Just got Total Wireless two days ago on Samsung s5. Have another s5 wtih Verizon service.
Simultaneous speed test yielded download speeds:
Verizon - 11.32 mbps
Total Wireless - .7 mbps
Multiple test showed similar results with Total never besting 1 mbps at this location. Here are results from multiple tests:
.81, .96, .87, .82.
Total Wireless talks about 4G LTE speed in their website and promotional material. It seems they are delivering something entirely different.
Here is the pertinant paragraph in the Total Wireless terms and conditions:
"All Total Wireless Service Plans provide unlimited voice and text messaging services. Some Service Plans include a fixed amount of high speed data for each monthly plan cycle depending on the plan you purchase. High speed data means data at up to 4G LTE speeds. Actual data speeds are subject to your wireless device's capabilities, coverage available in your area at the time of use, and existing and changing network conditions . . ."
So, they don't really promise 4G LTE speeds, but the inference is there and they do call it "High Speed Data". Not so much
Product or Service Mentioned: Total Wireless Internet Service.
Reason of review: Other issue.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
I didn't like: Slow upload, Upload speed.