According to sources of ours, US Cellular will soon join the shared data plan party that AT&T and Verizon have been hosting since last year. Employees are currently being briefed on the benefits of shared data (if there are any) for not only the company, but US Cellular associates and customers.
Like with Verizon and AT&T’s shared data plans, US Cellular is going to try and sell customers on the simplicity of their bills with one data pot. They’ll also talk about using data however you please (for tethering, tablets, phones, etc.), but we would be hesitant to believe this to be a benefit. We all know that with shared data plans, we have seen a dramatic increase in the price of data. While US Cellular has yet to release that info, less data at higher prices is the current industry trend.
Nothing has been confirmed at this time, but we’re hearing talk of unlimited talk and text base plans with added on data packages (again, just like AT&T and Verizon are doing it). US Cellular may also let customers continue to keep their grandfathered unlimited data plans, but new customers would be forced into these new shared plans.
Launch could happen in late September.
As we have more, we’ll be sure to share it.