US Cellularby Justo Jun 15, 2020 | 0 Votes | 43 Bought | 0 Reviews - rate United States Cellular Corporation, doing business as U.S. Cellular, is a mobile network operator which owns and operates the fourth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, serving 5 million customers in 426 markets in 23 U.S. states. Buy Now Similar Brands Bought
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United States Cellular Corporation, doing business as U.S. Cellular, is a mobile network operator which owns and operates the fourth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, serving 5 million customers in 426 markets in 23 U.S. states.
What to Buy
All of U.S. Cellular’s contracts are sold on an initial two-year basis, making them some of the longest in the business. There are three plans to choose from, all including unlimited data: the main differences between plans are the features and restrictions. All plans include unlimited talk, text and data and you can choose between one and four lines.
Starting at the bottom, the Basic plan costs $60 a month and misses out on priority data, so if you use your phone at a busy period, speeds may be affected. Moving up, the $70 a month Everyday plan gives you 720p HD streaming, plus 500MB, 100-minutes and 100 text messages when visiting Canada and Mexico. You also get 15GB of mobile hotspot usage and 25GB per month of faster priority data. The top package is the $80 a month Even Better, which lets you stream video at 1080p, includes 1GB of data, 200 minutes and 200 texts when roaming in Mexico and Canada. This plan also allows you to use 30GB of hotspot data and includes 50GB of priority data.
Both the Everyday and Even Better plans have Payback included, which gets you $5 and $10 a month back per line respectively if you use less than 3GB of data per month. If you’re going to use less than 3GB of data, then you could get a better saving by picking a cell provider with lower limits making this somewhat a false economy.
If you don’t want a contract, U.S. Cellular has a selection of prepaid plans. There’s a Pay-As-You-Go-Data plan, which costs $30 a month base price and then you pay $0.03 per MB. The 5GB plan gives you the same unlimited talk and text options, but you only pay $40 a month. The Unlimited Plus which costs $65, gets you SD video streaming and throws in unlimited hotspot access.
If you sign up for a plan with a contract with U.S. Cellular, approval will be subject to a credit review because you will need to pay this deposit with a credit or debit card to continue. You can get your security deposit refunded to you if your account remains in good standing for one full year.The good news is U.S. Cellular seems to have lower deposits than most competitors. For example, one customer was quoted a $100 deposit, compared to $500 from Alltel, while another person was quoted a $25 deposit with U.S. Cellular compared to $400 from Verizon and $250 from Sprint.
Is It Time to Buy?
If you live in a specific area where the U.S. Cellular network is at its strongest, this cell phone provider could work for you. The company has a good reputation and has won numerous awards for customer service and community outreach.