With millions of Wi-Fi hotspots available across the country it is becoming easier for smartphone and tablet users to stream a baseball game or download important documents while maximizing their data usage. U.S. Cellular is simplifying the process even more with the launch of Wi-Fi Now, a free app that allows users to easily connect to Wi-Fi hotspots wherever they are.
Customers can use fast Wi-Fi Internet connections on their smartphones and tablets in their home, hotels or favorite coffee shops and not worry about using their data plan allotment. Some large events and venues have added Wi-Fi networks to encourage users to be interactive and connected. Wi-Fi Now detects and automatically connects customers to the Wi-Fi hotspot, making a seamless transition from the cellular network to Wi-Fi.
“Wi-Fi Now complements our high-speed nationwide network and allows customers to easily get the data they want when they need it,” said Dana Dorcas, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-Atlantic. “Our goal is to create a better wireless experience and with the surge in demand for more data, this free app will help customers control their usage and save money.”
U.S. Cellular customers can download the free app by searching “Wi-Fi Now,” including the quotes, from the Google Play store on their Android-powered device, such as the Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and it will be available soon on the U.S. Cellular shelf in the Amazon App Store. It will also be preloaded on future U.S. Cellular Android-powered devices. The app prompts users to add their own home Wi-Fi networks and automatically connects them to quality public hotspots when they are available.
In addition to Wi-Fi Now, U.S. Cellular provides additional resources for customers so they can personally manage and monitor their data usage and help ensure they are on the right plan for their needs. These tools include a data estimator on its website, data tracking on My Account, a web page dedicated to helping customers manage their data usage and recently launched data overage alerts to go along with the company’s free Overage Protection program for voice and messaging.
To say hello to a better wireless relationship, visit any U.S. Cellular store, go to www.uscellular.com or check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.
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. Currently, 31 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 58 percent will have access by the end of 2012. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. 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.