Selectel and Puppy Wireless LTE now available
LTE has arrived on Selectel Wireless and Puppy Wireless. Both Verizon MVNOs have announced LTE launch for June 1, 2015. While Selectel has added it as announced, Puppy has delayed its launch until yesterday.
Both Selectel Wireless and Puppy Wireless have been experiencing issues with porting in numbers. Puppy is also having a problem with upgrading from 3G to LTE service so for now, only new activations with a new number are able to effortlessly activate. Page Plus’s online dealer Kitty Wireless that owns Puppy said on its forum that they expect to start upgrading 3G service to LTE successfully in a few days, more precisely by June 12, 2015. Customers who want to activate Verizon LTE phone on Puppy Wireless can do it on MyPuppyWireless.com.
Selectel requires LTE SIM card for activating LTE that can be purchased at its dealers or by calling 1-877-218-5744. LTE plans that Selectel offers are:
- $20 plan – 500 voice minutes, 500 SMS, and 2.5 MB of data for MMS only (flex card cannot be added on this plan)
- $30 plan – 1300 voice minutes, 3000 SMS and 500 MB of data
- $40 plan – unlimited talk, SMS and 1GB of data
- $55 plan – unlimited talk, SMS and 3GB of data
- $70 plan – unlimited talk, SMS and 5GB of data
- $100 yearly plan – 2000 voice minutes, 2000 text and 2.5MB of data for MMS only (flex card cannot be added on this plan)
Puppy Wireless sells LTE SIM cards for $10 with free shipping. They charge for overage 5 cents per minute, message or megabyte of data. Puppy LTE plans are:
- $10.95 – includes 50 minutes, 50 messages and 50MB of data (was $7.95 with 5MB)
- $12.95 – includes 150 minutes, 150 messages and 50MB of data (was $9.95 with 15MB)
- $13.00 – 5 minutes, 2000 messages and 5MB of data (mega texting plan)
- $14.95 – includes 250 minutes, 250 messages and 50MB of data (was $11.95 with 25MB)
- $17.95 – includes 350 minutes, 350 messages and 50MB of data (was $14.95 with 35MB)
- $19.95 – includes 300 minutes, 300 messages and 300MB of data
- $22.00 – 5 minutes, 4000 messages and 5MB of data (mega texting plan)
- $24.95 – includes 400 minutes, 400 messages and 400MB of data
- $29.95 – includes 750 minutes, 750 messages and 1GB of data
- $29.95 – includes 1200 minutes, 3000 messages and 500MB of data
- $39.95 – includes unlimited minutes, unlimited messages and 1GB of data
- $55.00 – includes unlimited minutes, unlimited messages and 3GB of data
LTE speeds on both Verizon MVNOs are throttled to around 5 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Besides Selectel and Puppy Wireless, other Verizon MVNOs that offer LTE are TracFone, Straight Talk, Net10 and Page Plus Cellular, all TracFone owned.