Ready Connect phones, which are available exclusively at Walmart, Dollar General, and Nebraska Furniture stores and online at Amazon.com.
Until now, the Ready Connect plans included a fixed amount of data. Data stopped when you hit the limit, or was charged at an ad-hoc rate of 10¢/MB if you had a cash balance in your account. High speed data add-on packages were also available at $5 for 250 MB, $15 for 1 GB or $25 for 2 GB of data.
Effective immediately, Ready Connect smartphone plans now include the same amount of high speed data as before, plus unlimited throttled data after the high-speed data is used up. The throttled data speed is listed as "1X" a 2G standard that typically delivers around 100 Kbps.
The following plans are available:
- $35 basic phone plan – Unlimited talk, text, mobile web
- $45 smartphone plan – Unlimited talk, text and data including 1 GB of high speed data
- $55 smartphone plan – Unlimited talk, text, and data including 2 GB of high speed data
- There's also a Walmart exclusive $40 smartphone plan – Unlimited talk, text and data including 500 MB of high speed data
Unlike U.S. Cellular's other prepaid brand, Simple Connect, which is sold in U.S. Cellular stores, Ready Connect plans require specific Ready Connect phones. The Ready Connect Moto E LTE is currently on sale for $39.99 at Walmart stores .
The Ready Connect version of the new LG Logos is also available at Walmart for $99.99. The Logos, which launched May 4th, features a 4.7 inch 720 x 1280 px HD screen, 1.2 Ghz quad-core CPU, Android Lollipop, 8 GB internal memory, 1 GB RAM, 5 MP main and 1 MP front-facing cameras, SD card slot and removable battery.
U.S. Cellular operates in parts of 24 states and is the largest US regional operator and the fifth largest US mobile operator overall with 4.67 million customers, including about 360 thousand prepaid customers.
Related: Prepaid Operator Profile - U.S. Cellular