U.S. Cellular Adding Customer Value with New Shared Connect Pricing Plans

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Cellular is now offering new, streamlined Shared Connect plans with
more data and bonus value on its high-quality network that keeps
customers connected in big and small cities and rural communities. All
plans with 16GB or higher now include unlimited calling and texting to
Canada and Mexico plus data usage controls, all at a lower price than
Verizon.

“We continue to provide the best value,” said Joe Settimi, vice
president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. “Plus, our customers can use
their phones, tablets and connected devices with confidence that they
are not going to exceed their data plans. These new plans are easy to
understand, giving our customers the flexibility to choose the right one
for them, knowing they’ll be using their device on a high-quality 4G LTE
network that keeps them connected nationwide.”

Each Shared Connect plan comes with unlimited talk and text, and
customers can change their plan at any time. The new, simplified plans
provide customers with more data to connect to the information and
entertainment they want and include:

  • 2GB for $30 per month (was 1GB for $25)
  • 4GB for $45 per month (was 3GB for $40)
  • 8GB for $60 per month (was 6GB for $55)
  • 16GB for $80 per month (was 12GB for $80)
  • 24GB for $100 per month (was 15GB for $90)

Customers who choose 16GB plans or higher receive unlimited calling and
texting to friends, family and businesses in Canada and Mexico, and it
is just $10 per month on plans 8GB and under. Plans of 16GB and above
also include data usage controls which allow customers to limit the
amount of data each line on an account can use. This service is $4.99 on
plans 8GB and under.

All smartphones on Shared Connect plans have a $20 monthly connection
charge per line, tablets are $10, and home phones, routers and hotspots
are $20. With the introduction of these enhanced and simplified plans,
consumers can now purchase a smartphone using one of U.S. Cellular’s
monthly payment options that best meet their needs over 20, 24 or 30
months.

Customers who want take advantage of these value-packed plans can port
their number from another carrier and trade in their device – even one
with a cracked screen – and receive an unlimited buy-out of their
current contract after they submit their final bill from that carrier.

New Retail Installment Contract, Device Protection+ and credit
approval required. A $25 Device Activation Fee applies.
Unlimited
contract buy-out also requires port-in and Smartphone turn-in.
Additional terms, conditions and/or charges 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.

About King Street Wireless, L.P.

King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in
27 states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver
high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular’s customers in several of the
carrier’s markets. King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria,
Virginia where it is recognized for its involvement in its community
both through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To
learn more about King Street Wireless, visit www.kingstreetwireless.com.

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, and currently, 99 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.

Contacts

U.S. Cellular
Katie Frey, 773-355-3275
Katie.frey@uscellular.com