4G LTE service coming to area

U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, announced that residents in Elkins, Beverly and Coalton will receive high-speed 4G LTE services by the end of 2013. Residents in cities slated for new 4G LTE service will enjoy access to 4G LTE speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and similar to a cable Internet connection. The company has also announced plans to extend 4G LTE service elsewhere in the state: Princeton, Flat Top, Moorefield, Maysville, Petersburg. Spanishburg, Ghent, Jumping Branch, Nimitz, Hinton, Talcott, Wolfcreek, Pence Springs, Shady Spring, Alderson, Grassy Meadows, Rainelle and Charmco.

4G LTE speeds provide an enhanced wireless experience with fast web browsing, smooth video streaming, video chatting with no buffering and speedy app downloads. U.S. Cellular currently offers 10 4G LTE devices, including smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II, in addition to a tablet, hotspots and a wireless modem.

By the end of 2013, U.S. Cellular customers in more than 3,800 additional cities and towns will have access to 4G LTE speeds. Currently, 61 percent of U.S. Cellular customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 87 percent are expected to be covered by the end of the year.

In addition to Southern West Virginia new 4G LTE service will be launched in select cities in California, Kansas and Nebraska and existing 4G LTE service will be expanded to include additional cities in Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers have enjoyed on the carrier’s nationwide network. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier, along with a valuable rewards program that recognizes loyalty. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit

4G LTE not available in all areas. See for detailed coverage information. 4G LTE service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.