Instant Internet Access at 4G LTE Speeds for Up to 5 Wi-Fi
CHICAGO, May 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Cellular is expanding
its 4G LTE device line-up with the launch of the Samsung SCH-LC11
Mobile Hotspot. This lightweight device gives you high-speed
connectivity and is available on uscellular.com now and will be in
stores by May 21. When on the 4G LTE network, the Samsung Mobile
Hotspot allows users to simultaneously connect up to five Wi-Fi devices
to the Internet at speeds up to ten times faster than 3G. It's easy to
connect to laptops, tablets, home computers and smartphones so
customers can access news, weather, email, entertainment and social
networks whenever they need it. For a limited time, the hotspot will be
available for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate in select markets
covered by the 4G LTE network and in those scheduled to be covered by
the end of 2012. Visit uscellular.com for detailed pricing.
The Samsung Mobile Hotspot is a great device for businesses, students,
families and anyone who needs high-speed Internet connectivity at home
or on-the-go. Business travelers can get more done during airport
layovers and taxi rides. Study groups can have a meeting in the park
and connect to the Internet, and family car rides are more fun when
everyone can get the entertainment they want.
"Customers can depend on the 4G LTE Samsung Mobile Hotspot for fast and
reliable Internet connectivity wherever they are," said Edward Perez,
vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular.
"This pocket-sized device can help simplify and organize your life and
provides multiple devices with one speedy Internet connection."
The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular
customers already enjoy on the carrier's high-quality nationwide
network. The Samsung Mobile Hotspot is available to all U.S. Cellular
customers and runs on the 4G LTE network in markets where it is
available and on U.S. Cellular's nationwide 3G network in all other
U.S. Cellular customers enjoy unique benefits, such as new devices
faster without resigning contracts, free Overage Protection and free
Battery Swap. U.S. Cellular also offers customers the only points-based
rewards program in the industry, which rewards customers for simple
things, such as paying bills on-time, adding a line or referring
friends and family. Points may be used for faster phone upgrades,
additional lines, devices, accessories and ringtones.
U.S. Cellular, in partnership with King Street Wireless, currently
offers 4G LTE service in select cities in Iowa, Maine, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. In the second half of this year, 4G LTE
coverage will expand to cover select cities in Illinois, Maryland,
Missouri, New Hampshire, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia,
Washington and West Virginia. By the end of 2012, 54 percent of U.S.
Cellular customers will enjoy faster 4G LTE speeds. For more
information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.
For a limited time, the hotspot will be available for $49.99 after a
$50 mail-in rebate in select markets covered by the 4G LTE network and
in those scheduled to be covered by the end of 2012. The Samsung
SCH-LC11 Mobile Hotspot is available for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in
rebate in all other markets. Visit uscellular.com for detailed pricing.
Purchase of a data plan is required and a new two-year agreement and
activation fee may apply for new customers. Additional terms,
conditions and/or charges may apply.
LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular, email@example.com, 773-355-3275
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 rewards 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 nationwide
network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier.
Currently, 25 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 54
percent will have access by the end of 2012. U.S. Cellular was named a
J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the
second year in a row. 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.
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