U.S. Cellular is the first carrier to announce its price for the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II. Expected to arrive in “late October”, the 5.5-inch smartphone will run$299.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. In a bit of goodwill, U.S. Cellular will change that to an instant rebate for those of you who pre-order the device. For what it’s worth, this model will be the 16GB Titanium Gray version of the quad-core device.
U.S. CELLULAR CUSTOMERS GETTING THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE II IN OCTOBER
Online presales begin today
CHICAGO (September 19, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States, have announced the 4G LTE™ Samsung Galaxy Note™ II will be available for customers to preorder today at uscellular.com/note2, and it will be in stores and online in late October. The 16GB Titanium Gray Galaxy Note II will be $299.99 with an instant rebate for those who purchase during the online presale. It will be $299.99 after $100 mail-in rebate when it arrives in stores.
Customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note II from U.S. Cellular receive benefits no other carrier offers, including new devices faster without continuously signing contracts, free Battery Swap and the only points-based rewards program in the industry. The Samsung Galaxy Note II joins U.S. Cellular’s cutting-edge line-up of devices that also includes the award-winning Samsung Galaxy S® III.
Galaxy Note II is designed to enhance the standards of performance, productivity and power in a unique device that combines a powerful smartphone with the best functionality aspects of a tablet. The Galaxy Note II’s brilliant 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen allows for easy viewing of websites, video, crystal clear pictures and videos with vibrant color rendering. Smooth multitasking, fluid gaming and faster navigation will also be noted with the U.S. debut of Samsung’s Exynos 1.6 GHz quad-core processor in combination with Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The S Pen creative tool, a long-lasting 3,100 mAh removable battery, an 8-megapixel rear-facing and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording and an additional 64GB available with microSD™ card are just some of many features users will enjoy on this premium mobile device.
“The Samsung Galaxy Note II on the fast 4G LTE network provides our customers with a unique experience that can make work and play easier wherever you are,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “We are once again excited to work with Samsung to bring this caliber of device to our customers to help them stay connected to the people and information important to them.”
The Galaxy Note II is an advanced and versatile device designed to enhance and simplify your life. It is the ultimate multi-tasker, with its unique Pop Up Play picture-in-picture feature allowing users to watch a video while reading an email or sending a text message. Pop Up Note lets users open an S Note instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the screen to jot down a quick note during a phone call or other live services. Using the S Pen along with Air View, customers can conveniently and quickly browse photos and documents without opening up folders. The device also features S Beam NFC sharing capability and the Smart Stay eye tracking feature made popular on the Samsung Galaxy S III are also available on the Galaxy Note II.
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.
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Samsung Mobile is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Marketshare,Q2 2012.
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, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.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 LCD. 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.com, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
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