U.S. Cellular lays new prepaid plans on the table

The regional carrier is offering a trio of prepaid data and voice plans.

Samsung Galaxy S II U.S. Cellular
Samsung's Galaxy S II is one phone that works with U.S. Cellular's new prepaid smartphone plan. Josh Miller/CNET

U.S. Cellular is launching three new voice, text, and data plans today for a prepaid lineup that includes both Android smartphones and feature phones.

Both of the two new data plans include unlimited nationwide voice and messaging. Smartphone owners will get 2GB data for $65 per month, and feature phone users will get 1GB data for $50 per month. The third plan, which excludes data, offers 400 voice minutes, 400 text messages, and 400 picture messages for $35 a month.

Eligible Android smartphones include the Samsung Galaxy S II , Motorola Electrify , HTC Merge , Samsung Mesmerize , Huawei Ascend II , HTC Wildfire S, and the Samsung Repp .

Feature phone owners of the Pantech Verse , Samsung Character, LG Saber , Samsung Freeform 4, PCD CDM 8635 , and Samsung Chrono 2 can also pick up a new plan.

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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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