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FCC Stops Review of AT&T’s Alltel Asset Purchase

August 27, 2013 5:46 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC today stopped its 180-day shot clock on its review of AT&T’s proposed purchase of Alltel assets from Atlantic Tele-Network. In a filing spotted by Phone Scoop, the FCC chose to delay the transaction because it said AT&T has not provided sufficient details on how it plans to transitional Alltel’s pre-paid customers. The FCC stoppage comes 175 days into the process.

AT & T Converts Alltel Subs in 4 States

November 19, 2010 7:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Thousands of Alltel customers in Nevada, California, Alabama and Virginia will be converted to AT...

Alltel Name to Live On

April 27, 2010 8:30 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The company that bought Alltel assets from Verizon Wireless says it also acquired a license to...

DOJ Approves Final Alltel Divesture; FCC Next

April 8, 2010 1:04 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the divesture of Verizon's remaining Alltel assets to...

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Alltel Offers Unlimited SMS, MMS with My Circle

September 18, 2009 8:50 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless announced new pricing on its Unlimited "My Circle" plans.

Alltel Gets Tour

August 21, 2009 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless is the latest carrier to get the BlackBerry Tour, which is now available for its customers in the 91 markets where it still operates.

J.D. Study Ranks Customer Care

August 14, 2009 8:13 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Customers reported shorter hold times and improved rates of problem resolution on the first contact.

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Samsung, Paramount Team Up for Alltel

February 23, 2009 8:24 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Samsung Telecommunications America and Paramount Digital Entertainment announced the availability of a 2G microSD card

Cisco Rolls with WiMAX

February 10, 2009 8:06 am | by Brian Santo, Editor CED Magazine | News | Comments

Cisco cleared what looked like a backlog of WiMAX press releases that covered various network implementations in far-flung markets.

Verizon, Alltel Integration Details Emerge

January 12, 2009 8:19 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless late last week explained the initial steps of its plan to integrate operations with Alltel.

FirstNews Briefs for Jan 9, 2008

January 9, 2009 7:44 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: Qulacomm, G-CORE, Alltel, Verizon.

Verizon, Alltel Deal Will Close Friday

January 5, 2009 8:05 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless will close its acquisition of Alltel this Friday, Verizon said in an SEC 8-K filing late last week.

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Alltel Adds Spanish-Language Mobile TV

October 24, 2008 7:58 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless said it added Spanish-language television channels ES Musica and Univision Movil to its lineup for video-enabled handsets.

Alltel Gets Rhythm and Phone Chooser App

October 16, 2008 8:38 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless said it’s now selling the LG Rhythm phone which includes a software equalizer feature from high-audio company Mark Levinson.

Alltel, Acxiom Advance Customer Contact

October 14, 2008 8:20 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless and its partner Acxiom this week gave some public insight about the state of direct marketing for service providers.

Alltel Goes nuTsie for Music

September 25, 2008 8:12 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Will Smith popularized getting jiggy with it. Now Alltel plans to drive getting nuTsie with it.

Alltel Expands Workforce App

September 23, 2008 8:17 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless announced a tracking service calls Workforce Location for phones running Qualcomm’s BREW software.

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RAZR VE20 Hits Alltel Stores

September 23, 2008 8:08 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless is now offering the Motorola RAZR VE20.

Alltel Moves Messaging Avatars

September 10, 2008 8:28 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless now has a 3-D avatar feature for multimedia messaging on cell phones and will extend the same technology to mobile alerts, the carrier said this week.

Alltel Bundles Service Options

September 8, 2008 7:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless announced new service bundles called Connect Packs today.

Alltel Airs New “Chad” Commercial

August 22, 2008 7:43 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Beginning today, TV viewers will start seeing Alltel Wireless’ “Chad” in a new light.

Verizon’s McAdam Sees Alltel as Perfect Fit

August 15, 2008 8:11 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

The Alltel territory is a perfect complement to Verizon Wireless network, according to the operator’s president and CEO, Lowell McAdam

Alltel Polishes Up Q2 Bottom Line

August 14, 2008 8:09 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Alltel lost $69.9 million in its second fiscal quarter of 2008, with revenue up slightly to $2.39 billion, the privately owned wireless carrier said.

VZW, Alltel Top T-Mobile in Customer Service

August 14, 2008 8:03 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and Alltel finished first and second in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2008 Wireless Customer Care Performance Study

Carriers Seek Roaming Reprieve Before Alltel Merger

August 12, 2008 8:43 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The merger of Alltel into Verizon Wireless was expected by a lot of wireless industry professionals, but it’s a source of great distress for some smaller and regional carriers.

Alltel Adds Texting to Circle Offer

June 30, 2008 8:07 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless is changing up its “My Circle” proposition, adding texting to the offer.

Alltel Partners with Boingo for Wi-Fi Service

June 26, 2008 9:01 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless has announced a partnership with Boingo Wireless, allowing Alltel and non-Alltel customers access to more than 25,000 hotspots.

Alltel Attempted to Buy Sprint before Verizon

June 23, 2008 8:41 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

According to a report in the Arkansas News, Alltel had tried to buy Sprint Nextel before Verizon Wireless acquired it.

Alltel Rolls on with Rev. A

June 23, 2008 8:38 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

In other company news, Alltel Wireless plans to continue its expansion of its wireless broadband network with the launch of EV-DO Revision A technology.

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