U.S. Cellular has announced that U Prepaid, a no contract wireless service, will be available in more than 400 Walmart stores by May 22, including the location on 20120 Pinebrook Blvd. in Bend. The carrier has also released details on the monthly plans, which include options for customers to select the amount of minutes and data that are right for them. All of the plans provide unlimited text messaging.

"By offering U Prepaid in Walmart, we're providing customers with a new option to purchase wireless service where they're already shopping, and they’ll be backed by the same high-quality nationwide network that our customers already enjoy,” said Roberta Winger, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Oregon and California.“As an added convenience, U Prepaid customers can make payments on their account and purchase wireless accessories in their local U.S. Cellular store.”

Customers can choose from five simplified monthly plans to match how they use their phones. All of the plans are nationwide with no roaming charges.

Feature Phone Plans
•$30/month: 1,500 minutes, unlimited messaging, 50 cents per MB for data
•$40/month: unlimited calls, unlimited messaging, unlimited mobile web access
•$1/day: 10 cents per minute, unlimited nights and weekends, unlimited messaging, 50 cents per MB for data
•$2/day: unlimited calls, unlimited messaging, 50 MB of data per day

Smartphone Plans
•$50/month: unlimited calls, unlimited messaging, 2 GB of data
•$2/day: unlimited calls, unlimited messaging, 50 MB of data per day

Customers looking for the features and performance of an Android-powered smartphone can select the Samsung Repp for $129.99. The LG Attune ($49.99) and LG Saber ($29.99) make staying connected easy with a full QWERTY keyboard, and the Samsung Chrono ($19.99) is ideal for customers who prefer to use their phone for calling and texting.

Customers who select U Prepaid devices and service at the Walmart store in Bend will be backed by U.S. Cellular’s high-speed nationwide network, which has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier.

U.S. Cellular and Alltel Wireless® are part of an alliance that provides no contract wireless service under the U Prepaid brand—distributed and sold in select Walmart stores in 18 states. U Prepaid offers customers flexible payment options and wireless phone choices without signing a contract.

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular’s award-winning high-speed nationwide network has the highest call quality of any national carrier and features a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices. The Chicago-based carrier was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com . To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular , Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp .