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Voting for schools kicks off with U.S. Cellular annual competition

September 19, 2011
Messenger News

Voting has kicked off in U.S. Cellular's $1 million Calling All Communities campaign. The wireless carrier's annual competition will award 18 winning schools across the country with some much-needed funding. The school with the most votes will win $150,000, while the next 17 schools will receive $50,000 each. Winnings can be used any way the school sees fit to enhance students' learning experience.

"This campaign is powered by the community, and we invite Iowa residents to rally together to vote for their favorite school," said Don Cochran, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Iowa. "U.S. Cellular is committed to improving learning opportunities for students through our Calling All Communities campaign, and that is just one of the reasons we have the happiest customers in wireless."

Now through Oct. 6, anyone 18 years or older can visit a U.S. Cellular store and ask an associate for a code to vote for their favorite school at and learn about the carrier's cutting-edge products and services.

Each online voting code gives the person the opportunity to vote online once per day during the campaign. Each voting card also features a peel-off sticker that gives thousands of school supporters a chance to cast two votes per day or be one of 18 lucky people to win one year of free U.S. Cellular wireless service.

Additionally, 2,000 randomly selected voters will be awarded $25 U.S. Cellular debit cards simply for showing their school spirit.

Public and private schools, kindergarten through high school, are eligible to win. No purchase is necessary. It's not necessary to be a U.S. Cellular customer to vote. The winning schools will be announced in October and November.



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