Profile: United States Cellular Corp (USM.N)
20 Jan 2017
United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular), incorporated on December 22, 1983, is a provider of wireless telecommunication services. The Company provides these services to approximately 4.9 million customers in 23 states. The Company operates all of its wireless operating markets are in the United States. U.S. Cellular provides service to postpaid and prepaid customers from a range of demographic segments. The Company focuses on retail consumers, government and small-to-mid-size business customers in vertical industries, such as construction, retail, professional services and real estate. U.S. Cellular's postpaid customers choose from a range of national plans with voice, messaging and data usage options. The Company offers Shared Connect data plans, which allow customers to share data usage among all users and devices connected to the plan. The Company also offers monthly prepaid service plans, which provide customers unlimited voice and unlimited messaging with a specified amount of data and unlimited data at lower speeds once the high-speed data limit is reached to ensure customers are never without data access. The Company's fourth generation long term evolution (4G LTE) network features smartphone messaging, data and Internet services that allow customers to access the Web and social network sites, e-mail, text, picture and video message, utilize turn-by-turn global positioning system (GPS) navigation, and browse and download applications to customize their wireless devices to fit their lifestyles.
The Company offers a range of wireless devices, such as handsets, modems, mobile hotspots, home phones and tablets for use by its customers. U.S. Cellular offers wireless devices that are compatible with 4G LTE and third generation (3G) networks. In addition, U.S. Cellular offers a range of accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and memory cards to related consumer electronics, such as headphones, speakers and Bluetooth keyboards. U.S. Cellular also sells wireless devices to agents and other third-party distributors for resale. U.S. Cellular also offers customers the option to purchase certain devices under installment contracts over a specified time period while providing a discount on their connection charge. U.S. Cellular also offers its Device Protection+ program, which includes overnight delivery while continuing to provide customers peace of mind by covering lost and stolen devices. U.S. Cellular also offers additional products and services, including LTE wireless routers and hotspots for broadband coverage, as well as home phones and OnLook connected home. U.S. Cellular purchases wireless devices and accessory products from a number of manufacturers, including Samsung, Apple, Motorola, LG, Superior Communications, Kyocera, ZTE, Tessco and Sierra Wireless. U.S. Cellular operates approximately four regional customer care centers and a national financial services center. The Company supports a multi-faceted distribution program, including retail sales, direct sales, third-party national retailers, and independent agents, plus a Website and telesales.
The Company competes with Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile USA.
United States Cellular Corp
8410 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 700
CHICAGO IL 60631-3463