U.S. Cellular Offering 50 Percent Off Smartphones and Unlimited Contract Buy-Out

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To kick-start the back-to-school season, U.S. Cellular is offering half
off smartphones on new activations with Shared Connect plans. Customers
who port their number, purchase Device Protection + and trade in their
device – even one with a cracked screen – will receive a promotional
card equaling 50 percent of the value or $336, whichever is less, of
their chosen device. Current customers will also receive 24 GB of bonus
data when adding an additional smartphone line to their account. U.S.
Cellular is also continuing to offer an unlimited buy-out of customers’
current contracts after they submit their final bill from their carrier.

“We keep hearing about buy one, get one offers, but we wanted to remove
the obstacle of needing to buy multiple devices to get a great deal,”
said Joe Settimi, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. “We
want our customers to have the best smartphone to meet their needs,
enough data to use that device to the fullest, and a high-quality
network to use their data whether they are in a large or small city or
rural community. When you combine all of that, our customers have a
great wireless experience at a better value than Verizon or AT&T.”

U.S. Cellular is also offering the LG G Pad F 8.0 for a penny, and for a
limited time, any customer who refers a friend to U.S. Cellular will
receive an extra 1 GB of bonus data every month for 12 months. This
supplements the company’s ongoing referral program which rewards both
the current customer and the referred friend with $50 if the friend
chooses to activate a smartphone on a Shared Connect plan.

50 Percent Offer requires Retail Installment Contract, Shared
Connect Plan, $25 Act. Fee, Device Protection+ and Smartphone trade-in.
Promo Card (max of $336) will be issued via mail within 6–8 weeks. U.S.
Cellular® Promo Cards issued by MetaBank,® Member FDIC. Valid for
purchase in-store or online. LG G Pad offer requires a 2-year contract.

Contract Buy-out: Customer must register for My Account and
Device Protection+ and will be reimbursed for the ETF or remaining
device balance reflected on the final bill. Reimbursement in the form of
a U.S. Cellular MasterCard® Debit Card issued by MetaBank® Member FDIC,
pursuant to license from MasterCard International Incorporated. This
card can be used at any merchant location that accepts MasterCard Debit
Cards within the U.S. only. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges
may apply. See uscellular.com for details. 4G LTE service may be
provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE
is a trademark of ETSI.

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 www.kingstreetwireless.com.

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
uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with
U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular,
and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.


Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular