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TOTAL WIRELESS UNL $35
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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 309 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good idea

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    I recommend this to a few of my family and friends. They love it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Plan for Occasional Data User

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    The first decision for me in going with a smart phone is to decide what network to use. Verizon is the only one that has towers in one of the areas I frequent so Verizon it is! However going through Verizon can get expensive for the way I use a smart phone plan. I wanted unlimited call and text but just occasional data. The problem with most plans is that the data expires at the end of the cycle. Most of my internet access is at home through the cable company. I use the phone internet access for convenience around town which does not amount to much and bigger chunks when on occasional trips out of town. What is great about Total Wireless is that the 3GB data purchased separately does not expire so I do not loose the money I spent purchasing data like I would on other plans. I went with the $25 phone and text only card then I spent the extra $10 on the 3 GB of data. It worked exactly as expected. There were no problems combining the two. Since I was planning a 10 day out of town trip, I added 3 more GB that went into reserve. Everything worked exactly as expected when the cycle rolled over. I had added the next month's phone and text card ahead of time and it automatically activated for the new cycle. Additionally all of my data remained! Once I used up the first 3 GB, it just kept on going into the next 3 GB. I read that third party providers of Verizon are limited to 5 mbps but I ran a speed test in my metro area and got 10mbps. Maybe they have a new limit now. I have been out of town with it and was able to get on the Verizon network in a rural area with only Verizon towers with no problem. My data speed was 3 to 5 mbps but I believe that is because I was in a weak signal area. There have been no issues with the phone or text. I was using a Verizon prepaid plan on a flip phone previously and all is the same. The phone is a unlocked Lenovo Moto 5G Plus with 64 MG and 4GB ram. I got everything from Best Buy and they set it up without any issues. There have been no problems of any kind with either the phone or the plan. The phone can act as a hot spot so I did a brief test to see if I could get access using my laptop going through the phone as a hotspot. It did work. I did not find anything in the terms of service that said that this is not allowed but then I have not seen anything from Total Wireless that does says it is ok. I leave it up to you to check that out. I know some of the Trac Phone companies (which owns Total Wireless) have it in their agreement that tethering is not allowed. This is a great plan for me that gives me unlimited phone and text for only $25 a month and I just pay for data as I need it with it not rolling off at the end of the cycle. This gives great control over the data cost which is cheap at $10 for 3 GB. Many want $20 for just 1 GB on prepaid plans. This can be a great plan if it matches your requirements and it gets you on probably he best network out there, especially for us out west. Bottom line, it all worked without any issues or surprises. Like any plan, spend the time to understand the details and fine print before deciding.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    I genuinely love having this prepaid company.. it has great reception it’s with Verizon I been a customer for two years and have never had a problem. I have service every where even in schools that have dead zones.. I strongly recommend this company. Also any Verizon phone is compatible and you are able to port your number so you keep your number when you switch and if your Verizon phone is paid off you bring it over. I love the fact that total wireless doesn’t charge $20.00 to have a smart phone on the plan like other companies. Must get!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price, most bang for your buck!

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    At 6GB per month, I researched this have this best price overall. I found out that, Total Wireless is owned by América Móvil, which also operates the TracFone Wireless family of MVNO brands. The report also said that the Total Wireless service runs on Verizon's network.Mar 17, 2015 Fast data!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought this for my nephew

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    This works great for my nephew's phone. It's cheaper than a contract with a carrier.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s a wireless card lol

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Great value for the money :) If you want good service and want to pay a cheap price, look no further. Total wireless is the plan for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless plan, the worst customer service

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    I'd give 5+ stars *except* for initial setup process, which alone is worth 0 stars. I've been on TW phone plans for just over a year, starting with a single line and subsequently adding a second and recently a third line in a 3 line family plan -- obviously I like them. The deal is the best, and the service (Verizon network) is as good as it gets, at least in the areas I travel. The ONLY downside is getting phones activated using an unlocked BYOD Android cell (Moto 5G+, Moto 6G, and a Samsung Galaxy 7 or 8.) In each case I verified online that the phone was compatible, but the customer service agent told me it wasn't. All 3 were wrong. Most transfers of service eventually went OK, but one phone (Transferring from T-Mobile) was offline for ~4 days until a new SIM could be shipped. It was a real pain, although TW paid for the replacement SIM and 2-day shipping. If you aren't somewhat technically informed (or have a geeky personal friend) with persistence and a high tolerance for being on the phone with tech support and walking *them* through the process, this may not be for you. I don't look forward to doing that again, but probably will anyway when I upgrade phones. If you are buying a new virgin TotalWireless phone and SIM, the process should be much easier, but I don't know. After the phone(s) are set up life is good, and the price is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    so far so good, much cheaper than old provider

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    fairly easy to set up, needed some held when the web page locked up so called total wireless. 1st person was very little help but I called back later and talked to someone else and they were very helpful. total wireless called back later to make sure everything was working properly

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Same coverage as Verizon

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    I was going to add my son to my Verizon plan, but I discovered Total Wireless. It has the same coverage and I don’t have to worry about my son going over and getting an outrageous bill. For $35 a month he gets unlimited talk/text and 5gb of data. Works great for both of us!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I like this because it’s easier to use than having to go to the store to activate and add lovey

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a prepaid phone card

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    it is what it is! Gave me enough minutes and data for what I needed my prepaid phone to do :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    3 lines for $85 with 20GB data

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    First month of service for us on a Verizon-based service. We used our unlocked CDMA phones to get service where AT&T didn't reach, and for nearly HALF the cost from Verizon for the 3 lines. No extra start-up costs, and no contract, if you decide to cancel.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Great service once you get it

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    We purchased this to put on son's hand-me-down Iphone5. The associate tried for an hour to get it to work, but couldn't. It finally took a hard re-set to the phone to get the service connected. It's been fine since, and we like the service, but what a pain in the beginning. Kudos and thanks to the associate who tried for so long!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Half of Verizon

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    This operates on Verizon's towers. It half the price. Would give 5 stars but it was a bit challenging to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very convenient to purchase at best buy

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    I like to get my phone card at the store as I get reward points for buying it at best buy plus your associate will add the card to my phone. Very convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart value

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

    Smart value for a phone card and free shipping to my home.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value phone service!

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Great value and service. Never have dropped calls or any issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Phone Service

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

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    Ease of Use
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    Also includes Internet but no much which the card doesn't say

    Features

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    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy in cell phone service!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Same coverage as best major brand with cheaper price for three lines of service.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless plan.

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    I have used this service for a couple of years and have have good service at a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend