U.S. Cellular is rolling out a new unlimited plan next week.
On August 12, U.S. Cellular will launch its New Unlimited Plan with no data overage charges, no upgrade fees, and no activation fees. U.S. Cellular notes that with its New Unlimited Plan, it's removed the 22GB threshold on its existing unlimited plan that would bump your data to 2G speeds after you cross 22GB of usage. Video streams at 480p on the new plan.
Pricing for this new plan will start at $55 per month for a single line, with discounts for each line you add after that. For example, signing up for four lines on the New Unlimited Plan will cost $30 per line per month. Autopay and paperless billing is required to get those prices.
The removal of the 22GB data usage threshold with U.S. Cellular's New Unlimited Plan looks like a nice change. Not everyone uses that much data, but for folks those that do, it's probably frustrating to be humming along at 4G LTE speeds and then suddenly be dropped to 2G speeds.
If U.S. Cellular's new plan interests you, you'll be able to sign up online, over the phone, or in stores starting next Monday.