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Get the Latest Smartphones for Free at U.S. Cellular Starting Nov. 16

CHICAGO (Nov. 16, 2018) — Black Friday starts a week early at U.S. Cellular this year, giving savvy shoppers a chance to beat the crowds and get great deals on the latest smartphones and consumer electronics. Kicking off on Nov. 16 and going through Nov. 26, the only carrier who pays customers back for data they don't use, is offering the latest smartphones free, including the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Apple iPhone XR, for customers who switch to U.S. Cellular on an Unlimited Plus plan (while supplies last)*. Get this great deal and the company's exclusive Unlimited with Payback plans that pay customers back $10 per month when they use less than 3GB of data per line.

"At U.S. Cellular, getting a deal on a device is just the beginning," said Grant Leech, vice president of brand marketing at U.S. Cellular. "Our in-store technology experts are equipped with the knowledge and training to ensure you make the best device and plan decisions for your needs. We don't have hidden fees, and we are transparent with you to ensure that you aren't surprised when you read your bill. On top of that, we have a fast, reliable network that our local engineers monitor around the clock, so you can be confident that any smartphone or tablet you get from us this holiday season will keep you connected all year long."

Whether or not customers are in the market for a smartphone, U.S. Cellular is the perfect Black Friday destination for the latest consumer electronics, including high-end audio products, convenient on-the-go charging, and smart home technology. Beginning today and going through Nov. 26, customers can get $50 off Apple AirPods or up to $100 off Beats headphones with the purchase of a new iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. Additionally, Case-Mate bands and bumpers for the Apple Watch are 25 percent off, and the iWalk Scorpion Portable Charger is $25 off. Beginning Black Friday weekend and throughout the holiday season, U.S. Cellular will also have great deals on the Google Home Hub and other smart home tech, and with the company's Accessories Installment Pricing, customers who purchase at least $120 in accessories can conveniently pay for them on their bill over 12 months, $0 down and interest free.

Current upgrade-eligible U.S. Cellular customers on a Total Plan can also get $250 off smartphones**, and if they refer their friends to U.S. Cellular, they can earn up to $200 when those friends activate a smartphone on a Total Plan.

*Promotional pricing is on base model only. Offer requires Unlimited Data Plus Plan, new qualifying smartphone purchase on a 30-month RIC and Device Protection+ and comes via a monthly bill credit. Credit approval required. Unlimited Data Plus Plan(s) will automatically shift to 2G when each line reaches 25GB. **Prices vary. Offer requires Total Plan, upgrade eligibility, credit approval, Device Protection+, qualified smartphone purchase on a 30-mo. RIC and comes via monthly bill credit. Unlimited Data Plan(s) will stream at speeds of up to 3 mbps and will automatically shift to 2G when each line reaches 22GB. Additional terms apply. See for details.

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 offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. For the fifth time in a row, U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance, according to J.D. Power's twice-annual U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. 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