U.S. Cellular

742 reviews

About U.S. Cellular

United States Cellular takes calls from sea to shining sea. Doing business as U.S. Cellular, the company provides wireless phone service to about 6 million customers in more than two dozen states in the US, largely in the Midwest and the South, where it more than 6 million customers. Its products and services -- marketed directly, through the Internet, and from about 400 retail stores -- include mobile messaging, prepaid calling, international long distance, mobile Internet, and directory assistance. U.S. Cellular service is also sold through contracts with resellers. The company offers phones from HTC, LG Electronics, Research In Motion, and Samsung Electronics, among other vendors.

Geographic Reach

U.S. Cellular provides its range of wireless products and services to more than 5.8 million customers in 26 states.

Strategy

U.S. Cellular announced it is exiting the Chicago and other midwestern markets in order to help its profitability. In late 2012 it agreed to sell Chicago and select other markets in the region to Sprint Nextel for $480 million. The divestiture, expected to close by mid-2013, is prompted by the company's effort to get stronger by initially downsizing in markets where it is not seeing profitable customer growth. The move also will allow U.S. Cellular to continue to roll out the 4G LTE network to its remaining markets faster.

Ownership

Telephone and Data Systems owns 84% of U.S. Cellular.

  • US Cellular Corporate location - New Gen 5 Design
  • Rooftop work site

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Cell Site Technician, Tulsa, OK - July 30, 2015
Good company to work for. Learned a lot about the telecommunications industry. Would walk cell tower sights and respond to emergency calls.

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Jobs in Chicago, IL

  • Incentive Compensation Support Specialist

    Chicago, IL
    The Incentive Compensation Support Specialist is a member of the Incentive Compensation Administration team and will participate in the accurate payment of all...
  • Business Analyst, Data Management

    Chicago, IL
    The U.S. Cellular® Shared Analytical and Data Services team (SANDS) is comprised of highly technical resources with diverse backgrounds in analytics,...
  • Senior Manager Product Management-Prepaid

    Chicago, IL
    Responsible for leading a high performing team and building out the prepaid product portfolio including a holistic strategy, roadmap, and tactical plan...
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