U.S. CELLULAR BUILDS NEW CELL TOWER IN FRIENDSHIP
FRIENDSHIP, Maine, June 30, 2012 – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) continues to invest in its high-speed nationwide network with a new cell tower in Friendship. The site will increase U.S. Cellular's coverage in the towns of Friendship and Cushing and provide new coverage along Routes 220 and 97 in the town of Friendship, and is one of more than 340 towers U.S. Cellular has built across the state.
"We're committed to delivering products and services that simplify and enhance our customers' daily lives," said Eric Conlon, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England. "This network enhancement will help our customers stay connected to friends and family."
In addition to the new Friendship tower, U.S. Cellular customers can use the newly launched 4G LTE network in the Brunswick and Rockland areas. With 4G LTE, websites open up to 10 times faster and e-mails download more quickly on the company's smartphone and mobile tablet line-up, including the Android™-powered Samsung Galaxy S® III, which will be available in July, and Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1, both 4G LTE devices.
To select locations for new towers, U.S. Cellular has teams of system performance engineers who drive through the company's network coverage area, sometimes hundreds of miles a day, to test the signal strength and call quality. U.S. Cellular also listens to customer feedback to help identify the communities that would benefit from another tower.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 25 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 54 percent will have access by the end of 2012. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. 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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