U.S. Cellular updated its Shared Connect pricing plans. The new update gives more value to customers by adding more gigabyte allotments: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 24GB.
Data For Everyone!
Customers who choose a 16GB plan or higher get unlimited calling and texting to Canada and Mexico. Every Shared Connect plan comes with unlimited talk and text,
although below 16GB you have to pay an extra $10 for this. Similarly, plans over 16GB have data usage controls to limit the amount of data each line uses, while plans under 16GB have to pay $5 for this feature.**
The new prices:
- 2GB for $30/month (previous: 1GB for $25)
- 4GB for $45/month (previous: 3GB for $40)
- 8GB for $60/month (previous: 6GB for $55)
- 16GB for $80/month (previous: 12GB for $80)
- 24GB for $100/month (previous: 15GB for $90)
All phones on a Shared Connect plan has a $20 monthly connection charge per line, while tablets are $10. Landlines, routers and hotspots are also $20. Customers can buy a smartphone under a U.S. Cellular monthly payment plan over 20, 24 or 30 months.
Finally, if you want to switch to U.S. Cellular from another network, you can port your number and trade in your device, even if it has a cracked screen. Once you submit your final bill to your carrier, you’ll get an unlimited buy-out from your contract.
**UPDATE: We’ve received new information from U.S. Cellular to clarify a mistake: Please note customers who choose 16GB plans or higher receive unlimited calling and texting to/in Canada and Mexico, and data usage controls which allow customers to limit the amount of data each line on an account can use. However this unlimited offering is NOT available for $10 per month offering on plans 8GB and under. For the data usage option, please note this option is NOT available for $4.99 on plans 8GB and under.