Show Off Your Texting Skills in U.S. Cellular’s $10,000 Speed Text Tournament

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)–June 10, 2010. Text messaging has increasingly become a preferred way to communicate for people of all ages.  Americans sent more than 1.5 trillion text messages last year, according to CTIA – The Wireless Association. That’s about 5 billion text messages per day.

With all that practice, U.S. Cellular wants to put your texting skills to the test and find the country’s fastest texter.  The U.S. Cellular $10,000 Speed Text Tournament is coming to Tinley Park, South Holland, and Lansing on June 16 through June 18. The fastest texter will win a $10,000 grand prize, and the second through fifth-place finishers will receive $500 gift cards. Participants compete individually or head-to-head using an HTC Touch Pro 2 handset.

Throughout the rest of 2010, the traveling tour will make stops at festivals, fairs, concerts and U.S. Cellular retail stores. It will appear at:

Tinley Park, June 16th

Wireless Central

7101 W 183rd Street

1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

South Holland, June 17th

Wireless Central
1056 E 162nd St

1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lansing, June 18th

U.S. Cellular Store
16925 Torrence Ave

1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event schedule and latest tournament rankings will be updated every Wednesday and Friday at and the score to beat will be available at every stop.