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US Cellular Limitless All plan hands-on and Pooled Plan launch


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I have been a T-Cellular buyer for about 20 years and because of its beneficiant assist for army plans my household has loved its providers and protection at very reasonably priced charges. For the previous month I have been testing out two SIM playing cards from US Cellular after the corporate launched its unlimited and family plans. On the finish of final week, US Cellular additionally introduced its new Pooled Plans that provides companies and households extra reasonably priced choices if there is no such thing as a want for limitless every thing.

US Cellular provides two SIM choices for purchasers; Tremendous LTE (black SIM card) and GSM LTE (white SIM card). Whereas it is not marketed on the US Cellular web site, placing the SIM playing cards right into a cellphone and viewing the connections settings reveals that Tremendous LTE service is supplied on the Verizon community and GSM LTE service is supplied on the T-Cellular community. These SIM playing cards have LTE within the identify, however perceive that 5G can be supported, with no further price, on the low-band spectrum. Because of this UltraWideband 5G will not be supported by US Cellular.

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Plan choices and pricing

As an individual who commutes on a practice day by day for 2 hours and writes about cell expertise, limitless information plans are my default choice. Nevertheless, there are individuals on both finish of the spectrum, together with those that talk primarily by way of speak and/or textual content. US Cellular provides extraordinarily reasonably priced choices for everybody, as detailed within the desk beneath.

Service identify Speak minutes Textual content Information Hotspot Value
Limitless Speak & Textual content Limitless Limitless None None $10
1GB Limitless Limitless 1GB Information restrict $12
5GB Limitless Limitless 5GB Information restrict $15
12GB Limitless Limitless 12GB Information restrict $20
18GB Limitless Limitless 18GB Information restrict $25
30GB Limitless Limitless 30GB Information restrict $30
1 Line Limitless Limitless Limitless 20GB for $10 $45
2 Traces Limitless Limitless Limitless 20GB for $10 $30/line
3+ Traces Limitless Limitless Limitless 20GB for $10 $25/line

The limitless information plans additionally embody as much as 10GB of LTE information outdoors the US, in supported nations. As well as, in case you join three Limitless All traces you get to decide on one perk and with 4 Limitless All traces you get two perks. Perks embody Apple Music Household, Spotify Household, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Xbox Stay Gold, and plenty of extra.

Whereas pricing is similar for both Tremendous LTE or GSM LTE, there’s a slight distinction with the limitless information plans. Limitless All plans on Tremendous LTE are uncapped and unthrottled. Limitless All plans on GSM LTE include 50 GB of high-speed information, and a tiny fraction of heavier information customers could discover lowered speeds afterward.

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Pooled Plans

US Cellular simply introduced its new Pooled Plans choice that permits you to share information throughout as many gadgets as you need so you need to use it for a small enterprise, giant household, or one other group that desires to pool assets.

Clients pay $9 monthly per line after which $2 per GB of shared information. There aren’t any pre-selected quantities of information so the Pooled Plans are totally custom-made by the client themselves. All traces embody limitless speak and textual content for the $9 monthly cost.

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US Cellular created up to date dashboards and supplies real-time utilization analytics so you possibly can handle all the small print of your Pooled Plans account. You may even snooze, resume, and take away traces in bulk.

Pooled Plans is on the market now for the Tremendous LTE community (Verizon). If you’re an present US Cellular buyer with a GSM LTE SIM card then you possibly can contact US Cellular to transform to a Tremendous LTE Pooled Plan in order for you this new performance.

Experiences with Tremendous LTE and GSM LTE playing cards

Each assessment SIM playing cards arrived as activated playing cards prepared to check out. For brand new prospects, there’s a $3.99 SIM card starter equipment that you simply order with arrival doubtless in simply three days. The equipment contains each the Tremendous LTE and GSM LTE playing cards so you possibly can activate the cardboard that works greatest for the unlocked cellphone that you simply personal and the protection that you simply need.

I examined each SIM playing cards with an iPhone 12 Pro Max, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9, and TCL 20 Pro 5G. In my experiences, the GSM LTE (T-Cellular) card supplied me with the quickest obtain and add speeds with these telephones, starting from 10 to 85 Mbps within the varied places across the south Puget Sound area.

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Calls sounded nice on each side of the dialog, textual content messages went by flawlessly, and information protection was as dependable as different networks I’ve examined prior to now. The general expertise with US Cellular was what I expertise on the massive three networks within the US.

My wonderful T-Cellular army plan finally ends up being simply $20/month per line for six traces so I do not plan to modify from that service right now. Nevertheless, US Cellular is a superb choice at simply $25/month per line for greater than three traces. When you think about that I’d additionally qualify for 2 perks from US Cellular, the associated fee may very well work out to be the identical or higher on US Cellular so I will look a bit nearer on the full package deal I pay for on T-Cellular.

With hundreds of thousands nonetheless working remotely from house places of work, you might also be questioning about WiFi calling assist. This performance is on the market with the GSM LTE (T-Cellular) SIM card for Android smartphones. US Cellular continues to work on iPhone assist and assist for Tremendous LTE SIM playing cards.

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