Tag Archives: U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular becomes latest to imitate T-Mobile, with its contract-free “Simple Connect” plans

We’re almost used to it by now. T-Mobile does something awesome, and someone else copies. More recently, it was Sprint’s attempt to copy Uncarrier 4.0′s offer to pay off a customer’s ETF with another carrier to switch and join its network that got the headlines. Today, it’s U.S. Cellular’s turn. The carrier’s Simple Connect plans were launched today and are almost a direct copy of … [read full article]

80,000 “Break-up” letters later, T-Mobile widens ETF payment program to include U.S. Cellular and others

It’s been just over a week since T-Mobile announced its market-changing 4th phase of Uncarrier. The deal is the first of its kind to be introduced as a way to help customers (particularly families) get away from their contracts with other carriers by paying their early termination fees, and giving them money towards their old phones. Since then, more than 80,000 customers have posted “Break-up Letters” to social media by people who have … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire AWS spectrum from U.S. Cellular, expanding 4G LTE to 29 key markets in Mississippi Valley region

T-Mobile on Friday announced plans to acquire key AWS spectrum from U.S. Cellular. Specifically, the spectrum is being acquired in the Mississippi Valley are and the move is being touted as key for Tmo’s ever expanding portfolio of 4G LTE markets. The move will bring 4G LTE  to 29 new markets and will cost the carrier $308 million in cash. CEO John Legere had the following to say: “In today’s marketplace, spectrum is … [read full article]