U.S. Cellular Prepaid Ready Connect Plans Now Include More High Speed Data
Regional carrier U.S. Cellular has improved its prepaid Ready Connect plans for smartphones by adding more high speed data. The $45 smartphone plan that used to have 1 GB of high speed data now includes 3GB. The $55 plan now includes 4GB of high speed data instead of previous 2 GB and costs $5 less, $50. The $40 plan that used to have 500 MB of data now offers 1.5GB of high speed data. Also, the carrier has made its $35 feature phone plan available for smartphones, too. However, when it’s used with basic phones, the plan includes unlimited mobile Web and when paired with smartphones, it offers unlimited 1X data, which is normally around 100 Kbps.
After these changes, U.S. Cellular prepaid Ready Connect plans look like this:
- $50 (was $55) smartphone plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 4GB at high speeds (was 2GB)
- $45 smartphone plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 3GB at high speeds (was 1GB)
- $40 smartphone plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 1.5GB at high speeds (was 500MB)
- $35 feature phone and smartphone plan – unlimited talk, text and data (feature phone/mobile web, smartphone/ 1X data)
After high speed data allotments, U.S. Cellular on the $40, $45 and $50 plans throttles data to 1X speeds or around 100 Kbps for the remainder of the billing cycle.
U.S. Cellular’s prepaid Ready Connect plans can be paired with Ready Connect devices only. Currently, available Ready Connect smartphones are Motorola Moto E, Kyocera Hydro XTRM ($34.99), Motorola Moto E LTE ($49.99), LG Logos ($99.90), ZTE Imperial II ($149.99), Motorola Moto G ($84.95) and Samsung Grand Prime ($149.99). Basic Ready Connect phones compatible with these plans are LG Freedom II ($39.88) and LG Envoy III ($14.99). These smartphone prices are online on Amazon.com. In addition to Amazon.com, Ready Connect phones and service can be found at Walmart, Dollar General and Nebraska Furniture stores.
U.S. Cellular also offers Simple Connect plans, which are available for feature phones and smartphones. Feature phone plan is available for $40 per month and includes unlimited talk, text and mobile web. Smartphone plans, $45, $55 and $65 plans, offer unlimited talk, text and data with 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB at high-speeds, respectively.