Will Total Wireless Get LTE?

Tracfone’s recently launched Verizon MVNO, Total Wireless, has been available in¬†Walmart stores nationwide for several weeks now. The service doesn’t currently offer LTE and according to our reader comments, has not had the best track record for customer service. But, there might be a small chance that it will be offering 4G services sometime soon. Prepaid Phone News reported earlier this week that Total Wireless might be planning on adding LTE to its services, citing Howard Forums users discovery of LTE devices being listed as ‘eligible’ as well as Total Wireless reps stating that the service would be coming “very soon.” Of course, customer service reps aren’t always the best informed, and both Tracfone and more specifically Total Wireless reps seem to be gaining quite the poor reputation. I tried a couple of different reps, and all of them simply told me that it was something that the company was “working on” which is pretty vague. At this point, it’s little more than speculation. Still, as pretty much all of Tracfone’s other brands currently support Verizon LTE, I would be surprised if Total Wireless was not also let in on the faster 4G network as well. Of course, the company hardly needs that to remain competitive as it currently has some pretty competitive offerings, including unlimited talk, text and 2.5 GB of data for $35. View more Total Wireless plans here. However, do keep in mind if you are looking into switching to this company that there seem to be some bugs with bringing your own device, so simply buying one through Total Wireless might be the better option as many users have reported issues with getting refunds on any purchases. As with any new MVNO, a little caution is never a bad thing. Have you tried Total Wireless? What was your experience? Share with us in the comments!]]>

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  1. E on June 1, 2015 at 7:01 am

    I’ve had TW for 3 months now and no issues. We have the 2 lines $60 package and never had an issue. I can only get 3G in my area so it not being 4G is not an issue. So far nothing to complain about other than the phone selection is limited and a bit overpriced.



  2. David on September 2, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I was on Verizon since 1998 and under the old Alltel plan with two basic phones when wife wanted a smart phone to keep up with her friends. I researched for 2 months and this was the best plan plus I was able to transfer my Samsung Convoy 2 with no problems. I bought her the LG Ultimate 2 which has had a $ 50.00 price reduction since purchase 2 months ago. Wish I had of waited, lol. Went from paying $ 76.29 a month for only 500 min and no text or data to unlimited talk, text and 5 gb of data for $ 64.00 a month including all taxes and fees. I had questioned alot of my Walmart friends that handle cell phones, etc, and all assured me they had no problems with TW. Suggestion: We were on a family plan so I transferred the sub number first and the second day the main number. If you transfer the main number first you will lose your secondary numbers because Verizon will close the account which could also be true of other carriers also. Was able to keep our old numbers. Everything went through smoothly. Put on autopay and have enjoyed the extras for less. No more worrying about how many min I have used each month. First time texting. Wife still learning to use smartphone but she is getting the hang of it. I also asked many questions for weeks to TW customer service and all were answered to my satisfaction. I have been totally satisfied with the whole procedure and service. No problems and recommend TW. Since we have not had smart phones before we are not familiar with speeds but do not use much data and everything seems to go through quickly. Each TW customer service agent also handle every Trac phone company such as Straight Talk, Net 10, etc. They are all in the Phillipines but speak good English. As others have reported they confirmed they are working on LTE speeds in the future.



  3. David on September 2, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    One other thing I forgot to mention that I think others with negative comments are having problems with is when you are transfering from your old carrier make sure you have your pin number, which unless you changed it usually is the last 4 of your ssn. Without this I do not think the TW system will let it go through. That is also why I think alot are getting ‘system error’ when trying to sign up. And again, port your secondary numbers first then on the second day your main number after you have confirmed your secondary’s have been ported. Makes life easy when you follow the rules.
    David