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Total Wireless: 50% More Data for ported in number $33.2

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Total Wireless is offering "Bring your number◊ and get 50% more data"!

Assuming all lines are ported in you would get...
1 Line 5GB 7.5 GB
2 Line 15GB 22.5 GB
3 Line 20GB 30 GB
4 Line 25GB 37.5 GB

◊Not all plans qualify. Visit Totalwireless.com for details. Offer excludes the $25 no data plan. Promotional data does not expire with active service.

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I went to my local WalMart and bought the $10 TotalWireless SIM card package off the shelf, along with a $35 refill card for Total Wireless to try this out. The refill card I bought for $35+tax said it was a 6GB card, available only at WalMart. It had a red box on it (see image) that says "6GB Data Plan. Only At Walmart. 5GB + 1GB Bonus." You can't get a 6GB plan direct from TotalWireless on their website. I wondered how TotalWireless would combine the promotions... an extra 1GB for buying at Walmart and an extra 50% LTE data for porting in a number.

After getting my number ported in to TotalWireless, I checked my account online - the 50% extra data promotion applied to the full 6GB of data from the WalMart card, so my phone has 9GB of LTE data per month for $35.

I ported from Verizon Prepaid (from the actual VZW giant company itself) and was paying over $20 more a month for 10GB of data after taxes, fees, etc.

TotalWireless uses Verizon's network and previously throttled all LTE data. That doesn't seem to be the case anymore, at least where I live and based on other forum info I've found. I'm getting identical speed tests on cellular with the Oookla speed test app after making the switch (20-30 Mbps download, which is pretty good considering my semi-rural location). Visual voicemail also works on my iPhone. The only thing I've lost is tethering, which I used once or twice a year.

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I was also looking at the Total Wireless deal the other day, seems like a very solid deal for those who need the best network, such as rural areas. Interesting tip on the Walmart buy! For now I have decided to stick with Mint Mobile as it serves my current needs just fine.
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i have tried total wireless before, even though it is on verizon network, it has the lowest priority on network usage. when u at the area that network is congested, events, popular toursit site, the internet is not usable at all, while my other phone using tmo was working fine. i ditched them after a month.
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I have to agree with the person above. I went from Total Wireless to Verizon and I was getting bigger and faster speeds. Connection would get choppy sometimes on TW, even with full bars.
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T-Mobile and Sprint networks are both unreliable and have poor coverage where I live, so it's AT&T or Verizon for me (no Mint, no VirginMobile, etc.) TW runs on verizon, and coverage & speed for me have been identical to when I had Verizon branded pre-paid service.

I hope concerns of data priority / deprioritization are overblown. It's my understanding that it takes a LOT of traffic to overwhelm a modern digital technology cell tower, and cell companies prepare for major events / venues with additional capacity, if possible. I also wonder if Verizon Prepaid (which also says customers are de-prioritized behind contract/plan customers) is higher priority than TotalWireless Prepaid on the network, or the same? Still, I doubt it will be an issue with where I spend most of my time. And as long as I can send an SMS text or simple iMessage, I'll be fine. I'm not going to be live-streaming from a Taylor Swift concert or watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy over my cellular connection while standing in Times Square or Yankee Stadium anytime soon.

It's not worth the extra $20+ a month for the brand name Verizon prepaid service for an occasional inconvenience a couple of times a year when I can get to a major sporting event. The rural coverage and large amount of data for cheap $ are more important to me.

To each their own. Smilie
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T-Mobile and Sprint networks are both unreliable and have poor coverage where I live, so it's AT&T or Verizon for me. I've only had TotalWireless for a few days, and I'm semi-rural, so I can't speak to traffic congestion concerns. It runs on verizon, and coverage has been identical to when I had Verizon branded pre-paid service.

I hope concerns of data priority / deprioritization are overblown. It's my understanding that it takes a LOT of traffic to overwhelm a modern digital technology cell tower, and cell companies prepare for major events / venues with additional capacity, if possible. I also wonder if Verizon Prepaid (which also says customers are de-prioritized behind contract/plan customers) is higher priority than TotalWireless Prepaid on the network, or the same?

It's not worth the extra $20+ a month for the brand name Verizon prepaid service for an occasional inconvenience once every 2-3 years when I can get to a major sporting event. The rural coverage and large amount of data for cheap $ are more important to me.
You might also want to look into Red Pocket, they are an AT&T MVNO with some really great rates if TW ends up not working out for you.
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You might also want to look into Red Pocket, they are an AT&T MVNO with some really great rates if TW ends up not working out for you.
Thanks! I'll check out RedPocket if this doesn't go well with TW. Peace
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Great deal for those considering switching to total wireless. Ive made the switch to total wireless from Tmobile over a year ago after getting a couple of the xfinity phones and realizing how much better verizon's mvno coverage was. I've never had issues with data other than if im in a very spotty area inside a building or something of the sort and eventually it will load. As a side note, data and talk does work on my phones, nexus 6 and LG V20 and I do regularly get 15-25+ Mbps speed tests when checking. By the way, when I and my family was at a major concert in Tampa, we seemed to have no issue using our phones and my cousin on total even did a facebook live without issue.
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I can't seem to find any info on TW's website regarding whether the extra 50% is given monthly, or just as a one time bonus... Does anyone know for sure?
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If I do a 4 line plan, and 3 of the lines are already on Total Wireless while the 4th one is ported in, will I qualify for the promotion (37.5gb data)?
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I can't seem to find any info on TW's website regarding whether the extra 50% is given monthly, or just as a one time bonus... Does anyone know for sure?
The website says: "you got this
50% more data for FREE when you move."

So I would assume extra data is given only the first month, though I could not find the exact info as well.
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I have a 5 line plan on att.... i would need some new phones to do this also. (This would be 1/2 the price)

Maybe black friday there will be a phone deal to stack on this?

What is the cheapest respectable VZ phone folks are using to switch?
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i have tried total wireless before, even though it is on verizon network, it has the lowest priority on network usage. when u at the area that network is congested, events, popular toursit site, the internet is not usable at all, while my other phone using tmo was working fine. i ditched them after a month.
Weird, I get really high speeds even in the middle of downtown Chicago. Lollapalooza and other events in Millennium park have been fine. Maybe it depends on the city?
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