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U.S. Cellular provides cool summer apps for vacationing in Maine

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With kids out of school and home for the summer, many families are planning their summer vacations. If staying close to home for vacation is your preference, there are plenty of applications in Google Play that can help you find things to do right here in Maine, including places to stay and the cheapest gas to get there. With the 4G LTE network through U.S. Cellular in the Bangor area, which is the first 4G LTE network in Maine, you can get what you want when you need it while traveling. Cutting-edge 4G LTE devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, allow you to access thousands of cool apps to enhance your trip so you and your family will enjoy the journey.

The following apps are great for vacationing in the state of Maine:

My Maine My Maine is an app that provides Maine visitors and residents a resource to find nearby places to eat and stay, as well as fun things to do. The Maine Tourism Association provides this app free of charge.

Chimani Acadia National Park A Maine-made app by people who know Acadia National Park, this app has more than 300 points of interest, an auto/audio tour, high resolution maps, sunrise/sunset and tides tools, shuttle bus schedule, trails, bicycling and much more.

Maine Lobster Enjoy this free application that includes all things about Maine lobster, including recipes, restaurant and buying guides, getaway packages, photos, fun facts and tales.

Geocaching Maine With GeoMaine Mobile, you can access geocachingmaine.org forums directly from your Android phone. Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity.

Maine Fishing Rules Book This app is a complete and convenient Maine Rules booklet for fishing, divided into multiple sections for quick access and loading.

Maine Inns Whether you seek a hotel, bed and breakfast, inn, motel, resort, sporting camp or cottage, the Maine Innkeepers Association app offers you the most comprehensive searchable database of accommodations and lodging in Maine.

Great Maine Food 'Down East Magazine's' Maine Food app provides a complete guide of culinary eateries, institutions and must-sees in Maine's Southern Coast, Greater Portland, Mid-coast and Acadia. It is loaded with a variety of features, including more than 100 recipes.

GasBuddy Planning a road trip with the family? With gas prices expected to hover around $4 a gallon or more this summer, GasBuddy will help you find the cheapest gas prices in the area and save money. You can also report gas prices along your journey.

U.S. Cellular offers the first 4G LTE service to Mainers, allowing for faster web browsing and speedy app downloads that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and similar to a cable Internet connection, which is ideal for vacationing families. The 4G LTE network through U.S. Cellular is also the only 4G LTE network with unique benefits, such as a valuable rewards program that recognizes customer loyalty, earlier phone upgrades, new phones faster without continuously signing contracts, and free incoming calls, texts and picture messages. U.S. Cellular's high-speed nationwide network has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier.

Eric Conlon is the Director of Sales for U.S. Cellular in New England

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