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U.S. Cellular Announces Launch of 4G LTE Network in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (January 15, 2013) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner King Street Wireless, has launched a 4G LTE network in Independence and surrounding communities in parts of Buchanan and Delaware counties.

This launch is in addition to a recent expansion of the 4G LTE footprint to select cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Oklahoma, and brought 4G LTE coverage to some of U.S. Cellular's leading markets in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

4G LTE speeds will enhance the wireless experience and allow customers to begin watching a movie in seconds and enjoy smoother video streaming with little to no buffering, and video chatting with family or business colleagues is seamless. With 4G LTE capable smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S® III, Motorola ELECTRIFY M and the Samsung Galaxy Note II, customers have the ability to talk and access the Internet at the same time. Additionally, U.S. Cellular offers 4G LTE capable data devices including the Huawei UML397 4G LTE USB Wireless Modem and the Samsung SCH-LC11 Mobile Hotspot, allowing customers to experience data speeds up to 10 times faster.

"By bringing 4G LTE speeds to the Independence area, we are helping customers simplify and organize their lives more quickly and easier than ever," said Don Cochran, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Iowa. "The 4G LTE network builds upon our award-winning customer satisfaction and is the only one that comes with a valuable rewards program and other unique benefits, like Overage Protection."

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier's high-quality nationwide network. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier. 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, Virginia where 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. Currently, 58 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 87 percent will have access by the end of 2013. 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.


4G LTE not available in all areas. See uscellular.com/4G for detailed coverage info. 4G LTE service is provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI

For more information:
Kevin Schuster
Public Relations Counsel
cell: (402)917-6001 kschuster@lukaspartners.com

Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular
773-355-3275
Katie.Frey@uscellular.com