Amazon now a prime source for U.S. Cellular prepaids

A handful of U.S. Cellular's basic phones and Androids are now for sale on Amazon.

LG's Splendor is one prepaid phone you can now buy on Amazon. Josh Miller/CNET

Starting today, online retailer Amazon will start selling select prepaid cell phones from U.S. Cellular.

The phones range from basic handsets that cost $30 to more-powerful $300 Android devices, and include (alphabetically) the Alcatel Shockwave, Huawei Ascend II , Kyocera Dura Pro , LG Envoy II , LG Freedom, LG Splendor , Motorola Defy XT , Samsung Freeform 5 , and ZTE Director .

U.S. Cellular's plans encompass pay-as-you-go minutes that start at $10 per month and span unlimited voice and text with 2GB data for $65 per month. You can learn more at Amazon and U.S. Cellular's Web sites.

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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