FCC approved Verizon buyout of Alltel
posted by PhoneArena Team / Nov 06, 2008, 1:14 AM
Additionally, Alltel is considered a key roaming partner for regional wireless carriers, and the small companies were concerned that the new Verizon would cause a hike in the price of roaming agreements. In an effort to lower the concerns of various companies, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin proposed extending existing roaming agreements to two years after the merger. Verizon quickly responded and offered to extend the agreements for four years.
Expect to see Veritel, or Allizon, or whatever they plan to call it, coming to a city near you...
source: MarketWatch via BGR
Thank god! We knew it was going to go thru. Anyhoo, doubt they'll change their name but it's not like it matters. Just get rid of My Circle!!!
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:42 AM 0
I agree, with the largest network and all it really wouldn't be a key feature considering most of the people in the US will have Verizon Wireless and with unlimited mobile to mobile My Circle would be a wasted feature. If they do keep it, good, it'll be usefull for landlines...if not oh well. Now XM Radio Mobile, MobiTV, etc...lets talk more fun stuff lol. VZW needs that.
posted on Nov 06, 2008, 6:02 AM 0
So AT&T is going to be the second largest carrier now? Don't really care because a BIGGER carrier doesn't mean a BETTER carrier.
posted on Nov 06, 2008, 8:06 AM 0
in this case the BIGGER carrier is the BETTER carrier. ATT ranks 3rd in call coverage and 4th in call quality.....plus a majority of their handsets suck.
posted on Nov 06, 2008, 8:24 AM 0
but remember your number will not be uploaded to our network if you DO NOT download back up assistant. its free! all you have to do is sign up for my verizon on the internet...which is also free. people think my verizon is just another way for us to solicate you BUT quite the contrary its a way for YOU as a consumer to manage your own acct without having to call cust. service or drive to the store...you can even do upgrades add new lines and edit your features just as texting or block features such as downloads. and remember as of right now verizon is the only carrier that has the ability to block premium texting....whoo hoo!
posted on Nov 06, 2008, 11:05 AM 0
thats right! anything they can do to reduce the amount of people in a store is good for the company.. and unfortunatly not so good for us sales peeps :( the main concern though is to offer self help options reducing the need for service and tech people in stores.
posted on Nov 06, 2008, 11:58 AM 0
Well, If I was a phone manufacturer and wanted to offer my phones to a company, I would go to THE BIGGEST.
posted on Nov 06, 2008, 8:43 AM 0
If you think the Sprint network is a "piece of crap", you're an idiot. I travel a good deal and the network is great. Voice AND data have always been available to me. You can say VZW's network is better if you like but not recognizing that Sprint has a quality network is just plain ignorant.
posted on Nov 06, 2008, 1:27 PM 0
we do have roaming agreements w/ sprint and alltell, and vice versa.. just like att and tmobile have roaming agreements. but you dont get ALL of our towers.. we aint that nice beeeyotch! :) of course, with sprint prices, you also get sprint crap overseas customer service, sprint half assed data services (sprint tv vs mediaflo.. seriously) less 3g network by half because u dont get a roaming agreement for that :), and you get your contract extended for every little thing which verizon was the first NOT TO DO. we dont extend contracts for anything unless you buy another phone at a discount. unlike sprint where if you sneeze in the direction of the store, you get a 6 month extension. you pay less because you get less. of course what do i care, i get half off VZW for being and employee ;)
posted on Nov 06, 2008, 7:50 PM 0
The thing is, none of what you said effects me. All I care about is that I have service wherever I go and I pay less....a LOT less. I am fine with my Sprint TV (watching the Broncos and Browns right now on my phone and you're not). You're out of your mind or a liar or maybe both if you're telling me Sprint has half the 3G coverage of VZW, but nice try. And the ONLY time I've had my contract extended is when I upgrade, so I'm not quite sure what you're talking about. They don't extend me to change my plan, have my phone replaced by insurance or adding lines, all of which I have done lately, so I think you be talkin' out your ass. The bottom line is that you VZW guys refuse to admit that Verizon isn't the best choice for everyone. Verizon is great, but for me, so is Sprint. I save a ton of $ and I feel my service is top notch. I have absolutely nothing to gain by switching. End of story.
posted on Nov 06, 2008, 8:05 PM 0
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