2/2/12 – Valentines + Smartphones = A Perfect Match. From making dinner reservations to purchasing gifts, smartphone users can plan Valentine’s Day from the palm of their hands

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 2, 2012… Planning for Valentine’s Day is not as instant as love at first sight – it can take time. But with a little heart and help from technology, individuals can use their smartphones to easily plan for the romantic holiday. By accessing simple features on a device like an Android™ -powered, BlackBerry® or Windows Mobile™ smartphone, users can make dinner reservations and purchase flowers, chocolates and other gifts without having to dial a number or make a trip to the store.

“Smartphones are a perfect match for those planning their Valentine’s Day celebration,” said Michelle Groves, director of sales for U.S. Cellular inSt. Louis. “These devices can be customized to enhance and simplify your life, and give you fast access to a host of applications and popular Internet sites that can help you plan a great Valentine’s Day and keep you organized throughout the year.”

For couples looking to upgrade to a device they’ll love, or those interested in gifting a new smartphone, U.S. Cellular is offering $100 instant savings on all smartphones just in time for Valentine’s Day. Those that switch to U.S. Cellular will also join the only points-based rewards program in wireless and receive double rewards points that can be used towards faster phone upgrades, free phones, ringtones and accessories. U.S. Cellular’s unique benefits are one of the reasons it has the happiest customers in wireless.

To help have a smooth holiday, U.S. Cellular recommends the following websites and free applications as individuals plan for Feb. 14:

The Gift: No matter what the occasion, there are times we struggle with finding the perfect gift. But, Thoughtful.co is here to help. Smartphone users can easily access this Internet service through their web browser. By entering some information about their Valentine, Thoughtful.co offers unique gift ideas and experiences based on their likes and interests. This service also provides users with reminders about upcoming milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries, and suggests gifts for those events as well.

Dinner: Yelp.com recently added the capability to make dinner reservations at hundreds of local restaurants through its mobile app. Simply enter the time, date and party size, and your table is booked without having to make a phone call.

Flowers: Send real or virtual flowers to a significant other, link to exclusive offers and create flower arrangements for all occasions all with the 1-800-Flowers app.

Chocolate: Is your Valentine a chocolate lover? The Godiva mobile app provides users with quick access to the best-selling chocolate gifts and express checkout.

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and received PC Magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Award. 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.

For more information:

Susan Newsham, The Hauser Group

Office: 314.436.9090


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