U.S. Cellular Kicks off Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Presale on Feb. 23 with Free Samsung Gear VR; In Store Sales Begin on March 11

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) today is announcing that its presale for the
new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will begin on Feb. 23, and both
devices will be available for $0 down. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
are the most powerful and elegant Samsung devices yet, and they will be
available in U.S. Cellular stores on March 11.

Consumers who buy a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge between February 23 and
March 18 will be able to dive right in to the exciting world of virtual
reality with a free Gear VR powered by Oculus, plus a 6-game bundle– an
estimated $1501 value. This promotion will last for a limited
time only, while supplies last, and consumers can visit http://www.samsung.com/us/gs7
for more information.

“We are excited for our customers to once again get their hands on the
latest game-changing devices from Samsung and see how these smartphones
can truly enhance their lives,” said Joe Settimi, vice president of
marketing for U.S. Cellular. “We also know that the wireless device you
have is only as good as the network that backs it up, so we will
continue to invest in providing a high-quality network to ensure that
whether you live in the city or a rural area, you have a strong signal
when and where you need it.”

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are the first phones with Dual
Pixel technology in the rear camera, allowing users to shoot better
pictures in low light, and with faster autofocus, blurry photos are a
thing of the past. These photos can easily be saved on the device, which
features 32GB of internal storage2, and allows users to
insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage.3
When adding in that the devices have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad Core
and feature fast wireless-charging,4 customers can have a
device that pushes the limits of what they thought a smartphone could do.

Other features include:

  • Water resistant and dust resistant (IP68 certification)5
  • Galaxy S7 edge: 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED curved display
  • Galaxy S7: 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display
  • Premium glass and metal design
  • Edge UX on the Galaxy S7 edge allows instant access to favorite apps
    and people with just a swipe
  • Defense-grade Samsung KNOX security

Consumers and businesses who purchase the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge
from U.S. Cellular can get 6GB of data for only $40, and with the
company’s $0 down installment pricing, qualified customers make 24
monthly payments of $28 for the Galaxy S7 and $32.50 for the Galaxy S7
edge that are conveniently added to their bill. Customers can upgrade
their device in as little as 18 months if they trade it in for any new
device with installment pricing. They can also choose to pay off the
full balance of their device anytime they want. With two year
agreements, the Galaxy S7 will be available for $199 and the Galaxy S7
edge will be available for $299.

New Equipment Installment Contract, Shared Connect Plan and credit
approval required. Financing terms are zero down, zero APR; tax due at
point of sale, 20 monthly payments. Additional terms, conditions and/or
charges may apply. See uscellular.com for details.

1 Gear VR suggested retail price is $99.99, 6-game bundle is
estimated at $50 value. See full terms and conditions for more details.
Portion of memory occupied by existing content
3 MicroSD
sold separately. Enabled to expand up to 2TB.
4 Fast
charging requires Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) or Quick Charge
2.0-compatible charger to work. Testing under laboratory conditions.
Results may vary.
5 Device has been tested and received
an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP68, which means that it is
protected against dust intrusion and capable of withstanding water
immersion of 5 feet for 30 minutes.

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 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
uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with
U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular,
and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.


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Katie Frey