U.S. Cellular launches the Samsung Galaxy S II

U.S. Cellular is finally joining the party when it comes to offering one of the most popular Android handsets on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S II. The regional cellular provider announced that the Galaxy S II will run on its nationwide 3G network. It will be available for $229.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and 2-year commitment.

The GSII will pack almost identical features you’d find in every U.S. variant, such as 1.2 GHz dual-core processor (Samsung Exynos C210), Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash, Swype keyboard pre-installed, messaging, and 16 GB user memory that supports up to 32GB microSD cards.

“The Galaxy S II is the ultimate phone for people looking to simplify and organize their lives,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular, in a prepared statement. “The features combined with U.S. Cellular’s unique benefits, like our Battery Swap, make it the go-to device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy schedules.”

Just like Verizon Wireless with its Trade-In Program, U.S. Cellular has the same idea that gives its customers the chance to receive up to $150 on qualifying smartphones by trading in their current phone. Another cool thing the company does is offer users a points-based rewards program that gives subscribers benefits for being great customers – things like paying their wireless bill on time, adding a line or referring friends and family. These points can be used for anything, so if I were you I’d see if I could capitalize on it for the Galaxy S II.

[via U.S. Cellular]

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