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U.S. Cellular makes sharing data plans just a tad cheaper

The regional carrier's lower device connection fee strives to keep up with the competition.


Starting Tuesday, regional carrier U.S. Cellular drops the fee it will charge you for each device on its Shared Connect data plans.

The new fees are $10 per-phone charge on plans that are 10GB or higher, and $20 to connect a device to plans that provide 8GB or lower.

U.S. Cellular takes aim at two Goliaths, Verizon and AT&T, by citing that a family of four gets 10GB of data for $140 per month, $20 less than the larger rivals.

In addition, U.S. Cellular has also begun following in T-Mobile's footsteps by offering to foot the bill on early termination fees when customers switch from other carriers before their contracts are up.