Page Plus Now Offering Access To Verizon’s 4G LTE Network
There have been rumors circulating that Page Plus, a prepaid mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) of Verizon Wireless, will be offering its subscribers access to the 4G LTE network of Verizon.
Well, it turns out the rumors are true. It has not been announced yet through any of Page Plus's online channels, but the carrier's parent company, TracFone Wireless, has done the honors, confirming the news just recently.
With this development, LTE speeds are only made available to subscribers under plans that are $29.95 monthly and up, which consist of the following:
- $29.95 monthly plan -- which includes 1,200 minutes of calls, 3,000 texts, and 500 megabytes of data
- $39.95 monthly plan -- which includes unlimited calls, unlimited texts, 1 gigabyte of data, and 100 international minutes
- $55.00 monthly plan -- which includes unlimited calls, unlimited texts, 3 gigabytes of data, and 200 international minutes
- $69.95 monthly plan -- which includes unlimited calls, unlimited texts, 5 gigabytes of data, and 400 international minutes
To be able to access the high-speed LTE network on a Page Plus plan, subscribers will need to have a Page Plus Plan or Verizon LTE-capable smartphone, a Page Plus 4G SIM card, and active service on a qualified plan.
However, there is a minor snag. For now, 4G SIMs are not available yet through Page Plus's official website, which means subscribers may have to hunt for those elusive SIMs through retailers and dealers, and then have their SIMs activated (for free) by Page Plus.
About two months ago, reports had surfaced stating that Verizon Wireless was planning to provide LTE network access to a select group of MVNOs soon. Among the operators mentioned were Selectel Wireless and Page Plus.
It is interesting to note that customers of AllSet, Verizon's own prepaid brand, only started enjoying LTE service recently as July this year, specifically through the $45.00 monthly AllSet plan, which offers unlimited calls and texting, and at least 500 megabytes of data per month. Customers under AllSet can opt to upgrade their data use by going for a Bridge Data pack with the following price options: $5.00 for additional 500 megabytes; $10.00 for an extra 1 gigabyte; and $20.00 for an extra 3 gigabytes. AllSet plans typically include mobile hotspot use, as well as unlimited text messaging to countries such as Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
Verizon maintains that its own prepaid users will get to enjoy the same LTE network performance as those under the carrier's postpaid plans. However, as to whether this guarantee applies to Page Plus users too -- that remains to be seen for now.