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Re: It's funny...
May 6, 2013, 11:11 AM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular to Sell Apple Products this Year forum

It wasn't that USC didn't want it, but the reality was USC couldn't afford to pay the large premium of even selling Apple products and pay to have a 4G network built. Choosing between the two at the time the Iphone was offered to USC originally would probably be an easy decision for you as well. 4G and no Iphone, or Iphone and no 4G. As a USC rep I'm glad we are getting it. I do think people ...

Re: Better?.......really
Mar 25, 2013, 12:13 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

US Cellular is not moving the headquarters and they so far are only selling the customers, not the towers, so Mary and company will stay in Chi town and work off USC network.

Re: Better?.......really
Mar 22, 2013, 4:33 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Almost 1.6 mil in bonus money to 4 people!! I know they work hard, and I am not saying that they don't deserve to be compensated for the value they bring, but when I saw that much being given away I could only hear the sound of a toilet flushing in my mind. Corporate cars, free travel, 6 figure incomes isn't enough or something?

Re: People also forget that the carriers get screwed by fraud/non-bill pays
Mar 21, 2013, 10:28 AM
in the Article: The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting forum

Most companies need 3 years of continued service to begin making a profit off a customer.

Re: Sadly, most Americans are economically ignorant
Mar 21, 2013, 10:25 AM
in the Article: The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting forum

The bank loan example doesn't stack up very well. After you pay off your car loan to the bank you are no longer using that banks services, but you are with a cell phone company. Also, how hard is it to understand that cell phone carriers are a "for profit" organization? They don't want to "break even" on phone and services they offer. For their shareholders, own financial security, and growth to provide you (the demanding and self-entitlement consumer) with ...

Re: Unlocked 4G Phones or Iphone Unlocked?
Feb 6, 2013, 12:01 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

As far as I've been told, Apple did not make the Iphone compatible with USC network. But that is besides the point because reps in the stores are not allowed to activate a phone that isn't branded with USC logo and software. Sorry man, it'd be nice if you could.

Re: blackberry 10 ???
Jan 30, 2013, 12:01 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

It doesn't make sense. If you want BB10 but one carrier doesn't have it you go get it with another carrier. Why switch OS if you want BB10 anyway? If I go to a restaurant and want a steak but they don't have steak it would make sense for me to get steak somewhere else. Not head somewhere else and order fish. Also, most people that use blackberry have it for the enterprise server and security. So why switch to ...

Re: blackberry 10 ???
Jan 28, 2013, 11:47 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

That makes sense, don't go get BB somewhere else just switch to an entirely different OS at another carrier. Or you could just switch to an entirely different OS at USC.

Re: Moving??
Jan 10, 2013, 1:12 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

US Cellular offers 200mb of data roaming (per month) before you are throttled. If you are using the wifi most all the time on campus it won't matter then. Just a heads up about what your data speeds will be like though while roaming.

Re: PrePaid costs less than contract price, flash phone
Dec 16, 2012, 2:15 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

As of right now 4G devices are not available for prepay service, same for any windows or blackberry. If you were to bring in a windows or blackberry we couldn't activate it on prepaid and so I'd think it'd be the same for a 4G device like the Motorola M (sweet phone btw).

Re: Which new phone?
Nov 26, 2012, 10:55 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I really like the Motorola M. Extendend battery life and water repellant coating are some of the plus sides to it over the S III. I also like that it fits easier into the hand but still boasts a decently large screen. Extra internal memory in the S III along with S-beam and S-voice. Aside from that most the features are the same like camera quality, processor speed, 4G capable. Either the S III or the Moto M is ...

Re: 2 Questions
Nov 14, 2012, 5:56 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

USC is not completely leaving Chicago. We will still have our headquarters and big wigs housing us there. :roll: While I don't like seeing USC losing 10% of its customer base I understand the move. We are cutting our losses, over half of our churn is from those areas and so these are the areas that cost us to much to support. So I understand the move, but that doesn't mean I have to like what is going ...

Re: aka
Aug 8, 2012, 11:45 AM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: Industry Has to Deal with the Duopoly forum

If you want to use Consumer Reports then follow what they actually say. They list US Cellular as the highest rated National Carrier, not a regional carrier. If you want to make your own judgement on who is a national carrier and who is not then don't use someone elses reports that disagree with you. US Cellular, #1 rated national carrier by consumer reports. Have the magazine sitting infront of me now.

Re: aka
Aug 7, 2012, 5:23 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO: Industry Has to Deal with the Duopoly forum

None of the "Big 4" were first in Consumer reports. A regional carrier won (Consumer Cellular), and first place for a national carrier was US Cellular. Verizon was 10-11 pts behind, Sprint a pt behind them, and T-mobile 2 behind Sprint. Hesse is saying more carriers need to matter. If we always ignore carriers that are smaller then we are doing what Hesse is complaining about and saying only the top 2 companies matter.

Re: The solution to your problem is simple.
Aug 6, 2012, 10:18 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

US Cellular doesn't make you re-sign a contract, but does have you pay a $30 device activation fee whenever you get a phone at discounted pricing. So the fee is still there, but the commitment is not. Reality is though that not everyone has the funds to buy a phone at full retail, or used price. Especially when they have 4-5 lines on an account.

Re: Best Customer Service, no question!
Jul 9, 2012, 11:51 AM
in the AT&T forum

What report are you going off of? Consumer reports had Verizon beat Sprint by one point last year.

Re: USCellular Alive and thriving
Jun 16, 2012, 10:40 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I believe it was all sarcasm.

Re: Us Cellular is dead.
Jun 13, 2012, 10:43 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Firstly, just because a company gets bought out doesn't mean they are morons. The moron is the one who actually thinks everyone but their own company is a moron. Secondly, every year this question is asked and every year the owners of the company (not CEO, but owners) let the company know they have no interest in selling USCC. If it happens it happens, but talking big words without anything to back it up does make you look like ...

Re: Motorola electrify not 4g ready?
Apr 5, 2012, 2:27 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

The electrify is a better phone in a 3G market, not so in a 4G market. If you haven't seen the download comparison you should, the Electrify gets spanked. Also, the screen is more crisp and clear on the Aviator. Other than that I'd rather have the Electrify.

Re: Now Ntelos (and Alaska Communications) gets the Iphone
Apr 5, 2012, 2:23 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Yeah I still believe the logic USC leaders gave. Being a smaller company we can allocate most of our $ to either 4G LTE or the iphone. Which would you choose? I would personally pick 4G LTE. These even smaller carriers may not be building a 4G network but will wait to make roaming agreements when they have to. Because of that they may have some free capital to through around for the outrageous iphone cost.

Re: $36 upgrade fee?
Feb 23, 2012, 12:04 PM
in the AT&T forum

I've never heard of this. Is this to upgrade early, or just to upgrade at all?

Re: Not wrong
Feb 12, 2012, 2:14 PM
in the Sprint forum

US Cellular is considered a National Carrier, even the Consumer Report magazine listed them as such and as #1 amount National Carriers. Maybe a difference of 5 isn't meaningful, but that means that T-Mobile who got a score of 67 isn't a difference in service satisfaction to Sprint who got a 72. Verizon is 6 above T-Mobile though, making them look better if you use the 5 point rule.

Re: AT&T is the worse carrier in the world
Feb 12, 2012, 1:56 PM
in the AT&T forum


Re: Sprint is the trailer park of the cell phone world.
Feb 9, 2012, 2:07 PM
in the Sprint forum

This is wrong. I happen to work for U.S. Cellular and we get the consumer report magazine. Sprint was rated 3rd (rating of 72) as a national carrier in the 2011 consumer report, behind Verizon (rating of 73) and U.S. Cellular (rating of 84). They were 5th overall with Consumer Cellular (first place) and Credo (3rd place). Also, U.S. Cellular won the Consumer Reports in 2010 as a national carrier with Verizon and then Sprint behind. I'm looking at ...

Re: TMO 4G
Feb 2, 2012, 1:29 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Is it an original iphone?

Re: Blackberry OS7
Jan 27, 2012, 8:21 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

It seems like it. Packages with 7.1 info arrived. Hope the update hits soon.

Re: TMO 4G
Jan 25, 2012, 5:10 PM
in the T-Mobile forum

Your right, I read up on it a bit more and the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) recognizes HSPA+ as 4G. T-mobile is not in my area so there is little to no information for me to locally compare stuff, only management at my current employer to tell me. Thanks for peaking my interest to learn more on my own bro. :)

Re: TMO 4G
Jan 20, 2012, 11:25 AM
in the T-Mobile forum

T-mobile doesn't have 4G, they have HSPA+ which is just ramped up 3G. They called it 4G because AT&T used to call it that. Technically it is still a 3G network. LTE and WIMAX are they only 4G networks out there. I don't blame T-mobile though for that, heck if you were possibly going to be bought out why spend all the cash to upgrade to LTE? Now that the deal fell through maybe they will start upgrading their ...

Co-founder of Apple an android fan
Jan 19, 2012, 3:12 PM
in the iOS forum /14/even-woz-thinks-the-android-bests-the-iph one.html Good stuff here. I like the iphone and think it is a good device, but as Steve says in the article he recommends them for apple users and/or first time smartphone users because of ease. Going beyond that would push you to becoming an android user.

Re: Is it worth the fees?
Jan 18, 2012, 3:03 PM
in the Sprint forum

What phone do you currently have? The iphone is great but here is what the co-founder of Apple is saying about it in comparison to Android. cles/2012/01/14/even-woz-thinks-the-android-b ests-the-iphone.html Also, what plan do you have? Depending on which one may not have to sign contracts now but will when you go to Sprint, you would also then potentially lose the ability to earn monthly points, have battery swap, overage protection and overage cap. And you'd be leaving the #1 rated national carrier by ...

Re: RPG...
Dec 28, 2011, 4:36 PM
in the Android forum

This is one I play on my phone. It is online but text based only so it uses nearly no data at all and is fun to play. ?refid=29165 Hit me up ingame and I'll help ya out getting started. Same user name as I have on here.

Consumer Report
Dec 8, 2011, 4:38 PM
in the General forum

Anyone have a link with the actual ratings for each category all the providers had?

Re: US Cellular Employees Take Large Paycut!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 30, 2011, 4:49 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I got real close to that last year, and one of my buds makes more than sales managers and maybe better than store manages (over 50k). Hitting your numbers isn't impossible and the company does pay well for it. There isn't any kool aid I'm drinking, just saying it is not impossible. Don't get defensive about it bro, this isn't anything to throw your arms in the air about.

Re: US Cellular Employees Take Large Paycut!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 26, 2011, 8:54 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

Just because you are not making that doesn't mean other people haven't.

Nov 8, 2011, 6:32 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I think LTE is more important than the Iphone and I would much rather see that before any Apple product in a USC store. If we got the Iphone we may of had to push back LTE (I'm just speculating but its probably likely). C Spire is probably just taking a gamble, if this doesn't work for them they may be gone soon. USC probably didn't want to take that gamble at this time. If you had to pick ...

Nov 8, 2011, 5:21 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I wouldn't say US Cellular doesn't have a device to rival the Iphone. I believe the Motorola Electrify is very comparable, maybe I'm day dreaming but it's features are equal to or near what the Iphone 4Gs has. Don't know what you think about the HTC HeroS too.

Nov 4, 2011, 12:22 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum


Nov 4, 2011, 10:21 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I'm just a sales rep and don't necessarily have the correct answers but it wasn't that we couldn't afford the Iphone, but more that gaining that in our lineup would take away funds that we had committed to other things. Those other companies had to make the same decisions to determine if gaining the Iphone was in line with the business plan they had or not. For some of them it was, for USC it wasn't at this time, ...

Nov 3, 2011, 5:06 PM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I understand the decision. I do work for the company and am a believer in Android over Iphone (don't get me wrong though, the Iphone is a great product). Apple wants to much $ for the device and you sign a contract for Apple to make you so many devices and if you don't sell them all you as the company still buy them. That is why AT&T is still selling an Iphone that is two updates old, they ...

Re: Phone Pricing Scheme?
Sep 21, 2011, 11:03 AM
in the U.S. Cellular forum

I will say USCC buys the phone from the manufacture for more than that $85. Cell phone carriers do not make $ selling a device, they lose money but will eventually make it up in your monthly rate. USCC also gives you the option to buy the phone with points, thereby eliminating the out of pocket cost. Talk with your local rep about how many points you have if you are on a Belief Plan.

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