Carrier Total Wireless: $35/mo unlimited talk & text + 5gb data on the Verizon network (plus family plans)

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  1. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

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    Saw this on slickdeals and thought it was a great value option that others out there who need the Verizon network coverage, without the insane prices, might like to know about :)

    https://www.totalwireless.com/wps/portal/home

    Plans:
    • 1 line: $35/mo for unlimited talk + text + 5gb of data
    • 2 lines: $60/mo for unlimited talk + text + 8gb of shared data
    • 3 lines: $85/mo for unlimited talk + text + 12gb of shared data
    • 4 lines: $110/mo for unlimited talk + text + 15gb of shared data
    A few things to keep in mind:
    • Verizon limits all prepaid MVNO's LTE speeds to 5mbps down and 2mbps up
    • If you burn through your data limits, you're cut off unless you buy more
    • At any time you can buy additional data (3gb for $10) which never expires
    • No official hotspot add-on
    • Taxes & fees not included
    • Can set up auto-pay for 5% off the monthly cost
    • SIM cards & service can be bought online or at their exclusive retailer Walmart

    Additional information can be found here: http://slickdeals.net/f/8762091-total-wireless-verizon-mvno-now-offering-5gb-lte-35-month
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The only bad things are the slow speeds, getting cut off instead of getting throttled after you pass your allowed data limit and you cannot use any of that data to tether.
    But besides that the price is awesome.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    No tethering does suck, but the additional data price (3 GB for $10) is still quite reasonable.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Well said.
    Verizon charges $10 per GB for their customers.
    So 3GB for $10 that doesn't expire is a solid deal.
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    $10 for 1 GB some plans. With other plans it's not $10, but $15. I know from firsthand experience. :confused:
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What a rip off bro.
    Those days are coming to an end soon though. $15 per GB. Wow :D
     
  7. Hal~9000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's weird they don't have a hotspot add-on for the cell plans because they actually sell a dedicated mobile hotspot for only $30 so it doesn't seem like they're opposed to tethering. Maybe they just haven't gotten around to setting up the option (kind of like how Cricket didn't have the official option for the iPhone until just recently) and it will be coming down the line?

    While it would be a pain and you might miss calls, I also wonder that if you had service with them if you could buy the $30 hotspot and simply pop your sim card out of your phone to put it in the hotspot for a bit while you needed to tethering? Probably a dumb idea and too much of an inconvenience, but maybe someone in the slickdeals thread tries it anyways :p

    I agree though that the price is awesome for the Verizon network :) I am particularly impressed with the $10 for 3gb add-on which doesn't expire at all. Seems rather generous as even other prepaid options like Cricket and Project Fi only offer 1gb for $10 which expires at the end of the month like the greedy postpaid carriers.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Or you could tether still if you had a jb device;)
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Indeed, it is, but my monthly bill is nice and the speed/coverage is exceptional. Alas, your beloved TMO doesn't even have a store in a 60-mile radius.
     
  10. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    Not bad...always good to have options when evaluating carriers.
     
  11. Hal~9000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

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    So true!

    Always makes me happy to see that 9.0.2 on my 6s. When people ask "is jailbreaking worth it anymore?" I always have a smile on my face knowing I have that much more control over my device and what I can do with it :D

    Yeah, I totally agree. Everyones situation is different and there always might be a better option out there for people. For example I currently use RingPlus for free monthly service ($0/mo for 4000 min/text/mb), but thats just cause I live in an area where the Sprint network is decent which is not the case for many.

    Either way though its nice to see more and more good value prepaid options like this keep popping up that we get to choose from :)
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Whatever works best for you my friend.
    I have a bunch of tmobile stores near me but I setup my plan online and they mailed me my sims. Coverage, speed and price were higher on my list than local stores availability.
     
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