U.S. Cellular announced its Shared Data plans that offer data buckets starting at 300MB for $40 a month and going up to 75GB for $560 a month.
The plans start with $30 a month for a basic phone and $40 a month for a smartphone with unlimited texts and minutes.
There is $20 a month for fee a mobile hotspot and $10 a month to connect a tablet.
Tethering is included for free. There are also data-only plans for tablets, hotspots and modems that start at $10 a month for 1GB of data.
|Monthly Device Connection Charge||Minutes and Messaging||Shared Data Offering||Monthly Recurring
|Smartphone: $40||Unlimited on all plans||1GB||$50|
|Basic Phone: $30||2 GB||$60|
|Hotspots/Wireless Modems: $20||4 GB||$70|
|Tablet: $10||6 GB||$80|
For basic phones, users "Talk and Text Only Plans" that include 450 minutes and unlimited messaging for individuals for $50.
The family "Talk and Text Only" plan comes with 1000 minutes and unlimited messaging for families at $100 for two lines and $20 for each additional line.
Earlier this year U.S. Celllular stopped offering many of its popular new customer promotions, which was probably a sign that shared data was coming soon.