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U.S. Cellular offers unlimited texting with three new pre-paid plans

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U.S. Cellular offers unlimited texting with three new pre-paid plans
Regional carrier U.S. Cellular has announced a trio of new pre-paid plans, each of which includes unlimited text messaging. Talk time on the three plans is 200, 400 or 1000 minutes for $29, $39 or $49 respectively. The 400 minute plan includes 5GB of monthly data. Company VP of marketing and sales, Edward Perez, said, "We always want to delight our customers, and these plans are designed to meet their specific needs. They will also enjoy other great perks like unlimited text, picture and video messaging and our free Battery Swap Program."

In a press release, U.S. Cellular recommended handsets from its lineup for each of the different plans. For the $29 plan which has limited talk time but unlimited messaging, the carrier suggested a phone for those who text more than they talk, the Samsung Messager Touch. The phone pairs a 2.6 inch QVGA screen and a landscape sliding full QWERTY keyboard. Because the $39 plan includes 5GB for browsing, the carrier recommends a trio of "cool phones" with QWERTY keyboards like the Samsung Freeform, Motorola GRASP and LG Mystique. The last of the three plans, the $49 per month offering, includes unlimited talk which makes it more suitable for those who need a phone to, well, make and receive calls without sporting unnecessary features. The LG Wine II or Samsung Profile would fit perfectly with this plan.

If you are in U.S. Cellular's coverage area and you want to reward someone who has been nice (or perhaps even a little naughty at the right time) by putting a featurephone under the tree for the holidays, you can check out the operator's web site or retail stores.

source: U.S.Cellular

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posted on 06 Dec 2010, 11:36

1. Shazz (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Dec 2010)


Having been with prepaid for a couple of years now, I find it amazing how things are suddenly happening in this sector. So many changes, and so many new-comers in the prepaid industry could only be a positive thing. In our present financial climate, it's good to know that there are other options, and decent ones at that!
And the variety of options are there to suit almost anyone's budget as well as usage needs. Don't think I'd switch from Net10 in a hurry though, as in my opinion, they really do offer the most, with plans for the infrequent user, keeping their monthly payment low, right through to the re-introduction of their unlimited everything plan for just $50. And the cherry on the top is being able to flip between plans on a monthly basis, depending on your needs, and at no extra cost. I've heard talk of a smart phone too, which will make it a perfect option.
May the competition continue between providers, ensuring that we the customers, get the best offers and service, as that's what prepaid has to rely on to keep their customers.

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