US Cellular announces partnership with Walmart, will soon begin selling post-paid services and devices

October 25, 2012
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    US Cellular will soon be spreading their wings a bit. This news comes by way of a recently announced partnership with Walmart and means those shopping for US Cellular services or devices will soon have quite a few additional retail locations to visit. More to the point, Walmart will soon begin selling US Cellular post-paid services and devices at “more than” 460 locations across the country.

    And for those thinking that something sounds familiar with US Cellular and Walmart, back in May they announced U Prepaid, which is a no-contract wireless service offering. The difference here, this latest announcement covers post-paid devices. You know, the services and devices that you would typically get direct from the carrier.

    Anyway, those choosing to shop for US Cellular service from Walmart will still get the same perks and benefits as shopping direct with the carrier. This means you will still be earning those US Cellular reward points which can later be used towards device upgrades as well as register on, and use the US Cellular website for autopay and wireless billing.

    Otherwise, it was noted that each of the participating Walmart stores will have the Samsung Galaxy S3, Huawei Ascend II, Samsung Chrono 2 and the Samsung Freeform 4 as well as up to 10 additional US Cellular devices.

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    U.S. CELLULAR LAUNCHES POSTPAID PLANS AND DEVICES IN MORE THAN 460 WALMART STORES

    Device Line-up Includes Iconic Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone

    CHICAGO (October 24, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) announced today that it will begin offering its postpaid service in more than 460 Walmart stores across the country. Customers can select from U.S. Cellular’s value-packed plans and enjoy all of the carrier’s unique benefits, such as the only points-based rewards program in wireless, no new contract after the first one ends and free incoming calls, texts and picture messages.

    “Bringing our postpaid service to Walmart provides consumers with another option when they’re shopping for wireless,” said Carter Elenz, executive vice president of sales and customer service for U.S. Cellular. “We look forward to showing Walmart customers that a better relationship with their wireless carrier is possible by providing the best customer experience and treating our customers like neighbors, not numbers.”

    U.S. Cellular offers a variety of plans that make it easy to select the right amount of voice minutes, text messages and data, including single line and family plans with unlimited voice and texts. Customers who want to add data to their plan have five options to choose from starting at $10.00 per line for 100 MB.

    Customers can pair their U.S. Cellular plan with the device that best meets their needs. Those looking for an advanced smartphone can select the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S III or Huawei Ascend II. The Samsung Chrono 2 and Samsung Freeform 4 provide the features and functionality for customers who prefer to use their phone for calling and texting. Customers should check their local Walmart store for the complete list of U.S. Cellular devices that are available. All of U.S. Cellular’s phones are backed by its high-speed nationwide network, which has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier.

    Customers who purchase U.S. Cellular postpaid service in Walmart can start earning rewards points immediately for things like faster phone upgrades and free phones and ringtones. They can also register on My Account at uscellular.com for autopay and paperless billing to save up to 5 percent on their monthly bills.

    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, 31 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 58 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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