January 8, 2016
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We don’t hear as much about US Cellular as we do the other major carriers. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, but the nation’s fifth largest carrier is making a push to change that. In a bid to expand their customer base, the Chicago-based CDMA service provider is looking to sweeten the deal by offering a 6GB data plan for only $40 per month.

However, this plan does involve a two-year contract. The trend in the industry is currently seeing the big four moving away from contracts, so you might want to consider your options carefully before making a commitment all the way through 2018. If you’re opening a new line of service with US Cellular, they’re sweetening the deal by sending you a $150 promotional card. They’ll send you another $150 if you’re transferring your number from a different service provider, so that means US Cellular wants your business to the tune of $300.

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To get the full scoop on what US Cellular is bringing to the table, click the button below to read the press release they sent out earlier today. As always, before swapping to a new carrier, you should make sure that service will be available in the areas you frequent.

[press]U.S. CELLULAR KICKS OFF 2016 WITH 6 GB FOR $40 PLAN AND UP TO A $300 CREDIT FOR SWITCHERS

CHICAGO (Jan. 8, 2016) – New and current U.S. Cellular customers will have another reason to celebrate the new year by taking advantage of the latest deals the national wireless carrier launched today. Beginning today in stores and online, customers can receive 6 GB of data for only $40 per month, and all new lines of service are eligible for a $150 promotional card at the point of sale. Customers who port in their number and trade in their device will receive an additional $150 promotional card by mail.

“To kick off 2016 in style, we wanted to offer customers a unique and value-packed plan so they can get the most out of their smartphones, tablets and other connected devices,” said Joe Settimi, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. “By offering an additional $300 incentive to switch to us, we are inviting everyone to enjoy the benefits of a high-quality network with nationwide coverage and to experience a wireless carrier that truly cares about its customers.”

U.S. Cellular is also offering 50 percent off the monthly device connection charges on select connected devices. With this discount, tablets can be added to a Shared Connect plan for only $5 per month, Home Phone for $10 per month, and the Router + Home Phone for $15 per month, making it easy to share data on multiple devices. This provides more ways to stay connected to people who matter most and access important information quickly and easily.

In addition to the deals mentioned above, if a current customer refers a friend to U.S. Cellular, and the friend chooses to activate a smartphone on a Shared Connect plan, they both will receive $50.

Data and Switcher Offer requires Retail Installment Contract, Shared Connect Plan, $25 Act. Fee, Device Protection+ and Smartphone trade-in. $300 = $150 Promo Card instantly at point of sale + $150 Promo Card via mail within 6–8 weeks. U.S. Cellular® Promo Cards issued by MetaBank,® Member FDIC. Valid for purchase in-store or online. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. See uscellular.com for details. 4G LTE service may be provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Other restrictions apply.[/press]

So, that’s how US Cellular is kicking off the New Year. What do you guys think? A tempting offer, or not sweet enough for you? What would it take for you to throw in your lot with US Cellular? Let us know in the comments below!

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