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Total Wireless Cell Phone Plans

Aug. 16, 2019
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Total Wireless is a prepaid mobile virtual network operator from TracFone with simple, low-price plans with no contracts. Total operates on Verizon’s network, but data speeds average around 5 megabits per second, according to a Total Wireless customer service representative.

That speed is sufficient for most mobile online activities, but activities like streaming high-definition video will likely suffer. For comparison, customers on Verizon’s name-brand service can get LTE data download speeds above 20Mbps, depending on the quality of the connection.


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At a glance

  • Plans start at $25 per month
  • Notables: Very inexpensive, but bare-bones plans
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Total Wireless cell phone plans

Total Wireless has individual plans and shared options for families, all with unlimited talk and text. Most plans are monthly, so they reset every 30 days, but Total Wireless does offer one extended plans that is good for 90 days.

Individual plans:

  • Unlimited talk and text (no data): $25
  • 5GB: $35
  • Unlimited: $50
  • 15GB (90 days): $90

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family plans:

  • 30GB (shared): $60, two lines max
  • 60GB (shared): $85, three lines max
  • 100GB (shared): $100, four lines max

Discounts: Total Wireless customers can save 5% off their monthly plan price by setting their accounts to refill automatically. They can also earn rewards when they refill their account using a credit card. Those rewards can be redeemed for add-on data or a free month of service.

 

How Total Wireless compares on prices

 2GB or less3-5GB6-9GB10-25GBUnlimited
*Project Fi customers pay $20 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $10 per gigabyte.
**Republic Wireless customers pay $15 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $5 per gigabyte.
AT&T GoPhone
$35 (1GB)$50 (8GB)$65
Boost Mobile
$35 (3GB)$50
Cricket Wireless
$25 (talk and text only)

$30 (2GB)
$40 (5GB)$55
Metro by T-Mobile
$30 (2GB)$40 (10GB)$50
Net10
$20 (1GB)$35 (4GB)$40 (8GB)$50 (10GB)

$60 (12GB)
Project Fi*
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$30 (1GB)

$40 (2GB)
$50 (3GB)

$60 (4GB)

$70 (5GB)
$80 (6GB+)
$80
Republic Wireless**
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)

$35 (4GB)

$40 (5GB)
$45 (6GB)

$50 (7GB)

$55 (8GB)

$60 (9GB)
$65 (10GB)N/A
Sprint prepaid$45 (4GB)$65
Straight Talk Wireless$30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data)$35 (3GB)$45 (25GB)$55
T-Mobile prepaid
$40 (10GB)$50
Total Wireless$25 (talk and text only)$35 (5GB)$50
Tracfone$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)
U.S. Cellular prepaid$30 (talk and text only)$40 (5GB)$55
Verizon prepaid
$30 (1GB)$40 (6GB)$50 (16GB)$70
Virgin Mobile
$35 (5GB)$45 (10GB)$60
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