US Cellular increases data buckets on shared plans, keeps prices the same

More data for everyone, and a new $15 plan for the lowest end of the price table

U.S. Cellular's shared data plans haven't always been the best value out there, but they're getting a bit more enticing after today's upgrades in data allowances. Things break down pretty simply, with data buckets increasing at every price level:

  • $40 plan moves from 300MB to 1GB of data
  • $50 plan moves from 1GB to 2GB
  • $60 plan moves from 2GB to 3GB

At the same time, U.S. Cellular also introduced a new, lower plan with just 300MB of data for $15, a nice drop from the $40 plan that previously offered that amount of data. All of these plans offer unlimited talk and text as well, as is the industry standard for these kinds of shared data plans.

The plans go into effect for both new and existing customers automatically.

Source: FierceWireless

Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Oh us cellular. Why are you still a thing.... Posted via Android Central App
  • $15 is good for unlimited talk/text and a small data plan. I pay $10 from Air Voice but that isn't unlimited and if I used all data it would only be 150mb. It works for me because I have wifi most of the time plus $300mb free for my tablet with T-Mobile. Unfortunately I don't think my N5 will work with them. I hope someone on Gmail will match.
  • 15 bucks for unlimited talk and text plus a smidgen of data is a ridiculously good deal if you don't use much data... Here in Canada on Koodo which is most likely the cheapest besides Wind/Moblicity/etc(which isn't even available where I live) you have to pay atleast 50 bucks for unlimited talk and text and no data..
  • On today's market unlimited calls and texts are a given, but data allotments are where the money it's coming in. Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, with 32GBs of internal memory and no sdcard. (Bring on 4.4.2, I can handle it.)
  • Whoa, Totally misunderstood the kind of plan this is. There is the above charge PLUS a monthly device connection charge. For a smartphone that is $40/month for a total of $ 55/month. That's with buying a phone on contract though. I don't know if they give any discount if you already have a compatible phone.