Alltel to offer the iPhone 5 starting March 15th, starts at $149.99

Alltel to offer the iPhone 5 starting March 15th, starts at $149.99
If you are one of Alltel’s 585,000 subscribers, Apple’s finest will soon be available. The iPhone 5 is already available for pre-order and the 16GB model starts at $149.99 with a two-year agreement.

AT&T is positioned to acquire Alltel’s assets and customers in their entirety in the second half of this year. It is still business as usual for the once large regional carrier, mostly bought out by Verizon Wireless.

As you may recall from that merger some years ago, Verizon had to divest several markets or work some spectrum swaps with other providers (like AT&T) in order to secure regulatory approval. The leftovers remained as the Alltel brand, operated by Atlantic Tele-Network Wireless and that is what AT&T will be taking on later in the year.

Meanwhile, Alltel continues to maintain its lineup of products and services and that includes the iPhone. In addition to the iPhone 5, Alltel will also begin selling the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. The16GB iPhone 4S will run just $49.99 and the iPhone 4 will move for $0.99. The iPhone 5 starts at just $149.99 for the 16GB flavor, add an additional $100 for each iteration up the storage ladder for the other models.

Alltel operates a CDMA/EV-DO network in 6 states and hold spectrum licenses that AT&T will certainly be able to make use of. Though with the addition of the more expensive hardware, it will be interesting to see what route AT&T takes as it converts Alltel’s network to GSM/UMTS and LTE.

source: Alltel


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7 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

With such low prices as these, why would Apple even attempt to make cheaper iphones... :/

2. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

LOL. Are you kidding? Or you havent read the article? Monthly contracts are manageably cheap NOT the iPhones! :D

3. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I not only read the article, out of the two of us, seems like i'm the only one who read it, and comprehend what has been writing... And "NO-where" does it (the article) say anything about how much a 2yr contract was or is!!! And if you buy a iphone you have to use some network, why not theirs.

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Alltel sells a contract free iPhone 5 16 gig for 599$...but Topcat you can go to alltel and pick up an iPhone 5 for 150$ sans contract because you are very special indeed.

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Really? Sarcasm... You don't even know me... I am still living in Germany right now, but will be back living in the U.S. later this year... I'll pick up a iphone 5S and Note III off contract. Butt out, or read the article without add ons.

6. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I'll say what I feel on this website as long it is relevant to this site...I just informed you, using my sense of humor.....if you don't like my sense of humor oh well because it is here to stay. There were no hard feelings with my statement anyway...just....me being me...

7. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The "Tonight Show" called, Their looking for the sense of humor, that escaped its cage, a few days ago... They went on to say, that particular sense of humor was to be put down that night... The same way other strays are destroyed, after nobody has claimed them in 7 days. Now, let us bring "me being me" back to the (Bad Sense of Humor) Pound. O.0

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