Press Room

Company News

U.S. Cellular Kicks off Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Presale on Feb. 23 with Free Samsung Gear VR; In Store Sales Begin on March 11

CHICAGO (Feb. 21, 2016) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) today is announcing that its presale for the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will begin on Feb. 23, and both devices will be available for $0 down. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are the most powerful and elegant Samsung devices yet, and they will be available in U.S. Cellular stores on March 11.

Consumers who buy a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge between February 23 and March 18 will be able to dive right in to the exciting world of virtual reality with a free Gear VR powered by Oculus, plus a 6-game bundle -- an estimated $150 value1. This promotion will last for a limited time only, while supplies last, and consumers can visit samsung.com/us/gs7 for more information.

"We are excited for our customers to once again get their hands on the latest game-changing devices from Samsung and see how these smartphones can truly enhance their lives," said Joe Settimi, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. "We also know that the wireless device you have is only as good as the network that backs it up, so we will continue to invest in providing a high-quality network to ensure that whether you live in the city or a rural area, you have a strong signal when and where you need it."

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are the first phones with Dual Pixel technology in the rear camera, allowing users to shoot better pictures in low light, and with faster autofocus, blurry photos are a thing of the past. These photos can easily be saved on the device, which features 32GB of internal storage2, and allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage.3 When adding in that the devices have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad Core and feature fast wireless-charging,4 customers can have a device that pushes the limits of what they thought a smartphone could do.

Other features include:

  • Water resistant and dust resistant (IP68 certification)5
  • Galaxy S7 edge: 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED curved display
  • Galaxy S7: 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display
  • Premium glass and metal design
  • Edge UX on the Galaxy S7 edge allows instant access to favorite apps and people with just a swipe
  • Defense-grade Samsung KNOX security

Consumers and businesses who purchase the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge from U.S. Cellular can get 6GB of data for only $40, and with the company's $0 down installment pricing, qualified customers make 24 monthly payments of $28 for the Galaxy S7 and $32.50 for the Galaxy S7 edge that are conveniently added to their bill. Customers can upgrade their device in as little as 18 months if they trade it in for any new device with installment pricing. They can also choose to pay off the full balance of their device anytime they want. With two year agreements, the Galaxy S7 will be available for $199 and the Galaxy S7 edge will be available for $299.

New Equipment Installment Contract, Shared Connect Plan and credit approval required. Financing terms are zero down, zero APR; tax due at point of sale, 20 monthly payments. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. See uscellular.com for details.

1Gear VR suggested retail price is $99.99, 6-game bundle is estimated at $50 value. See full terms and conditions for more details.
2 Portion of memory occupied by existing content
3 MicroSD sold separately. Enabled to expand up to 2TB.
4 Fast charging requires Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) or Quick Charge 2.0-compatible charger to work. Testing under laboratory conditions. Results may vary.
5 Device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP68, which means that it is protected against dust intrusion and capable of withstanding water immersion of 5 feet for 30 minutes.


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. 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 kingstreetwireless.com

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage 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 a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities, and currently, 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. 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, U.S. Cellular
773-355-3275
Katie.frey@uscellular.com