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U.S. CELLULAR ANNOUNCES 2014 STATEWIDE INVESTMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA

Company invests $7.9 million in network, stores and community support

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2015) – U.S. Cellular continued to invest in the wireless experience for its customers in 2014 with upgrades to its network and store environment throughout North Carolina.

In an effort to provide a high-quality network that works where North Carolina residents live, work and play, U.S. Cellular invested $4.4 million in network enhancements across the state. This was a combination of 4G LTE enhancements and upgrades to the company's existing high-speed network.

Shopping for a wireless device should be a positive experience, so U.S. Cellular also invested $3.4 million in its stores across North Carolina to be welcoming places that show off the latest devices, accessories and technology. These newly-designed stores make shopping for wireless easier, and in 2014 the company built or renovated 21 of these hands-on, experiential store locations in North Carolina, including those in Asheville, New Bern and Wilmington.

"As a national wireless carrier that covers you in your backyard and across the country, we are constantly striving to provide the best wireless experience for our customers in North Carolina," said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in eastern North Carolina. "At U.S. Cellular, we care about our local communities, and we will continue to invest in making sure that your phone works when and where you need it – wherever you are."

In addition to infrastructure enhancements, U.S. Cellular donated $1 million to schools across the country through its Calling All Teachers program. This program provides funding for impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers on DonorsChoose.org. In North Carolina, 268 teachers received a total of $138,023 in funding from U.S. Cellular for their classroom projects, and this local donation benefits more than 31,500 students.

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.

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.