2/21/12 – U.S. Cellular announces several Missouri counties that are next in line to experience 4G LTE Speeds

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 21, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, announced that parts of 31 Missouri counties will be among the next areas to experience high-speed 4G LTE services. The network enhancement includes more than 260 Missouri communities spread across Boone, Cole, Callaway, Adair, Clark, Macon, Pike, Clinton, Chariton, Knox, Marion, Audrain, Shelby, Scotland, Dallas, Randolph, Lewis, Ralls, Cole, Monroe, Perry, Clay, Moniteau, Montgomery, Pettis, Howard, Saline, Newton, Howell, Jasper and Cooper counties. With the addition of 4G LTE speeds in the second half of 2012, area residents will enjoy an enhanced wireless experience with countless entertainment possibilities and ways to help simplify and organize their lives.

Customers will enjoy faster web browsing and speedy app downloads with access to 4G LTE speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and similar to a cable Internet connection. 4G LTE speeds allow customers to begin watching a movie in seconds, enjoy smoother video streaming with little to no buffering and experience seamless video chatting with family or business colleagues.

4G LTE devices will be available in all U.S. Cellular stores beginning with the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 in March, so customers can purchase the most cutting-edge 4G LTE devices when they want them and use them on U.S. Cellular’s high-quality 3G network, and receive all of the benefits of 4G LTE speeds when it comes to their area. The Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator smartphone and the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot will follow the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ this spring, and additional devices will be available throughout the rest of the year.

“With 4G LTE speeds, you can quickly get what you want when you need it,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Missouri. “Whether you’re trying to check the score of the game or download a movie to watch while riding on the Megabus, you’ve got it at your fingertips – faster than ever. We’re committed to delivering products and services that simplify and enhance our customers’ daily lives, and that’s why we’re excited to bring 4G LTE to customers.”

By the end of 2012, 54 percent of customers will be able to enjoy 4G LTE speeds, with additional markets slated to receive 4G LTE including select cities in Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as additional cities in Missouri.

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier’s nationwide network. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier, along with the only points-based rewards program in wireless. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.

About King Street Wireless, L.P.

King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular’s customers in several of the carrier’s markets.  King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginiawhere it is recognized for its involvement in its community both through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street Wireless, visit www.kingstreetwireless.com.

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, contact:

Susan Newsham, The Hauser Group                              



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