U.S. Cellular customers think it’s the best — the carrier has won readers’ choice accolades as the top cell phone provider in several of the cities in which it operates. The regional provider offers nationwide coverage, but you need to live in a U.S. Cellular licensed market to get service with the carrier.
AT A Glance
- Plans start at $55 for 2GB
- Notables: Strong network in home area, but data is slowed when roaming
U.S. Cellular cell phone plans
U.S. Cellular offers one non-unlimited plan: 2GB for $55. The carrier also offers two unlimited plans. You can save $10 per month if you opt for automatic payments and paperless billing.
- Unlimited: $65
- Unlimited Plus: $75
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Unlimited Plus includes HD video streaming and 15GB of high-speed mobile hot spot date each month. Those features are not available with the standard unlimited plan.
The Plus plan also comes with “payback,” which refunds customers $10 each month for any line that uses less than 3GB of data. On family plans, the payback benefit only applies when all lines on your account have unlimited data.
U.S. Cellular family plans
U.S. Cellular allows up to 10 lines on one account, but they don’t share data. Instead, you pick the amount of data you want for each line — 2GB or unlimited — and get a discount for the additional lines.
U.S. Cellular prepaid plans
U.S. Cellular unlimited data plan: How it compares on price
The pricing below doesn’t include taxes, fees or autopay discounts.
Monthly price comparison 1 line 2 lines 3 lines 4 lines
*Restricted LTE data download speeds.
T-Mobile $65 $100 $120 $140
Sprint $65 $110 $135 $160
AT&T $75 $140 $165 $180
Verizon $80 $140 $165 $180
U.S. Cellular $65 $115 $125 $130
Boost $50 $80 $110 $140
MetroPCS $50 $80 $110 $140
Cricket* $55 $80 $90 $100
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