U.S. Cellular has just announced its new monthly installment plans in a bid to compete with the likes of T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. The fifth largest carrier in the U.S. is the last to the party, but it’s better late than never as they say. Users signing up via the carrier’s Single Connect or Shared Connect plans can now opt to pay the cost of their smartphone in 12 monthly installments, thus ridding them from paying a hefty fee up front.
The carrier is also offering $350 through a Visa prepaid card for users willing to switch from another carrier, much like what T-Mobile and more recently Sprint started doing. Simple Connect plans start from $50 per month which comes with unlimited talk/texts and 500MB of cellular data or $60 for 2GB of data. Under the carrier’s monthly installment plans, customers will be asked to pay the tax amount up front, but nothing beyond that.
This is a nice move by U.S. Cellular in a bid to attract more customers to the network. It is to be seen if this move will actually work in the company’s favor, especially when there are plenty of other rival carriers offering the same promotion.
Via: Android Guys