Late last month saw U.S. Cellular announce that it would be launching three new Android-powered devices — the HTC Hero S, Wildfire S, and Flyer — in October, but the carrier stopped short of saying precisely when during the month the products would be going on sale. Now we can mark one of those devices down on our calendar, though, as U.S. Cellular has confirmed that its Flyer will be available starting tomorrow, October 7th.
As far as pricing for the Flyer goes, interested customers can expect to pay $399.99 after $100 mail-in rebate and two-year commitment. It's worth mentioning that in order to get that price, though, users must also sign up for a $54.99/5GB per month data plan. Subscribers that would rather sign up for U.S. Cellular's $14.99/200MB per month data plan will need to pay $599.99 after $100 mail-in rebate and two-year contract. Anyone thinking about pulling the trigger?
U.S.CELLUAR ANNOUNCES ITS NEXT MOBILE TABLET, THE ANDROID-POWERED HTC FLYER
CHICAGO (October 6, 2011) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) is providing its customers with another mobile tablet to choose from in its portfolio of cutting-edge devices, the 7-inch HTC Flyer™. The Android™-powered tablet is small enough to hold in one hand and powerful enough to run all of the e-mail, web, entertainment and productivity applications you need to organize and simplify your life. The HTC Flyer is available for $399.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate along with purchase of a 5 GB data plan, and $599.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate along with purchase of a 200 MB data plan. Customers can connect their HTC Flyer via Wi-Fi or U.S. Cellular's high-speed nationwide network, which has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier.
"The HTC Flyer helps you get more done during your day, so you can spend more time enjoying its entertainment options with your family, like watching videos, listening to music or reading e-books," said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. "Our associates can help you personalize it with apps and widgets to fit your lifestyle, and that's one of the reasons we have the happiest customers in wireless."
The HTC Flyer is powered by a 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon processor to zip through helpful applications, play games and watch TV and movies with stunning clarity. The Flyer comes with 32 GB of internal memory to store all of your music and videos, and comes with dual cameras (5 megapixel in the rear and 1.3 megapixel in the front) for customers who want to stay connected to friends, family and colleagues through videoconferencing apps. An optional HTC Scribe™ pen can highlight text, make notes, draw and even sign documents right on the screen.
U.S. Cellular customers also get unique benefits, like free Battery Swap and a rewards program where they get points for paying monthly wireless bills on time, adding a line or referring new customers.
Customers can also download the U.S. Cellular Family Organizer, a free app that helps families stay connected with everyone's appointments, shopping lists, work schedules and family photos, all in one place. Shopping is easier on the HTC Flyer with the new Amazon storefront app, exclusive for U.S. Cellular customers, to shop Amazon.com and access 850,000 Kindle e-books. And, on-demand movies, videos and TV shows are just a few clicks away with HTC Watch™.
The HTC Flyer runs the Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) operating system with HTC Sense™, a convenient way to quickly access information and your favorite apps. The eight homescreens on the HTC Flyer can be personalized with widgets and apps that put the most important features at your fingertips, which is one of the many benefits of all Android-powered devices.
To help tablet and smartphone users get the most out of their devices, U.S. Cellular hosts free in-store Device Workshops. Associates guide attendees through all of the features and functions of the company's Android-powered, Windows™ Phone 7 and BlackBerry® devices, and help them personalize their phones to enhance their lives. The workshops are open to everyone.
For more information about all of U.S. Cellular's Device Workshops, deals, plans and phones, visit any U.S. Cellular store, go to uscellular.com or check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.
The HTC Flyer™ is available for $399.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate along with purchase of a 5 GB data plan, and $599.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate along with purchase of a 200 MB data plan. A new two-year agreement and activation fee may apply for new customers. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and received PC Magazine's 2011 Readers' Choice Award. 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/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp