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Dillon Leaves U.S. Cellular Post, Meyers Appointed CEO

June 24, 2013 10:21 am | News | Comments

Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) announced Saturday that Kenneth Meyers has been selected to take Mary Dillon's position as CEO of regional carrier, and TDS subsidiary, U.S. Cellular. Meyers has been executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of TDS...

Sprint Completes Spectrum Buy from U.S. Cellular, Gains 420,000 Customers

May 20, 2013 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint on Friday announced that it had completed its purchase of 20MHz of PCS spectrum from U.S. Cellular that covers various Midwest markets, including Chicago, South Bend, Ind., and Champaign, Illinois. As part of the deal, Sprint also snagged 10MHz of PCS spectrum in the St. Louis market...

US Cellular Embraces iPhone After Rejecting It

May 3, 2013 3:26 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular, the fifth largest cellphone company and the only major one to resist the iPhone, says it's going to start selling it this year. CEO Mary Dillon announced the reversal Friday on a call with investors and analysts. She didn't specify exactly when the company would start...

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U.S. Cellular Profits Down 92 Percent, 74K Postpaid Losses

May 3, 2013 9:54 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular posted a net income of $4.9 million for its first quarter of 2013, down a considerable 97 percent from the $62.5 million it posted in the same quarter last year. Similarly, diluted EPS for the quarter sank to $0.06, down from the $0.73 EPS it posted in the first quarter of 2012.

Galaxy S 4 Available for Pre-order April 16 from AT&T, U.S. Cellular

March 29, 2013 1:02 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Both AT&T and U.S. Cellular have confirmed April 16 as the date when they’ll start accepting pre-orders for Samsung’s new flagship smartphone. AT&T has set the price at $249 with a two-year contract while U.S. Cellular has yet to reveal pricing details. Neither carrier has set a release date.

Telephone & Data Systems Shares Fall on 4Q Loss

February 26, 2013 11:46 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Telephone Data and Systems Inc. fell Tuesday after the company posted a larger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss and announced the acquisition of Baja Broadband in New Mexico for $267.5 million. The owner of U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom, posted a loss of $41.9 million, or 39 cents per share, compared with a loss of $6.2 million, or 6 cents per share, in the same quarter of 2011.

U.S. Cellular Announces New LTE Markets

February 14, 2013 10:40 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Regional carrier U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, today announced a wave of new LTE markets. The company says that by the end of 2013, customers in more than 3,800 additional cities and towns will have access to LTE...

U.S. Cellular Completes Second Wave of LTE Rollout With Help from NSN

January 16, 2013 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) announced today that it has completed the second phase of U.S. Cellular's LTE service. According to a press release, NSN has successfully launched an LTE network for U.S. Cellular and its partner, King Street Wireless...

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Sprint Buys US Cellular’s Midwest Markets for $480M

November 7, 2012 6:50 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular is selling five top midwest markets including Chicago and St. Louis to Sprint for $480 million as it continues to fall further behind national competitors.

Carriers Without iPhone 5 Place Hopes on Note II

September 19, 2012 7:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It looks like T-Mobile USA and U.S. Cellular are doing their best to compensate for lacking the iPhone.

Report: LTE Performance Tops All Other Network Technologies

August 23, 2012 7:39 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mobile customers on LTE devices see fewer data-related issues than do customers on 3G and HSPA+ or WiMAX devices, according to the a new study released today by J.D. Power and Associates.

U.S. Cellular: Finding Its Place

August 3, 2012 12:27 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Blogs | Comments

What is U.S. Cellular's brand identity, and why should customers pick it over a larger provider?

AT & T, T-Mobile Among New Spectrum Swaps

May 16, 2012 7:29 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Five wireless operators and one cable provider filed yesterday to swap various swaths of spectrum, reflecting larger moves within the industry to secure additional licenses for overburdened legacy networks and new LTE service.

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U.S. Cellular Postpaid Losses Continue, Financials Up

May 4, 2012 7:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular's customer base dwindled further during the first quarter as it continued a string of customer losses extending back to mid-2010, but the company managed to increase sales and profits.

U.S. Cellular, Alltel Plan 18-State Walmart Prepaid Push

April 30, 2012 7:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular and Alltel Wireless plan to sell a co-branded prepaid service at Walmart stores in 18 states beginning in May.

VZW Closes Purchase of Spectrum in Poconos

March 15, 2012 7:03 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless said Wednesday it had closed its purchase of a regional wireless provider in northeast Pennsylvania from U.S. Cellular.

U.S. Cellular Sheds Customers, but Sales Outlook Upbeat

February 24, 2012 6:54 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular issued a bullish sales forecast today even as it continued to lose customers.

U.S. Cellular Plans New 14 State LTE Launch

February 17, 2012 7:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular pulled back the curtain on its new LTE markets yesterday with a round of deployments to span cities in 14 states.

U.S. Cellular Inks 700 MHz Deals

February 13, 2012 7:14 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular is adding to its 700 MHz reserves with spectrum purchases in North Carolina and Nebraska.

U.S. Cellular Plans March LTE Launch

February 2, 2012 7:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular will light up its LTE network in six states next month, covering about a quarter of its customers in Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma.

U.S. Cellular's Marketing Conundrum

January 5, 2012 7:10 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular won accolades for customer satisfaction in a Consumer Reports survey last month and its loyal customers know the value it provides.

U.S. Cellular Passed On iPhone, 'Risks Unacceptable'

November 4, 2011 8:26 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular was approached by Apple about selling the iPhone, but decided against it.

U.S. Cellular Launches HTC Flyer Tablet

October 7, 2011 8:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Flyer will retail for $399.99 after mail-in rebate with purchase of U.S. Cellular's 5 GB data plan for $54.99, and...

U.S. Cellular Electrifies with New Android Phone

September 13, 2011 8:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As smartphones continue to gain traction, it's essential that regional carriers maintain a device portfolio that includes high-end devices...

U.S. Cellular Profits Spike, Tiered Data Coming

August 8, 2011 8:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular saw its second-quarter profits rise 81 percent despite ongoing declines in its customer base...

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