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Is Alltel getting the HTC Merge?

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Is Alltel getting the HTC Merge?
It has been a while since any news regarding the supposed upcoming Verizon handset the HTC Merge made the news, but now it seems there is a possibility the Android-powered device is heading to Alltel as well.

To be honest, the evidence isn’t the most solid you are going to run into. There is a photo floating around of the aforementioned HTC Merge minus the Verizon branding, but with an Alltel logo gracing the phones background.

We could take an iPhone and throw an Alltel logo on the background and make the same statement if we wanted. However, given that this device seems to have been forgotten about by Verizon, it is possible that there are other carriers ready to offer it.

Like we said, the evidence isn’t concrete but given the lack of news about this phone since it made a guest appearance on Verizon’s webpage, all things are possible. Alltel could very well be getting the HTC Merge, maybe even before Verizon. Take this photo with a grain of salt, and tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Into Mobile via Mobile Crunch

Is Alltel getting the HTC Merge?

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posted on 25 Jan 2011, 01:11

1. kanon (Posts: 36; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

Heading to Alltel are you serious? Phones are not produced for them anymore you cannot put an Alltel device on a VZW price plan the billing system will not let you, and all Alltel plans are grandfathered.

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 11:13

2. BikeRunBrian (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)

You seem to think Alltel is gone, Alltel is still around in a few areas of the country as its own carrier. Verizon didn't entirely buy them out.

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 12:07 1

3. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)

Couldn't Someone just as easly changed the wallpaper to one that says alltel?

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 17:59

6. Itzatlas (Posts: 37; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

probably, probably not. You can see there is a vacant spot on the top where Verizon should be but could have been easily covered up. But then again it could be true.

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 13:40

4. MrTelephoneMan24 (unregistered)

yes, its true. Alltel is currently testing the Merge. It is slated for a late spring/summer release

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 17:29

5. dafafa (unregistered)

i miss alltel!!!!!!

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