U.S. Cellular to offer Galaxy Note 3 in October
U.S. Cellular has become the latest carrier to announce upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Unfortunately the wireless provider is being vague in the time frame, only offering up “October”. What’s more, there’s not a word about pricing for the smartphone. That’s okay because we can piece together a little bit of the puzzle.
With other carriers expecting to carry the phone in the first days of the month we might assume the same for U.S. Cellular. As far as pricing goes, we are also inclined to believe they’ll be doing the same $299 as the others.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 COMING TO U.S. CELLULAR IN OCTOBER
Customers will experience the latest flagship device from Samsung Mobile
CHICAGO (Sept. 6, 2013) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 will be available for customers in October. This highly-anticipated device builds on the evolution of Samsung’s Note category and S Pen experience and will be offered in Jet Black.
By the end of 2013, nearly 90 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be the perfect device for them to see the benefits of these speeds. It combines sophisticated design and exceptional functionality to offer premium smartphone performance, making it ideal for taking advantage of the speed of 4G LTE to watch videos, download files, play games and use social media. In addition, customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from U.S. Cellular will also receive a valuable rewards program that recognizes customer loyalty.
“Many people are looking for their smartphone to be an all-in-one tool to help them get more done at home, at the office or on the road,” said Joe Settimi, vice president of products, pricing and innovation for U.S. Cellular. “At U.S. Cellular, we want to provide the best wireless experience for our customers, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a unique device that is ideal for all members of the family to use for work and play.”
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from U.S. Cellular features a beautiful 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display which provides breathtaking visuals and crystal clear detail. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor and running Android 4.3, the smartphone is packed with the latest innovations, including many features introduced on the Galaxy S® 4. S Voice can now be activated with just the sound of your voice, completely hands free and while the device is asleep.
Additionally, the Galaxy Note 3 features a textured back and a new and refined S Pen™ experience. New experiences include:
- My Magazine: A visual, personalized interface to get the latest news, social and localized content.
- Advanced Multi Window: Enhanced for users to drag and drop between the two open windows. Multi Window now allows for the activation of one app at the same time in both windows.
- Pen Window: Use the S Pen to draw a window, open an application and then minimize it to hover on any screen as you navigate the device.
- Air Command: Provides instant access to S Pen features, including Action Memo, Scrapbooker, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window.
- Scrapbook: An easy and functional way of using the S Pen to grab and store videos, photos and clips from webpages that are linkable back to the original online source.
- Action Memo: Quickly take a note and instantly take action. For example, call/save a contact, send a text/email, look up an address, search the web or add to your to do list.
- S Finder: Allows you to search the entire device (including handwritten notes and settings), accounts and the web through key words or handwritten symbols.
U.S. Cellular, in partnership with King Street Wireless, currently offers 4G LTE service covering 61 percent of its customers. By the end of this year, nearly 90 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.
Purchase of a smartphone data plan, a new two-year agreement and a $35 activation fee is required. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. See uscellular.com for details.
4G LTE not available in all areas. See uscellular.com/4G for detailed coverage info. 4G LTE service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, and S Pen are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.
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 www.kingstreetwireless.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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 network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 61 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and nearly 90 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 uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
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