July 25, 2014

U.S. Cellular presale for $199 Galaxy S5 begins March 21

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U.S. Cellular will begin offering presale orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone starting March 21. Priced at $199 (after instant rebate), the handset will be sold in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White options. To help spur sales and interest along, the carrier is offering customers a free $50 Google Play promotional code for anyone who preorders the device. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to hit retail stores on April 11 along with the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit wearable devices.

U.S. CELLULAR PRESALE FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY S 5 BEGINS TOMORROW WITH FREE $50 GOOGLE PLAY OFFER

Device will be available for purchase in stores on April 11

CHICAGO (March 20, 2014) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) have announced that the 4G LTE™ Samsung Galaxy S® 5 will be available for customers to preorder atuscellular.com/GS5 beginning tomorrow. The Galaxy S 5 will be offered in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White and will be $199.99 after an instant rebate is applied. In addition, U.S. Cellular is offering a $50 Google Play promotional code for free to anyone who pre-orders the device online. It will be available in stores for purchase on April 11 along with the Samsung Gear™ 2, Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Samsung Gear Fit.

Customers who purchase the Galaxy S 5 from U.S. Cellular receive a valuable rewards program that recognizes customer loyalty and a network that covers them wherever they want to go. Currently 90 percent of U.S. Cellular customers are covered by a 4G LTE network, and the Galaxy S 5 is the latest 4G LTE smartphone to join the company’s cutting-edge device line-up.

“The features on the Samsung Galaxy S 5 are designed to enrich customers’ everyday lives, making it easier to get things done and stay connected with friends and family,” said Joe Settimi, vice president of products, pricing and innovation for U.S. Cellular. “We will continue to focus on providing our customers the best-in-class network, devices and technology that gives them access to experiences that enrich their lives.”

Residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Milwaukee and Madison, Wis., can get an early look at the Galaxy S 5 and the Gear devices by visiting select U.S. Cellular stores in their area. These devices can be checked out in Iowa and Wisconsin exclusively at the following U.S. Cellular locations beginning on March 24th:

  • 2315 Edgewood Rd., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 4444 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 101 Junction Rd., Madison, Wis.
  • 740 N. Water St., Milwaukee, Wis.
  • 5670 N. Port Washington, Glendale, Wis.

The Galaxy S 5 has a 5.1-inch screen with a Full HD Super AMOLEDTM display and is powered by technology that enables intuitive new camera experiences, lightning fast data connections, and fitness and nutrition tracking. You can capture photos and memories in an instant, watch crisp HD videos on an adaptive display with wide viewing angles, and keep a close eye on your exercise progress and monitor your heartbeat with S HealthTM and the world’s first built-in heart rate monitor †.

The second generation of Gear offers a refined look and customizable experience with a trio of options: Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo feature interchangeable straps, compatible with standard watch bands for a personalized look. Both feature a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with new shortcuts and additional app support for easier navigation. The Gear Fit has an athletic design with a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display and interchangeable band, The Gear Fit tracks your steps, monitors your heart rate on the go, and provides notifications of incoming calls, texts and emails.

U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier, and in partnership with King Street Wireless, offers 4G LTE service to nearly 90 percent of its customers.

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.

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.

Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S, Super AMOLED 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. 

† This device, S Health, and related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease

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, visitwww.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 TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 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, nearly 90 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 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.