U.S. CELLULAR EXPANDS NETWORK IN BAKER CITY, GOLD HILL
BAKER CITY, Ore., (August 9, 2010) – U.S. Cellular has expanded its network presence in the Baker City and Gold Hill areas with the activation of a new cell site. The 150-foot tower, located approximately one-half mile off Interstate 84 between Baker City and Gold Hill, will provide increased coverage and network capacity within an eight-mile radius of the new site as well as the surrounding area.
This new site is part of U.S. Cellular's nationwide 3G Mobile Broadband network, which allows customers to access data on their cell phones 10 times faster than before and at no additional cost. With 3G speeds, browsing the Web on a smartphone is very similar to the experience on a desktop computer. Web pages open faster and customers can send and receive large e-mail attachments. Downloads take less time, and picture and video messages are delivered more quickly.
"Our customers are used to high-speed connections at home, and now we are bringing that experience to them on the go," said Roberta Winger, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Oregon and California. "3G Mobile Broadband helps our customers stay connected to the information that's important to them."
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.
About U.S. Cellular
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® Tour and the touch-screen LG Tritan and HTC Touch Pro 2, which offer e-mail and Web access. U.S. Cellular believes in the power of the community and has made a commitment to invest more than $4.5 million in teachers and schools during 2009 and 2010. Based in Chicago, the company is the nation's sixth-largest wireless carrier, serving 6.2 million customers across the country. To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. You can also check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.