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U.S. Cellular Builds New Cell Site in Oakland

OAKLAND, Md. (Oct. 16, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM)continues to invest in its high-speed nationwide network with a new cell site inOakland/Redhouse. The site will increase U.S. Cellular's coverage in Oakland/Redhouse and improve coverage along parts of Maryland State Route 560. It is one of more than 50 sites U.S. Cellular has built across the state.

"We want our customers to have a great experience every time they use their devices, and this new cell site will help customers stay connected to friends, family and the information they need," said Dana Dorcas, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-Atlantic. "At U.S. Cellular we know your phone simplifies and enhances your life, so we provide cutting-edge devices and a high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier."

With U.S. Cellular's nationwide network customers can begin watching a movie in seconds and open websites and download emails quickly on the company's smartphone lineup, which includes the Samsung Galaxy S® III.

To select locations for new cell sites, 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. "The customer experience is a top priority for U.S. Cellular and we listen to customer feedback to help identify the communities that would benefit from another cell site,"said Dorcas.

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, 31 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 58 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:
Melissa Watkins
Public Relations Counsel
Cell: 804-402-5316
melissawatkins@comcast.net

Laura Lualhati
Communications Mgr., U.S. Cellular
Office: 773-399-4849
laura.lualhati@uscellular.com