U.S. Cellular is smaller than the big four carriers, but the company has so far been able to bring flagship Samsung products like the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II to its network. Later this year, the carrier will add the Apple iPhone to its roster of noteworthy devices.
Where will U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE network reach next? The carrier has already launched in a handful of cities, but U.S. Cellular today announced that it will expand its 4G footprint by the end of the year, but it's still light on the details.
Regional carrier U.S. Cellular today announced that it will begin updating the Motorola Electrify M to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean beginning Tuesday, February 12. A notification prompting Electrify owners will be sent to download the update over Wi-Fi. It will add improved features like Google Now search, Google Voice Search, expandable notifications, an improved camera interface, and a better browser. More information will be available at the U.S. Cellular Android software page on February 12.
Regional carrier U.S. Cellular today announced a new data plan that will offer subscribers unlimited access to its 4G LTE network available in select markets.
U.S. Cellular today announced that it has agreed to sell its spectrum and approximately 585,000 customer contracts in five Midwest markets to Sprint for $480 million.
U.S. Cellular today announced that it will launch its 4G LTE network in more than 30 markets scattered across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, followed by a second wave of launches in the Pacific Northwest.
U.S. Cellular is expanding its retail footprint by selling phones and postpaid plans at more than 460 Walmart stores in areas that its network reaches. Walmart already distributes U.S. Cellular prepaid services in more than 400 stores under the U Prepaid brand, but the retailer is adding postpaid contracts in an effort to increase sales and offer more options to consumers willing to sign a contract. Participating Walmart locations will first carry the Samsung Galaxy S III, Huawei Ascend II, Samsung Chrono 2 and Samsung Freeform for U.S. Cellular.
U.S. Cellular has announced that it will sell the Samsung Galaxy Note II next month. Samsung already confirmed that U.S. Cellular would join the four major operators as carriers of the Galaxy Note II, and the regional carrier has added specifics for its price. The Galaxy Note II will go on sale for $299.99 after mail-in rebate on a two-year agreement in late October. The phone will be compatible with U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE network in select areas and will sell for $299.99 after instant rebate for customers who pre-order the phone, which customers can do beginning today.
U.S. Cellular has announced a new Samsung Android smartphone that is compatible with its 4G LTE network. The Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G is the latest phone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and it's price will depend on LTE availability.
U.S. Cellular reported higher gross additions in the second quarter of 2012, but a 1.57 churn rate led to a net loss of subscribers. The carrier also revealed that its LTE network now reaches 30 percent of existing subscribers.