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Phone Recycling & Data Wiping: A Cautionary Tale

August 23, 2010 7:12 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

A U.S. Cellular subscriber is left worried and disgruntled after a phone meant for recycling ends up in the wrong hands, along with all her data.

U.S. Cellular Posts Spike in Data ARPU

August 5, 2010 8:21 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular said the rising growth of wireless data and strength in its prepaid segment helped keep sales somewhat steady...

U.S. Cellular's New CEO Ready to Roll

June 8, 2010 8:16 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

With just one week on the job, the new CEO of U.S. Cellular says she's energized by the organization's associates and ready to continue what John (Jack) Rooney started...


U.S. Cellular Profit Down 43%, Taps Mary Dillon as CEO

May 10, 2010 8:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Regional carrier U.S. Cellular saw its profits fall 43 percent in the first quarter despite improvements in churn and ARPU.

TDS, U.S. Cellular Accounting Errors Stall Q1 Earnings

May 6, 2010 8:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular's parent company says it will delay issuing its first-quarter financial results until Monday.

Multi-Screen TV Coming to Mobile

March 23, 2010 12:26 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

QuickPlay Media, the Canadian mobile video delivery company, has developed a multi-screen video solution that allows consumers to view TV shows anywhere on their smartphones.

2010 WW Leadership Awards - Jack Rooney: U.S. Cellular Chief Puts the Dynamo in Dynamic

March 7, 2010 3:41 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

To Rooney, leadership is not something you inherit but a privilege. It’s not about personal success but motivating the workforce. “You get the chance to help other people be successful,” he says.

AT & T, Sprint Launch Environmental Crackdown

March 4, 2010 10:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

 The wireless industry is no stranger to the halo effect going green can have on a company, but AT&T and Sprint are taking their green initiatives a step further with mandatory rules for their suppliers.


U.S. Cellular Sees Uptick in Service Revenue

February 25, 2010 7:14 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular added 39,000 net retail customers in the fourth quarter, 26,000 of which were postpaid and 13,000 were prepaid.

U.S. Cellular CEO Announces Retirement

February 24, 2010 12:22 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular President and CEO John (Jack) Rooney plans to retire in 2010.

CTIA, Verizon, U.S. Cellular File Against Signal Boosters

February 5, 2010 7:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

CTIA, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular have come out against Wilson Electronics' petition to raise standards for cell signal boosters.

Let The Price Wars Begin

January 20, 2010 11:47 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The long-awaited wireless price wars have arrived and it appears that carriers big and small are well aware.

U.S. Cellular Joins Price War

January 20, 2010 7:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Not to be outdone in the recent wireless price war, regional carrier U.S. Cellular has jumped in with both feet.


Customer Care: Prepaid Copies Postpaid

November 29, 2009 7:25 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

With prepaid plans dipping as low as $30 per month through TracFone Wireless’ Straight Talk service, it’s not clear how much longer discount carriers can compete on price.

U.S. Cellular Offers Overage Protection

November 19, 2009 6:45 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular is offering a new Overage Protection program so postpaid customers don't have to worry if they're going over their monthly limits.

Tough Third Quarter Leaves Subscribers, Profits in its Wake

November 6, 2009 12:19 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

By now, it’s well known that there’s no such thing as organically growing your subscriber base. With market saturation hovering above 90 percent, the only way to get new customers these days is to steal them or buy them. That

U.S. Cellular Profits Dive on Sales Slump, Spending

November 5, 2009 6:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular saw its third-quarter profits fall 60 percent as increased spending and a slump in roaming revenue bit into margins.

U.S. Cellular Applies for Stimulus Funds

September 11, 2009 8:25 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular has applied for federal stimulus funding to provide 3G mobile broadband in parts of northern California, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.

FirstNews Briefs for August 24, 2009

August 24, 2009 8:00 am | News | Comments

Companies in the news: Royal KPN, SkyTerra, Level 3 Communications, Consumer Electronics Association, Elektrobit Corporation, Southwest Airlines, Verizon Wireless, Yulong, U.S. Cellular, Page Plus Cellular, EA Mobile.

Customer Losses Worsen at U.S. Cellular

August 6, 2009 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular, the country’s fifth-largest carrier, lost 88,000 customers in its second quarter

Nokia N97 Goes on Sale

June 9, 2009 8:37 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

It costs more than the latest iPhone 3GS and it doesn’t have a U.S. carrier/subsidy behind it

Nokia Ovi Store Open for Business

May 26, 2009 8:37 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia today announced the opening of its long-awaited Ovi Store.

Nokia to Cut More Jobs Worldwide

May 19, 2009 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia said Tuesday it will lay off 170 workers worldwide to further cut costs as the global downturn continues

Nokia Unveils Handsets for Emerging Markets

May 18, 2009 9:19 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Nokia today announced three new Internet-ready mobile phones for emerging markets.

Report: Nokia to Open Ovi with 20,000 Items

May 8, 2009 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia told Forbes that its new Ovi app store will open later this month with about 20,000 applications ready for download.

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