“The holidays are a busy time between traveling with family, shopping with friends and attending parties, so take care of your phone and it will help you stay organized while you’re on-the-go,” said Dee Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-Atlantic. “At U.S. Cellular, we offer cutting-edge devices and free Battery Swap to help you stay connected to what’s important to you. These are a few of the reasons we have the happiest customers in wireless.”
For customers who are a little tough on their phone, the PCD Wrangler has joined U.S. Cellular’s lineup of cutting-edge devices that also includes smartphones such as the Android-powered Motorola ELECTRIFY and BlackBerry Torch 9850.
The Wrangler, which retails for $29.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, was designed and tested to withstand water, extreme temperatures, dust, shock and poor winter weather conditions. It’s also great for texting and talking with friends and family and comes with a camera, MP3 player and Bluetooth support.
All of U.S. Cellular’s devices are backed by its high-speed nationwide network, which has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier. Customers enjoy the only rewards program in wireless, where they get points for paying monthly wireless bills on time, adding a line or referring new customers. If you need a new phone, customers can get a free phone now and be well on their way to a second free phone with the 2,000 point bonus they receive when they sign up for “My Account” within 14 days of starting service.
As people head outside, U.S. Cellular offers tips to help your cell phone survive during the dark days of winter.
Avoid the winter chill. Temperatures below 40 degrees can harm a cell phone’s battery life and run down the charge more quickly. If your cell phone is exposed to cold temperatures, allow the phone to warm up to room temperature before using it. It’s also a good idea to store your phone in a warm place and not in a backpack, an outside pocket of your coat or in a vehicle overnight. When out in the cold, carry your phone in an inside jacket pocket to keep it close to your body for warmth.
Protect your screen. Prolonged exposure to the cold may affect a cell phone’s display screen. The display cover can become brittle when exposed to cold temperatures for long periods of time, which causes the liquid crystals within the display to literally start freezing. If a cell phone gets wet from condensation, power it down right away and remove the battery. Grab a towel or some napkins to get as much excess water off the phone as you can. You should remove any skins, covers or faceplates. If you have a flip phone, open it up, so air can reach the keypad. You should leave a wet phone powered down for a day or two to give the internal circuitry a chance to completely dry out.
Stay charged up. Phones should be charged daily, so that customers have sufficient battery life when they may need it. If driving, keep a car charger with you to re-charge while on the go. If your battery starts to run out, U.S. Cellular customers can switch out a dead or dying battery for free at any U.S. Cellular store through the company’s Battery Swap Program.
Check the weather. With free Android weather apps, such as WeatherBug and The Weather Channel, travelers can stay on top of driving conditions and forecasts. These apps feature live radar, severe weather alerts and travel forecasts.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong lineup of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier.
U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and received PC Magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Award. 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/
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