Cities in 14 Different States Set to Receive US Cellular 4G LTE

US Cellular has announced that new cities will be getting 4G LTE. They will expand coverage to many different cities in 14 different states. 3,600 additional cities will get coverage in the second half of this year and they expect to have 54% of their consumer base covered by the end of the year. Take a look at some of the cities who will get speeds which USCC claims are 10 times the speed of 3G:

By the end of 2012, 54 percent of customers will be able to enjoy the faster 4G LTE speeds. The additional markets include select cities in Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Some of the cities included are in the areas of Rockford and Peoria, Ill.; Columbia and Jefferson City, Mo.; Manchester, N.H.; Wilmington and Jacksonville, N.C.; Tulsa, Okla.; Medford, Ore.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va.; Yakima and the Tri-Cities, Wash.; Morgantown, W. Va. and LaCrosse and Beloit, Wis.

US Cellular is one of the bigger alternative carriers who provide competitive service for competitive prices. With these 4G LTE expansions they’ll be in position to swoon customers from the likes of T-Mobile who don’t even have 4G LTE yet. Read on for full press details.

U.S. CELLULAR ANNOUNCES NEXT 4G LTE MARKETS AND MOBILE HOTSPOT AVAILABILITY

Millions more customers will have access to faster 4G LTE speeds

CHICAGO (Feb. 16, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, announced the next markets that will experience high-speed 4G LTE services. In the second half of 2012, customers in more than 3,600 additional cities and towns in urban and rural areas will have access to 4G LTE speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and similar to a cable Internet connection. In addition, the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot will join the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ smartphone in U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE device line-up in the spring, and the company will launch a 4G LTE modem and additional 4G LTE smartphones throughout the rest of the year.

4G LTE speeds provide an enhanced wireless experience with faster web browsing, smooth video streaming, video chatting with no buffering and speedy app downloads. 4G LTE devices will be available in all U.S. Cellular stores beginning with the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 next month, so customers can purchase the devices when they are available and use them on U.S. Cellular’s high-quality 3G network, and receive all of the benefits of 4G LTE speeds when it comes to their area.

By the end of 2012, 54 percent of customers will be able to enjoy the faster 4G LTE speeds. The additional markets include select cities in Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Some of the cities included are in the areas of Rockford and Peoria, Ill.; Columbia and Jefferson City, Mo.; Manchester, N.H.; Wilmington and Jacksonville, N.C.; Tulsa, Okla.; Medford, Ore.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va.; Yakima and the Tri-Cities, Wash.; Morgantown, W. Va. and LaCrosse and Beloit, Wis.

“We’re excited to bring access to 4G LTE speeds along with a growing line-up of cutting-edge 4G LTE devices to more customers across the country later this year,” said Mary N. Dillon, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular. “With this 4G LTE network expansion, customers will have faster connections to the people, information and entertainment that enhance and simplify their lives and help them stay organized.”

The Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot provides Internet connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. Users will have the freedom to connect any Wi-Fi enabled device, including laptops, tablets, e-readers and smartphones, to the 4G LTE network for instant access to the fastest speeds on-the-go. At only 2.7 ounces, the Hotspot is small enough to fit in your pocket but has the power to bring the Internet at 4G LTE speeds to friends, family and co-workers wherever you need it. Additional 4G LTE devices will be announced at a later date.

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier’s nationwide network. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier, along with the only points-based rewards program in wireless. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.

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 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. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and received PC Magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Award. 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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  • Tyler Tyler

    Great, now if they could only get a phone that would serve as a legitimate upgrade from my Mesmerize…

  • YamiYaiba

    Does US Cellular even have 4g devices yet?

    • http://twitter.com/ahhfishstix Adam

      not until march, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and in april they release the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator.

  • swear0730

    I want so bad to go back to U.S. Cellular.  I left for Sprint 5 years ago and have regretted it since.  With 4 lines and varying contract end dates I’ve always felt stuck. 
     
    Here I am in Madison, WI, one of USCC’s launching 4G markets and Sprint’s WiMax being a joke and Sprint throws me a bone.  I am terminating my contract with Sprint due to their recent “material change to the original contact”.  Had the conversation, got a case number so I’m all set.
     
    So, I will move to either U.S. Cellular or Verizon.  Problem is that I have until March 23rd to change and we currently have 2 Epic Touch 4G’s and 2 Epic 4G’s and U.S. Cellular doesn’t currently have anything I can call competing equipment.  They’ve discontinued the Mesmerize, their only keyboard slider is still running Froyo and they aren’t getting the Galaxy SII until ???.  I have the Photon so I know what we’d get into with the Electrify.  Love the radio.  Hate the interface.
     
    To go to USCC I’d have to go to Craigslist or Ebay and buy used Mesmerizes and use them until the SGSII arrives.  Yeah, my wife and son will be pissed because they have to go down a notch in screen size and speed and my daughters will be disappointed because they’ll lose their sliders.
     
    I sure do wish I had a better solution.  At least I have a few weeks to figure something out!
    (cool story bro)

    • http://twitter.com/Snarky30 Ryan Jarrett

      Just an FYI, the HTC Merge with the slideout keyboard actually runs 2.3 Gingerbread if that helps you at all.

      • swear0730

        Thanks.  I realized that a little while ago that it ships with 2.2 and is upgradable to 2.3 via download.  I also found out that USCC is not getting the Galaxy S II at all.  Its getting a updated Mesmerize (aka Droid Charge).  Unfortunately, that just pushes me closer to selecting Verizon.

        • Ryno85

          I’m not sure where you read that info, but USCC is in fact getting the Galaxy S II. They are launching 4G with the Galaxy Aviator which is like the Droid Charge only with a Dual Core Processor, but the S II will follow shortly after.

          • swear0730

            So the Galaxy S II is coming (thought I saw that somewhere) but will it have 4G?  And if the Aviator is dual core then how is it different than the Galaxy S II?

          • Ryno85

            Actually I think I told you wrong. The aviator was listed as being a dual core at first but it was a mistake. It will be just like the Droid Charge.

  • Chris Parks

    When I left USCC just over 2 years ago, I never thought they’d be the first to announce 4g for my city of Columbia, MO.  I left because of their low-end smart phones (at the time, zero Android) and slow/spotty 3G.

    Now that my contract is up with Sprint (signed when I got a Hero, have since replaced it with an Evo and will be getting my Epic 4G Touch via UPS on Monday) I may consider the regional carrier again, if they get a decent phone to go with the new service.