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Sprint to Shut Down Some U.S. Cellular Service in October

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Aug 29, 2013, 9:19 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint today reminded U.S. Cellular customers located in the St. Louis metropolitan area that it will shut down existing U.S. Cellular service on October 31. Sprint acquired some spectrum and assets from U.S. Cellular earlier this year. The shutdown will affect the customers, leaving them without service. Sprint is urging those who've not already switched to Sprint's devices and services to do so as soon as possible. Sprint says U.S. Cellular customers can port their existing number to Sprint, but they have to buy new devices, as their old ones are not compatible with Sprint's network. Sprint began notifying the customers in June, and is offering them incentives to update their device and service to either Sprint or Boost Mobile. Sprint intends to use the former U.S. Cellular spectrum in the St. Louis region to supplement its own network.

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T Bone

Aug 29, 2013, 2:44 PM

They don't get free phone?

When at&t took over the divested Altell markets they gave the Altell customers a free phone of equal or lesser value of their current phone. But Sprint wants US Cellular customers to pay for a new phone?
Tbone they do get free phones. They get even better deals than a new customer switching to Sprint that is not with US Cellular. Those customers received a special communication from Sprint directly as the article states with special offers.
If VZW or AT&T shut down service like this, by this time today there would be 386 posts on how evil they are.
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