Verizon MVNOs might get LTE in Q3 2014
Yet another rumor unofficially confirms that Verizon MVNOs will soon get access to LTE. According to sources familiar with the matter, Verizon might allow it in the third quarter of 2014, Fierce Wireless reports. However, Verizon declined to comment on the subject when Fierce Wireless addressed them. Verizon spokeswoman Debi Lewis replied:
“We’re not going to comment on any speculation, nor do we comment on business relationships with wholesale or MVNO partners.”
Verizon MVNO Selectel Wireless has notified its dealers recently about getting access to LTE “soon”. Also, on forums of Page Plus’ online dealer Kitty Wireless, getting access to LTE has been a topic for a while now. However, information on it was pure speculation until few days ago when Marketing Manager of PagePlus Cellular, Denny Scher, confirmed it on HowardForums: “Yes, 4G LTE is coming to Page Plus. I won’t announce a date at this time, but it’s not too far off.”
Verizon has started offering LTE to its prepaid customers with Allset service plans only last month, on July 17, 2014. Prepaid brands and MVNOs of AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are allowing it for much longer period so it’s not a surprise that Verizon has such plans. Sprint, for example, is not allowing just LTE to its prepaid brands and MVNOs but access to more advanced Sprint Spark tri-band LTE network as well.
Besides Selectel Wireless and Page Plus Cellular, Verizon MVNOs ReachOut Wireless, GreatCall (Jitterbug) and BYO Wireless should apparently get access to LTE as well.
Source: Fierce Wireless