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AT&T now offering FaceTime over Cellular on all tiered data plans

AT&T now offering FaceTime over Cellular on tiered data plans

It’s been a slow process, but AT&T is gradually making FaceTime over Cellular (Apple’s video chat service) available to more people. The feature was introduced with iOS 6, but it was up to carriers on how they wanted to implement the service — if at all. AT&T chose to offer it to only shared data customers at first, to ensure that the carrier’s network could handle the additional load. Finally, the top GSM operator in the US has announced that it will now allow the feature on all tiered data plans, and it should be rolling out to customers over the course of the next two weeks. There’s still no word on grandfathered unlimited plans, but don’t get your hopes up on that happening any time soon. To get the full explanation, head to the source link below.

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Sprint Buys Spectrum and Customers from US Cellular in the Midwest for $480 Million

When news broke that Sprint was being purchased by the Japanese company Softbank, one of the benefits to the Now Network was a large amount of cash up front. Sprint is going to be spending a little bit of that money to bolster their network by purchasing customers and a bit of spectrum from regional [...]

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Sprint picking up spectrum, customers in Midwest from US Cellular

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Sprint this morning announced that it will acquire from US Cellular 20 MHz of spectrum in the 1900 MHz band in Midwest markets including Chicago, South Bend, Ind., and Champaign, Ill. It'll also get 10 MHz of spectrum in St. Louis. The moves, which are costing Sprint $480 million, will affect some 585,000 USCC customers

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US Cellular announces expanded, new and planned 4G LTE markets

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US Cellular this morning has announced an increased expansion of its 4G LTE network and aims to have 58% of customers covered by the fast service by the end of 2012.

There will be additional 4G LTE networks in Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

In addition, new 4G LTE markets will be in Illinois,  Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

The markets will be able to access the higher speeds beginning on November 5th. There are also upcoming markets that US Cellular has planned an expansion for by the end of the year. Those are:

  • Rockford, Illinois
  • Medford, Oregon
  • Yakima, Washington
  • Knoxville, Tennessee

Always great to see LTE service expanding to new markets. Congrats if you live somewhere that will see faster speeds on November 5th. Full press release is after the break.

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RadioShack Commercial From 1989 for the “Most Powerful, Transportable, Cellular Phone System” is Awesome

“Go where you wanna go, call when you wanna call!” Sing it with me! Cheers Josh!

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U.S. Cellular Posts Galaxy Note 2 at $299 on Contract, Could We Expect the Same From Verizon?

Pre-orders have gone live for the Galaxy Note 2 on U.S. Cellular which could give us an idea at how much carriers will be charging for the device while opting in for a contract. On a new two year agreement, U.S. Cellular is looking for you to pay $299 out of pocket for the 5.5″ [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Coming to All 5 Major U.S. Carriers by Mid-November

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note 2 will indeed launch, as expected, on all 5 major U.S. carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular. While they are leaving specific dates and pricing up to individual carriers, the press release below does mention that they should be out by mid-November. We get the feeling [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S2 now available from Bluegrass Cellular

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Despite the fact Samsung has rolled out the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is still making its way into new markets. Rural carrier Bluegrass Cellular has now added the device to their lineup for $110 with a new two-year contract. No doubt, it's a little on the higher end of pricing for the carrier but it's also one of the better devices offered.

One stand out item though is that they list the device as coming with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and no mention of Android 4.0. As we know it, Galaxy S2 variations have been getting updated to ICS for a while now but there's no telling if the update will be waiting for you as soon as you open the box or if you'll be waiting for Bluegrass Cellular to push it out.

Source: Bluegrass Cellular, Thanks Thoth19!

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Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy S III devices

This morning, Samsung senior executive Shin jong-kyun announced that Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy S III’s to date. Shin didn’t give us a specific number, but confirmed to MobileBurn that it has accumulated sales of 10 million devices. Shin also said that Samsung expects to ship 20 million Galaxy S III’s by fall.

This is no surprise considering that the Galaxy S III is available on every major US carrier, as well as regional carriers such as U.S. Cellular. But don’t forget, this is a worldwide number, so its not just limited to the U.S.

Source: BriefMobile

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C Spire announces it’s getting the Galaxy S III

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The march of the Galaxy S III continues, with regional carrier C Spire announcing that it plans to carry Samsung's latest. Pricing and availability will be relayed "in the coming weeks," said the carrier formerly known as Cellular South. The GSIII will be one of C Spire's first LTE-capable devices, and the 4G network is still slated to launch in 20 markets in Mississippi in September.

C Spire didn't specify whether it'll carry both the 16- and 32-gigabyte versions of the phone, but it did mention that "it comes" in marble white and pebble blue, which suggests it'll carry both colors.

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US Cellular announce Samsung Galaxy S III pricing, pre-orders begin June 12

Earlier this week Samsung and a grouping of five US carriers announced various release details for the Galaxy S III. While the four major players — Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T — have all either made a release date known or at the very least started pre-orders for the highly-anticpated device, the only regional carrier of the bunch kept us in the dark. Now US Cellular has announced pricing and pre-order details, as well as a general availability of July.

Pricing falls in line with the other US carriers — $199 for the 16GB model and $249 for 32GB. Those totals come after a $100 mail-in rebate and a service agreement. US Cellular will begin pre-orders for the Galaxy S III on June 12th.

 


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US Cellular Galaxy S III Gallery

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Best Buy offers preorders for the Sprint, AT&T And Verizon Galaxy S III

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If you prefer to do your smartphone shopping at Best Buy, the retailer this morning let loose that it's now taking preorders (they call 'em "presales") for the Galaxy S III at stores nationwide. Best Buy's doing the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon versions of the GSIII, so you're on your own for T-Mobile and US Cellular. 

Oh, and if you've yet to read it, be sure to check out our World Famous Galaxy S III review!

Source: Best Buy; More: Galaxy S III forums

 

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Samsung: Galaxy SIII Coming to 5 U.S. Carriers Starting in June

  Samsung just dropped news of U.S. availability for their brand new Galaxy SIII and yep, it’s coming to all 5 carriers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular. They said that the we will start seeing them in June, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will all arrive in June. That could mean [...]

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Samsung: Galaxy SIII Coming to 5 U.S. Carriers Staring in June

  Samsung just dropped news of U.S. availability for their brand new Galaxy SIII and yep, it’s coming to all 5 carriers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular. They said that the we will start seeing them in June, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will all arrive in June. That could mean [...]

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US Cellular lowers prepaid prices, but smartphone users have to get the most expensive plan

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Regional Carrier US Cellular has made a few changes to its prepaid plans. We have good and bad news for you. The good news is that the prices have been lowered for all 3 prepaid plans. The bad news is that if you are a smartphone user (we assume the vast majority of our readers are), you are now forced to sign up for the most expensive plan.

The plans are set as follows:

  • $35 a month for 400 voice minutes and 400 messages
  • $50 a month for unlimited voice and messages, with 1 GB of data
  • $65 a month for unlimited voice and messages, with 2 GB of data

As mentioned above, smartphone users will be required to sign up for the $65 plan. Even though a substantial amount of users would do just fine with 1 GB a month. On the brighter side, you are allowed to keep your current plan if you have one of the older ones. If you don’t need the 2 GB of data, your best option would probably be to stick with your old plan (and WiFi) for as long as you can.

[Via: Engadget]


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US Cellular taps Samsung for first LTE devices, will hit in March

 

US Cellular Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S Aviator

US Cellular this morning announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy S Aviator  will be the first tablet and smartphone, respectively, on its new LTE network.

As previously announced, the regional carrier's 4G network will be available in select citites:

  • Wisconsin: Milwaukee, Madison and Racine.
  • Iowa: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport.
  • Maine: Portland and Bangor.
  • North Carolina: Greenville.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is, well, it's the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Honeycomb, which we've enjoyed for the better part of a year now, and it'll be available on USCC in March. The 4.3-inch Samsung Galaxy S Aviator should be familiar as well, along with its preloaded Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. The Aviator will arrive in April.

US Cellular says more LTE markets will be announed later this month. We've got the full press release after the break.

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US Cellular Ringing in 4G LTE with Tablet in March, Smartphone in April

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Lost in the CES shuffle was a tweet late last week from US Cellular in which they teased their coming 4G LTE network. More importantly, they have given a time frame on when to expect the first devices. Things should kick off with a 4G-enabled tablet in March and the lineup will be rounded out with the introduction of the regional carrier’s first LTE smartphone in April. We’re not sure what sort of showing US Cellular will have at this week’s events (if any), but we will be on the lookout for further information on possible launch devices.

[via TalkAndroid]


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US Cellular Will Kickoff LTE with Tablet in March and Smartphone in April

 

 

 

 

It looks like US Cellular is gearing up to go full swing with their LTE rollout as they just announced two LTE devices will become available in the coming months. According to the US Cellular Twitter account, an LTE tablet will first hit the market in March and their first LTE smartphone will be available in April. Today’s US Cellular tweet reads like this:

4G LTE is almost here! A tablet will be available by the end of March, and our first Smartphone will be ready in April.

At this point there is really no telling what devices they will adopt, but you can bet both will be powered by our beloved Android OS. The first markets to receive US Cellular LTE coverage will be Wisconsin, Maine, Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas with more areas to follow throughout the year.

 

 


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US Cellular LTE rollout begins soon – with a tablet in March and a phone in April

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US Cellular is getting serious about their LTE rollout, and today they let a little more information trickle out on their official Twitter account:

4G LTE is almost here! A tablet will be available by the end of March, and our first Smartphone will be ready in April.

We've no clue exactly what the phone or tablet will be, but we're betting both are Android-powered.  US Cellular's 4G LTE network will launch in cities in Wisconsin, Maine, Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas in early 2012, and the rollout will continue throughout the year.  4G for everybody may soon be a reality.  For more information, hit the link below. 

More: US Cellular; via @USCellular

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Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1 appear poised for US Cellular

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It's long been rumored that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be headed to US Cellular. And now, thanks to USCC's ESN system, it looks like the Galaxy S II is headed that way as well. Neither device has been officially announced by the regional carrier. But given the depth of its current roster of Android smartphones and tablets, it's probably just a matter of time.

Thanks, anon!

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Evidence Shows US Cellular Getting Galaxy S II, Tab 10.1`

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US Cellular may be a bit late to the game compared to the rest of America’s carriers but it looks like they will indeed be offering the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Their model numbers showed up inside US Cellular’s ESN system. We have no indication as to when exactly these devices will head our way but we can’t imagine Q1’12 will go by without a word. [via Android Central]


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Leak: US Cellular Getting LTE Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Tab 10.1; Coming Q1 2012

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One of our trusty readers close to US Cellular has recently been trained on some upcoming devices for US Cellular. There are two in particular we’re very interested in and I bet you can guess what they are from the image above.

On the right is an obvious shot of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but what about the fellow to the left of it? If my eyes aren’t failing me, I could almost bet that is none other than a Galaxy Nexus by Samsung. Both are supposedly going to be available on the carrier beginning in Q1 2012. That’s quite a ways away from now, but for devices as good as these two we’d patiently wait for them.

The other story is that both of these will be LTE enabled which means US Cellular should finally be launching their 4G network sometime soon. We’ll be trying to dig for more as we await official word from US Cellular. [Thanks _______!]


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Bluegrass Cellular gets the Samsung Admire

Samsung Admire

On Bluegrass Cellular? Want the Samsung Admire? It can now be yours for the low, low price of $49.99, if you're willing to go in for a two-year contract. But for our money, we'd do the $213, no-contract deal. And for that you get mid-level 3.5-inch device. Could certainly do worse.

Source: Bluegrass Cellular


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US Cellular’s HTC Flyer available Oct. 7 for as low as $399

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US Celluar has announced that its HTC Flyer, a 7-inch Android tablet, will be available Oct. 7 — that's tomorrow. You've got a couple choices on pricing. You can get it for $399.99 (after $100 mail-in rebate) if you sign up for a 5GB, $54-a-month data plan. Or you can get it for $599.99 (after the same rebate) if you opt for a 20MB, $14.99 data plan.

Full presser's after the break.

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US Cellular HTC Merge Customers Receive Gingerbread

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Gingerbread is all over the place lately, it seems. US Cellular has delivered the upgrade to owners of the oft-forgotten HTC Merge Unfortunately it does appear you may need a Windows PC to apply this yourself as it requires HTC Sync, but be sure to call your local US Cellular location to see if they can do it for you in-store. If you are able to do it yourself, head over to their site to get started with the instructions and download. [via AP]


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Samsung Mesmerize Receives Gingerbread

For quite a long time people where wondering, when their Samsung Mesmerize smart-phones are going to receive update? Thankfully, Samsung is reliable in its promises and one by one Samsung devices from the popular Galaxy line are updated with the latest or almost the latest Android 2.3 operating system. The next one in line is the Samsung Mesmerize carried by US Cellular. This smart-phone has become pretty popular among Android and Samsung fans as far as both on contract and contract free version this device was and is offered for a very reasonable price and what can be better than a perfect combination of a powerful smart-phone and a shiny price? Anyway, congratulation to all of you, Samsung Mesmerize owners, because now you have a great possibility to enjoy only the best and only the freshest features with the newest Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for your device. Stay tuned for more interesting stuff coming up.

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Samsung Mesmerize On US Cellular Getting Android 2.3.4 Now

On Monday US Cellular sent out a media notification to let us know that Android 2.3.4 was on the way as soon as possible.  It turns out that as soon as possible was Tuesday.  The Samsung Mesmerize, US Cellular’s variant of the original Samsung Galaxy S, is now being upgraded to the latest version of [...]

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Samsung Mesmerize Android 2.3 Update Now Available

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The Samsung Mesmerize update to Android 2.3 through US Cellular is now available, just a day after the carrier promised the update was still in the pipeline. Full details on what to expect can be found over at the US Cellular site, and include improved power management and the refined Gingerbread interface. This update brings the Mesmerize to Android 2.3.4.

[via AndroidCentral]


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