Which carrier is the latest to announce plans to jump on the tiered data bandwagon? Why, it's U.S. Cellular! Today the carrier released its second quarter financial report and, during an earnings call, it confirmed that it plans to move to tiered data plans sometime in the next two to three quarters. No other details about the switch were given. U.S Cellular also said that its LTE network is on track to be launched in November and that it's working with manufacturers to get LTE-enabled devices ready to go. Back in June, U.S. Cellular said that it plans to launch an LTE Android handset this year.
Considering that carriers like Verizon and AT&T have already made the switch to tiered data, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that U.S. Cellular is also going to tier things up in the future. It sounds like the change is still pretty far off, though, so those of you that'd like to get in on U.S. Cellular's existing 5GB data plan should have plenty of time to do so.