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US Cellular throws its support behind Windows Phone 8

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US Cellular has informed PCMag that they are looking forward to Windows Phone 8, which will play a major part of the carrier's lineup. The carrier currently holds a single Windows Phone - the HTC 7 Pro. It's a positive sign to see the smaller US carriers positive announce their support for Microsoft's mobile platform.

"We believe in giving our customers the latest technology and device options and we are excited about the Windows 8 phone. It will be an important part of our device lineup going forward."

It's going to be exciting to see which Windows Phone 8 devices go where, and how the carriers play their part in the marketing and promotion of the platform. We're yet to hear anything from Sprint, which has the potential to disappoint loyal Sprint Windows Phone owners who are arguably amongst the most dedicated.

Source: PCMag, via: Engadget; thanks, Michael, for the tip!

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languedoctor says:

The good news here is that this is a CDMA network.
Assuming "major part of lineup" means more than one model, this suggests more choices for a ton of folks who can't really choose ATTMO for coverage reasons.

Quin 2013 says:

Ok, now you're confusing me, which one is it? Is it Windows 8 phone or Windows Phone 8.
Although you did mention WP 8 first, then w8p and then back to WP 8.

aubreyq says:

Well to be fair US Cellular said Windows 8 Phone but the post's author (Rich Edmonds) was consistent saying Windows Phone 8.

Quin 2013 says:

True, I just wonder since ms took a poll about what it should be called, if maybe it was just a mix up or just a hint to what it will truly be called by.

macastle says:

I'm not surprised.... With the ecosystem looking as strong as it does, it would be foolish not to support Win 8.

macastle says:

Here's an idea; let just all call it Windows 8 phone and maybe Microsoft will get the hint and change the name. Who's in?

Curtieson says:

I did that in a different comment thread, haha.  W8P just seems to work so much better.

starblade876 says:

-1
I'd hate the name change just as much as I'd hate it if "ain't" became a formal standard word just because of usage.

mjrtoo says:

Yeah, windows 8.5 phone just rolls off the tongue. :-)

This is great news! Looks like I'll remain one of the happiest wireless customers in North America.

foosball says:

I repeat myself but the W8 Phone would be pronounced like "Wait" Phone in English. Bad idea.

willied says:

Maybe if you're 7 years old.

starblade876 says:

I've said it before: if they don't get an act together by upgrade time, I have no qualms about leaving Sprint.

Judge_Daniel says:

Is US Cellular on its own towers, or does it run off of another company's?

KeegdnaB42 says:

They have their own towers in their primary service areas and use Verizon's elsewhere

dakranii says:

Sweet, I might consider switching, US Cellular has nice presence here

WP_elcapo says:

All the carriers besides sprint are now all in for WP8. Shows how worthless they are and their network sucks too.

DaltonCarl says:

Btw, uscell no longer offers the the THC 7 pro. I got one on launch and love it. So they no longer have wps at all