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U.S. Cellular Launching Samsung Galaxy Note7 on Aug. 19; Online Presale Begins Aug. 4

CHICAGO (August 2, 2016) — U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) is launching an online and in-store presale for the powerful, new Samsung Galaxy Note7 on Aug. 4. The new device, which builds upon Samsung's category-defining leadership, will be offered in silver titanium and black onyx and be available for purchase on Aug. 19. Beginning August 4th, for a limited time, consumers who buy a Galaxy Note7 or Galaxy S7 edge can get a free Gear Fit2 or a Samsung 256GB memory card to enhance their device. Consumers can also get $20 in rewards when they make their first qualifying purchase with Samsung Pay. This promotion will last for a limited time only, while supplies last1. Visit for more information.

"The new Samsung Galaxy Note7 is the ultimate multi-tasking smartphone. It can help people simplify and enhance their lives and business owners and workers complete daily tasks and activities more efficiently, no matter where they are," said Joe Settimi, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. "Our high—quality network keeps you covered across the country in large and small cities and rural communities, so you can feel confident that you will have a strong signal when and where you need it."

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 introduces the future of smartphone security with its revolutionary iris scanning technology. Users can conveniently unlock their smartphone with a look and help ensure that the important data on their device is kept secure. The Galaxy Note7 also sets a new standard for large screen devices, improving upon the most popular features of previous Note smartphones, including a more powerful and precise S Pen that replicates the accuracy of a real pen, IP68 water resistance2, a 5.7 inch QHD dual—edge Super AMOLED display, and a long—lasting battery and 64 GB of storage3 right out of the box. The Galaxy Note 7 also features the advanced camera introduced on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, featuring dual—pixel technology, wide aperture and fast autofocus, all working together to create sharp, bright photos, even in low—light environments.

Consumers and businesses who purchase the Note7 from U.S. Cellular can choose the best monthly payment option to meet their needs — from 20, 24 or 30 monthly payments — and pay as little as $27.80 per month. Customers can upgrade their device in as little as 12 months if they trade it in for any new device, and they can also choose to pay off the full balance of their device anytime they want. In addition, customers who port their number from another carrier and trade in their device — even one with a cracked screen — can receive an unlimited buy—out of their current contract after they submit their final bill from their carrier.

New Equipment Installment Contract, Shared Connect Plan and credit approval required. Financing terms are zero down, zero APR; tax due at point of sale. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. See for details. 4G LTE service may be provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
Samsung, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy S are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.

1 This offer cannot be combined with other offers.
2 Water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes; rinse residue and dry after wet. See user manual.
3 Portion of memory occupied by existing content

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

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 To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on, and

For more information, contact:
Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular