Verizon MVNO Selectel Wireless notified its dealers today that its $ 40, $ 50 and $ 70 plans will be getting more data effective tomorrow Saturday, December 9, 2017.
- The $ 40 plan’s high speed data allowance is increasing from 3 GB to 4 GB.
- The $ 50 plan goes from 5 GB to 7 GB
- The $ 70 plan goes from 7 GB to 10 GB
As before, all three plans include unlimited 128 kbps throttled data after the high speed allowance is used.
With these latest changes Selectel’s current plan lineup looks like this:
- $ 15/30 days – 3G phones only, 300 Minutes, Unlimited SMS, 50 MB Data (hard capped).
- $ 20/30 days – 500 Minutes, Unlimited SMS, 50 MB Data (hard capped).
- $ 30/30 days – Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited SMS/MMS, Unlimited Data, first 1 GB at high speed.
- $ 40/30 days – Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited SMS/MMS, Unlimited Data, first 4 GB at high speed.
- $ 50/30 days – Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited SMS/MMS, Unlimited Data, first 7 GB at high speed.
- $ 70/30 days – Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited SMS/MMS, Unlimited Data, first 10 GB at high speed.
These increases make Selectel more competitive. With 4 GB, Selectel now offers 1 GB more high speed data than Verizon Prepaid or Page Plus at the $ 40 price point. But Total Wireless still beats all three of them with 5 GB for $ 35, although Total’s data is hard capped and the others include unlimited throttled data. At the $ 50 price point, Boom matches Verizon Prepaid with 7 GB, but Straight Talk is a better deal with 10 GB for $ 45. Select’s 10 GB for $ 70 seems overpriced when Straight Talk offers “unlimited” high speed data for $ 55. Of course price isn’t everything and Selectel is noted for having good customer service, while the TracFone brands Total Wireless, Page Plus and Straight Talk are generally acknowledged to have some of the worst customer support in the business. Selectel also offers free text roaming and voice roaming at 25¢/minute. There’s no roaming with the TracFone brands.
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