U.S. Cellular Announces Yancey County Now Has 4G LTE Service
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (July 31, 2013) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, announced that Yancey County residents have access to high-speed 4G LTE services starting today. Yancey County can enjoy 4G LTE speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and similar to a cable Internet connection.
4G LTE speeds provide an enhanced wireless experience with fast web browsing, smooth video streaming, video chatting with no buffering and speedy app downloads. U.S. Cellular currently offers many 4G LTE devices, including smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note® II, in addition to a tablet, a hotspot and a wireless modem.
"We're continuously improving our customer experience, so we're excited to offer 4G LTE speeds to customers in Henderson County," said Jack Brundige, director of sales in western North Carolina. "4G LTE speeds, along with our growing line-up of 4G LTE devices, will make customers' lives simpler and easier with quick access to important information and entertainment on their devices."
By the end of 2013, U.S. Cellular customers in more than 3,800 additional cities and towns will have access to 4G LTE speeds. Currently, 61 percent of U.S. Cellular customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and nearly 90 percent are expected to be covered by the end of the year.
U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier, along with a valuable rewards program that recognizes customer loyalty. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.
4G LTE not available in all areas. See uscellular.com/4G for detailed coverage info. 4G LTE service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
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 offers national coverage and has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed network, which has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 61 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.
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