News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday October 31, 2012.
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U.S. Cellular today announced that it will launch its 4G LTE network in more than 30 markets scattered across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast, followed by a second wave of launches in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest regions. U.S. Cellular confirmed that beginning Monday, November 5, it will expand its 4G LTE network footprint in select cities in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
Specific markets were not named, but U.S. Cellular will update its 4G Maps & Coverage Locator website to inform customers where they can find LTE coverage beginning November 5. U.S. Cellular says that at a later date, it will then deliver LTE service to Rockford, Ill., Medford, Ore., Yakima, Wash., and Knoxville, Tenn, adding to a total launch of 30 new markets.
A 4G LTE-capable device will be required to access the new network. U.S. Cellular currently offers the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Metrix, and Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones. It also offers the Huawei UML397 and Samsung SCH-LC11 mobile hotspot modems.source: U.S. Cellular
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