By Telecom Lead Team: U.S. Cellular, in association with
King Street Wireless, announced the new markets that will be covered with 4G
LTE service by the end of 2012.
U.S. Cellular said that by the second half of
2012, customers in more than 3,600 additional cities and towns in urban and
rural areas will have access to 4G LTE speeds.
Furthermore, the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot will join
the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy S Aviator smartphone in U.S.
Cellular’s 4G LTE device line-up in the spring.
The Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot provides Internet
connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.
The company will launch a 4G LTE modem and additional 4G
LTE smartphones throughout the rest of the year.
With this 4G LTE network expansion, customers will have
faster connections to the people, information and entertainment that enhance
and simplify their lives and help them stay organized,” said Mary N.
Dillon, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular.
The new markets, which will cover 54 percent of all of
U.S. Cellular’s subscribers, include: select cities in Illinois, Iowa,
Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee,
Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
U.S. Cellular identified some, but not all, of
the cities in those states that will receive coverage,
including: Rockford and Peoria, Illinois; Columbia and Jefferson City,
Missouri; Manchester, New Hampshire; Wilmington and Jacksonville, North
Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Medford, Oregon; Knoxville, Tennessee; Roanoke and
Lynchburg, Virginia; Yakima and the Tri-Cities, Washington; Morgantown, West
Virginia and LaCrosse and Beloit, Wisconsin.
Recently, U.S. Cellular and Nuance Communications announced the launch of U.S. Cellular’s new
voice mail to text service, powered by Nuance’s fully-automated Dragon