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U.S. Cellular

February 24, 2015 12:07 ET

U.S. Cellular Lowering Prices on Popular Shared Connect Plans

Company Offering Better Price Plans Than AT&T and Verizon Starting at Two Lines

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - February 24, 2015) - U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) announced today that it is providing more value for customers who choose installment pricing on the company's Shared Connect Plans. U.S. Cellular has decreased the prices on its 1, 3, 6, 8 and 20 GB data plans, and customers on the 2 GB plan can now get 3 GB of data for the same price.

The company has expanded its $30 discount off monthly connection charges to its 8 GB plan, so customers who choose a Shared Connect plan of at least 8 GB with installment pricing can add a smartphone for only $10 per month. This means a family of four can have unlimited voice and messaging and share 8 GB of data for $120 per month, $25 less than Verizon. Customers on 6 GB plans or less can add a line for an additional $20 per month.

"At U.S. Cellular, we are constantly striving to provide the best customer experience by offering national coverage and a high-quality network along with flexible plans that meet a variety of customer needs," said Joe Settimi, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. "These new price plans offer consumers and businesses unbeatable value no matter their data usage."

With U.S. Cellular's $0 down installment pricing, qualified customers pay tax on a new device at the point of sale, and then make 20 monthly payments that are conveniently added to their wireless bill. Customers can upgrade this device in as little as 12 months if they trade it in for the latest model. They can also choose to pay off the full balance of their device anytime they want.

In addition to these value-packed plans, U.S. Cellular is continuing to pay off customers' old contracts, up to $350 per line, when they switch to a Shared Connect plan and choose the equipment installment option. Anyone who ports their number from another carrier and sends in their final bill with the early termination fee on it will receive a prepaid debit card for that amount.

New Retail Installment Contract, Shared Connect Plan and credit approval required. Financing terms are zero down, zero APR; 24 monthly payments. ETF Promo: Valid for up to four Consumer lines and 25 Business lines. Must port in current number to U.S. Cellular. Customer will be reimbursed for the ETF reflected on the final bill up to $350 per line. 

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities. Currently, 93 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.

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