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FCC okays AT&T buying Alltel assets

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The FCC just gave AT&T the go-ahead to buy $780 million worth of assets from Alltel. The deal includes retail stores, about 620,000 customers in the Midwest, network equipment and spectrum in the 700MHz, 850MHz and 1900MHz bands. Of course there were some strings attached to this package, including these three stipulations: Deploy HSPA+ and…

Alltel’s Samsung Galaxy S II gets Jelly Bean update

Alltel's Samsung Galaxy S II gets Jelly Bean update

Alltel is the latest carrier to provide its Galaxy S II users with the Jelly Bean goodies that (as you know) include improved push notifications, Google Now and Project Butter enhancements. What makes their update unique is that it practically skips the Ice Cream Sandwich “phase,” bringing the phone from Android version 2.3 to Android…

Alltel adds Motorola RAZR MAXX

Alltel adds Motorola RAZR MAXX

We don’t usually associate Alltel with high-end phones and as I’m writing this that will remain the case. The carrier launched the Motorola RAZR MAXX and is offering it for $129.99 on contract or $499.99 sans any long-term commitments. This isn’t the RAZR MAXX HD but the earlier model which doesn’t have a 720p HD…

Alltel launches ZTE AC30 Mobile Hotspot

Alltel launches ZTE AC30 Mobile Hotspot

Alltel added the ZTE AC30 Mobile Hotspot to its portfolio, allowing users to get their Internet fix wherever Alltel network has a signal (or through roaming). Similarly to Novatel’s MiFi product, ZTE’s baby also supports up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices — including tablets, netbooks and gaming devices — offering them Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g connectivity…

HTC Merge headed to Alltel instead of Verizon?


We were beginning to think we’d never hear of this handset again, but at long last, the HTC Merge has re-emerged from the shadows. Initially a Verizon handset, the Merge may now instead be headed to regional carrier Alltel. The evidence that says that the Merge is headed to Alltel could easily have been faked,…

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