Following in the footsteps of AT&T and Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular on Monday introduced new shared data plans that allow several devices to share a single bucket of data. Similar to how Verizon and AT&T price their plans, you'll pay a flat monthly rate per month for a specific device, and then the recurring data charge for the amount of data that suits your lifestyle best.
U.S. Cellular will charge $40 for each smartphone on the plan, $30 for each "basic phone," $20 per modem and $10 per tablet. Each plan includes unlimited messaging and minutes. A 1GB option is available for $50 each month, 2GB will set you back $60, 4GB is available for $70 and data hungry users can also opt for 6GB per month ($80), 8GB per month ($90) or 10GB per month $100. We'll do some quick math for you: assuming a family with four smartphones wants to share 8GB of data per month, you'll pay $40 per smartphone ($120) plus the fee for 8GB of data ($90) for a total of $210 per month. On the lower-end of the data package spectrum, those plans are on a par with Verizon though more expensive than AT&T.
The aforementioned plans are just a sample of what U.S. Cellular will offer, however. The carrier says it will provide up to 75GB per month for $560, or as little as 300MB per month for $40.
|Monthly Device Connection Charge||Minutes and Messaging||Shared Data Offering||Monthly Recurring Data Charge|
Basic Phone $30
Hotspots/Wireless Modems: $20
|Unlimited on all plans||1GB
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Here are the best screen protectors for the Google Pixel 3a
Before you take the Pixel 3a on your next photoshoot, make sure to install a screen protector on the device to keep the display pristine for months to come.