The LG Wine II was released a few months ago, but we did not have a chance to get a closer look at the phone until CTIA 2010. This overall design is not quite as shiny as its predecessor, the LG Wine, but it still has that basic flip phone form factor. It has a nice and colorful external screen, and the internal display is not too shabby, either. Like its predecessor, the keypad is very spacious with really big keys that are nicely domed for easy dialing and texting. The four shortcut keys have been moved from under the … Read more
If the Samsung Trill looks familiar, we don't blame you. It is almost the spitting image of the Samsung Trance from Verizon Wireless, except for the navigation keys. The Trill is also from U.S. Cellular, so it won't benefit from the Verizon V Cast Music service. Still, it's a pretty good music phone thanks to its affiliation with Bang & Olufsen. It has 3D surround sound technology and we have to say, it offers good music for a relatively simple phone. It also has a 3.5mm headset jack, stereo Bluetooth, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. … Read more
The Samsung Freeform, which was once only available on the slowly disappearing Alltel network, is now available on U.S. Cellular, a regional carrier. The Freeform is a pretty simple messaging phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. It has a 1.3-megapixel camera and a 2.2-inch display, a music player, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, and a microSD card slot that can take up to 16GB cards. We liked the Alltel version of the Freeform, so here's hoping the U.S. Cellular model is just as good.
U.S. Cellular hasn't yet released pricing or availability information.
It seems like only two weeks ago when we last heard from J.D. Power and Associates (Oh look, it was). Now the organization that just can't stop giving out awards has done it again with Verizon Wireless, ranking the carrier the highest among wireless providers in five regions across the United States. According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study, Verizon did particularly well in limiting dropped calls, failed connections, and late or failed messages.
More accurately, Verizon scored highest in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and the Southwest. In the West region, … Read more
In case you haven't heard, it's all about unlimited plans these days as both AT&T and Verizon Wireless have revamped their calling and messaging options. And Tuesday, as if to prove it enjoys a challenge, U.S. Cellular unveiled changes of its own.
Beginning January 19, new and existing U.S. Cellular customers can select an individual unlimited voice calling plan for $69.99 per month. Families also get an option with an unlimited voice plan for $119.99 per month. That option includes up to two lines of service, with additional lines at $49.99 … Read more
In addition to releasing a new touch-screen phone this week, U.S. Cellular also added a new overage protection service for customers. It's a simple concept, but it should come in handy for chatterboxes hoping to avoid costly fees for going over their monthly anytime minutes. The service will work for your text message bundles, as well.
When your minute or message use reaches 75 percent of your monthly allotment, you'll get a text message advising you of the news. If you keep talking or texting, you'll get a second message when you reach your maximum number … Read more
It's far from the Droid, but Motorola added a new touch-screen phone to U.S. Cellular'slineup on Thursday. The Crush runs Moto's standard operating system on a 2.8-inch display. Features include messaging, a music player, a 3.5mm headset jack, a 2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot.
The Crush costs $89.95 with a two-year service agreement (regular price $249.95), but a $50 mail-in rebate will knock the price down to an affordable $39.95.
Samsung is launching two new phones with U.S. Cellular dubbed the Samsung Trill and Samsung Caliber. The Trill reminds us of the Samsung Trance due to the similar design and features. It has sound technology by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, a music player with an external music player control, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a speakerphone, stereo Bluetooth, support for microSD cards up to 32GB.
The Caliber, on the other hand, is a touch-screen phone complete with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. It measures 4.55 inches by 2.23 inches by 0.47 inches and has a 3.2-inch … Read more
U.S. Cellular has just announced that it will offer the LG Bliss, a phone with a 3-inch touch screen, stereo Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera, camcorder, music player, microSD card slot that supports up to 16GB flash cards, full HTML browser, e-mail, GPS, and more. The Bliss is available now for $99 after rebates and a new contract.
With the Palm Pre and Apple iPhone 3G S grabbing so much attention in the last couple of weeks, you might think that basic phones are becoming extinct. But don't worry, as that is far from the truth. Even this week when fancy smartphones are all the rage, Samsung and U.S. Cellular have got your back.
The new Samsung Axle has a minimalist flip phone design in simple gray. Cell phone watchers will recognize that the Axle shares its shape with MetroPCS' Samsung Byline. Features are low-end, but functional. You'll find Bluetooth, a speakerphone, voice commands, messaging, … Read more