U.S. CELLULAR BUILDS NEW CELL SITE TO INCREASE WIRELESS NETWORK COVERAGE IN WIND RIVER
STEVENSON, WASHINGTON (February 9, 2015) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) continues to invest in its high-quality network with a new cell site in the Wind River area. The site will increase U.S. Cellular's coverage going north on Wind River Highway and will improve cell service throughout the community. U.S. Cellular is the only carrier to provide cellular service to this area.
"At U.S. Cellular, we focus on providing the best wireless experience for our customers through a high-quality network that works when and where you need it," said Nathan Waddell, senior director of sales for U.S. Cellular's Northwest market. "We care about our local communities, and we will continue to invest in our network so your phone works whether you are in your backyard or across the country."
U.S. Cellular keeps customers connected to devices for a variety of consumer and business needs that include smartphones, such as the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5, tablets, such as the iPad Air 2, as well as hotspots, vehicle monitoring, home phone solutions and machine-to machine (M2M) technology.
To select locations for new cell sites, 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. The company also listens to customer feedback to help identify the communities that would benefit from another cell site.
For more information about network coverage in the area, visit uscellular.com/coverage-map.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular provides 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. Currently, nearly 90 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds, and more than 93 percent will have access by the end of 2014. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. 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, Communications Manager
Jack Coleman, Public Relations Counsel
Cell: Phone: 503-552-5003