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Verizon's leftovers after consuming Alltel are now in the hands of AT&T

Verizon's leftovers after consuming Alltel are now in the hands of AT&T
After Verizon Wireless completed its acquisition of Alltel, there were some obvious leftovers seen after the whole process made Verizon become the largest carrier in the country – dropping AT&T down to the runner-up position. Although it may have been viewed as a blow to AT&T, it looks like the carrier is picking up the pieces left after the incident. Both Verizon and AT&T have finally come to a decision in completing a $2.35 billion deal for the transfer of Verizon assets in 79 service areas across 18 states. Essentially it looks like AT&T will be making out good on their part as the carrier's presence will become more prominent in mostly rural locations thanks to some former Alltel properties plus assets from both Rural Cellular Corp and Verizon. Now AT&T is in the process of performing some network transition work to enable 1.6 million subscribers to experience the joys (we hope) of AT&T's mighty 3G mobile broadband network. AT&T Mobility CEO and president, Ralph de la Vega said, “We’re excited that with this acquisition, AT&T will bring the benefits of mobile broadband to new subscribers. We mobilize everything for our customers by delivering the best 3G experience, the fastest 3G speeds nationwide, the most popular smartphones, an array of emerging devices like eReaders and netbooks, the ability to talk and browse the Web at the same time and access to more than 225,000 apps.”

source: Business Wire

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