• HTC Merge/Lexicon appears with Alltell branding

    We’ve not heard a peep from the HTC Merge (formally Lexicon) in some time now, and it was notably absent from CES this year, causing a few people to think that it might have been axed. However, a new image of the device infers that maybe the device isn’t destined to fade away, but, rather, make an appaerance on regional carrier Alltell. Read More

  • T-Mobile, Alltel, and Verizon don't suck at customer service.

    J.D Power and Associates just issued Volume 2 of their Wireless Customer Care report, which runs from January to June of 2009. It’s a big three-way tie this time around, with T-Mobile, Alltel, and Verizon all taking a victory lap. AT&T follows behind with an “About Average” (3/5) rating, while Sprint stumbles with a paltry 2/5. At this point, T-Mobile can pretty much build… Read More

  • AT&T buying Alltel territories from Verizon

    I pity the poor rural cellphone owner. First Verizon snapped up Alltel and something called Rural Cellular and now AT&T grabbed those 1.5 million subscribers in a $2.35 billion deal. Read More

  • Alltel Wireless launches affordable QWERTY-equipped LG Banter

    In honor of our wonderful economy (jk!), Alltel Wireless has launched the very reasonably priced ($19.99 after $50 MIR w/2 yr agreement), full QWERTY-equipped LG Banter. The fraternal twin of Sprint’s Rumor2, Alltel’s 4.4oz LG Banter is a poor man’s smartphone, complete with Alltel email, Yahoo! and AOL instant messaging apps, and a “chat-style messaging… Read More

  • FCC Gives Verizon the Final Greenlight Needed to Buy Alltel

    It’s been nearly five months since Verizon announced their plans to buy out Alltel, but they’ve finally leaped the last hurdle. Just minutes ago, the FCC signed off on the $28.1 billion dollar deal (Verizon is paying $5.9 billion, and assuming $22.2 billion of Alltel’s debt.), clearing the way for its finalization. The FCC’s stamp of approval doesn’t come… Read More

  • FCC gives Verizon/Alltel buyout the greenlight

    It’s been nearly five months since Verizon announced their plans to buy out Alltel, but they’ve finally leaped the last hurdle. Just minutes ago, the FCC signed off on the $28.1 billion dollar deal (Verizon is paying $5.9 billion, and assuming $22.2 billion of Alltel’s debt.) The FCC’s stamp of approval doesn’t come without strings attached, however. Amongst… Read More

  • Alltel: The Rhythm is gonna getcha, the Rhythm is gonna getcha, the Rhythm is gonna get-choo

    Alltel is now selling the LG Rhythm in two colors – white and black — for $119.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year service agreement. Features include a 1-inch circular (?) touchscreen, 1.3-megapixel camera, MP3 player plus an FM transmitter (nice), GPS, support for web videos, and Bluetooth. Oh, and you also get a big intangible with any Alltel product — one of… Read More

  • Breaking: Verizon Wireless to acquire Alltel for $28.1 billion

    The rumors floating around yesterday are true. Verizon Wireless has just announced that they will be acquiring Alltel for $28.1 billion. The acquisition should be completed by year’s end. Full release after the jump. Read More

  • Verizon in talks to buy Alltel

    Alltel, the little carrier that could, is in talks with Verizon to merge this year. Verizon is expected to pay eight times Alltel’s EBITDA (“Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization”). How much that is we do not know but it’s definitely more than fifty dollars. UPDATE – The deal could be about $27 billion, according to Reuters. Read More

  • Alltel chooses LTE for its future 4G network

    He’s installing the 4G network by himself. Flickr’d. No love for CDMA. Alltel, which this map shows as being popular in what us latte-drinking, east coast elite call “fly-over country,” has committed its 4G future to LTE, a GSM technology. While the transition is still a ways away—like, three to five years away—the corp’s COO cautioned that… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve hits Alltel

    Is it just me or is Alltel getting a decent amount of cool devices lately? The latest device to hit Alltel store shelves is a titanium-colored BlackBerry Curve 8330. This one is akin to the Curve available on AT&T because it lacks Wi-Fi, but has GPS. A new 2-year contract will fetch the Curve at $230 starting May 1, but you can pre-order now. Read More

  • Alltel customers to get lime green MOTO Q9c

    The very-businesslike MOTO Q9c will be available this summer to Alltel subscribers in lime green or “licorice” colors. I certainly don’t mean for anyone to take this personally, but it’s my opinion that lime green is a ridiculous color for a business-oriented cell phone (or any type of gadget, for that matter). That’s just me, though. That’s just… Read More

  • Exclusive: Alltel LG Glimmer quick look

    Just got the LG Glimmer in from Alltel so I took a few shots before the real review. It’s basically a slider phone with haptic touch screen and some music/video playback features. It’s quite solid and heavier than I expected and the screen is quite bright and readable. Overall I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers, as… Read More

  • Alltel announces Samsung Muse

    Click on the image for an upright shot This morning Alltel announced the addition of the clamshell Samsung Muse to their lineup. The music-centric Muse has a dedicated music key and is a shade of midnight blue. Other features include an MP3 player with 64MB of internal memory, 2-megapixel camera (video), GPS, stereo Bluetooth and access to Alltel’s XM mobile radio service, the Muse… Read More

  • Alltel to add LG's Glimmer to lineup

    [photopress:glimmer.jpg,full,left]Alltel, those other guys who carry cellphone signals for people, will be launching the LG Glimmer soon. The brother of the Shine, on Verizon, the Glimmer is a media-centered phone with a sliding T9 keypad and shiny exterior. Oh, and a touchtastic touchscreen. MicroSD, 3G, and a 2-Megapixel camera round out this attractive phone, and it should be out in about… Read More

  • To celebrate Daytona 500 win, Alltel giving away free minutes

    [photopress:ryannewman.jpg,full,center] I have met only one person in my life who uses Alltel and she was from the deep dark South, so maybe this post is for her. Ryan Newman won the Daytona 500 at the weekend; he was alarmingly gracious when I saw him on SportsCenter. (Larry the Cable Guy insists that the race is pretty much sacred in the South. I trust his opinion.) How does this tie… Read More

  • Alltel does over-the-air music synching and streaming

    Alltel Wireless is teaming with mobile entertainment software company mSpot to facilitate over-the-air music synching and streaming to the MOTOROKR Z6M. Here’s how it works. For $3.99 per month (or $9.99 for three months), you can stream and simultaneously synchronize music files on your computer to your phone. There’s a piece of software that you install on your computer… Read More

  • Tailgate on Your Mobile Phone

    Emdigo announced that NFL Team Tailgate 3D is now available to Verizon Wireless and Alltel Communications customers. If you are a true football fanatic, Tailgate 3D is the application for you. Users can show the world that they aren’t just fair weather fans. All 32 professional teams and their players are featured on Team Tailgate. Users can get their favorite players to perform… Read More

  • Digital Chocolate Rolls out D Choc Café Series

    This week Digital Chocolate announced the launch of their D Choc Café Series of casual games, and are currently available for AT&T, T-Mobile and 3, and in the coming weeks will be released for Alltel, Nokia (including the N-Game platform), O2, Orange, Telefonica, SFR, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, Telecom New Zealand, Telstra, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone. The first five games available in the D… Read More

  • Alltel Adds 'mywaves' Mobile Video Service

    Alltel Wireless, which is now known to follow its name with the phrase "America’s largest network," announced yesterday the ability to access mywaves mobile video service on several of its phones (take that, YouTube!) and damn it all if it didn’t slip right by the CrunchGear news desk. The service is $3.99 per month and, oh yeah, why should you care? Well, mywaves has… Read More