U.S. Cellular Loses Subs Amidst Anti-Consumer Moves
US Cellular's third quarter earnings
indicate that the company lost 71,000 subscribers during the quarter -- with much of that pain self inflicted. Under the leadership of new company CEO Kenneth Meyers, U.S. Cellular killed off a large number of consumer friendly reward programs in September
That was compounded by some major billing issues the company says
"impacted our ability to provide high-quality service to every customer for a period of time." The hits may keep on coming, as the carrier just got done killing off the last remnants of their unlimited data offer
They're expected to finally get the new iPhones on November 8, but with such wide iPhone availability now, that may not be quite the boon Meyers is looking for. Keep in mind U.S. Cellular also has to contend with the price disruption being caused by T-Mobile. Granted Meyers may not care, and his primary goal while US Cellular is under his ward to position the company for a sale to AT&T or Verizon -- by making it exactly like them (you'll find their new shared data plans
to be very familiar).
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said by TBBroadband:You're a little behind the times. Their iDEN network was officially shut off at the end of June 30, 2013.
They already have Sprint's half-ass network of CMDA and iDEN on top of the Clear network.