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U.S. Cellular Announces New Device Protection Program

March 5, 2019

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 5, 2019--U.S. Cellular announced today that it has selected Asurion to be its new device protection provider effective January 1, 2020.

Working with Asurion, U.S. Cellular will provide valuable features to the device protection plans, including local and on-demand repair options and continue providing competitive pricing for customers. Asurion’s industry leadership and innovation will expedite introduction of customer centric solutions for U.S. Cellular subscribers.

“Asurion was selected for many reasons and we are particularly excited about their ability to fulfill claims on weekends, late shipping cutoff times, same-unit-repair and a robust product roadmap,” said Jay Ellison, U.S. Cellular chief operating officer.

“Asurion has admired U.S. Cellular’s low churn so we are particularly excited to have earned their confidence. Both of our companies have a passion for continually innovating and providing outstanding service to customers,” said Tony Detter, Asurion chief executive officer.

U.S. Cellular strives to deliver the best customer experience and protect their valuable devices.

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don’t and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. 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/uscellularTwitter.com/uscellular  and  YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.

About Asurion

Asurion, the world’s largest provider of device protections services and premium tech support, helps more than 300 million people around the world. We create innovative solutions that help keep consumers connected, from comprehensive device protection to tech support that redefines expertise. Partnering with leading companies in the mobile, telecommunications, broadband, satellite and consumer electronics categories, Asurion’s 19,000 employees deliver a seamless, award-winning customer experience, anticipating their needs and providing tailored services reachable within one touch.

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CONTACT: Kellie Szabo

U.S. Cellular Media Relations

Office 773.355.3307

Kellie.Szabo@uscellular.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS HARDWARE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MOBILE/WIRELESS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE

SOURCE: U.S. Cellular

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