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87% of U.S. Cellular Users to Have LTE By 2014
61% of Company's Customers Can Get LTE Now
by Karl Bode 08:39AM Friday Feb 15 2013
U.S. Cellular, who recently topped Forrester's wireless customer satisfaction rankings, says they're planning to expand LTE coverage to 87% of the company's customers by the end of 2013. According to a company statement, 61% of the comopany's customers currently have access to 4G LTE speeds, and 87% (or about 3,800 additional cities and towns) are expected to be covered by the end of the year. The company says locations like Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska; Manhattan, Kansas; Eureka and Ukiah, California are next on the list for new LTE service, with LTE expansion planned for fourteen states.

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Technicholas

join:2010-11-11
Winterset, IA

USCC has been working in my area.

USCC replaced all the antennas here must be upgrading to LTE. I am not a USCC customer, they have sucky coverage around here. Verizon works well.

CaptainRR
Premium
join:2006-04-21
Blue Rock, OH

Re: USCC has been working in my area.

And if you dont have Verizon service in a US Cellular area you get stuck on 1x.
GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL

uscc

uscc can say that since they sold sprint chicago all the way to st louis. I still have yet to figure out why they did it...

Bill Neilson
Premium
join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA

At what point will 87% have solid 3G?

I am still waiting for a decent, constant 3G signal
wkm001

join:2009-12-14

Roaming

Does US Cellular have a new agreement with Verizon? I find it hard to believe they built an LTE network so quickly and quietly. A friend at work has US Cellular and recently started using a Galaxy S3. We have a distributed antenna system in the building for Verizon (CDMA only), suddenly she can call and text with no issues. LTE coverage is also great outside the building.

Previously she could not call or text very well with her Motorola Defy.
firstmode

join:2010-10-29
Hoffman Estates, IL

Re: Roaming

No sir, I work for US Cellular and we built out the entire 4G network with our own equipment. I can GUARANTEE the answer to you question is no.

Boricua
Premium
join:2002-01-26
Sacramuerto

If only...

I called US Cellular upon finding out their satisfaction rankings, but unfortunately they don't service my area .
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moldypickle

join:2009-01-04
Haughton, LA
kudos:2

Re: If only...

LTE, lol, I can't eve sustain a 100Kbps stream on my HSPA+ connection in town. I don't need their more expensive LTE if 3g/3g+/4g can't barely get 1/10th of a meg......
firstmode

join:2010-10-29
Hoffman Estates, IL

Re: If only...

US Cellular does not have HSPA+, we use CDMA technology.

RR Conductor
NWP RR Inc.,serving NW CA
Premium
join:2002-04-02
Redwood Valley, CA
kudos:1

Re: If only...

said by firstmode:

US Cellular does not have HSPA+, we use CDMA technology.

We know, well, at least I do I live in a USCC area (Mendocino County, Northwestern California, part of USCC's Northwest Market).
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RR Conductor
NWP RR Inc.,serving NW CA
Premium
join:2002-04-02
Redwood Valley, CA
kudos:1
said by Boricua:

I called US Cellular upon finding out their satisfaction rankings, but unfortunately they don't service my area .

No, but they do serve counties that aren't too far away from you, like Mendocino (my home) and Lake. In NorCal they cover Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen and Plumas Counties.
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RR Conductor
NWP RR Inc.,serving NW CA
Premium
join:2002-04-02
Redwood Valley, CA
kudos:1

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Eureka and Ukiah, California

FINALLY! I live in Redwood Valley, about 8 miles north of Ukiah, so we should see it at the same time or shortly after. They have LTE up in OR and WA, we in NorCal always get upgrades last with USCC. Currently, our (RSA 344) wireless situation looks like this-

1.Verizon-LTE in Ukiah and Fort Bragg, EVDO elsewhere.
2.U.S. Cellular-EVDO, going LTE this year as this article states3.
3.AT&T-HSPA+ in all populated areas covered, with Enhanced Backhaul in most areas, and small areas of EDGE
4.Metro PCS-LTE and EVDO
5.T-Mobile-STILL EDGE and GPRS, the last 2G only carrier here
Eek2121

join:2002-10-12
Newton, NJ
Reviews:
·FreedomPop

Nice

Just got the upgrade in Newton, Parts of Fredon, and Sparta from Verizon. It's kind of sad that my cell phone has a faster connection than my cable company. Getting 40 megs down and 10 up. If only their per gigabyte pricing were a bit more reasonable.

RR Conductor
NWP RR Inc.,serving NW CA
Premium
join:2002-04-02
Redwood Valley, CA
kudos:1

Re: Nice

said by Eek2121:

Just got the upgrade in Newton, Parts of Fredon, and Sparta from Verizon. It's kind of sad that my cell phone has a faster connection than my cable company. Getting 40 megs down and 10 up. If only their per gigabyte pricing were a bit more reasonable.

Who is your cable company? I have Comcast here, and they fly, I have the Blast! Tier, 25/4 (35/6 with PowerBoost).
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Camaro
Question everything
Premium
join:2008-04-05
Westfield, MA
kudos:1

Not news anymore

Until providers can cover 87% of our country's land mass with just basic cell service this is just advertising fluff, nothing more.

RR Conductor
NWP RR Inc.,serving NW CA
Premium
join:2002-04-02
Redwood Valley, CA
kudos:1

Re: Not news anymore

said by Camaro:

Until providers can cover 87% of our country's land mass with just basic cell service this is just advertising fluff, nothing more.

That's simply not possible, especially out here in the west. Here where I live in Northwestern California it's rugged, rural, heavily forested and full of isolated and remote areas, add Redwoods that tower to almost 400 feet in height, well, you just can't do every location. Highway Call Boxes do provide help in some of these areas (on main highways and freeways), but if you absolutely need service in really remote or isolated areas, a satellite phone is going to be your friend.
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Camaro
Question everything
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join:2008-04-05
Westfield, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
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Re: Not news anymore

said by RR Conductor:

if you absolutely need service in really remote or isolated areas, a satellite phone is going to be your friend.

Agree 100% on that point. But not to sound like a cliche but if humans can figure out how to strap a bunch of rockets to our asses and fly to a rock 238,900 miles away, plus building a device that can destroy our entire planet. I think it is well within human engineering, the problem is unless you a have a infinite amount of money to throw at a problem nothing changes.