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Alltel Wireless Just About All Gone

Wirefly Learn » Wireless News

October 22nd, 2009


Verizon Wireless acquires Alltel Wireless

Update: It’s official, Alltel wireless is now all gone. While we will all miss Alltel, Wirefly offers service and all the latest devices from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile across the US, and we believe one or more of these carriers will always be a viable choice for wireless customers residing in Alltel’s divested markets.

This past January, Verizon Wireless became the nation’s largest wireless carrier, sealing a multi-billion dollar deal to acquire Alltel Wireless. Most Alltel markets have now been acquired by Verizon Wireless, and Alltel customers in those markets are now asking “Can you hear me now?”

As a condition of Verizon’s acquisition of Alltel, the FCC required that certain Alltel markets be divested and sold to other carriers. These remaining Alltel markets are scheduled to be sold to AT&T and Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN) in late-2009/early-2010. Customers in these markets will start receiving invoices from AT&T and ATN soon after the divestiture of these markets is completed in 2010.

As a result of these changes, Wirefly soon will stop selling Alltel service. If Alltel service is available where you live, you may still purchase new or upgrade Alltel service through Wirefly.

Wirefly has a broad selection of Alltel devices including the LG Tritan, BlackBerry Tour, LG Rhythm, HTC Touch Pro, UTStarcom UM175 USB modem and more. We also sell phones and service contracts for Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile across the US, and we believe one or more of these carriers will always be a viable choice for wireless customers residing in Alltel’s divested markets. To see what carrier choices you have where you live, enter your zip code in the box on the left of the screen and we will show you your best options.

Shop Now for Phones from AT&T Wirelesss, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.

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29 Responses to “Alltel Wireless Just About All Gone”

  • Alltel is NOT gone. They are still in several states. Wirefly you need to update your records.

  • I have a touch Alltell,.an would like to know if/where I could get more mins. for it.I see Verizon bought them out,.so can I get a Verizon card for it?Or trade my phone in for a Verizon phone of equal value?

    • Jason, you need to speak to Verizon about that. Stop by a Verizon store and ask a clerk, or you can click on this link to see if Verizon works with your Alltel phone. Look at Verizon’s site for plan information.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • marjorie gainey
    October 23, 2011

    I purchased a new motorla milestonhe for alltel 10days ago and it has yet to be activated, would you please advise why or what I need to do. Thanking you inadvance

    • Marjorie, can you give me an order number? I tried to look up your order but couldn’t find it using your e-mail address.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Tema Morrison
    October 5, 2010

    I received a postcard for a free alltel blackberry pearl fone.my address is 135 ellen road,rockingham N.C 28379.I will be at home everday.THANK YOU for your consideration.

  • Tema Morrison
    October 5, 2010

    I received a postcard for a free alltel blackberry pearl fone.my address is 135 ellen road,rockingham N.C 28379.I will be at home everday.THANK YOU for your consideration.

  • As a current ALLTEL employee, I can assure you Alltel is not ‘all gone’ as this article states. Yes, Verizon did take over a large percentage of what was originally Alltel, but the Alltel name, brand and service is still alive and well.

    • tony touch
      February 5, 2011

      we have a store in Holly Hill,SC and now I’m trying to see if i can go back to alltel cause they are more for the people and verizon is more for corport.just for people on the rise. Get it.Lol How can i get hooked back up.843-371-0287

    • Brenda Coffey
      April 18, 2011

      I have altell now and I seen online where I can get a free phone and
      nothing would change….Is that right?? We have been with altell for years
      and I do not want to change…So let me know asap…Thank You Brenda God Bless

      • Brenda, there are a variety of phones on Wirefly that are free if you get a new two-year contract or extend your existing contract for two years. I don’t know exactly what you qualify for, so you should call Wirefly at 800-552-9000 and discuss what you’d like to do with a phone agent. Once you know your eligibility, you can shop for phones on Wirefly.com.

        Bob at Wirefly

  • k-boy $tay fly
    September 7, 2010

    your the best . i haved you for two years but i wish i can get internet for free or a litta money not alot im prepaid..

  • michele
    August 15, 2010

    In a way i am glade altell is leaveing. Then again i am not. But at&t phones are great and they all are touch screens or black berrys they will help u if u dnt got enough money they will work some out. To the people that got to get a new phne try at&t and u will find something good or something u will be looking 4 its gud byee

  • Renee Cheree
    August 8, 2010

    I was content and satisfied with Alltel my service plan was inexpensive and I knew what to expect when the bill came but with Verizon I can’t say the same. Unless I buy their Verizon equipment I am refused any of the services offered to their customers. I am stuck in a contract not able to ajust and use my initial services with Alltel and now i’m not able to get the Verizon services without locking myself into a two year contract with a company i am not satisfied with that in my opinion is greedy. Treat the existing Alltel customers fair let us finish our original contract out and let us pay for services needed without forcing a contract on us. They are not about the customer needs and without customers Verizon you would have nothing.


  • Unknown
    June 24, 2010

    In Pinal County in Arizona alltel is not gone

  • Stella Hansen
    June 19, 2010

    I am very sad to see Alltel go. Their pay-by-day option was perfect for me! I cant believe that verizon doesn’t offer a prepaid option that includes unlimited texting. I WILL NOT use Verizon. I will look elsewhere. How can you force us to switch to verizon and then not offer comparable plan options. :(

  • hello

  • Byroilkeffele
    April 7, 2010

    Good day! Prompt, where it is possible to download game HL2 with new mods.
    I heard, that there many new opportunities. It is thankful in advance.

  • ALLTEL Sucks, they charged me over $300 on every bill, when I open new service for my phone, they do not count. Changed 1000 free txt msg to unlimited and they charged me on every single msg, call them and they refunded but the next bill, same thing happened, charged me on every single txt. The free minutes suck too, since today, everyone moved to t-mobile, at&t, 1000 mins aren’t enough, why pay $300 or more, when you pay only $79 for unlimited txt msg, unlimited mins, unlimited … and t-mobile has the service called myFave for those who isn’t wanting unlimited mins, they get free mins charge to that #, when you only need to pay $5 a month….they have a lot of good phone, and alltel phones are like 5 to 10 years away from the new phones. OVERALL>ALLTEL SUCKS >>>EPIC FAIL

  • Everyone thinks all people have cell phones. I NEVER HAD ONE

  • Marlena Zluticky
    February 9, 2010

    I have been an Alltel customer for 15 years. My son and family switched to Verizon on Saturday and we purchased new phones. I have a Samsung and I HATE it! I had a LG with Alltel, and I loved it. I do not like the evenings and weekends starting at 9. I like to pay the extra and have my nights start at 7. Verizon has nothing to compare! I am looking into another phone company. Bigger is not always better.

  • Sharon Tyler
    February 7, 2010

    Alltel we love u…….u been so gud to me.When i had prombles with my phone u was they to help me out and that way i love alltel for all they do for me.

  • Sharon Tyler
    February 7, 2010

    I dont want to move anywere.Like love alltel so much.When they told me that alltel people was movein with verizon i was upset.I know i need a phone so where ever there send me i have to go.I love to talk on my cell phone so……it do wat it do.I wil always love alltel.

  • heyy im looking for a nice touch phone i hate verizon i want alltel back

  • andy rager
    January 31, 2010

    dont send out postcards if you dont have any phones to give for free

  • gregory mathewson
    January 19, 2010

    I’m looking for a phone that does not have a camera on it. I can’t seem to find one any where. do you have one.

  • Patricia A. Cheeks
    January 6, 2010

    I received a postcard for a free alltel samsung glint cell phone. All you needed was a deliverery date. I called the phone# & the person hung up on me 1-800-931-1045

    My address is 650 King St. # 3
    Mansfield, Ohio 44903-7175 AUTH CODE 222-99444: B016 016

    If you intend to send the ph free of chrg like you stated anytime but Monday or Tuesday will be fine. Thank you for your consideration.

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