U.S. Cellular Announces Shared Connect, Discounts for BYOD And Monthly Device Payment Plans

New cellular plans seem all about BYOD and monthly device payments these days. It comes as little surprise, then, that like T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon before it, U.S. Cellular is introducing Shared Connect, a plan that offers a discount to subscribers who either pay for their smartphone in monthly installments or bring their own device.  (more…)

US Cellular to Expand 4G LTE Coverage in 13 States

These days, every wireless carrier is practically begging for your business with attractive deals and competitive pricing, and it’s not just the incumbent giants who are joining in the frenzy. US Cellular only yesterday announced that it will pay your ETF to switch to new plans like its contract-free Simple Connect, and today revealed that it’s expanding 4G LTE coverage in 13 states.  (more…)

US Cellular Galaxy S5 Pre-orders go up March 21, Extra $50 Google Play Gift Card Added

Not only will AT&T’s pre-order go up for the Galaxy S5 from Samsung tomorrow morning, but so will US Cellular’s. The company announced this morning that after an instant rebate, customers can pre-order Samsung’s newest flagship for $199.99 on contract. As an added bonus, those who pre-order will also get a free $50 Google Play gift card to use at their own discretion.  (more…)

US Cellular Will Tweak Data Plans March 13, Adding More Data at Current Price Points

According to sources, US Cellular is jumping on the “better bang for your current buck” trend that almost all of the major U.S. wireless carriers have fallen under over the last couple of weeks. It’s a competitive world out there, so carriers are now offering you more data for the same price. Verizon did it with MORE Everything, AT&T did it with family and individual plans (Aio Wireless too), and so did T-Mobile (sort of).

Come March 13, US Cellular will make their new shared data plans official and permanent. Their $40 plan with 300MB of data will now be 1GB, the $50 plan jumps from 1GB to 2GB, and the $60 plan rises from 2GB to 3GB. There will also be a new $15/300MB plan and a $60 single line plan with 1GB of data.

If you are a current US Cellular customer, your account will automatically upgrade to the new data amount.  (more…)

Moto G Now Available Through US Cellular for $99 After Instant Rebate

Budget-minded customers can grab the Moto G on US Cellular online starting today and in retail stores starting February 10. The device will only cost $99 off contract thanks to an instant rebate of $90, so that’s not a bad deal. The device is available through US Cellular’s “No Contract” plans, which includes unlimited voice, messaging, and data for only $50 per month.  (more…)

Moto X on US Cellular Should Start Seeing Android 4.4.2 Update as Early as Today

At the end of last week, we saw soak test invites of a new software update go out for the T-Mobile variant of the Moto X. It would make sense that the T-Mo version would see updates quickly, since it’s not exactly attached to the carrier and essentially sold as an unlocked device. But that news made us wonder which carrier variant would then be next in line? Would it be Verizon? Maybe AT&T this time around? Actually, it looks like it will be US Cellular.  (more…)

US Cellular Moto X Getting Kit Kat Update Tomorrow as Build 13.11.3

According to sources of ours, the US Cellular variant of the Moto X will finally receive its Kit Kat (Android 4.4) update starting tomorrow. As build 13.11.3, users will see the entire new Kit Kat experience, along with improvements to the camera, Active Display, Touchless Control, and Motorola Assist. US Cellular is also planning to throw in updates to some of their bloatware apps as well.

With US Cellular’s variant receiving the update, I believe that leaves Sprint as the lone Moto X without Android 4.4. And we thought Verizon was slow.  (more…)