The All-New United Wireless

By Jeff Renner on November 5, 2015

You probably don’t think about phones and data plans as much as we do around here, but I’ve got some news I hope you’ll like.

As of Nov. 2, 2015, we are THE mobile telephone company of choice for our southwest Kansas friends and neighbors. The hands-down choice, in my (maybe not so humble) opinion.

Yes, this is big talk. Can I back it up? Well, we’ve been working on a lot of changes around here to make sure that United Wireless is the best choice in SWK. Everything was on the table.

Here’s what our General Manager Todd Houseman (the guy who called a lot of long meetings) said about it:

“We looked closely at our plans, our pricing, and how we can best serve the communities we live and work in, and we’ve made some very exciting changes that we’re confident customers will love.”

Translation: We changed up just about everything.

For starters, new customers who switch by Dec. 31, 2015, will receive a month of free service and free activation.

New Plans

The most dramatic change is how we package mobile data plans.

  • We now offer one primary smartphone plan for $50 per month that includes unlimited everything — voice, text and data.  
  • For heavy data users who use their phone as a tethering hotspot for other devices such as laptops and tablets, we also have a $75 per month plan.
  • And for minimalists, we’ve got a $25 unlimited plan for feature phones (flip phones or other non-smartphones). But even minimalists get unlimited voice, texting, and feature phone data.
  • Finally, we’re still offering our Llama a México (formerly called Mi Amigo) package for an extra $10 per month. And you can add it to any plan. It offers unlimited calls originating in the U.S. to landlines in Mexico, and 4 cents per minute for U.S. calls to a cell phone in Mexico.

No roaming charges, no data caps, and unlimited texting and data. We like to say these new plans have no strings, no surprises.

Separating Phone Purchase from Service

One big change: The cost of your phone is no longer connected to your service plan. So now you can pay for your phone in full at the beginning, buy your phone over 24 months (contract required), or transfer in an unlocked iPhone 5s or later model for no fee.

We know it’s pretty hard to compare companies when the price of the phone is rolled into the monthly fee, so this new structure will give our customers options for purchasing their technology. If you don’t owe anything for the cost of your phone, we can offer service without contracts. And we think you’ll like that.

A New Look for Communications

You’re reading this post on our all-new website, which has a whole new look. And plans are in the works for more site upgrades in the next few months, including a Spanish version.

This site, plus our new marketing campaign, feature photos and videos filmed on location throughout Southwest Kansas. And we’re thrilled to be able to feature real customers and Southwest Kansas residents. We’re a local company and our employees are your friends and neighbors. When you talk to us, you’re talking to someone who’s right here. Not somebody who’s overseas and doesn’t even know where Kansas is.

Thanks for giving me a few minutes of your time! Give us a call to get started with United Wireless.