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There's Still Time to Get Holiday Gifts and Get Rewarded With Great Prices on U.S. Cellular Devices

Get a Free Phone Now and Start Earning Points to Get Another Free Phone Later

CHICAGO (Dec. 16, 2011) – It's the perfect time to switch to U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and join the only point-based rewards program in wireless and get any of the carrier's cutting-edge Android-powered, BlackBerry® and Windows smartphones for under $100, including the Samsung Mesmerize (a Galaxy S phone) for a penny with an instant rebate.

Also through Dec. 25, the Android-powered Motorola ELECTRIFY and HTC 7 Pro Windows Phone are $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, and the HTC Hero S and BlackBerry® Torch 9850 are $99.99 instantly. The BlackBerry® Curve 9350 and the new Samsung Repp are free after rebate, and with an instant rebate, the HTC Wildfire S and LG Optimus U are free.

New customers can get a free phone now and be well on their way to a second free phone with the 2,000 point bonus they'll receive. Current U.S. Cellular customers who add additional lines will also receive the 2,000 point bonus. Customers on Belief Plans are recognized for their loyalty and get points for doing simple things like paying their wireless bill on time, adding a line or referring friends and family. Points can be used for new phones faster, accessories, ringtones and monthly service charges.

"Join the happiest customers in wireless and start getting rewarded just for being a customer," said David Kimbell, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. "Our rewards program gives you points for things you really want, like free phones and faster phone upgrades without signing another contract."

For customers that don't need a lot of minutes, U.S. Cellular's new $39.99 plan can be customized with messaging and data options and includes 450 minutes, free incoming calls, texts and pics, mobile-to-mobile calls, and nights and weekends beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Essential Plus Plan is a great deal and can save a family of four up to $30 per line versus similar plans at other major carriers. It's $54.99 per line with 5 GB of data per line, 1,500 minutes to share, unlimited messaging and free incoming calls, mobile-to-mobile and nights and weekends beginning at 7:00 p.m.

For more information about U.S. Cellular's holiday offerings, rewards program and high-speed nationwide network, visit any retail store, uscellular.com or U.S. Cellular's Facebook page.

* Purchase of a data plan is required, and a new two-year agreement may apply for new customers. Mail-in rebates, additional terms, conditions, restrictions and/or charges may apply (while supplies last).

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.