TracFone launching Total Wireless, new Verizon MVNO with data sharing plans
America Movil’s US subsidiary TracFone has launched Total Wireless, a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that uses Verizon network for providing prepaid wireless service. Total Wireless focuses on providing family-type service plans very similar to Virgin Mobile’s recently added Data Done Right data sharing plans that are Walmart exclusive. New MVNO’s service is also available at Walmart.
Total Wireless Plans
Total Wireless is offering individual and shared monthly plans. Individual plans that both work with smartphones include:
- $25 monthly plan – unlimited talk and unlimited text, no data
- $35 monthly plan – unlimited talk, unlimited text and 2.5 GB of data
Their multi-line shared plans offer two, three and four lines options:
- $60 monthly plan for two lines include unlimited talk, unlimited text and 5 GB of shared data
- $85 monthly plan for three lines include unlimited talk, unlimited text and 9 GB of shared data
- $110 monthly plan for four lines include unlimited talk, unlimited text and 12 GB of shared data
Since Total Wireless doesn’t offer unlimited data like other TracFone’s subsidiaries, throttled after high speed allotments, customers can be left without data if they use up all of their monthly allotment before a monthly cycle ends. However, they can add an extra 1.5 GB of shared data to any plan for $10, data that do not expire on active accounts. This add-on data can be added to mobile hotspot plans as well.
The new Verizon MVNO might be interesting due to its $35 plan and a 2.5 GB of data providing high speed data are 4G LTE. Verizon itself charges $60 for 2.5 GB of data for per month. Also, a $25 plan seems to be compatible with smartphones which is usually a feature phone plan.
Also, the carrier supports BYOD but currently it’s not available. Also, it is selling at the moment just four phones: the Samsung Galaxy S3 for $249.99, Alcatel OneTouch for $149.99, Motorola Moto E (XT830c) for $89.99 and ZTE Z750, which is as Straight Talk’s ZTE Savvy, for $79.99.
Total Wireless still needs to officially launch and make its service complete.
Source: Total Wireless