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AT&T buys Alltel's retail wireless operations

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 Jan 2013 11:19 User comments (1)

AT&T buys Alltel's retail wireless operations In a move to improve its coverage in rural areas around the nation, wireless giant AT&T has acquired Alltel's retail operations for $780 million.
Alltel, owned by Atlantic Tele-Network has about 585,000 paying wireless subscribers.

AT&T's purchase includes all wireless properties, including licenses, network assets and retail stores, along with the subscribers.

The acquired network will cover about 5 million people in rural areas in Georgia, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina.

Because the purchased spectrum is is in 700 MHz, 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands, there should be no switchover issues for customers.

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125.1.2013 11:59

I don't understand this posting. I was an Alltel customer in 2009 and received MUCH documentation about the transition from Alltel being it's own company to being purchased and integrated with Verizon. When I had to call customer service it was a Verizon representative I spoke with and when my bill came it was a Verizon bill. Was that a regional purchase? Please elaborate.

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