US Cellular is the fourth-largest carrier in the States, and it excels at offering creative discounts. You can usually save a pretty nice chunk of change if you’re willing to make the switch. We’ve picked out a handful of the best US Cellular deals currently available.
Featured deal: Save $700 on nearly any phone
Have you been eyeing up the Samsung Galaxy S21? Or maybe the Apple iPhone 12? US Cellular will help you get either of those phones for a fraction of the original cost with this deal. While it’s only available in a few US states, it’s just too good for us not to highlight it here.
It looks like there’s quite a bit of fine print here, but in reality, the deal is pretty simple. To take advantage of this deal you have to be living in an eligible state, must purchase one of US Cellular’s smartphones for over $699, and use one of their select plans. The discounted price will be paid over 30 months in installments. Before you can make your purchase using the deal you’ll have to input your location to verify that you are eligible.
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Unlike some of the other deals on our list, you don’t have to trade-in, nor do you have to be a new customer. So, if you’ve been with US Cellular for a while now but have been considering an upgrade, now might be the time to pull the trigger on that purchase.
Right now, you can pick up the Galaxy S21 Plus for only $299.70 ($700 off). The S21 Plus is one of the best premium phones on the market right now, so grabbing it for the price of a budget smartphone is quite the steal. Maybe after watching Google’s I/O event this May you’re excited about using Google’s ecosystem and want to pick up the Google Pixel 5. Well, you’re in luck because the Pixel 5 is free from US Cellular right now when you take advantage of this deal.
Even here at Android Authority, we recognize that Apple is one of the best phone manufacturers on the planet, so when we saw this deal we knew we had to highlight it. Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini is one of the best small smartphones on the market right now and you can get it completely for free at US Cellular.
The iPhone 12 Mini may be small but it packs one hell of a punch. It features Apple’s powerful A14 Bionic chip, a 5.4-inch OLED display, and the same camera system found on the standard iPhone 12. Needless to say, if you’re a fan of the Apple ecosystem and are looking for a smaller phone, the iPhone 12 is nearly a no-brainer.
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2. Get $300 back when you bring a phone
If you want to make the switch but don’t necessarily want to buy a phone, there are still US Cellular deals that have you covered. The important part is saving money, and you can get $300 back in the form of bill credits when you sign up. All you have to do is make sure your device is eligible with the IMEI number and sign up for an unlimited plan.
US Cellular will then credit you $10 per month for 30 months, starting within three cycles. You will need to make sure that you enable autopay to stay fully eligible.
3. Get up to $500 when you trade-in
Trading in an old phone should definitely become standard practice if you’re not doing it yet. You can save hundreds of dollars every year and consistently have the latest and greatest that companies like Samsung and Apple have to offer. While this isn’t the greatest trade-in deal we’ve seen, if you’re keen on staying with US Cellular it’s definitely one to keep an eye on when it comes time to upgrade to a new device.
4. Get a free smartphone on US Cellular prepaid
There are still incentives to lure you to US Cellular for those of you eyeing the prepaid route. You can get a free phone simply by joining the network on the 8GB prepaid plan or higher. If you go for the LG K8x or the Moto e, you’ll get the phone free in the form of a one-time account credit.
That pretty much wraps up the best US Cellular deals available right now, but we’ll keep updating the list as new deals become available.