U.S. Cellular intros new voice plan pricing and data add-onsAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
U.S. Cellular has revamped its voice, messaging and data plans for single lines, so if you're on U.S. Cellular or thinking about jumping to it soon, take note. When it comes to voice and messaging, customers can choose from a trio of packages:
- 450 minutes and unlimited messaging for $50 per month
- 1,000 minutes and unlimited messaging for $70 per month
- Unlimited minutes and messaging for $90 per month.
Customers interested in adding a data plan to one of those plans have a handful different options. It's worth noting that customers that sign up for one of the new data plans and exceed their monthly allotment will be charged $10 to move up to the next tier rather than face an overage fee. Here's the break down of the new data offerings:
- 300MB for $20 per month
- 2GB for $25 per month
- 4GB with tethering for $45 per month
- 5GB with tethering for $50 per month
- 10GB with tethering for $90 per month
Finally, U.S. Cellular touched a bit on the subject of LTE, saying that its 4G rollout is underway in Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. The carrier also reiterated it plans to have half of its customers covered with LTE coverage by the end of 2012.
It's good to see that U.S. Cellular's new plans offer a variety of different minute packs and data plans. The inclusion of a 10GB tethering data plan is especially nice for the data-hungry among us, as the highest data tier that used to be offered by the U.S. Cellular was 5GB. If any of these new plans sound like something you'd be interested in, you can check them out yourself over at U.S. Cellular's website.