US Cellular Expands 4G Service


US Cellular is neither as loud nor as large as their prepaid and postpaid competitors like T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. Its prices aren’t quite as low either, but that doesn’t mean that US Cellular doesn’t still have some pretty good service and deals. Earlier this month, US Cellular announced that it has expanded its 4G LTE service to parts of thirteen different states and improved nearly 1,200 sites. Here’s the list of places that got new or improved 4G LTE coverage this month:
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • North Carolina
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Below, you’ll find a map from US Cellular’s website showing the 4G data spots in dark purple, and the regular 3G data in light purple. I’m not 100% sure that the map on the site is accurate, as it looks a little off to me. While it might not be as widespread as with the Tier One carriers, this is still a pretty good start, and US Cellular states in a press release that nearly 93% of its customers can take advantage of its new 4G LTE network.

US Cellular data coverage

You can take a look at the interactive coverage map on US Cellular’s website for more precise regional information. In order to take advantage of the 4G network, customers must have a 4G ready phone. I called customer service and confirmed that 4G speeds are definitely allowed on prepaid networks, albeit limited amounts. Take a look at US Cellular prepaid plans or visit the website for more information.]]>

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