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U.S. Cellular Launches Postpaid Plans And Devices In More Than 460 Walmart Stores

CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) announced today that it will begin offering its postpaid service in more than 460 Walmart stores across the country. Customers can select from U.S. Cellular's value-packed plans and enjoy all of the carrier's unique benefits, such as the only points-based rewards program in wireless, no new contract after the first one ends and free incoming calls, texts and picture messages.

"Bringing our postpaid service to Walmart provides consumers with another option when they're shopping for wireless," said Carter Elenz, executive vice president of sales and customer service for U.S. Cellular. "We look forward to showing Walmart customers that a better relationship with their wireless carrier is possible by providing the best customer experience and treating our customers like neighbors, not numbers."

U.S. Cellular offers a variety of plans that make it easy to select the right amount of voice minutes, text messages and data, including single line and family plans with unlimited voice and texts. Customers who want to add data to their plan have five options to choose from starting at $10.00 per line for 100 MB.

Customers can pair their U.S. Cellular plan with the device that best meets their needs. Those looking for an advanced smartphone can select the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S III or Huawei Ascend II. The Samsung Chrono 2 and Samsung Freeform 4 provide the features and functionality for customers who prefer to use their phone for calling and texting. Customers should check their local Walmart store for the complete list of U.S. Cellular devices that are available. All of U.S. Cellular's phones are backed by its high-speed nationwide network, which has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier.

Customers who purchase U.S. Cellular postpaid service in Walmart can start earning rewards points immediately for things like faster phone upgrades and free phones and ringtones. They can also register on My Account at uscellular.com for autopay and paperless billing to save up to 5 percent on their monthly bills.

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