Several mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) use Verizon’s network. In some cases, these companies may offer service that’s substantially cheaper than service purchased directly from Verizon.
At the moment, my favorite Verizon MVNO is Total Wireless due to its low prices and sizable data allotments. I’m also a big fan of Verizon’s own prepaid service that’s currently running a double-data promotion.
List of Verizon MVNOs
|Red Pocket Mobile||200,000|
|Total Wireless*||2,000,000||Total Wireless is part of TracFone.|
|NET10 Wireless*||3,000,000||NET10 is part of TracFone|
|TracFone||Additional subscribers may use other carriers that are part of TracFone. An América Móvil (TracFone's parent company) report covering performance in the 4th quarter of 2018 indicates the company had roughly 22 million lines in the U.S.|
|Straight Talk*||9,000,000||Straight Talk is a TracFone brand.|
|Clearway Wireless*||Clearway is a TracFone brand. I believe Clearway works with all of the Big Four networks, but I'm not confident.|
|Xfinity Mobile*||As of 5/28/2019, it's my impression that Xfinity Mobile is only available to those that are using other services offered by Comcast.|
Performance of Verizon MVNOs
Verizon MVNOs offer nearly the same coverage profile that Verizon offers its direct customers. When the network is not congested, I expect most subscribers on Verizon MVNOs will receive the same speeds that Verizon’s own subscribers receive. When the network is congested, MVNO subscribers may have slower speeds than some of Verizon’s postpaid customers due to deprioritization.