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U.S. Cellular Keeps Spreading the Love with Sweet Prepaid Deals

Prepaid Plans Starting As Low as $29; Phones $19.99

CHICAGO (January 20, 2011) – Want to celebrate Valentine's Day without sending a message of long-term commitment? Get that special someone a prepaid plan. Ranked the country's best wireless carrier in a Consumer Reports survey, U.S. Cellular has prepaid plans starting at $29 and super cool phones at great prices to go with them through Feb. 17.

"These high-value plans and phone deals are smart choices for those who want a great wireless experience through our high-speed nationwide network and no bill surprises," said Edward Perez, vice president of marketing and sales operations for U.S. Cellular. "We know that staying in touch with family and friends is important to our customers, and these plans allow them to stay connected while staying on top of their budget."

The $29 Prepaid Plan is ideal for customers who text more than they talk. It includes 200 voice minutes and unlimited text, picture and video messaging. The Motorola GRASP is an ideal match for this prepaid plan. It features a 2.2"-inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 MP camera and Bluetooth all for $19.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

The $39 Prepaid Plan is geared toward customers who primarily text and surf the web. It includes 400 voice minutes, unlimited text, picture and video messaging, and 5GB of web browsing. The Samsung Profile is a sleek phone that is well-suited for this prepaid plan. The handset boasts a 2.4"-inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 2.0 MP camera/camcorder and music/video player all for $29.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

The $49 Prepaid Plan is a good fit for customers who like to talk as much as they text. It includes 1,000 voice minutes and unlimited text, picture and video messaging. The Samsung Messager Touch pairs well with this plan. Features include a 2.6"- inch touchscreen, 2.0 MP camera, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and is on sale for just $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

In addition to these great plans, U.S. Cellular also has $59 and $69 Prepaid offerings to suit customers who have needs that include unlimited voice, messaging, and data and a $10 Pay-As-You-Go plan for those who prefer a pay-as-you-go offering with a low monthly price.

All of these devices are backed by U.S. Cellular's, high-speed nationwide network. For more information about all of U.S. Cellular's deals, phones, plans and other restrictions on these offers, visit any U.S. Cellular store, go to or check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is committed to fixing wireless one project at a time and recently unveiled The Belief Project, an array of industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier provides the best cell phone service in the country according to survey results released by Consumer Reports, which found that wireless customers are more satisfied with U.S. Cellular than every other major wireless company. U.S. Cellular was also named one of Forbes Magazine's 2010 "Most Trustworthy Companies." The Belief Project complements U.S. Cellular's growing catalog of cutting-edge phones that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or You can also check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.

About The Belief Project
The Belief Project, recently named Frost and Sullivan's Customer Value Enhancement of the Year, recognizes customer loyalty with national bundled plans that offer customers the freedom to enjoy industry-leading benefits without signing continuous contracts.

With "no contract after the first," new customers who complete a two-year contract will never have to sign another one and will continue to get guaranteed upgrades to the newest phones at promotional prices every 18 months. Existing customers who switch to the new Belief Plans can simply finish out their current contract and never sign a contract again.

While some carriers are increasing the time for phone upgrades, U.S. Cellular customers automatically get valuable rewards just for being a customer that can be used for even faster phone upgrades in as little as 10 months. Rewards can also be used to get additional lines, phones, accessories and ringtones. Customers who refer a friend to a Belief Plan get 1,000 reward points, along with the friend who signed up that could be used to get a new phone one month faster.

Customers can save up to 5 percent on their monthly plans for setting up autopay and paperless billing. U.S. Cellular also introduced the industry's only Phone Replacement program for customers on select plans. If a customer's phone accidentally breaks or stops working, U.S. Cellular replaces it with the same or similar model at no additional cost.

These innovative initiatives were developed to elevate the customer experience and create a human relationship with customers, not a contractual one. For more information about The Belief Project, visit

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Chelsea L. Whittington, U.S. Cellular