"

      That's true in so many cases, with Verizon being 30% better than T-Mobile, and 4 times as good as Sprint.

      Still, I wouldn't think there is a very large area of the US that has Verizon but no AT&T (Cricket).

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  2. The only redeeming value? Not a Carlos Slim[e] tentacle of an MVNO “brand.” Otherwise, a nuisance of an itty bitty move to try and keep up with the crowd of MVNOs who are all desperately resisting death at every moment. Especially those of King Verizon and its nasty built in expectations of MVNOs.

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    1. You missed the last sentence:
      "Selectel also offers free text roaming and voice roaming at 25¢/minute. There's no roaming with the TracFone brands."

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    2. Perhaps Verizon knows how many mvnos they need, or don't. But hey you should alert them to your business plans.

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    3. "You missed the last sentence: "

      Nothing to see there,so Tentacle Guy (Anon 4:30 AM) moved along. Data is king, and there was no free data roaming on Selectel.

      Throw it in the junk.

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    4. Data is king for some people. For me voice coverage is king. Junk guy needs to be thrown in the trash some time.

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    5. If voice coverage were king, we'd all still be using ancient Nokia handsets.

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    1. Both are fly by nights ... There's a good chance one or both will suddenly vanish in the next year or two, taking customers payments and phone numbers with them.

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    2. Red Pocket has been around since 2005. Not a fly by night.

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  4. Dead on arrival.

    It's great for current subscribers who didn't need it to begin with (else they wouldn't have signed up for Selectel), but it's not competitive enough to pull customers away from Total.

    That, and there's still the device question.

    Where can you get a new low-range Samsung device with 2GB of RAM and Verizon HD Voice compatibility for under $80 that'll work perfectly with Selectel?

    Oh, right, you can't.

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    1. Dunno about the HD Voice, BUT, you can get a Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro (2GB of RAM) 5.5" screen on VERIZON network thru TracFone for $79.95 INCLUDES 1000 min/texts/data & 6-months of service @ Home Shopping Network.
      (If you are conservative with your usage)

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    2. "that'll work perfectly with Selectel"

      If you actually read the comment and lurked until you knew your stuff, you'd know that...

      A) Tracfones are slim-locked and won't work with independent Verizon MVNOs.

      B) The only phone you can get for that price is the shitty 2016 Luna.

      C) The actual Sky Pro was $50 a couple weeks back.

      The fact is, because Selectel doesn't have its own selection of modern devices on a network that doesn't play well with unlocked phones, the device question still remains unanswered.

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    3. "The fact is, because Selectel doesn't have its own selection of modern devices on a network that doesn't play well with unlocked phones"

      The nasty Verizon policies, and the hefty tax to unlock phones, to me act as a deterrent from using Verizon. Despite the superior coverage.

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