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Wireless Service Provider Offers Free Local, Long Distance Calls

AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 12, 2010 – To recognize the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, today U.S. Cellular will provide free nationwide phone calls for veterans at the VA Medical Center in Togus. This is the seventh year that U.S. Cellular associates have brought wireless phones to the center to help veterans place free local or long-distance phone calls to family and friends anywhere in the continental United States.

"A simple phone call can go a long way to lift the spirits of our hospitalized veterans," said Steven Hurd, chief of voluntary services with the VA Medical Center. "We are grateful to U.S. Cellular for offering our residents the chance to reconnect with loved ones again and for honoring our veterans' service by being here today."

"U.S. Cellular believes in connecting people. This is just one small way we can help people stay connected to the ones who matter most," said Eric Conlon, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England.

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 Pearl Flip, and the touch-screen LG Tritan, 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