Lost job. Switching to prepaid. Any LTE options?

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    To make a long story very short, I have been out of work since last October. We have 5 smartphones (4 Android & 1 iPhone 4S), along with a iPad and a JetPack on Verizon's network. I can't afford the $525 cell bill any longer. So, it looks like we are going to have to switch to prepaid with much less data, etc.

    1) Does anyone know of a PREPAID VERIZON MVNO that allows moving our current LTE phones to their system?
    [AT&T's signal sucks in our area, so Verizon is the only real option that I know of.]

    2) If none is the answer, to question 1, what are the best options for stepping down from a Droid DNA, S4 Mini, Razr and Droid4 to something acceptable in the prepaid lineup from a good MVNO?
    [I'm not concerned with the iPhone step down option right now.]

    3) Do any of the Verizon MVNO's offer something similar to a JetPack? Or, can the JetPack be moved to an MVNO?
    [The best we can get for Internet otherwise is still dial-up from CenturyLink]

    THANKS to anyone who can offer some advice. This is a bad situation...and I'm trying to make the best of it for my family.
     
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    Have you looked into Metro PCS?
     
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    Just checked them out. Only spotty "2G" coverage where I live... and a note saying I might get service inside a building.

    Open to other suggestions.
     
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    There are virtually no 4G prepaid MNVO's. That said, 3G has plenty for a mid-user such as myself. I currently use Straight Talk, and while they aren't great, you really get what you pay for. I'm using the Centura on Verizon's network for ~$45 per month. This past month, I got a prepaid unlimited PIN for about $43, and the month before was around $41. You can buy them on eBay, and some other smaller third party sites.

    I have looked at Verizon prepaid, but I can't get over paying only $41 for virtually unlimited service.
     
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    You can get $30 T-Mobile cards from Walmart. Depending on coverage in your area of course.