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U.S. Cellular to host free device workshops in Knoxville to get your finances fitter

January 5, 2016

Jan. 5, 2015

For more information, contact:
Natalie Bailey, Moxley Carmichael
[email protected]


Many people’s New Year’s resolutions involve getting in shape, slimming down and getting healthy, but what if it’s your budget that needs to go on a diet? If you’ve been financially overindulging and your budget needs a New Year’s slim down, you can come to a free Device Workshop in Knoxville to learn how to use your smartphone to help.

According to a recent U.S. Cellular survey, 30 percent of people use finance tracking apps (e.g., Mint) to manage their money, and 64 percent use their phones to track account transactions, pay bills or deposit checks.¹ If you are in need of a financial “boot camp,” devices such as the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6 can make it easy to track your budget, manage your bank account, pay bills online and search for sales and incentives.

U.S. Cellular wants to show area residents the tips and tricks of using these devices to the fullest, so it is hosting three free Device Workshops throughout Knoxville in January. Dates and times are:

  • Saturday, Jan. 9, at 9 a.m., 4873 N. Broadway
  • Saturday, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m., 2736 Schaad Road.
  • Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., 8401 Kingston Pike

The workshops are open to everyone, and you do not need to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

“After the holidays, some of us may need to get our finances back to a healthier state after months of excess spending, and our mobile devices are a great tool for setting and tracking budgets, accessing coupons and finding innovative ways to cut costs,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Tennessee. “Using these devices on our high-quality network here in Knoxville or across the country, you’ll be able to trim your spending and feel more financially fit.”

¹ Results are from a nationally representative online survey of 738 smartphone owners conducted by U.S. Cellular in partnership with Maritz Research from November 12-20, 2014.

Additional data charges may apply. 4G LTE service provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. 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

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage 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 a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities, and currently, 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. 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