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Appalachian Wireless Confirms Galaxy S 5 Coming Soon

March 10, 2014

Appalachian Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) are excited to announce their collaboration in making the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S® 5 available to Appalachian Wireless customers. The Galaxy S 5 is packed with innovative new features, including a built-in heart rate monitor, advanced camera features, and faster connection speeds.

“Appalachian Wireless is very excited to be bringing the Samsung Galaxy S 5 to our customers. Samsung offers a wide range of products to fit consumers’ needs and the Galaxy S 5 continues that commitment by offering advanced, meaningful innovations,” said Allen Gillum, CEO of Appalachian Wireless. For the latest alerts on new products, please follow us at Appalachian Wireless’ Facebook or Twitter pages. For more information about the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and accessories, please visit www.samsungmobileuspress.com/GalaxyS5.


Appalachian Wireless Enters LRA Agreement

October 6, 2011

Appalachian Wireless today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to participate in the LTE in Rural America program. Under the LTE in Rural America program, Appalachian Wireless will deploy and operate a state of the art 4G LTE network which will provide greater telecommunications capabilities and choices for the residents of eastern Kentucky.

Gerald Robinette, CEO of Appalachian Wireless, said, "We are dedicated to providing today's most innovative communications products and services to our customers. The LTE in Rural America program ensures that we will be able to efficiently serve our community and offer our customers the same state of the art LTE network capabilities that are being deployed in larger urban markets in the United States and around the world. This will result in enhanced high speed data services for our customers locally and when traveling away from home."

Under the agreement, Verizon Wireless will lease to Appalachian Wireless its 700 MHz upper C block wireless spectrum in the Appalachian Wireless service areas where Verizon Wireless has not constructed a network. Using the leased spectrum, Appalachian Wireless will construct and operate a 4G LTE network in eastern Kentucky and parts of West Virginia serving Appalachian Wireless customers, Verizon Wireless customers and customers of other LTE in Rural America participants. In addition, Appalachian Wireless customers will have access to Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network throughout the United States.

About Appalachian Wireless

Appalachian Wireless is Eastern Kentucky's leading provider of high quality telecommunications products and services since 1991. Headquartered in Ivel KY, Appalachian Wireless' products and services are available through its company retail stores and dealer network. A commitment to excellence and superior customer service are the standards by which the company operates. Through its parent company, East Kentucky Network (www.ekn.com), Appalachian Wireless also operates a redundant high-speed fiber optic telecommunications network in Eastern Kentucky.


Appalachian Wireless Announces Service Enhancements in Harlan County

February 11, 2011 — Danny VanHoose, Director of Marketing

Appalachian Wireless, a division of East Kentucky Network and the leading provider of high quality wireless telecommunications products and services in Eastern Kentucky, announced today service enhancements in Harlan County.

On behalf of Appalachian Wireless, Gerald Robinette, Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce the availability of new service in the Wallins Creek area. In our continuing efforts to provide exceptional service and the newest technology to our customers, Appalachian Wireless recently began transmitting CDMA signal to this Harlan County community. Areas of improved service include Wallins Creek, portions of State Route 219, US119, and areas surrounding Wallins Creek.

With CDMA technology, we are providing service with amazing call clarity, all-in-one communication devices with improved security, color graphics, polyphonic sounds, as well as the capability to wirelessly browse the Internet with speeds that are comparable to DSL, including the ability to send and receive pictures. All this and more from your local wireless company --Appalachian Wireless!

As a local provider of telecommunication services, we have a genuine interest in the well-being of the communities that we live and work in. Our goal is to continue to expand our coverage areas while offering the newest technology to our local businesses and families. We strive to provide the tools and capabilities that allow a local business to compete with large, nationally-known corporations, while still meeting the needs of the individuals in our service area. Your success is important to us!

Danny VanHoose, Director of Marketing states, "This new service covers an area of Harlan County that previously had no wireless signal and demonstrates Appalachian Wireless' commitment to the residents of Harlan County."

Please visit our website at appalachianwireless.com or feel free to call us at 606/477-2355 or 800/438-2355 if we can provide any further information or answer any questions you may have regarding this new service.

Appalachian Wireless is the premier CDMA technology based provider of wireless phone services in Eastern Kentucky and Western Virginia. With now nearly 160 cell sites, serving 29 counties, Appalachian Wireless provides the best digital coverage in over 8,000 square miles. Headquartered in Ivel, KY, Appalachian Wireless provides the best local customer service to its licensed population base of 670,600 people in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. Consumers can purchase phones and service from more than 50 Appalachian Wireless stores and authorized dealers. More information about Appalachian Wireless can be found at www.appalachianwireless.com. You always get more with Appalachian Wireless.


Appalachian Wireless Announces Service Enhancements in Johnson County

October 14, 2010 — Danny VanHoose, Director of Marketing

Appalachian Wireless, a division of East Kentucky Network and the leading provider of high quality wireless telecommunications products and services in Eastern Kentucky, announced today service enhancements in Johnson County.

On behalf of Appalachian Wireless, Gerald Robinette, Chief Executive Officer/General Manager, is pleased to announce the availability of new service in Wittensville. In our continuing efforts to provide exceptional service and the newest technology to our customers, Appalachian Wireless recently began transmitting CDMA signal to this Johnson County community. Areas of improved service include Wittensville, portions of US23, State Route 993, 581, Whippoorwill Road, Tutor Key, and Stambaugh.

With CDMA technology, we are providing service with amazing call clarity, all-in-one communication devices with improved security, color graphics, polyphonic sounds, as well as the capability to wirelessly browse the Internet with speeds that are comparable to DSL, including the ability to send and receive pictures. All this and more from your local wireless company — Appalachian Wireless!

As a local provider of telecommunication services, we have a genuine interest in the well-being of the communities that we live and work in. Our goal is to continue to expand our coverage areas while offering the newest technology to our local businesses and families. We strive to provide the tools and capabilities that allow a local business to compete with large, nationally-known corporations, while still meeting the needs of the individuals in our service area. Your success is important to us!

Danny VanHoose, Director of Marketing states, "This new service covers an area of Johnson County that previously had low wireless signal and demonstrates Appalachian Wireless' commitment to the residents of Johnson County."

Please visit our website at appalachianwireless.com or feel free to call us at 606/477-2355 or 800/438-2355 if we can provide any further information or answer any questions you may have regarding this new service.

Appalachian Wireless is the premier CDMA technology based provider of wireless phone services in Eastern Kentucky and Western Virginia. With now nearly 160 cell sites, serving 29 counties, Appalachian Wireless provides the best digital coverage in over 8,000 square miles. Headquartered in Ivel, KY, Appalachian Wireless provides the best local customer service to its licensed population base of 670,600 people in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. Consumers can purchase phones and service from more than 50 Appalachian Wireless stores and authorized dealers. More information about Appalachian Wireless can be found at www.appalachianwireless.com. You always get more with Appalachian Wireless.