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U.S. Cellular Celebrates Graduation Season with Free Phones to Keep Families and Friends Connected

April, 21, 2011
Families also can save more than $1,000 a year with the Premium Plus Family Plan

CHICAGO, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) is offering deals on its Android(TM)-powered devices just in time for graduation, so families can stay in touch when their star students head off to college or enter the job market. Through June 9, customers can pick up the new Samsung Gem(TM) for free after mail-in-rebate or the sleek Samsung Galaxy Tab(TM) for $199.99 after mail-in-rebate with a $54.99 monthly data plan. 

These cutting-edge devices are backed by the carrier's unique benefits, like faster phone upgrades without signing new contracts. In addition, a family of four who switches to U.S. Cellular's Premium Plus family plan can save more than $1,000 a year and join the happiest customers in wireless.

The Samsung Gem features Android 2.2 (Froyo) technology, a 3.2-inch full touch screen and a 3.2 megapixel camera and camcorder that makes it easy to post photos, videos and messages to popular social networking sites. The Samsung Galaxy Tab, with its front and rear facing cameras, can connect families and friends through video chatting. With its vibrant 7-inch screen, the Galaxy Tab is portable enough to carry with one hand, but also big enough to watch movies or read books from anywhere.

"Our Android-powered devices help customers stay organized on-the-go by making it easy to synchronize multiple calendars and keep in touch via text message and e-mail," said David Kimbell, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. "At U.S. Cellular, we have the phones and plans you want that keep you connected to the people and information that are most important to you, all backed by our high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier."

Also through June 9, smartphone fans can choose from U.S. Cellular's array of feature-packed Android-powered devices. The LG Optimus U(TM) is $29.99 and the Samsung Mesmerize(TM) (a Galaxy S phone) is $149.99 after mail-in-rebates. Both phones feature Swype(TM) technology for blazing fast text messaging.

U.S. Cellular's messaging phones, like the LG Saber(TM), are designed for quick and easy communication with family, friends and coworkers. The LG Saber sports a full QWERTY keypad and is just a penny.

For more information about all of U.S. Cellular's deals, plans and phones, and other restrictions on these offers, visit any U.S. Cellular store, go to or check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with the unmatched benefits of The Belief Project, an array of industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Belief Project, named Frost & Sullivan's Customer Value Enhancement of the Year, complements the Chicago-based carrier's growing catalog of cutting-edge phones that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network. U.S. Cellular was recently named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and was also named one of Forbes Magazine's 2010 "Most Trustworthy Companies." To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or You can also check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.

SOURCE U.S. Cellular

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