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Promotional deal from U.S. Cellular gives you a plan with 6GB of data for $40 a month

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Promotional deal from U.S. Cellular gives you a plan with 6GB of data for $40 a month
U.S. Cellular has started offering a promotional plan that provides subscribers with unlimited talk, unlimited text, tethering and 6GB of data for only $40 a month. The carrier is going after Verizon as the U.S. Cellular website points out that Big Red offers a similar plan for $20 more monthly. In addition, if you add a new line or port one over from another carrier, U.S. Cellular will slip you a $150 gift card. Switch from your current carrier, trade in a smartphone and your reward is doubled to $300.

Leave your current wireless service provider for U.S. Cellular, and the company will pay your ETF or equipment balance up to $350 per line. And unlike the four major U.S. carriers, U.S. Cellular still offers subsidized phones and two-year contracts. For example, with a signed two-year pact, you can pick up the LG G Flex 2 for a thin penny. The carrier also is offering equipment installment plans, and consumers always have the option of paying the full retail price at the time of purchase.

If you have a tablet, you can add it to your current U.S. Cellular account for just $5 a month. To get that rate, you need to have a Shared Data Plan, sign a two-year contract, and pay up to $40 to activate the slate.

As of the third quarter of 2015, U.S. Cellular had 4.8 million customers in 23 states. That places U.S. Cellular behind Sprint as the fifth largest carrier in the U.S.


source: U.S.Cellular via AndroidCentral

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posted on 08 Jan 2016, 13:53 1

1. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10686; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


T-Mobile has the same plan for $30.
When I signed on it was the same plan with 10GB for each line.

At this point, they all should just go back to unlimited data and just charge $50 flat per line and be done with it.

These tiered data plans are just highway robbery because its all data.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 15:09 2

2. geodude074 (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


EXTREMELY MISLEADING ARTICLE. All US Cellular plans have a "device connection charge" on top of their normal plan pricing. The device connection charge for smartphones is $40.

So for this 6 GB plan, you're looking at $40 + $40 + hidden fees, so you're looking at ~$90 before taxes.

This is why I prefer prepaid plans. With Cricket Wireless you get 10 GB of data for $60 a month, no "device connection charges" or other hidden charges. Set up for autopayments and you're down to $55 a month.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 18:51

3. Mr.Z. (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 08 Jan 2016)


I get 20gb 4G, unlimited minutes costing €30.

posted on 08 Jan 2016, 18:53

4. foscrew (Posts: 15; Member since: 24 Apr 2015)


Too bad they only have two LTE bands, and are CDMA. No thanks.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 08:15

5. xlmohi (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


I get 12 Gb, 4G, 1000 minutes off net, unlimited on net calls all of this 33$ per month.

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