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