With competition amongst wireless carriers in the US getting more fierce with every passing year, telecom service providers in the country are doing everything they can and pulling out all stops to ensure a steady stream of subscriber additions that would help them maintain, and hopefully increase, market share in the world's most lucrative telecom market. With a view towards doing just that, the fifth-largest carrier in the country, US Cellular, has now introduced a new promo plan that gives its customers a data allowance of 6 GB for only $40 per month. Now, that in itself looks like a fairly lucrative offer from the company, seeing as comparable plans from the leading carriers come with significantly lower data allowances. However, the carrier says that it has more offers in store for both its current as well as new subscribers.
Coming to some of those other promotional deals the carrier is offering right now, existing customers adding an additional line will be entitled to a $150 service credit. The company is also looking to strongly incentivize its services for customers of rival companies by offering a total of $300 of service credit to people switching over to its network. Out of that $300, a $150 gift card will be waiting for anybody who makes the switch to US Cellular. Another $150 will be offered to switching customers who trade in a phone, thereby making the offer all the more lucrative for would-be US Cellular subscribers. The company also has a referral program in place that awards $50 service credits to both the new as well as the referring customer.
Coming to the monthly savings with US Cellular's newly-announced $40 promo plan, $45 per month gets you only 3 GB of data at Verizon, and you will need to shell out $60 to get 6 GB of data from the carrier. AT&T, meanwhile charges $50 for 5 GB of data, while its $30 plan comes with a comparatively paltry 2 GB data bucket. Of course, all prices mentioned will have access fees, device charges and taxes slapped on, so the actual payment will be a whole lot higher than what those advertised prices may suggest. Either way, the aforementioned offers are all effective with immediate effect, so interested users should head on over to their local US Cellular outlets to get with the program.