Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan on US Cellular New Shared Data Plans

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Jeff KAGAN, Industry Analyst

Congratulations to US Cellular and it’s customers.

Wireless carrier U.S. Cellular announced they are following major competitors and getting into the shared data space, says Wireless Week, Oct 14.

Tech analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment.

“Congratulations to US Cellular and their customers. Better late than never. Shared data plans are becoming a popular solution for many customers who have separate accounts on their wireless devices. This lets users pool the data usage from their different devices onto one plan and share the usage,” says Principal analyst Jeff Kagan.

US Cellular plans are for both consumers and business customers. These plans are similar to AT&T Mobile Share plans, however the per phone price does not adjust depending on data amounts.

“US Cellular said existing customers wouldn’t be required to make the switch. That’s good because this is not interesting to all customers. However for the customers who want shared data, they will no longer have to leave US Cellular to get it,” says wireless analyst Kagan.

“As we move further into this wireless data space, I believe most if not all customers will eventually decide it’s in their best interest to pool their devices and usage together. That means either multiple devices owned by one person, or an entire family, or an office. Since US Cellular is just getting into this space, this is their first step. It won’t be their last, I’m sure,” says Kagan.

About Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan is a Technology Industry Analyst, consultant and columnist who is regularly quoted by the media over 25 years.

He offers comment to reporters and journalists on wireless, telecom, Internet, cable television, IPTV and other tech news stories.

Kagan is also known as a Tech Analyst, Wireless Analyst, Telecom Analyst and Principal Analyst.

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