The country's fifth largest carrier is hoping to start off 2016 by picking up a few more customers. Starting today, US Cellular will let you get 6GB of data for $40 per month, as long as you sign a two-year contract. This offer is available online and in stores. Though, with the competition moving away from two-year contracts, think carefully about whether this will save you money long-term.

To layer on the enticements, folks who open a new line of service get a $150 promotional card. US Cellular will also send a $150 promotional card in the mail to people who port a number and trade in their device. That amounts to $300 US cellular will pay you to become a subscriber.

While you're signing up for an account, you can add tablets to a Shared Connect plan for $5 a month. You can also add home phones for $10 or a router and home phone together for $15. These amount to 50 percent off the usual connection fees.


US Cellular is a regional carrier based in Chicago that relies on CDMA technology. Be sure to check the coverage map before making the switch.

Press Release


CHICAGO (Jan. 8, 2016) – New and current U.S. Cellular customers will have another reason to celebrate the new year by taking advantage of the latest deals the national wireless carrier launched today. Beginning today in stores and online, customers can receive 6 GB of data for only $40 per month, and all new lines of service are eligible for a $150 promotional card at the point of sale. Customers who port in their number and trade in their device will receive an additional $150 promotional card by mail.

“To kick off 2016 in style, we wanted to offer customers a unique and value-packed plan so they can get the most out of their smartphones, tablets and other connected devices,” said Joe Settimi, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. “By offering an additional $300 incentive to switch to us, we are inviting everyone to enjoy the benefits of a high-quality network with nationwide coverage and to experience a wireless carrier that truly cares about its customers.”

U.S. Cellular is also offering 50 percent off the monthly device connection charges on select connected devices. With this discount, tablets can be added to a Shared Connect plan for only $5 per month, Home Phone for $10 per month, and the Router + Home Phone for $15 per month, making it easy to share data on multiple devices. This provides more ways to stay connected to people who matter most and access important information quickly and easily.

In addition to the deals mentioned above, if a current customer refers a friend to U.S. Cellular, and the friend chooses to activate a smartphone on a Shared Connect plan, they both will receive $50.

Data and Switcher Offer requires Retail Installment Contract, Shared Connect Plan, $25 Act. Fee, Device Protection+ and Smartphone trade-in. $300 = $150 Promo Card instantly at point of sale + $150 Promo Card via mail within 6–8 weeks. U.S. Cellular® Promo Cards issued by MetaBank,® Member FDIC. Valid for purchase in-store or online. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. See for details. 4G LTE service may be provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Other restrictions apply.