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Samsung Galaxy S Aviator is US Cellular’s first 4G LTE smartphone, available today for $199

US Cellular has announced the availability of their Samsung Galaxy S Aviator. The phone, which features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8MP camera, and run Android 2.3.6 can be purchased online and in stores for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. In select markets currently covered by US Cellular’s 4G LTE network, the price is set at $99.99 after rebate for a limited time.

The Galaxy S Aviator was announced alongside US Cellular’s first 4G LTE device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it marks the first smartphone from the carrier to take advantage of the next-gen network. Check out the release below for more details.

U.S. CELLULAR LAUNCHES FIRST 4G LTE SMARTPHONE:SAMSUNG GALAXY S AVIATOR
Aviator Available Online and In Stores Today

CHICAGO (April 5, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, have announced that the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ is available today, both in stores and online at uscellular.com. The Android™-powered smartphone runs on the 4G LTE™ network, with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, and is the first 4G LTE smartphone in the carrier’s device line-up. The Galaxy S Aviator will be available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. For a limited time, the smartphone will be available for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate in select markets covered by the 4G LTE network. Visit uscellular.com for detailed pricing.

Powered by Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread), the Galaxy S Aviator has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen and front-facing camera for easy video chatting. This sleek and slim smartphone allows you to connect quickly to entertainment and the Internet on-the-go. Users also have access to Google Play, formerly known as the Android™ Market, a one-stop shop for Android users to access nearly half a million apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies.

“We are excited to bring our customers our first 4G LTE smartphone to help them get more done in less time,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “The faster downloading and browse and talk function make it the go-to device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy schedules.”

Highlighted features:
· Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
· 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen
· 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
· Front facing webcam
· HDMI port

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier’s high-quality nationwide network. The Galaxy S Aviator will be available to all U.S. Cellular customers and will run on the 4G LTE network in markets where it is available and on U.S. Cellular’s nationwide 3G network in all other areas.

U.S. Cellular customers enjoy unique benefits, such as new devices faster without resigning contracts, free Overage Protection and free Battery Swap. U.S. Cellular also offers customers the only points-based rewards program in the industry, which rewards customers for simple things, such as paying bills on-time, adding a line or referring friends and family. Points may be used for faster phone upgrades, additional lines, devices, accessories and ringtones. It’s one of the reasons U.S. Cellular has the happiest customers in wireless.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with King Street Wireless, currently offers 4G LTE service in select cities in Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. In the second half of this year, 4G LTE coverage will expand to cover select cities in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. By the end of 2012, 54 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will enjoy faster 4G LTE speeds. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.

The Galaxy S Aviator will be available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. For a limited time, the smartphone will be available for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate in select markets covered by the 4G LTE network. Visit uscellular.com for detailed pricing. Purchase of a data plan is required and a new two-year agreement and activation fee may apply for new customers. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • mugger

    Droid Charge anyone?

    • Stephen Cox

      That’s exactly what I came here to say…

  • Ra

    DROID CHARGE???

  • josh Perkins

    Nice one USCC. Let’s go out and get a rebranded Droid Charge. You couldn’t have possibly maybe gotten on board with the GNex train?

  • Jeremy Bryant

    USCC is always way late to the party.  They released their Galaxy S Mesmerize about 6 months after everybody else. That was a long wait…

  • Aaron Soles

    Looks exactly like a Droid charge but I can’t remember if it had a HDMI port

    • josh Perkins

      It does. Im looking at my VZW DC right now.

  • Aaron Soles

    Interesting.

  • Jayshmay

    Wayyy late is right!!! I’ve had my Droid Charge for 11 months!

  • http://phandroid ced

    Hmm should I consider changing carriers, I don’t know.

  • avenger

    Milking galaxy series. Just like call of duty.

  • http://cashd00d.co.cc/ WHAT?

    Most of US Cellular’s Android phones are renamed phones from the big 4. Go here: 
    http://www.uscellular.com/uscellular/cell-phones/showPhones.jsp?type=phones&phone-selector-category=phone-selector-android&_requestid=99338

    If you saw that page without the phone names, I bet you’d say “Droid Charge, Photon, Epic Touch, Evo Design” etc.