U.S. Cellular returns to two-year contracts
A statement from the carrier says that starting later this month, U.S. Cellular customers will have to sign a two-year contract when they purchase a subsidized phone. If a purchased phone is brought back within 15 days, customers will be charged a $35 restocking fee. While no precise date for the start of "dis-belief" was mentioned by U.S. Cellular, one report listed July 27th as a possibility. If that is the case, and you're a U.S. Cellular customer, better think about which phone will be your last subsidized purchase as a free-agent.
source: U.S.Cellular via Engadget
1. ajac09 (Posts: 1167; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
gotta do what you gotta do but US cellular really isnt that great of a carrier.
3. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Were you ever a U.S. Cellular customer? They're better than Sprint in most cases.
7. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)
I Loved U.S. Cellular. Right up until they left my market....
4. Cha7520 (Posts: 195; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)
With more and more poeple buying unlocked phones and using Straighttalk and other non-contract companies you are going to start seeing the Contract Carriers losing customers and they will start increasing ETF's, etc etc...anything they need to do to make up the lost in revenue.
6. TruPatriot (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 May 2013)
Restocking fees are an absolute joke. I'd use stronger language if it'd post.