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U.S. Cellular’s first LTE smartphone goes on sale for $99

U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE network is ready for mass consumption. Today, the carrier announced pricing details for the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator. If you live in one of U.S. Cellular’s LTE markets, you can get the Galaxy S Aviator for $99 after signing a two-year contract and receiving a $100 mail-in rebate for a limited time. After the promotional period is over, the smartphone’s price will increase to $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate.

U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE network is currently available in parts of Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina and Oklahoma. Additional cities will receive coverage in the second half 2012. U.S. Cellular expects to cover the majority of its customers with 4G LTE service by the end of the year.

U.S. Cellular pre-loaded apps onto the Galaxy S Aviator such as Asphalt 5, HD Game Portal, Your Navigator Deluxe, Tone Room Deluxe Mobile TV, a range of Amazon apps and more. You’ll also have access to the Google’s suite of apps as well.

Here are the basic specs for the Galaxy S Aviator.

– 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display
– Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
– 1GHz Hummingbird processor
– 8 megapixel rear camera
– 1.3 megapixel front camera
– Portable Wi-Fi hotspot enabled

Source: U.S. Cellular

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