US Cellular has revealed some details on their 4G LTE expansion plans. It is looking like they have plans to add more than 1,200 4G LTE sites this year. That will bring the US Cellular 4G LTE coverage to an additional 13 states across the US. But perhaps a bit more important for current customers -- this means that "more than" 93 percent of US Cellular customers will have LTE available by the end of this year.
The carrier hasn't offered a full breakdown of those 1,200 promised 4G LTE sites, however they did touch a bit on where the coverage can be expected. The expansion will be adding "vast" LTE coverage in several states to include Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and North Carolina. There was also mention of additional service areas coming to Iowa, Illinois, Maine, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
A list of specific cities and markets included the following; Oklahoma City, Emporia, Kansas, and areas of Door County, Wisconsin. We still have quite a bit of time left in 2014, which really just goes to show that US Cellular customers may still have many months of waiting left.
Along with the increase in LTE coverage, we are seeing plenty of LTE compatible devices arriving with US Cellular. Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders went live a few weeks earlier with shipments expected to begin on April 9th. Of course, there are also quite a few LTE devices already available such as the Moto X, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4.