I have been a T-Cellular buyer for about 20 years and due to its beneficiant assist for navy plans my household has loved its companies and protection at very inexpensive charges. For the previous month I have been testing out two SIM playing cards from US Cellular after the corporate launched its limitless and household plans. On the finish of final week, US Cellular additionally introduced its new Pooled Plans that offers companies and households extra inexpensive choices if there is no such thing as a want for limitless every thing.
US Cellular presents 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 telephone 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 title, however perceive that 5G can be supported, with no further value, on the low-band spectrum. Which means that UltraWideband 5G is just not supported by US Cellular.
Plan choices and pricing
As an individual who commutes on a prepare each day for 2 hours and writes about cell know-how, limitless information plans are my default choice. Nevertheless, there are folks on both finish of the spectrum, together with those that talk primarily through discuss and/or textual content. US Cellular presents extraordinarily inexpensive choices for everybody, as detailed within the desk beneath.
|Service title||Discuss minutes||Textual content||Knowledge||Hotspot||Value|
|Limitless Discuss & Textual content||Limitless||Limitless||None||None||$10|
|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 embrace as much as 10GB of LTE information exterior the US, in supported international locations. As well as, should you join three Limitless All traces you get to decide on one perk and with 4 Limitless All traces you get two perks. Perks embrace Apple Music Household, Spotify Household, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Xbox Reside Gold, and plenty of extra.
Whereas pricing is identical 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 might discover diminished speeds afterward.
US Cellular simply introduced its new Pooled Plans choice that allows you to share information throughout as many units as you need so you need to use it for a small enterprise, giant household, or one other group that wishes to pool assets.
Prospects pay $9 per thirty days per line after which $2 per GB of shared information. There are not any pre-selected quantities of knowledge so the Pooled Plans are totally personalized by the client themselves. All traces embrace limitless discuss and textual content for the $9 per thirty days cost.
US Cellular created up to date dashboards and gives real-time utilization analytics so you may handle all the small print of your Pooled Plans account. You possibly can even snooze, resume, and take away traces in bulk.
Pooled Plans is on the market now for the Tremendous LTE community (Verizon). In case you are an present US Cellular buyer with a GSM LTE SIM card then you may 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 overview SIM playing cards arrived as activated playing cards prepared to check out. For brand new clients, there’s a $3.99 SIM card starter package that you just order with arrival possible in simply three days. The package contains each the Tremendous LTE and GSM LTE playing cards so you may activate the cardboard that works finest for the unlocked telephone that you just personal and the protection that you just need.
I examined each SIM playing cards with an iPhone 12 Professional Max, OnePlus 9 Professional, OnePlus 9, and TCL 20 Professional 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 numerous places across the south Puget Sound area.
Calls sounded nice on each side of the dialog, textual content messages went by means of flawlessly, and information protection was as dependable as different networks I’ve examined previously. The general expertise with US Cellular was what I expertise on the massive three networks within the US.
My glorious T-Cellular navy plan finally ends up being simply $20/month per line for six traces so I do not plan to change from that service at the moment. Nevertheless, US Cellular is a good choice at simply $25/month per line for greater than three traces. When you think about that I might additionally qualify for 2 perks from US Cellular, the 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 tens of millions nonetheless working remotely from dwelling 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.