US Cellular Cell Phones
US Cellular Snap Shot and Review:
- Prepay and Contract phones
- Great Service
- Expensive Add Ons
Why You??™ll Love Them: Great plans. Like many smaller companies, US Cellular makes up for it??™s lack of coverage with really great plans??"unlimited calling, no activation fee, decent prices. You can get really decent phones at good prices too, like theLG UX830 for $100??"which has a touch screen and PDA capabilities. They also have Blackberries and some pretty other sweet phones on offer (which you can add web capabilities for at $25-$40). They offer monthly and pay as you go plans, with monthly plans a better value for more frequent users, and the pay as you go for more infrequent callers. Both options offer (as per usual with prepays) no contracts and no credit checks. According to their coverage map, they??™ve got a great network. They also make a big deal about never charging for incoming calls; hey, why not? They also tout their "easyedge" program, which is a massive digital media experience??"radio, games, ringtones, photos, the works.
Why You Won??™t: It costs a minimum of $5 to add any texting, and $15 a month to add unlimited texting??"which sort of undermines the idea of their unlimited plan, doesn??™t it? You have to add on picture messaging, email, and internet access. You also add on music access, but they offer "Napster ToGo", which sounds like fun. Despite having an impressive footprint, they don??™t offer their service everywhere, without offering much (any) reason. You can call internationally, but it doesn??™t say how much it??™s going to cost you??"it varies based on the area you??™re calling from, which raises a few question marks. You can text internationally, but it costs extra.s to ???US Cellular???