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UScellular Encourages More Meaningful Connections This Summer

CHICAGO (July 5, 2023) Summer is in full swing, and for many, that means gathering with family and friends for barbecues, picnics, parties and more. While smartphones can add to the fun, they can also serve as a distraction if someone is too attached to their device. According to the Pew Research Center, 82 percent of adults say that people using their cellphones at social gatherings can halt conversations and dull the atmosphere. 

In order to enjoy the season and everything it has to offer, UScellular is encouraging everyone to step away from their phones and embrace healthier digital habits for themselves and others.

To inspire more meaningful connections and help people take a break from their phones this summer, UScellular offers the following tips:

  • Set up US Mode: Did you know your smartphone offers customizable settings that will help reset your relationship with technology? UScellular will now help you create your own US Mode settings, so you won’t be distracted by your phone at the barbeque, pool party or during other fun summertime activities.
  • Hands-free: Challenge everyone to stack their phones on the table during social gatherings. The first to pick up their phone must complete an unfavorable task, like being sent out to pick up more ice.
  • Go green: Try an app like Flora, which rewards users who stay off their phone by planting both digital and real-life trees the longer they don’t use their device.
  • Customize a parent-child agreement: With school out for the summer, managing your child’s screen time might be high on your list of priorities. Create a technology agreement with your kids with phone usage guidelines that work best for your family.

For more news and information about UScellular, go to newsroom.uscellular.com.

About UScellular
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest 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. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2024. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.