U.S. Cellular Announces Next Markets to Receive 4G LTE Service in 2013

Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:05am EST

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CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM), in conjunction with its
partner, King Street Wireless, announced the next markets that will receive high-speed 4G LTE
services. By the end of 2013, customers in more than 3,800 additional cities and towns will have
access to 4G LTE speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and similar to a cable Internet
connection. Currently, 61 percent of U.S. Cellular customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 87
percent are expected to be covered by the end of the year.

New 4G LTE service will be launched in select cities in California, Kansas and Nebraska and
existing 4G LTE service will be expanded to include additional cities in Illinois, Iowa, Maine,
Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West
Virginia and Wisconsin. Some of the new cities that will receive 4G LTE include Lincoln, Neb.,
Omaha, Neb., Manhattan, Kan., Eureka, Calif. and Ukiah, Calif.

4G LTE speeds provide an enhanced wireless experience with fast web browsing, smooth video
streaming, video chatting with no buffering and speedy app downloads. U.S. Cellular currently
offers 10 4G LTE devices, including smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII and Samsung
Galaxy NoteII, in addition to a tablet, hotspots and a wireless modem.

"We're continuously improving our customer experience, so we're excited to offer 4G LTE speeds to
nearly all of our customers by the end of 2013," said Michael S. Irizarry, executive vice
president and chief technology officer. "This 4G LTE network expansion, along with our growing
line-up of 4G LTE devices, will make customers' lives simpler and easier with quick access to
important information and entertainment on their devices."

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers have enjoyed on the
carrier's nationwide network. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction
of any national carrier, along with a valuable rewards program that recognizes loyalty. For more
information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.

4G LTE not available in all areas. See uscellular.com/4G for detailed coverage info. 4G LTE
service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. 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
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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, 61 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE
speeds and 87 percent will have access by the end of 2013. 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.

Kelly Harfoot, U.S. Cellular, kelly.harfoot@uscellular.com
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