Total Wireless $35 7.5 GB Unlimited Talk & Text – Feb 2019

Today I am going to take a look at the Total Wireless plans and features for February 2019. Before getting started, I want to point out this is not a review, just a look at the plans and features currently offered.

I did a full review of Total Wireless back in 2018, if you are interested check out Total Wireless Review Summary and Conclusions. There are a number of articles and videos on smartphonematters.com and my youtube channel./

Total Wireless is a prepaid wireless service sold at Best Buy, Target, Walmart and other retailers as well as online at totalwireless.com. Total Wireless is one of the many prepaid wireless brands owned by Tracfone. Like many other prepaid wireless services, Total Wireless does not own their own cellular network, instead they use the Verizon network.

If you want to sign up for Total Wireless, you can buy a phone directly from totalwireless.com or bring your own phone. Total Wireless has a pretty good selection of iPhone and Samsung phones. Some times you can get a pretty good deal, if you are interested check out my Total Wireless Latest Deals page. If you want to bring your own phone and its its eligible, you can buy a Bring Your Own Phone SIM Kit for $1. If you are interested

Plans

Total Wireless has seven different monthly plans. All the plans include unlimited nationwide talk and text. One plan includes no data, the other six include a fixed amount of high speed data. None of the plans include unlimited data. Three of the plans are individual plans, three are shared family plans. Individual Plans include one line. Shared Family Plans include between two and four lines.

Individual Plans

All Total Wireless plans include unlimited nation-wide talk and text. You’ll be able to call and text from inside the US to other US phone numbers.

$25 Plan Unlimited Talk & Text

The $25 plans include unlimited nationwide talk and text but no high speed data. The plan price drops to $23.50 when you sign up for Auto-Refill, a $1.50 discount. Auto-Refill is Total Wireless’s automatic payment program. You give Total Wireless your credit card, they charge your plan to your card each month, and you get the $1.30 discount.

This plan does not include any high speed data. However, you can buy high speed data, with Add-On data. I’ll describe Add-On data after the plans, and Total Wireless has an a great price for add-on data.
To sign up or learn more visit totalwireless.com.

$35 Plan Unlimited Talk, Text, with 5GB Data

The $35 plan include unlimited nation wide talk, text, and 5GB of high speed data. The price drops to $33.20, a $1.70 discount.

Total Wireless currently has a limited time promotion. If you sign up for this plan and transfer in your phone number, Total Wireless will add and additional 50% more data to your monthly plan so you’ll get 7.5GB of high speed data instead of 5GB. To qualify you need sign up before March 31 2019, and you only qualify for the bonus data if your number does not come from another Tracfone brand.

This plan includes 5GB of high speed data per month. If you use up your high speed data within the month, you’ll no longer have a data connection. Total Wireless does not include the reduced speed data included on many with many other prepaid wireless services. If you use up all your high speed data, you can buy more with add-on data. And remaining unused high speed data expires at the end of the month.
To sign up or learn more visit totalwireless.com.

Extended Plans

Total Wireless offers one extended individual line extended plan. Pay for three months of service instead of one, and you’ll get additional savings.

$90 Plan Unlimited Talk, Text, with 15GB Data

The $90 Plan included unlimited nationwide talk, text, and 15 GB of data with 90 days service. This plan is the equivalent of buying three $35 plans. You’ll get 5GB of data, each 30 days. At $90, you’ll save $15 compared to buying three $35 plans. The plan does not qualify for an auto-refill discount.

All the same rules for data from the $35 plan apply.

Shared Family Plans

Total Wireless has three shared family plans with options for two, three, or four lines.

$60 Plan Unlimited Talk, Text, with 15 GB Data – 2 Lines

The $60 plan include unlimited nation wide talk, text, and 15GB of high speed data with two lines. The price drops to $57.50 when you sign up for Auto Refill, a $2.50 discount.

Total Wireless currently has a limited time promotion. If you sign up for the $60 plan and transfer in your phone number, Total Wireless will add and additional 50% more data to your monthly plan. You’ll get 22.5 GB of high speed data instead of 15 GB. To qualify you need sign up before March 31 2019, and you only qualify for the bonus data if your number does not come from another Tracfone brand.

With shared family plans all the high speed data included with the plan is placed in one pool and shared between all the lines on the account. So any line can use as much of the remaining data on the plan.

All the rest of the data rules described for the $35 plan apply.
To sign up or learn more visit totalwireless.com.

$85 Plan Unlimited Talk, Text, with 20 GB Data – 3 Lines

The $85 plan include unlimited nation wide talk, text, and 20 GB of high speed data with three lines. The price drops to $80.70, a $4.30 discount.

Total Wireless currently has a limited time promotion. If you sign up for this plan and transfer in your phone number, Total Wireless will add and additional 50% more data to your monthly plan so you’ll get 30 GB of high speed data instead of 20 GB. To qualify you need sign up before March 31 2019, and you only qualify for the bonus data if your number does not come from another Tracfone brand.

With shared family plans all the high speed data included with the plan is placed in one pool and shared between all the lines on the account. So any line can use as much of the remaining data on the plan.

All the rest of the data rules described for the individual $35 plan apply.
To sign up or learn more visit totalwireless.com.

$100 Plan Unlimited Talk, Text, with 25 GB Data – 4 Lines

The $100 plan include unlimited nation wide talk, text, and 25 GB of high speed data with four lines. The price drops to $95 a $5 discount.

Total Wireless currently has a limited time promotion. If you sign up for this plan and transfer in your phone number, Total Wireless will add and additional 50% more data to your monthly plan so you’ll get 37.5 GB of high speed data instead of 25 GB. To qualify you need sign up before March 31 2019, and you only qualify for the bonus data if your number does not come from another Tracfone brand.

With shared family plans all the high speed data included with the plan is placed in one pool and shared between all the lines on the account. So any line can use as much of the remaining data on the plan.

All the rest of the data rules described for the individual $35 plan apply.

Service Add-Ons

Total Wireless offers two different service add-ons that can be purchased seperately.

Add-On Data

Total Wireless offers a $10 5GB Data add-on. If you use up your high speed data during the month, you can add additional data. At $10 for 5 GB, the price is $2 per 1GB of data. That’s the best price I’ve seen for add-on data. Even better, your add-on data never expires as long as your phone remains active.
To sign up or learn more visit totalwireless.com.

$10 Global Calling

Total Wireless offers a $10 Global calling credit for international calling and texts. Add the credit to your account and you’ll be able to make international calls for as low as 1 cent per minute. Check the website to see the list of countries you can call and for details on the rate per minute. Also, check to see if you can call land line, mobile phones, or both in the countries you want to call depending on your needs.

The calling balance carries over to the next month of service. It’s not clear whether they mean in carriers over for one month or indefinitely from month to month with active service.

Visual Voicemail

Total Wireless offers regular voicemail, but does not guarantee support for Visual Voicemail. When you sign up you might find that your phone is able to use visual voicemail but it isn’t guaranteed. When I reviewed Total Wireless in 2018 I was able to use Visual Voicemail with my verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 but not my iPhone 6s.

Mobile Hotspot

Total Wireless does not include Mobile Hotspot. Mobile Hotspot lets you connect your laptop, tablet, or other Wi-Fi device to the internet using your phone’s cellular data connection.

Wi-Fi Calling

Total Wireless does not include Wi-Fi Calling. Wi-Fi calling lets you to make and receive calls and send and receive texts using your active Wi-Fi connection rather than the cellular network. With Wi-Fi calling you’ll have phone service when are in a place with poor on no cellular signal but you do have Wi-Fi.

Considerations

Total Wireless is a compelling choice for customers customers that want to use the verizon network but do not require unlimited data. Their fixed price plans are competitive and offer a lot of value. They have the best add-on data rates that I have seen. However, they do not include support for network features that many customers want such as Wi-Fi calling and Hotspot.

2 Comments

  1. Henry Meyer | | Reply

    This information is spot on. I agree that the main down side is the data doesn’t simply go down to 2G. The best feature clearly is the $10.00 5GB data add-on option. The fact that the data carries over month to month until all the data is gone is great!

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      They recently added the unlimited 2G option. Most people find it pretty unusable. If you could use it to buy more data when you run out, that would be enough for me.

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