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U.S. Cellular Announces New Unlimited Prepaid Plan at $70/Month

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A new unlimited high-speed data has just been added onto U.S. Cellular's Simple Connect and Ready Connect prepaid plan options. The new plan comes in at $70 per month and includes unlimited talk, text, and data.

In addition to the new $70 unlimited plan, the carrier has streamlined its prepaid plans by adding more data to the $35 and $45 plans. Following today's announcement, these two plans now come with 1GB and 5GB of high-speed data, respectively. Of course, they also come with unlimited talk and text.

The carrier also added that customers who opt for a Ready Connect plan will be entitled to a $5 discount on the 5GB and unlimited plans when they sign up for autopay.  Furthermore, unlimited talk and text to Mexico and Canada can be purchased as an add-on for $10 per month.

In a press release, the company's VP of brand management Grant Leech was quoted saying that the simplified plans they offer provide "value and flexibility" to prepaid customers while "giving them an unlimited option so they can use their phone however they want." The executive also explained that "Unlimited data doesn't mean anything without a network that can keep up with people's busy lifestyles, so we provide a fast 4G LTE network that works when and where our customers need it."

It's important to remember, however, that like most other unlimited plans, there are some restrictions to U.S. Cellular's new offers. According to FierceWireless, video under these plans is streamed at a standard definition speed instead of HD. Additionally, data speeds are downgraded to 2G once a customer has reached 22GB in a month.

U.S. Cellular's announcement of a new unlimited plan is not much of a surprise these days. Over the past few months, the big four carriers in the country have launched new plans of their own and have also revised existing plans to include an unlimited data option for both postpaid and prepaid customers. Now that U.S. Cellular has joined the bandwagon, they are giving their own customers more options to pick a plan that best suits them.



Source: U.S. Cellular

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  1. Thank you Cristine

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  2. I am just nit-picking here, but US Cellular is not a MVNO. They own their own towers (at least in their primary service areas).

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  3. US Cellular unlimited plan is fake they should naming 22GB plan

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    1. Not fake, just marketing. All unlimited plans have limits and lower priority or speed eventually. Read your T&Cs.

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    2. Yes, they should rename 22GB plan or something. It is not true unlimited.

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    3. "All unlimited plans "have limits""

      This is not unlimited means, therefore, US Cellular unlimited plan is fake.

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    4. If the US Cellular Unlimited plan is "fake" and "not tru unlimited," then ALL unlimited plans are fake and not true unlimited.

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    5. "If the US Cellular Unlimited plan is "fake" and "not tru unlimited," then ALL unlimited plans are fake and not true unlimited."

      Cricket was true unlimited before April. Now there are no true unlimited plan in market. Other companies after reach 22GB or 30GB they still gives full speed at least no congestion on tower. However, U.S.Ceulluar is not, they will throttle you 128kbps after 22GB. It is not right.

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  4. Wow great news for us Cellular customers finally.

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  5. Is there a Data through put/rate throttle?

    S

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  6. They should just sell before the 600 MHz auctions. Verizon made them an offer years ago and they declined. Meanwhile, Verizon built out and now has towers in some places it didn't when they made their offer to USCC.

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    1. You have no business sense and haven't done your homework. US Cellular is a successful business. They have gross profit margins that are above the industry average, in the mid-50% range. US Cellular is growing. Selling is a dumb idea, unless they were offered far more than they are worth and the regulatory hurdles appear manageable. Verizon doesn't need US Cellular, and they won't waste money paying a large premium.

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  7. Metro has true unlimited for $50 with taxes and fees included.

    Gophone has 6GB with rollover for $43 with autopay after taxes.

    1GB isn't even a thing, since people have been chugging through tens of GB on wifi since the advent of DSL.

    CDMA style activation is another problem, and it's also unclear whether USC charge roaming fees despite a large portion of the country getting LTE via roaming agreements.

    All in all, I'd say US Cellular is a bad deal.

    It may not be "Sprint bad," but they have the same problem of overvaluing their coverage and data while the competition eats their lunch.

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    1. "Metro has true unlimited for $50 with taxes and fees included."

      Metro "throttles" you to ZERO data speed right out of the gate in half of the US on most phones. A speed which makes Cricket's 8 mbps (Fast enough to stream HBO Go) look very impressive.

      IF you have one of the few phone models with "Band 12", the percentage of the US with no data speed at all goes down from 50% to 30%... still very high.

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  8. LOL..."fake", no.

    Throttled (deeply), but still "unlimited" after soft-cap.

    Only thing fake is USC's coverage map, as 85% of it is not "native" and they'll kick you off for roaming too much. I know this from experience on the Wisconsin-Illinois border.

    They're garbage.

    If you're not using Cricket by now, you're not getting your money's worth.

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    1. Even if you're using Cricket, you're still not getting your money's worth.

      Gophone, Metro and Mintsim are the best current deals in terms of price, value, customet service (or rather, not needing to call them), ease of use and device affordability.

      Boom's another contender, but only if you need Verizon coverage.

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    2. "If you're not using Cricket by now, you're not getting your money's worth."

      Very true. In the Midwest states you speak of, MetroPCS and Mint only cover half of the territory, while the AT&T-based Cricket covers all of it.

      Cricket is twice as good as two the others... but you only pay a little more. That's a great deal.

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  9. Chee we can spot the Cricket salesman.

    In my area, Cricket is nowhere to be found, for at least 50 miles in any direction. Kind of worthless don't ya think?

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    1. "In my area, Cricket is nowhere to be found, for at least 50 miles in any direction. Kind of worthless don't ya think?"

      There's about 5 or 6 areas of the country like that. mostly in the central West.

      Then, Verizon is the option.

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    2. Is the above a reference to Jim Chee, the fictional Native American detective?

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    3. Yeah there are about 7 areas where you could easily say there is no Cricket coverage for a 100 mile radius, or more:

      https://www.cricketwireless.com/map.html

      6 in the West, and also northern Maine. Verizon coverage isn't very good in these areas too (and the other two are far worse in this regard). I hope AT&T eventually covers these giant white spots in the map. but for now Cricket coverage is actually as good as you are going to get

      I hope AT&T fills these in.

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  10. Warning: they offer the first 30 days free but when you cancel before 30 days they say if you use over 300 talk or text or 300mb data then it's not free.

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