Thankfully, this is not a promotional change. It’s permanent. And these are excellent changes. If you had the $40 monthly plan, you only had 300 MB of shared data. Now you will have 1 GB of shared data. That’s a 3x gain in the amount of data for no extra cost. And if you don’t use much data, that 300 MB plan now only costs $15 per month.
And for a short time, you will be able to get a single-line of 1 GB of data for $60 per month. That’s a good deal, as long as you don’t live in a T-Mobile LTE area. If you have T-Mobile in your area, you get 3 GB of data for $60 per month. But if you live in an area without T-Mobile coverage, that is an excellent plan.
This is a leaked internal memo, so it’s not “official” yet. But according to this document, these new plans will be launching on March 13th, which is this Thursday. And everyone will know they have more data via a text message. So if you’re on US Cellular, enjoy your bonus data.