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Google Pixel 3 Available Today At U.S. Cellular — New And Current Customers Can Get It For 50% Off

CHICAGO (May 7, 2019)

U.S. Cellular, the only wireless carrier that pays you back for data you don't use, will begin offering the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL online today, May 7 and in stores tomorrow, May 8. For a limited time, new and current upgrade-eligible customers on an unlimited plan can get the Pixel 3 for 50% off or apply that amount towards the purchase of a Pixel 3 XL.1 U.S. Cellular will offer the 64 GB23 Pixel smartphones in Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink, and the 128 GB2 options in black. The just announced 64 GB Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL will be available in Just Black and Clearly White in select U.S. Cellular stores in the Des Moines, Iowa, Knoxville, Tenn., Madison, Wis., Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Neb., Portland, Maine and Tulsa, Okla., areas.


With the addition of these Pixel devices, U.S. Cellular now offers a full Google ecosystem, consisting of a smart home lineup that includes Google Home products, Nest accessories and Google Wi-Fi options, and for a limited time, the company is offering great deals across its assortment of Google smart home options.


"With Google Assistant built in and an exceptional camera with unlimited storage, the Pixel 3 is the ultimate multi-tasking tool, and our reliable, high-speed network is the perfect companion to this powerhouse device," said Mark Vitale, senior director of product management and device strategy at U.S. Cellular. "We want our long-time customers to have the option to upgrade to this iconic smartphone right away, so we are giving them the same 50 percent off deal that we are offering new customers. Combined with our smart home offerings, U.S. Cellular is your go-to place to get set up with the full Google experience."


The Google Pixel 3 comes with the latest Android Pie operating system and the following innovative features:


  • Pixel Camera with Unlimited Storage: The Pixel 3 camera has a variety of features to help you get the best shot: Group Selfies ensures everyone can get in the photo; Top Shot suggests the your best photo so you have smiles, not blinks; Motion Auto Focus helps you get sharp photos even when your subject is moving; the new Playground feature brings your photos to life by adding your favorite superheroes, stickers or captions to your photo; and with Google Lens you can identify landmarks, plants or flowers in real time, right from your camera. Plus, you can save all your favorite moments with free, unlimited photo storage in Google Photos3.
  • Google Assistant: Pixel 3 makes it easy to access your Google Assistant4 so you can get things done faster while on the go. Just give your phone a squeeze and your Google Assistant is ready to help. Google Assistant can also help you screen your calls so you can block spam calls and only answer the phone when you want.
  • All-Day Battery5: The Adaptive Battery on the Pixel 3 charges quickly and wirelessly and also learns to prioritize battery power for the apps and services that are most important to you.


Customers who purchase any of the Google Pixel devices at U.S. Cellular can take advantage of the company's exclusive Unlimited with Payback plans that pay customers back for data they don't use. Customers will get paid back $10 per month when they use less than 3GB of data per line, so a family of four can save up to $40 per month.


U.S. Cellular will offer the Google Pixel 3 for $26.63 per month (64 GB) and $29.96 per month (128 GB), the Google Pixel 3 XL for $29.96 per month (64 GB) and $33.30 per month (128 GB), the Google Pixel 3a for $13.30 per month (64 GB) and the Google Pixel 3a XL for $15.96 per month (64 GB), all on 30 month equipment installment plans.


1 Offer requires new qualifying smartphone purchase on a 30-month retail installment contract with $0 Down and 0% APR and Device Protection+. New customers: Unlimited Plan required. Current Customers: Unlimited Plan and upgrade eligibility required. Discount comes via a monthly bill credit. Credit approval required. Taxes and charges such as USF and RCRF apply. Unlimited Plan(s) automatically shift to 2G when each line reaches 22 GB. Additional terms apply. See uscellular.com for details.


2Storage specifications refer to capacity before formatting. Actual formatted capacity will be less.


3Free unlimited online original-quality storage for all photos and videos uploaded to Google Photos from Pixel 3 through 1/31/2022. Photos and videos uploaded before 1/31/2022 will remain free at original-quality. Requires Google Account. Data rates may apply. g.co/help/photostorage


4Requires internet connection


5Approximate battery life based on a mix of talk, data, standby and use of other features, with always on display off and mobile hotspot off. An active display or data usage will decrease battery life. Charging rates are based on use of the included charger. Actual results may vary.


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 is building a stronger network with the latest 5G technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. 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