U.S. CELLULAR MAKES SOCIAL NETWORKING EASY FOR CUSTOMERS WITH MESSAGING PHONES
CHICAGO (May 25, 2011) – For social networking junkies with messaging phones, updating the world on what they're doing or how they're feeling just got easier. The new Social Scene application, available now on many of U.S. Cellular's (NYSE: USM) most popular messaging phones, consolidates Facebook, Twitter and all of their other favorite social networks into one place. Customers also can quickly upload pictures from their phone, Tweet and reTweet in real time, and stream customized RSS feeds from more than 50 news, entertainment and sports sites.
"Customers with messaging phones now have access to their social networking sites in just one click," said David Kimbell, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. "Social network lovers who switch to U.S. Cellular can choose from an array of feature-packed devices and join the happiest customers in wireless."
Social Scene is free for postpaid customers with a data plan and available on U.S. Cellular's most popular messaging phones like the Samsung Messager Touch™ and the LG Saber™. Now through June 9, U.S. Cellular is offering great deals on its messaging phone lineup for customers who like to talk, text and surf the web. The LG Saber is free with instant rebate. Customers who like to stay connected can communicate throughout the day using the QWERTY keypad and straightforward features. For $39.99 after mail-in-rebate, the Samsung Messager Touch has a built-in camera, camcorder and music player, and its full touchscreen gives users quick access to their favorite widgets. It also has a sliding QWERTY keyboard that makes texting fast and simple.
U.S. Cellular's messaging phones make it convenient to keep up with family and friends even when things get busy, and are backed by the unique benefits of being a U.S. Cellular customer like new phones faster without continuously signing contracts. The carrier also has several Android-powered phones perfect for customers ready to transition to the added convenience and functions that smartphones can provide. All of U.S. Cellular's messaging phones are backed by its high-speed nationwide network, which has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier.
U.S. Cellular has value-packed Belief Plans that complement the way customers use their phone. A family of four who switches to U.S. Cellular can save more than $1,000 a year with the company's Premium Plus Family plan that comes with unlimited minutes and text, picture and video messaging as well as 5GB of data per line. The plan also includes the industry-leading Phone Replacement Program, and customers get valuable rewards for doing simple things like paying monthly wireless bills on time, adding a line or referring new customers.
For more information about all of U.S. Cellular's deals, plans and phones, visit any U.S. Cellular store, go to uscellular.com or check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.
The LG Saber is free after instant rebate. The Samsung Messager Touch is $39.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. A new two-year agreement and activation fee may apply.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with the unmatched benefits of The Belief Project, an array of industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Belief Project, named Frost & Sullivan's Customer Value Enhancement of the Year, complements the Chicago-based carrier's growing catalog of cutting-edge phones that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network. U.S. Cellular was recently named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and was also named one of Forbes Magazine's 2010 "Most Trustworthy Companies." 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.
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