CHICAGO (Nov. 6, 2013) –U.S. Cellular today announced it will offer iPhone 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, and iPhone 5c, the most colorful iPhone yet, beginning Friday, November 8 in U.S. Cellular stores and on uscellular.com. iPhone 5s will be available for $199.99 for the 16GB model, $299.99 for the 32GB model and $399.99 for the 64GB model. iPhone 5c will be available for $99.99 for the 16GB model and $199.99 for the 32GB model. In addition, iPhone 4s will be available for $.01. U.S. Cellular will allow iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c customers to connect to its fast 4G LTE network.
"We are thrilled to bring iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to our loyal customers and to the U.S. Cellular high-quality network, so iPhone fans can experience it along with our industry-leading rewards program," said Joe Settimi, vice president of products, pricing and innovation for U.S. Cellular. "At U.S. Cellular, we provide a better wireless experience, and the new iPhones give our customers great options to fit their needs.”
iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including the Apple-designed A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash and introducing Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5c features an all new-design in five gorgeous colors and is packed with features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight camera—all while delivering great battery life.* iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c both offer more LTE bands** than any other smartphone in the world and include all-new FaceTime HD cameras.
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c feature iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, featuring a stunning new user interface, completely redesigned with an elegant color palette, distinct, functional layers and subtle motion that make it feel more alive. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and introduces iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes.
Customers who purchase iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c from U.S. Cellular can choose from one of the company’s recently launched Shared Data plans. These plans include unlimited minutes and messaging and provide customers flexibility in choosing a data plan to match how they use their wireless devices. Purchase of a smartphone data plan, a new two-year agreement and a $35 activation fee is required. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. See uscellular.com for details.
U.S. Cellular, in partnership with King Street Wireless, will offer 4G LTE service to nearly 90 percent of U.S. Cellular customers by the end of the year.***
For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.
* Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
** 4G LTE not available in all areas. See uscellular.com/4G for detailed coverage info. 4G LTE service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
*** 4G LTE speeds are currently available in 92 markets.
About King Street Wireless, L.P.
King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular’s customers in several of the carrier’s markets.Â King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia where it is recognized for its involvement in its community both through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street Wireless, visit www.kingstreetwireless.com.
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 network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 61 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and nearly 90 percent will have access by the end of 2013. 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.
For more information, contact:
Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular