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U.S. CELLULAR BUILDS NEW CELL TOWER IN GRANTS PASS

Grants Pass, Ore., June 13, 2012 –U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) continues to invest in its high-speed nationwide network with a new cell tower in Grants Pass. The site will increase U.S. Cellular's coverage and capacity west of Grants Pass and is one of more than 250 towers U.S. Cellular has built across the state.

"We're committed to delivering products and services that simplify and enhance our customers' daily lives," said Roberta Winger, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Oregon and California. "This network enhancement will help our customers stay connected to friends and family."

With U.S. Cellular's nationwide network, websites open fast and emails download quickly on the company's smartphone and mobile tablet lineup that includes the Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

To select locations for new towers, U.S. Cellular has teams of system performance engineers who drive through the company's network coverage area, sometimes hundreds of miles a day, to test the signal strength and call quality. U.S. Cellular also listens to customer feedback to help identify the communities that would benefit from another tower.

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. Currently, 25 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 54 percent will have access by the end of 2012. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. 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:
Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular
773-355-3275
katie.frey@uscellular.com