US Cellular will beat your bill from Verizon or AT&T, or you get a $50 gift card

US Cellular is launching a new promotion in which it aims to lower bills for Verizon and AT&T customers who move to its network. If the pricing is unable to be beat, US Cellular will give you a $50 promotional card. The move is a bold one, but nothing new. We have seen Sprint run a similar promotion, targeting Verizon customers to lower their bill.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to just walk into a US Cellular retail location with a bill they can't beat and get $50. In order to qualify, you will need to port your number and then choose one of the US Cellular Shared Connect plans with installment pricing. The guarantee only applies to the monthly recurring fee of the plan, not the installment fee and all the extras.

If you are looking to ditch your current carrier, and hope to save a couple of bucks in doing so, be sure to check out the latest offerings from US Cellular.

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Press release:


CHICAGO (July 16, 2015) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) is so confident that it provides the best value in wireless that beginning today, the company is offering a guarantee that it can offer a better plan than Verizon and AT&T or it will give people $50. Consumers and businesses can bring their current Verizon or AT&T bill to any U.S. Cellular retail store, and if their current plan can't be outdone, they will receive a $50 promotional card.

"At U.S. Cellular, we're confident that we offer the best shared data plans available for a wide variety of customer needs, so we wanted to go a step farther and guarantee it," said Joe Settimi, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. "When you combine these unbeatable plans with our high-quality network that offers national coverage along with the finest devices available, the customer experience we provide is second to none."

To qualify for the guarantee, customers must port their number from Verizon or AT&T and choose one of U.S. Cellular's Shared Connect plans with installment pricing. The guarantee applies to the monthly recurring price plan only. With U.S. Cellular's $0 down, 0% APR installment pricing, qualified customers pay tax on a new device at the point of sale, and then make 20 monthly payments that are conveniently added to their wireless bill. Customers can upgrade this device in as little as 12 months if they trade it in for the latest model. They can also choose to pay off the full balance of their device anytime they want.

In addition to the plan guarantee, U.S. Cellular is also offering an unlimited contract payoff, which covers customers' early termination fee or remaining device balance with their current carrier, no matter the cost. Anyone who ports their number from another carrier, chooses a Shared Connect plan with installment pricing and Device Protection+, turns in their current working device, and sends in their final bill with the early termination fee or remaining device balance on it will receive a prepaid debit card for that amount.

New Retail Installment Contract, Shared Connect Plan, $25 Activation Fee, and credit approval required. Guarantee: Must port-in number from Verizon or AT&T on comparable Shared Data Plan. $50 U.S. Cellular Promo Card issued by Metabank® member FDIC. Valid for purchase in-store or online. Contract Payoff: Customer must register for My Account, Device Protection+ and turn-in all active devices from former carriers plan. Customer will be reimbursed for the ETF or remaining device balance reflected on the final bill. Reimbursement in the form of a U.S. Cellular MasterCard® Debit Card issued by MetaBank® Member FDIC, pursuant to license from MasterCard International Incorporated. This card does not have cash access and can be used at any merchant location that accepts MasterCard Debit Cards within the U.S. only. Card valid through expiration date shown on front of card. Valid for up to six Consumer lines and 25 Business lines. Other restrictions apply. See store for details.

Jared DiPane

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.