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Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular arrives at U.S. Cellular

CHICAGO (June 15, 2018)

U.S. Cellular today announced it has begun selling Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), which adds built-in cellular to the world's number one watch. With cellular, customers can go with just their Apple Watch and stay connected to the people and information they care about. To help Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) customers get started, for a limited time U.S. Cellular will offer the device with no monthly service charge. "We are thrilled to launch Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) with an incredible offer for new and current customers," said Mark Vitale, senior director of device strategy and management at U.S. Cellular. "This addition to our Apple line-up provides our customers with added flexibility to use their Apple devices wherever they want on our fast, award-winning network."


Apple Watch Series 3 adds built-in cellular to the world's number one watch. Whether users are out for a run, at the pool or just trying to be more active throughout their day, Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular allows them to stay connected, make calls, receive texts and more, even without iPhone nearby. The third-generation Apple Watch is an amazing health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance 50 meters and a barometric altimeter that measures relative elevation. Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, both featuring a 70 percent faster dual-core processor and new wireless chip.


U.S. Cellular customers who purchase Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) on any of the company's Total Plans with No Hidden Fees can get it with no monthly service charge, a potential $10 monthly savings over other wireless carriers. Additionally, U.S. Cellular customers who purchase the device not on a Total Plan will have just a $4.99 service charge per month, with the first three months free.


U.S. Cellular's Total Plans with No Hidden Fees — no activation fees, no monthly device connection charges, no phone upgrade fees and no data overage fees — include unlimited data offerings that start as low as $40 per line/month for four lines.


To activate cellular service with Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), customers first need to update iOS 11.3 and watchOS 4.3, then tap Settings on iPhone > General > About and follow the prompt to update to the latest carrier settings. For more details on pricing and data plans, please visit uscellular.com. For more details on iPhone and Apple Watch please visit www.apple.com


Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) requires connection to 4G LTE network for data service and to the VoLTE network for a voice communication. 4G LTE and VoLTE service not available in all markets. Postpaid service plan with an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 11 or later required. Taxes and certain charges such as RCRF, and USF and 911 service charges apply. Unlimited Data Plan(s) will stream at speeds of up to 3 Mbps and will automatically shift to 2G when each line reaches 22GB. $40 unlimited plan pricing requires paperless billing and autopay.


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 offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. 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, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.


For more information, contact:


Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular

Cell: 773-355-3275

E mail: Katie.frey@uscellular.com