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Samsung's Galaxy S 4 is being pushed out to a lot of carriers. A lot. A whole lot -- and if you had any doubts about just how many partners would be getting these things in the coming weeks, listen up: even U.S Cellular has announced that it'll join the Big Guys. On April 30th, USCC customers will be able to pick up a new GS4. Preorders will also begin shipping that same day along with the exclusive, free S View flip covers that were a part of the presale. The device will be available in stores on Tuesday, April 30. U.S. Cellular is offering the 16GB device in White Frost and Black Mist and it... Read more...
Sprint will acquire PCS spectrum and customers from U.S. Cellular as part of a deal that involves $480 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities. Customers in parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio including the Chicago and St. Louis markets are included in this deal. Sprint intends to use the additional spectrum it receives to supplement its coverage in these areas. As part of the deal, Sprint will acquire 20MHz of PCS spectrum in the 1900MHz band in various Midwest markets. Sprint will also acquire 10MHz of PCS spectrum in the St. Louis market. The transaction... Read more...
Taking a note from its Galaxy S III playbook, it appears Samsung may be preparing to launch the Galaxy Note II on all of the major US wireless carriers. Unlike the original Galaxy Note which initially launched on AT&T's network and later became available on T-Mobile's network, reports on the Web suggest the Galaxy Note II could be made available through AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular. All of the US variants are said to offer the same specifications as the international version which features a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 4G LTE connectivity (carrier specific,... Read more...
Samsung and U.S. Cellular recently announced the availability of the Samsung Character. This new phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well as a touchscreen and 1.3 MP camera. The Character runs on Samsung TouchWiz Lite. The phone can be personalized using easyedge to download wallpapers and ringtones and through the Native Music Player with MicroSD support. The phone is available in blue and grey. Samsung Mobile Introduces The Samsung Character™ With U.S. Cellular The Samsung Character™ is an innovative and easy-to-use handset. Equipped with a touchscreen, slide-out full QWERTY... Read more...
It's no iPhone killer. In fact, it's not even a smartphone. But these days, in a world seemingly saturated with slate-styled handsets that require a $30/month+ data plan to keep active, it's somewhat refreshing to see a simple alternative that gets back to the basics. For those in need of a phone that does little more than make/receive calls and texts, Samsung is introducing the Chrono with U.S. Cellular. It's a traditional flip-phone, equipped with Bluetooth, basic Web services, an integrated VGA camera, 51MB of internal memory and a dark grey outer shell. It weighs but 3.14oz., offers a 2.0"... Read more...
More 4G? We'll take it! And we're talking about real 4G, not this HSPA+ stuff that T-Mobile USA and AT&T seem to be tooting their horns about. U.S. Cellular, one of the larger regional carriers in America, has recently announced that they'll soon be delivering high-speed LTE services and LTE devices to more than 25 percent of its customers across two dozen markets in time for the holiday season. The carrier's partnering with King Street Wireless in order to make it all come together, and with this, it's yet another check in LTE's favor and another blow to WiMAX. The initial LTE rollout for... Read more...
They aren't the first carrier to get Samsung's Gem, but U.S. Cellular is slowly but surely building out a respectable stable of Android handsets. This regional carrier was one of the first to snag the Galaxy Tab, and now they're exploiting that Samsung relationship to get yet another mid-tier smartphone out to those who aren't willing to pay $200 on contract for a new superphone. The Gem will be sold for just $29.99 on a 2-year contract, and it will feature a 3.2" touch display, a one-touch social networking update feature, a built-in calendar and support for widgets. It's on sale now, and the... Read more...
The Galaxy Tab just won't go away. If there were ever a tablet poised to take over for the iPad, it's this one. Samsung's Android 2.2 tablet has received more attention than any other slate (besides the iPad, of course), and it's mostly due to Samsung shaping it for sale on the four major U.S. carriers. But now, even those who are living in areas too rural to be readily served by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon or T-Mobile also have an option. US Cellular was chosen today as the fifth carrier to sell the Tab in America, offering yet another CDMA Galaxy Tab option. The specifications will all remain the... Read more...
When the HTC Touch Pro2 initially became available, it was one of the best business-class smartphones on the market. Fast-forward to today, and we've seen quite a few new phones hit the market since the Touch Pro2 was released. Despite the availability of competing phones, however, the case could be made that the Touch Pro2 is still a worthy contender in the smartphone space. We'll be taking a closer look at the Sprint variant of the Touch Pro2 in this review, but keep in mind similarly equipped models are also available from Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and other carriers... HTC Touch Pro2 Review... Read more...
When the HTC Touch Pro2 initially became available, it was one of the best business-class smartphones on the market. Fast-forward to today, and we've seen quite a few new phones hit the market since the Touch Pro2 was released. Despite the availability of competing phones, however, the case could be made that the Touch Pro2 is still a worthy contender in the smartphone space. We'll be taking a closer look at the Sprint variant of the Touch Pro2 in this review, but keep in mind similarly equipped models are also available from Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and other carriers. The fact that this phone... Read more...
Generally speaking, cellphone carriers aren't looking out for consumers. In fact, many customers would argue that they're simply out to get them, tacking on as many fees as possible while offering lackluster service and coverage. Thus, it's quite surprising to see this. U.S. Cellular, a small, regional CDMA carrier in America, has just launched a new battery swap program that we can only hope the "big boys" learn from.Put simply, the Battery Swap program enables its customers to simply come into any USCC store and change out a dead or dying battery for a fully-charged one, for free. As you've likely... Read more...