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New Tower Helps Economic Development and Public Safety

SAPULPA, Okla., May 10, 2010 – U.S. Cellular recently completed construction of an additional cell site in Sapulpa to improve call quality for its customers. A new 105-foot site off of Highway 66 near East Line Street will increase U.S. Cellular's coverage for the east side of the city of Sapulpa and will also compliment U.S. Cellular's statewide network of more than 600 towers.

"Your cell phone is your lifeline to the people who are most important to you," said Nancy Fratzke, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Oklahoma. "We're here to keep you connected. With a stronger network, Sapulpa can also become more competitive in attracting new business."

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.

"We need reliable wireless service to protect the health and security of our citizens and public safety officials," said Sapulpa Police Chief Rick Rumsey. "It's a big help to us when companies like U.S. Cellular expand their networks."

This new site is part of U.S. Cellular's 3G Mobile Broadband network in Oklahoma, 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 similar to the experience on a desktop computer. Web pages open faster and customers can send and receive large email attachments. Downloads take less time and picture and video messages are delivered more quickly.

U.S. Cellular has led recent efforts to preserve federal support for rural wireless network development through Connecting Rural America, a coalition of public safety officials, economic development organizations and concerned citizens working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to wireless technology that urban communities already enjoy.

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 You can also check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.