U.S. Cellular Launches Next 4G LTE Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G

U.S. Cellular Launches Next 4G LTE Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G

QWERTY Keyboard Device Available Online Today and in Stores Friday

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile), have announced that
the Samsung® Galaxy Metrix™ 4G is available online today at uscellular.com and
will be available in stores on Friday, August 24. The Android™ powered
smartphone runs on the 4G LTE™ network, with speeds up to 10 times faster than
3G. The Galaxy Metrix 4G sells for $179.00 after a $100 mail-in rebate and
$129.00 after a $100 mail-in rebate in markets where 4G LTE service is
currently active and will be available by the end of 2012. Visit
uscellular.com for detailed pricing.

The Galaxy Metrix 4G has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to get your message out
quickly and a front-facing camera for easy video chatting. The 4.0-inch
touchscreen allows you to clearly view movies and video games and use the
Internet on-the-go. You also have access to Google Play™, a one-stop shop for
Android users to access nearly half a million apps, millions of songs and
books, and thousands of movies.

"We are excited to offer our latest 4G LTE smartphone for our customers to
help them get more done in less time," said Edward Perez, vice president of
sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. "The large touchscreen and
popular QWERTY keyboard for fast typing make the Galaxy Metrix 4G the go-to
device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy
schedules."

Highlighted features:

  *Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  *1 GHz processor
  *4.0-inch touchscreen
  *5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder
  *Front-facing camera

The Galaxy Metrix 4G will be available to all U.S. Cellular customers and will
run on the 4G LTE network in markets where it is available and on U.S.
Cellular's nationwide 3G network in all other areas.

U.S. Cellular customers enjoy unique benefits, such as new devices faster
without resigning contracts, free Overage Protection and free Battery Swap.
U.S. Cellular also offers customers the only points-based rewards program in
the industry, which rewards customers for simple things, such as paying bills
on-time, adding a line or referring friends and family. Points may be used for
faster phone upgrades, additional lines, devices, accessories and ringtones.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with King Street Wireless, currently offers 4G
LTE service covering 31 percent of their customers in select cities in Iowa,
Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. Later this year, 4G LTE
coverage will expand to cover select cities in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri,
New Hampshire, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West
Virginia. By the end of 2012, 58 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will enjoy
faster 4G LTE speeds. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit
uscellular.com/4G.

The Galaxy Metrix 4G will be available for $179.00 after a $100 mail-in
rebate. It will be available for $129.00 after a $100 mail-in rebate in
markets where 4G service is available today or will be available by the end of
2012. Visit uscellular.com for detailed pricing. Purchase of a data plan is
required and a new two-year agreement and activation fee may apply for new
customers. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Samsung, Galaxy and Metrix are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property
of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks. 4G
used in connection with the Samsung Galaxy Metrix refers to the fact that it
is capable of operating on U.S. Cellular's 4G network.

Laura Lualhati, U.S. Cellular, laura.lualhati@uscellular.com, 773-399-4849

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 throughoutNorth America. For more information, please visit
www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with
2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000
people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate
organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media
& Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications,
Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital
Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED.
Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic,
environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's
most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability
Index. For more information, 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 nationwide network that has the highest call
quality of any national carrier. Currently, 31 percent of customers have
access to 4G LTE speeds and 58 percent will have access by the end of 2012.
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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