Alltel begins selling the BlackBerry Tour


Back when Verizon bought up Alltel last year, the FCC made them leave 91 markets behind. If you happen to live in one of these areas and want a BlackBerry Tour, you’re in luck.

Beginning today, Alltel will be peddling the tour through their online shop and remaining retail spots for $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a 1-year contract. You’ll need to splurge at least $69.99 a month for one of Alltel’s “Smart Choice” plans, which gets you 500 minutes, unlimited data, and Alltel’s “My Circle” feature.

While we can’t vouch for Alltel, we absolutely loved the Tour when we reviewed it on both Sprint and Verizon; if you’re part of the group able to nab one on Alltel, it’s probably a safe purchase.