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April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013

For more information, contact:
Lauren Christ, Public Relations Counsel
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Laura Lualhati, U.S. Cellular
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U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), is launching an industry-first trial program to allow consumers to test drive its network – with no commitment and no cost. And Knoxville is one of the first cities that get to try it out.

The Network Test Drive program gives Knoxvillians the opportunity to test U.S. Cellular’s network for free for seven days to experience exceptional call quality and data services on the 4G LTE network wherever they live, work and spend their time. The Greater Knoxville area is one of only three U.S. Cellular markets nationwide to trial the program for the national wireless carrier.

Because Knoxville was chosen as one of the trial cities, residents throughout the greater Knoxville area including surrounding communities are eligible to participate.

“Before you buy a car, you get to test drive it. Before you sign a two-year contract with a gym, you get a one-week trial. We are now giving customers the chance to do the same thing with our network,” said Jack Brundige, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Tennessee. “Your mobile device is supposed to make life simpler and easier to get things done, and your relationship with your wireless carrier should be the same. It’s just common sense.”

“That’s why U.S. Cellular is giving Knoxville residents the opportunity to test our network before signing a contract. We invite you to make sure your phone will work where and when you need it to – with no cost or commitment.”

The Network Test Drive program is available to Knoxvillians throughout April and May. Those interested in testing the Knoxville network can visit their local U.S. Cellular retail store for more information and to sign up. U.S. Cellular will provide a test device for participants to use to test call quality, text messages and data services wherever they go for one week.

U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier, along with a valuable rewards program that recognizes loyalty. Customers in Knoxville enjoy 4G LTE network speeds for fast web browsing, smooth video streaming, video chatting with no buffering and speedy app downloads. U.S. Cellular currently offers 11 4G LTE devices, including smartphones in addition to tablets, hotspots and a wireless modem.

For details on the Network Test Drive trial program, visit

For more information on the 4G LTE experience, visit

4G LTE service provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

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 To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on, and