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U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities Campaign will Return in November to Give Funding to Schools

CHICAGO (June 4, 2013) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) announced today that its Calling All Communities (CAC) campaign will return for the fifth year this November. It challenges schools to rally community support for the chance to win a share of $500,000 to fund what their students need the most. The top 20 schools that garner the most community votes will each win $25,000 to use as they wish to enhance their educational experience.

"We are bringing back our Calling All Communities campaign this year to continue our support of strengthening education," said Carter S. Elenz, executive vice president of sales and customer service for U.S. Cellular. "U.S. Cellular is committed to helping schools and this campaign is one example of how we invest in the towns and cities where we live and work."

Since the program began in 2008, U.S. Cellular has awarded $4 million to 56 schools across the country. Past winners of the Calling All Communities campaign have used their winnings in a variety of ways to strengthen the learning experience for thousands of students. Many winning schools outfitted their classrooms with new computers, improved outdated infrastructure and renovated gymnasiums, kitchens and science labs. A few gave scholarships to graduating students while others donated some of their winnings to non-profits around the world.

"We're proud to bring back the campaign and look forward to seeing communities get behind their schools to help them become Calling All Communities Champions," added Elenz.

For more information about U.S. Cellular and past Calling All Communities campaigns, visit uscellular.com. Check back this fall for more details about the 2013 Calling All Communities campaign. Official rules will be available when the program launches in November.

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.

For more information, contact:
Laura Lualhati, U.S. Cellular
773-399-4849
laura.lualhati@uscellular.com