U.S. Cellular

Simple Connect Plan for Basic Phones

U.S. Cellular
Total Price
$25 per month
None included
Calls & Texts
Unlimited National Minutes

Unlimited Messages

International Calls
International Long Distance Plan
1 Month
Per 1 Month Recharge
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Plan Details

About this Plan

This Simple Connect plan is a Prepaid service that includes 1 month of Unlimited Talk & Text.

Features & Benefits

Unlimited Text (in the U.S.)

U.S. Cellular Simple Connect plans include Unlimited text messaging to anyone in the U.S.

Included Features:

  • Voice Mail
  • Call Waiting
  • Caller ID
  • Three-Way Calling
  • Nationwide Long Distance
  • International Dialing
  • International Text Messaging
  • Free Shipping

National Coverage

Nationwide Long Distance is included (no roaming charges)

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15-Day Guarantee - Phone must be returned undamaged in the original packaging. Limited time offer.

No Contract Wireless: New service and up to $50 activation fee required. In order to receive plan minutes every month, the monthly charge must be paid before your monthly charge date. You will be unable to use your phone until your rate plan and feature charges have been paid in full for the current bill cycle. You may be charged at any time of day on your monthly charge date and should refill before that date to avoid service interruption. Calls outside the Unlimited Calling footprint, nationwide roaming, directory assistance, and international calls require additional funds in your account to complete the calls. Calls made outside of the local calling area will be billed at $0.29 per minute.

Key Points


  • Free voicemail (or included in monthly minutes)
  • No Long Distance Charges (Domestic USA)
  • No Roaming Charges in USA


  • International Calling Rates

Full Cost Breakdown

Description Upfront
Plan U.S. Cellular Simple Connect Plan for Basic Phones $25.00
Minutes Unlimited National Minutes -
Messages Unlimited -
Total $25.00


Rates Cost
Additional minutes $0.00 per minute
Text messages $0.00 each
Picture messages $0.00 each
Excess data $0 per MB

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More about U.S. Cellular

US Cellular is a postpaid and prepaid service provider that runs off CDMA technology. Though this technology is similar to the likes of Verizon and Sprint, US Cellular is not compatible with either. US Cellular has an array of cell phone service plans ranging from voice-only plans up to larger, high speed data plans. US cellular offers contract plans, no contract plans and even prepaid plans.  

US Cellular offers 3G Coverage and 4G LTE coverage mainly in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and some areas in New England. All devices with US Cellular require a connection charge in addition to the plan cost. These connection charges vary to include installment pricing connection charge, basic phone connection charge, router w/ voice charge, hotspot connection charge and even vehicle monitoring connection charge. 

US Cellular offers high speed internet plans without a phone and are great ways to stay connected on the go. Plans like individual line plans, home phone unlimited talk plans, and business plans can purchase additional data packages. US Cellular will not charge any overages since the carrier slows speeds for customers that have used their fixed monthly data amount. If you aren’t sure how much data you need, US Cellular provides an estimated data calculator that can help you choose which plan best fits your wireless needs.

Most unlocked devices from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are compatible with the 3G and 4G LTE frequency bands supported by US Cellular. For customers bringing their own devices, it is important to double check your devices compatibility to ensure you phone will work with US Cellular’s network.  

US Cellular offers international plans via pay as you go. These plans include calling to over 200 countries for as low as 20 cents a minute with no monthly charge. For customers who call overseas on a regular basis, the international long distance add-on is a great incentive to stay in contact with your family and friends. With the international plan, customers can receive up to 70% discount from standard rates.

Getting Started: US Cellular Cell Phone Plans

Fast Facts: US Cellular

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Founded in 1983, US Cellular is a postpaid and prepaid service provider that runs off CDMA technology. 

  • Network: US Cellular offers their service through their own network. At this time, 4G LTE is not available in all areas with U.S. Cellular. This technology is similar to the likes of Verizon and Sprint. However, US Cellular is not compatible with either.
  • Coverage: US Cellular offers 3G Coverage and 4G LTE coverage mainly in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and some areas in New England. It may be worth checking the coverage map before you buy.
  • Where to Buy: Customers can purchase online, in a store near you, or over the phone by calling the US Cellular Sales team. 
  • Bring Your Own Phone to US Cellular: To bring your own phone, your device would need to be unlocked and paid off before you can switch to US Cellular. Some phones are not compatible so make sure you check before signing up.
  • Tethering: US Cellular has a built-in tethering functionality which allows you to connect your wireless device via USB to a computer for access to the Internet using the U.S. Cellular® network. 

Fact: With US Cellular, you can contact over 200 countries and stay in touch with the people who matter most in the middle of anywhere.