Public Safety Solutions

For every emergency in front of you, we’re behind you.

UScellular provides data priority plus the unparalleled combination of network reliability and 24/7 emergency support so you can get reliable connectivity with 5G advancements. Discover how your law enforcement, fire or EMS team can benefit from Critical Connectivity, our public safety solution.


Get a network that gives you peace of mind

Every day, police answer 145,000 calls — where anything can happen. If you lose communication with your team on one of those calls, every second of silence seems like an hour. Data Priority for First Responders helps you communicate without losing a second, despite heavy network traffic that could slow or stop regular data messages. And with the UScellular network behind you, you can reach your team in the places their responses take them. So your team knows you’ve got them covered around the clock and around your town.

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Connect no matter what you’re facing

Every year, you and over one million firefighters in the United States respond to the aftermath of hundreds of tornadoes, a handful of floods, and countless other emergencies. During events like these, heavy network traffic and infrastructure damage can make it harder to stay connected. With Data Priority for First Responders, your mission-critical data goes first, ahead of other network traffic. And our network can keep you connected in cases and places other carriers may not. So you and your team can weather any storm.

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Your patients count on connectivity

Every year, your team plays its part in answering 37 million emergency calls in the cities and rural areas of the United States. To provide quick and efficient care, you rely on the data delivered to and from smart devices, defibrillators, EKG monitors and more. Data Priority for First Responders puts your data first when lives are on the line, and our powerful network and privacy solutions help keep it all connected and secure every day. So your patients get the care and privacy they count on.

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Critical Connectivity

UScellular Critical Connectivity solutions give you priority services, push-to-talk, secure private networks and enhanced land mobile radio (LMR) interoperability that you can bundle with unlimited data plans, rugged devices and disaster response to keep your team better connected.

We offer unparalleled support to your community because it’s our community too. Discover how your law enforcement, fire or EMS teams can benefit from Critical Connectivity.

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Data Priority for First Responders

UScellular gives you peace of mind by pushing your data to the front of the line. It’s easy to use and can keep you connected even when networks are crowded with other traffic. Count on:

  • The quality of service you depend on to do your job
  • Priority over other data traffic
  • Preemption over non-critical data when necessary

Communicate with Any Agency from Any Device, Anywhere

With UScellular LMR interoperability, you can:

  • Connect with Push-to-Talk: An app on your smartphone or tablet connects to LMR systems.
  • Expand Radio Range: Leverage our cellular network to reach rural areas and personnel outside your LMR footprint.
  • Collaborate Across Agencies: Coordinate emergency response with neighboring departments—no matter what carrier they use.
  • Get Local Support: This affordable, turnkey service offers 24/7 support beyond installation.

The UScellular 5G focus on first responders

5G can allow surveillance video to be viewed in real time and in higher quality than ever before. UScellular 5G will break through barriers to help you maintain situational awareness inside and outside, so you have the information you need to power your best response.

5G capable device required to experience 5G. 5G coverage not available in all areas. See coverage map for details.

UScellular and NASPO Better Together

UScellular turnkey IoT smart solutions are now available on the NASPO ValuePoint™ platform. By leveraging the network of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), we aim to deliver the highest valued and competitively sourced contracts that offer your state and communities outstanding prices and connectivity on a reliable nationwide network.

Solutions designed for public safety professionals. What’s your challenge?

Heavy public network traffic?

Data Priority for First Responders
Push your mission-critical data to the front of the line when networks are crowded with other traffic. When necessary, lower-priority data can be temporarily reallocated or removed.

Wireless Priority Service
Queue your mission-critical voice communications first, so you can make calls during high-traffic events.

Connectivity over a large response area?

The UScellular network
Stay connected in the places you respond — not just in the city, but in the countryside and the suburbs in between. We put towers where others may not, so you can keep your emergency response teams connected.

Land Radio Mobile (LMR)
Our new LMR interoperability solution helps first responders, utility workers and other frontline teams collaborate with the push of a button, no matter where they are positioned.

Frequent device repairs?

Rugged devices
Get field-hardened laptops, Tablets and Smartphones that work as hard as you do. Built to handle weather, vibration, spills and drops.

Monthly data overages?

Unlimited data plans
Customize a first-responder plan that allows unlimited data usage for phones and all other devices.

Unprotected data?

Private network
Protect your critical communications from cybersecurity threats on your own dedicated private core network, to ensure you’re never connected to external networks.

Private static IP
Get highly resilient internet access from all of your mission-critical devices with private static IP services that help protect vulnerable data.

Can’t connect with teams using other radio systems?

LMR Interoperability
UScellular’s LMR interoperability solution enables you to communicate with teams using other radio systems in other departments or regions — no matter the distance. Connect almost any smartphone or tablet via LTE cellular network to radio frequencies used by emergency services for seamless interagency collaboration.

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Explore the future of 5G.

Learn how UScellular’s 5G network is removing limits and enabling new technology, on a network that’s built to keep you connected in the places you respond.

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