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UScellular Shares the Top Tech Gifts for the Back-to-School Season

It’s that time of the year where teachers are creating lesson plans, students are heading back to class, and parents are busy filling shopping carts with back-to-school necessities. If you’re thinking of buying more school supplies this year than normal, you are certainly not alone. A 2021 Deloitte survey found that parents will spend $32.5 billion in 2021 on school supplies, a 16% increase from 2020. In addition, parents are expected to spend an average of $100 more per child, particularly when it comes to tech-based school resources.


In fact, tech accessories and back-to-school shopping are becoming more synonymous each year. The National Retail Federation found in a 2021 survey that families will spend the most ($13 billion) on electronics or tech items, followed closely by clothes and shoes. As more students are being equipped with the latest devices to assist in online learning or to simply stay in contact with parents, family and friends, UScellular can offer a variety of tech options to help your student be ready for the school year.


Here are some recommended back-to-school wireless gift ideas, while helping shoppers stay within their budget:

  • Under $50: If you’ve recently purchased a smartphone for your student, consider keeping it protected and clean with an accessory like the Otterbox Commuter Antimicrobial case. The case features certified Drop+ protection and antimicrobial technology. Besides cases, you can help keep their screen and camera lens dirt-free with the Gadget Guard TechTonic Screen Cleaner Kit before using a PopSockets PopGrip for a quick selfie before heading to class.
  • $50 - $100: Students have an ever-growing list of devices that need to be powered at home and on-the-go. The mophie powerstation XXL is a powerful, portable battery bank that can charge up to three devices simultaneously and can reach 50% battery capacity in just 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the Samsung Wireless Charger Pad Trio can either charge two phones and a smartwatch or a smartwatch, earbuds, and phone simultaneously, ensuring all your student's devices are always powered up.
  • $200 and up: Help your student easily send you a text between classes and track their daily activity with the Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS) or Samsung Galaxy Watch3. In fact, from Aug. 4 through Sep. 26, you can get $100 off the Galaxy Watch3. They can also tune out the world and get focused on their homework by listening to their favorite study playlist with a pair of Apple AirPods Pro or the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro which besides music, are also good for video calls to attend class virtually if needed.


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 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 UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with UScellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.

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For more information, contact:

Anthony Garcia, 773-387-521 , anthony.garcia@uscellular.com