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U.S. Cellular Launching LG G5 Presale on March 28; In Stores on April 1

CHICAGO (Mar. 18, 2016) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) today is announcing that its presale for the award-winning LG G5 will begin on March 28, and it will be offered for $0 down. It will be available in store and online on April 1, and LG Friends, a suite of companion devices for the LG G5, will follow in mid-April. Anyone who purchases the LG G5 from U.S. Cellular before April 17 will receive a free extra battery and battery-charging cradle (for a limited time only and while supplies last). More information is available at

"Since Mobile World Congress, we have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the LG G5 because we can't wait for our customers to take advantage of LG's most innovative device on our high-quality, national network," said Joe Settimi, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. "The LG Friends devices along with the LG G5 create a totally new smartphone experience that can enhance and simplify our customers' lives."

Later in April, U.S. Cellular will offer a selection of LG Friends including the LG Cam Plus, LG 360 Cam and the LG 360 VR along with the LG G5. The LG G5 introduces a modular design which allows for these companion devices to plug into (or be connected to) and transform the LG G5 into a DSLR style camera (LG CAM Plus), a remote control for capturing photos and video from a 360 point of view (LG 360 CAM) or a way to enjoy the interactive and immersive experience of 360-degree virtual reality (LG 360 VR). In addition, the LG G5's sleek metal body features a slide out removable battery which is easily swapped for a fully-charged one, and its Always On display allows users to see the time, date and important notifications anytime without waking the phone.

With U.S. Cellular's $0 down installment pricing, qualified customers make 24 monthly payments of $26.50 for the LG G5 that are conveniently added to their bill. Customers can upgrade this device in as little as 18 months if they trade it in for any new device with installment pricing. With a two year agreement, the LG G5 will be available for $199.99. In addition, if a current customer refers a friend to U.S. Cellular, and the friend chooses to activate a smartphone on a Shared Connect plan, they both will receive $50.

New Equipment Installment Contract, Shared Connect Plan and credit approval required. Financing terms are zero down, zero APR; tax due at point of sale, 24 monthly payments. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. See for details.

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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

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage 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 a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities, and currently, 99 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 To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on, and

For more information, contact:
Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular Communications Manager