Verizon no longer accepts activations of old Alltel phones
1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 965; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
How is Alltel even around anymore? Just saw a commercial for them even though they don't even exist anymore.
2. Knicknevin (Posts: 130; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)
Of course you are going to see commercials for them when your watching your taped movies and re-runs! hehe j/k.
6. rejoicefulone (Posts: 13; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Alltel is still in existance. They have approx. 800,000 customers that could not be absorbed into Verizon or at&t. I pasted information from their website.
Allied Wireless Communications Corporation (AWCC) is a wireless telecommunications provider based in Little Rock, Arkansas. The company serves subscribers in six states – Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio and Idaho.
AWCC is a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI), a Massachusetts based telecommunications company operating advanced wireless, wireline, and both terrestrial and submarine fiber optic networks in North America and the Caribbean.
AWCC was formed in connection with ATN's agreement to purchase wireless properties, licenses and network assets from Verizon Wireless in early 2010. Verizon was required by the Federal Communications Commission to sell these coverage areas.
4. silver0681 (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
It's simple joshing when big red bought them out they were not allowed to buy all altell markets due to monopolistic reasons. A different company bought them out bought the rights to the altell named and continued the operation in small markets
7. nickjjay (Posts: 79; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
This is actually a pretty big deal in some rural areas where alltel customers are the majority.
8. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
welp time to customers to dust off that old V3 razr and actually recycle it :)
9. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
"Alltel was not doing well at that time having accumulated debts of over $22 billion, so a buyout from Verizon was more than welcome for the company."
that's when happens when you offer a bajillion free friends to call along with all the other hand outs they gave. (if i'm a library and gave out tons of books with no late fees how would you expect to survive?).
I know i'll get thumbs down for this but good riddance of a poorly run company that intentionally built itself up to be consumed by Verizon Wireless. what a scam