U.S. Cellular

T-Mobile to expand ETF offer to switchers from U.S. Cellular and regional carriers

The nation’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile, is just getting started. After its swearing CEO John Legere said at CES that his company will eliminate another customer pain point by paying off switchers’ early termination fees, now comes word that the initiative will expand to U.S. Cellular and some regional carriers in the United States.

This means that subscribers flocking to T-Mobile from U.S. Cellular and a dozen other small regional carriers that lock subscribers into long-term contracts will also receive the same ETF treatment as defectors from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint currently enjoy…

US Cellular to begin carrying iPad Air on November 8

Following news yesterday that the iPad Air will be heading to regional US providers like Bluegrass Cellular and C Spire Wireless, US Cellular announced that it too would be landing the new tablet.

The carrier, which is the fifth-largest in the United States, says it plans to launch the Air alongside the iPhone 5s and 5c in November. So subscribers may want to start getting their wallets out now…

US Cellular to begin selling the iPhone 5s, 5c on November 8th

When T-Mobile became an official Apple partner earlier this year, US Cellular became the largest carrier in the United States to not offer the iPhone. But it looks like that’s all going to change next month.

After turning down the popular handset in 2011, the company confirmed in May of this year that the iPhone was coming. And today, it announced that it will get the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8th…

Confirmed: U.S. Cellular will be selling iPhones later this year

U.S. Cellular is the nation’s sixth-largest wireless carrier, behind Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS. Although Apple’s iPhone is now available on all four major U.S. telcos and a number of regional carriers, U.S. Cellular doesn’t offer the iconic smartphone.

It was reported last November that U.S. Cellular actually turned down the iPhone due to Apple’s terms described as “unacceptable from a risk and profitability standpoint.” In a seeming change of heart, the company in a Friday news release announcing first-quarter earnings confirmed it will start carrying unspecified Apple products later this year.

UPDATE: a company spokesperson confirmed to Engadget that by “Apple products” they meant iPhones…

Sprint wants to buy U.S. Cellular’s spectrum and users for $480 million

Carrier Sprint today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with U.S. Cellular about purchasing its PCS spectrum and customers in Midwest U.S. for $480 million in cash. This effort to boost network capacity is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in mid-2013. Sprint will use the additional spectrum to broaden its own coverage in these areas…