U.S. Cellular has the fifth-largest network in the United States and offers postpaid and prepaid cell phone plans. Here is a review for the U.S. Cellular cell phone plans 2020 that will tell you the prices, benefits, and drawbacks of each plans type.
U.S. Cellular Cell Phone Plans
U.S. Cellular plans start as little as $30 per month and all come with unlimited talk and text. The plans are serving almost all types of consumers except who occasionally use their phones and need a cheap cell phone plan. All the plans come with unlimited talk and unlimited text messages. There’re plans for customers who don’t need data or need a fixed amount of high-speed data rather than the unlimited data plans.
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U.S. Cellular Postpaid Plans
U.S. Cellular postpaid plans called Total Plans and include unlimited talk, text, and you can choose between 2GB or Unlimited data for each line.
The below table shows the U.S. postpaid plans with the automatic pay and paperless billing service enabled, which allows you to save $10 per month for each line in your account.
|2GB Plan||Unlimited talk, text, 2GB high-speed data||$45/month|
|Unlimited||Unlimited talk, text, data||$55/month|
|Unlimited Plus||Unlimited talk, text, data||$65/month|
Below table shows postpaid plans without automatic pay and paperless billing service enrollment
|2GB Plan||Unlimited talk, text, 2GB high-speed data||$55/month|
|Unlimited||Unlimited talk, text, data||$65/month|
|Unlimited Plus||Unlimited talk, text, data||$75/month|
With the Unlimited plan data streams at up to 3Mbps, and video streams at up to 480p (DVD quality). The Hotspot feature not included, and data speed slows down to 2G speeds after 22GB.
The Unlimted Plus includes more data allotment than the Unlimited plan and has more benefits.
- Data speed slows down to 2G speeds after 25GB.
- Video streams at up to 720p (HD quality).
- 15GB Mobile Hotspot data each month.
- Payback benefit: U.S. CELLULAR refunds any Unlimited Plus line a $10 when consumes less than 3GB of data per month.
Note: the payback is only available for family plans when all lines have unlimited data
U.S. Cellular Family Plans
- U.S. Cellular postpaid plans allows up to 10 lines per account.
- No data sharing between lines.
- You can choose data allotment for each line (2GB, Unlimited or Unlimited Plus). You will get a discount for any additional line.
Below is a graph shows the cost of each additional line per account that has six lines and all picked the Unlimited Plan.
Notes: from the fifth line to the tenth line the cost per line is $30 per month.
U.S. Cellular Prepaid Plans 2020
U.S. Cellular prepaid plans include unlimited talk and text, plus no data, limited data, or unlimited data. You can add up to five lines per account and no data is sharing between lines. You get a $10 monthly discount per each additional line on plans of $40 or more.
The below table shows the U.S. Cellular Prepaid Plans
|Pay As You Go Data||Unlimited talk, text, No data||$30/month|
|5GB Plan||Unlimited talk, text, 5GB data||$40/month|
|Unlimited||Unlimited talk, text, unlimited data||$55/month|
US Cellular Pay As You Go Plan
If you don’t need data or need a small amount of data, you can get the pay as you go plan, which costs $30 per month and includes unlimited talk, text, and pay as you go for data ($0.03/MB). Check out the US Cellular plans that fit senior citizens.
US Cellular Limited Data Prepaid Plan
The prepaid $40 per month plan is for customers who don’t need unlimited data.
US Cellular Unlimited Data Plan
With the Unlimited plan data streams at up to 3Mbps, and video streams at up to 480p (DVD quality). Data speed slows down to 2G speeds after 22GB.
U.S. Cellular International Plans
Unlimited plans include unlimited talk, text to Mexico and Canada, but roaming is not included.
|Unlimited talk, text to Mexico and Canada||$10/month|
|Unlimited talk, text to Mexico||$5/month|
|Unlimited talk, text to Canada||$5.99/month|
|International Dialing Plan||$3.99/month|
The International Dialing Plan is a Pay-As-You-Go international plan that offers discounted per minute dialing rates to more than 200 countries. Also, you can send and receive unlimited international text messages for free if you’re in the United States.
- Strong network in home area.
- No separate device connection.
- No data overage charges.
- No activation or upgrade fees.
- Excellent customer service.
- Limited network coverage.
- Data is slowed when roaming.
More About U.S. Cellular
Network: The fifth-largest network in the United States.
Coverage: U.S. Cellular has a regional network in Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and some areas in New England.
SIM Technology: CDMA Technology.
Plans Types: Postpaid and Prepaid plans.
Phone Options: BYOD (bring your own device, you should check compatibility). Or you can buy one from U.S. Cellular stores.
Where To Buy: Online, stores, or by phone.