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Total Wireless Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Prepaid LTE Smartphone (Space Gray) Reconditioned $68 / New $85 + Free Overnight S/H

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  • Total Wireless operates on the Verizon network
  • These devices are locked to Total Wireless for 12 months (unlock policy [tfwunlockpolicy.com])
  • Recommended: Activate using a Total Wireless Activation Kit from Walmart [walmart.com]
    • Walmart activation kits include: Unlimited Talk & Text + 6GB Data for $35/Month
    • Standard activation kits include: Unlimited Talk & Text + 5GB Data for $35/Month
  • The iPhone 5s can be used as a WiFi only device (like an iPod Touch). Will require the SIM card (included) to be inserted to bypass activation screen during setup.
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Reconditioned. The highly advanced iPhone 5s features the A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a new 8-megapixel iSight camera, a new FaceTime HD camera, ultrafast LTE wireless ¹, iOS 9, and iCloud.
So old battery? That's not good.
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I'd go with the 32GB SE for $135 instead...
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I'd go with the 32GB SE for $135 instead...
Agreed the SE is a much better phone. Let me ask the evil question about getting these unlocked?
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Agreed the SE is a much better phone. Let me ask the evil question about getting these unlocked?
HARD but doable
"17. TOTAL WIRELESS UNLOCKING POLICY

For Customers with Total Wireless Handsets Capable of Being Unlocked : Total Wireless will provide an unlocking code to customers who request unlocking, provided they meet the following conditions:

(a) Customers must request handset unlocking. Total Wireless will unlock handsets of current and former Total Wireless customers without charge. Non-former customers may request unlocking, but Total Wireless may charge a reasonable fee.

(b) The Total Wireless Handset must have been activated on Total Wireless Service for no fewer than 12 months with Service Plans redeemed in no fewer than 12 months.

(c) Customers must possess a Total Wireless Handset that is not reported stolen, lost, or associated with fraudulent activity.

(d) If a customer in good standing requesting handset unlocking is deployed as military personnel, upon provision of deployment papers, Total Wireless will honor that customer's unlocking request."

The "reasonable fee" is the key. No one really knows what it is though
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Family on 5 for $130/mo, I get 6gb kids and wife share 15. Verizon towers... so much win.
Great deal for the kids thats for sure
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Read way too many awful reviews on Walmart.com about the trouble people have with them. So many about people mysteriously losing 4-5gb of data in hours or days when they are on wifi and normally only use a few gb's in a month. I have a strong suspicion they are sucking people's data allotments away and not actually providing the data they were sold. I have a card and sim but decided that I was not going to put myself through the headache. Maybe in a few years after a class action suit they will clean up their act like Straight Talk eventually did.
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Thinking about buying this as a ipod for my car. Currently using first generation ipod. Really don't see a need to update but $66 is too damn cheap price
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I have been with total wireless ever since the downfall of r+, and I haven't had any issues using a Moto X Pure that was previously on a few different Sprint MVNOs. The extra gb of data for purchasing the plan from walmart is a nice extra, but they also occasionally run promos where you can pay for a card for a month of service and a cheap phone or hotspot for free, so it is the $35 for the normal 5gb service, but you also get a free phone. The service is throttled a bit, i believe to 5mbps, but that is enough for most any situation I have been in, and running off of verizon towers is a huge plus for me.
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Too bad tracfone devices are hard locked, not even having many "premium unlocking service" like Sprint branded iphones. been looking for a cheap SE 32/64GB to unlock for months

after missing the boost 50% deal earlier this year

Note that shopping portals offer $30 back (after checking seem that only iphone SE 32gb has "phone only" option using portal; for 5s, you need OP's link for phone only option)
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Does locked to Total mean cannot use on Verizon or Verizon mvno?
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Does locked to Total mean cannot use on Verizon or Verizon mvno?
Yea that's right. No Verizon or other Verizon MVNOs. This works on Simple Mobile out of the box without unlocking tho, maybe Straight Talk too but I never tested that one. They are all owned by TracFone is probably why.

Wife had this phone on Total Wireless for several months. Service was reliable where we live and never experienced any problems with data disappearing like mentioned above. Only reason I stopped using them was cuz I got a good deal on a newer iPhone opening a line on a major carrier. I'd go back if I were shopping around. Either them or MintSIM.

5s still runs smooth for most everything if you can use a 4" screen, except a few heavy games like BioShock, Assassin's Creed Identity and Radiation Island. Probably a good 98% of all games on the App Store run perfectly well. The 1GB of RAM only really affects web browsing when you have more than like three tabs open since pages can refresh if you're switching back and forth between a lot of stuff. I wouldn't call the one we have a stuttery or slow phone at all even compared to some recent phones.
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Yea that's right. No Verizon or other Verizon MVNOs. This works on Simple Mobile out of the box without unlocking tho, maybe Straight Talk too but I never tested that one. They are all owned by TracFone is probably why.

Wife had this phone on Total Wireless for several months. Service was reliable where we live and never experienced any problems with data disappearing like mentioned above. Only reason I stopped using them was cuz I got a good deal on a newer iPhone opening a line on a major carrier. I'd go back if I were shopping around. Either them or MintSIM.

5s still runs smooth for most everything if you can use a 4" screen, except a few heavy games like BioShock, Assassin's Creed Identity and Radiation Island. Probably a good 98% of all games on the App Store run perfectly well. The 1GB of RAM only really affects web browsing when you have more than like three tabs open since pages can refresh if you're switching back and forth between a lot of stuff. I wouldn't call the one we have a stuttery or slow phone at all even compared to some recent phones.
Ah OK. Thanks for the info!
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when searching on ebay, it seems that it does work with Tracfone's Verizon-networked MVNOs
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