U.S. Cellular announces promotional plan with 6GB of data for $40

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U.S. Cellular has announced a new promotional plan that can score customers 6GB of data per month for just $40. In addition to this plan, the carrier is now offering a $150 promotional card for any current customers who add a line, or any customers who bring their number over. To sweeten the deal even further, those who switch to U.S. Cellular and trade in a phone get another $150 promotional gift card, totaling $300 for the switch. U.S. Cellular is now offering 50 percent off tablets, and more, as well as running a referral program that provides $50 to both the new and referring customer.

Compared to the current 2GB for $75 plan, this promotional plan is a great deal. If interested, head to your local U.S. Cellular store to take advantage.

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
47 Comments
  • Does the Moto X Pure Edition (2015) work on US Cellular?
  • Yup! Hell, the PE works on all US carriers.
  • Does the 6P?
  • T Mobile and AT&T yes Sprint not sure Verizon nope Posted via the Android Central App
  • Should have put a asterisk behind Verizon if you already have a nano SIM then it will work for the most part Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sprint is a yes. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes Posted via Nexus 6P
  • So this is $40 for 6GB for the data only, then you add $20 for the smartphone connect plan. Still, $60 for 6GB isn't too bad. I wonder if you are still limited by the old roaming terms with their new LTE roaming.
  • You might be better off with cricket at $55 for 10gb and you can tether. Posted via the Android Central App
  • For 60$ you can get true unlimited at MetroPCS. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or Sprint no contract unlimited everything no throttling at $70 for the fastest high speed data in America (low population rural areas excluded as with most carriers).
  • $60
  • For $60 per line you can afford ATT and VZW if you have 2 lines and get more data. 16 GB is $120 on VZW and 15GB is $130 on AT&T. Posted via the S6 Active
  • Somehow, one day I looked at the at&t site and saw a promo for existing customers for 30G of shared data for $120. Needless to say I snagged it and it disappeared the next day. Never seen it since. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm waiting for that promo to come back. Both VZW and AT&T doubled the data of the 15 gb and 20gb plans so people were getting 30gb and 40gb for the price of 15 and 20. This was in late 2014 ircc. Posted via the S6 Active
  • Exactly, it's bs marketing as usual. True price is a minimum of $60 for 6gb, not $40. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Dang I thought this was per line, including unlimited talk and text. Not such a big deal to get a 6GB data bucket for $40. Then add $20 per line... I'm getting 16GB (12GB + 2GB for each line) of data with Verizon for $80, minus my 22% discount = $62.40.
  • I agree, full plan cost should always be shared, don't make readers click through and search for the fine print just to see the real cost! Posted via the Android Central App
  • It looks like they also require you to buy a phone with instalment billing to get this plan. So add $20 for the line, and ~$20 more for the phone Posted via the Android Central App
  • My parents have us cellular. They suck. My parents constantly get text messages a day after they were sent. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have it in Green Bay, WI and it works great. I think they used King Wireless network for their LTE in my area. Never have problems. Posted via the Android Central App
  • US Cellular is great. Don't know what the problem is out your way. Moto X 2013 (U.S. Cellular)
  • It was garbage here in Des Moines Iowa as well. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lots of dead spots for me in south eastern Wisconsin, dropped them for Verizon and definitely getting better coverage where I need it. Of course, phone updates are non-existent but ya take the good with the bad... Posted via the Android Central App
  • $40 for 6 GB?! Here in Finland at that price, you would get unlimited data. That's just highway robbery.
  • Yeah America sux but at least were note as bad as Canada Posted via the Android Central App
  • Word. Whenever I rub into a snotty Canuckian sneering about their "free" health care system and how superior that makes them, I ask what they're paying for how much cell service and it gets really quiet quickly. Posted via sheer force of will from my Nexus 6P!
  • I'll take my free healthcare and pay more for cell service. Gladly. Also let's not forget our carriers networks are better too. ;)
  • Amen. Posted via the Android Central App on the Samsung Galaxy S6 active.
  • Lol Canadians Posted via the Android Central App on my Frost Nexus 6P
  • Haha you guys make me laugh every time.. You have no idea what expensive is.. Try South Africa for expensive -.- Posted via the Android Central App
  • You should try Tahiti as well .......
  • Off topic here but they should put the Nexus 6 on some promotional deal too. $200 with a 2 year contract is too much IMO. Moto X 2013 (U.S. Cellular)
  • Isn't US Cellular a CDMA carrier? What gives with the SIM card? IMHO, far better to use WiFi as your data plan. I use H2O wireless for 5¢/min, /msg and pay no monthly fees or taxes (other than sales). If I must have roaming data, 5¢/mb.
  • LTE devices have a SIM card, including Sprint and Verizon (cdma) phones. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I currently pay 50 a month for 8g on simple mobile so this wouldn't entice me. Service is great Posted via the Android Central App
  • MVNOs get second tier (lower) priority.
  • I went to their website to check their coverage maps but their page didn't load right and at the top it said "for the best experience upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer". I was using Firefox on my phone lol.
  • How is their coverage? I always find it curious that most of the websites that compare plans never include US Cellular, but they include smaller prepaid plans like Metro PCS, Cricket, and Boost. Their plans don't seem very competitive to me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • US Cellular is a regional carrier. All the others you mentioned are MVNOs. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's spotty in my experience. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Damn. I pay about 2$ for 3GB, 200 minutes national and international and unlimited in my network.
    Expensive as F### in USA
  • More area to cover in the US of A. More coverage = more cost. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, but still...
    Anyway, If this is much cheaper, the other ones will be forced to reduce prices too to keep customers.
    Digi Mobil did that in my country... They even give unmimited 4G in big cities.
  • Wow that's expensive Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ridiculous when in the UK for £20 (29USD) a month you can get unlimited minutes, texts and WiFi (at BT Hotspots) AND 20gbs of LTE running off of EE... Posted from my Moto G (2015) on the Android Central app.
  • 3gb 10$ 10gb 20$ swedish pay as you go prices @comviq Posted via the Android Central App