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PASCO, Wash., June 4, 2009 – U.S. Cellular recently completed construction of a cell site in North Pasco to improve call quality for its customers. The site will increase U.S. Cellular's coverage and network capacity along Taylor Flats Road and Columbia River Road, as well as areas on the Hanford Reservation. The site complements U.S. Cellular's statewide network of more than 165 towers.

"Your cell phone is your lifeline to the people who are most important to you," said Kim Sebastian, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Washington. "We're here to keep you connected."

U.S. Cellular has a team of network engineers who drive all over the coverage area to test signal strength and call quality. The company also listens to customer feedback to determine the best locations for new cell sites.

U.S. Cellular has led the effort to preserve federal support for rural wireless development through Connecting Rural America (, a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens, community leaders and elected officials working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to technology as their urban counterparts.

The 9,000 associates of U.S. Cellular believe a wireless phone enhances people's lives and a wireless company should be in the business of bringing people together. U.S. Cellular has a wide range of monthly plans, including those with unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited free incoming calls and options to prepay. The company has a growing catalog of phones like the BlackBerry® Pearl and Curve, and the touch-screen Samsung Delve, which offer e-mail and Web access. Based in Chicago, U.S. Cellular is the nation's fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier, serving 6.2 million customers across the country. To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or