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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
This morning, outside of Galaxy Gear compatibility news, Samsung announced that their Galaxy S4 Mini will arrive in the U.S. next month (as in November) on Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and US Cellular. US Cellular and AT&T have already confirmed that they will carry the phone, we just haven’t seen pricing yet. We have also seen press images of Verizon’s variant with massive home button branding, but no official word or pricing either. (more…)
US Cellular announced its own version of shared data plans this morning, joining Verizon and AT&T in one of the most often criticized new wireless trends of the last couple of years. As with the others, US Cellular claims that having giant pots of data that can be shared between family members and employees is much easier to manage. Of course, no one was actually asking for this type of easy management until the industry took unlimited data away from us all and realized that they could bank off of GBs just like they once did with minute and text overages. (more…)
This morning, US Cellular announced that they are now carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear both online and in stores. The Galaxy Note 3 in Jet Black will run $299 on-contract (after an instant rebate), while the Galaxy Gear will stick to its wildly high matching $299 price. The Gear will be available in both Jet Black and Oatmeal Beige.
We have already reviewed both products, drawing complete opposite conclusions on each. In our Galaxy Note 3 review, we found few faults in the oversized phone, and generally enjoyed everything about it. In the Galaxy Gear review, well, this one got ugly.
With carrier policies constantly changing (not always for the better), the introduction of tiered and shared data plans, prepaid plans becoming more appealing, and LTE rollouts happening at various intervals, we can imagine that many of you have changed wireless carriers over the last couple of years. At one time, most of the DL family was filled up with Verizon subscribers, but our comments clearly indicate that you have had changes of heart and moved on to other options.
So something we haven’t done in a while is ask which carrier you are currently signed up with. Are you still with AT&T or Verizon? Have you gone the prepaid route? Did T-Mobile win you over with their UNcarrier approach?
As always, cast your vote, but then afterwards take to the comments to tell us why you are with your current carrier.