Verizon Wireless Finally Buying Alltel

from the get-a-room-already dept

It's only been rumored for about four years, but it looks like Verizon Wireless is finally buying Alltel. It's yet another merger in the space, with this one letting Verizon leap over AT&T to declare itself the largest national carrier. Considering the space, I'm sure there will soon be a flurry of "who's next?" articles showing up -- though most of the big obvious mergers are now out of the way. One assumes this should also mean the end of the ridiculous lawsuit Verizon Wireless had filed against Alltel for misleading advertising.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 5:43pm

    There goes my phone service. Wonder if that is grounds to break the contract.

     

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    AdamR, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 6:12pm

    What would the Wizard say.

     

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    Shawn Kearney, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 6:19pm

    No more Chad, PLEASE NO MORE CHAD!

    I'm hoping that that smug prick Chad will be fired.

     

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    not a lawyer, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 6:21pm

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    unlikely, Verizon, i'm guessing, bought your contract along with the deal. Verizon will, however, be required to honor your agreement.

     

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    Amanda, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 6:31pm

    Shit!

    If that's the case, then I'm ending my service as soon as my contract is up!

     

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    john smith, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 7:55pm

    It’s amazing on how ignorant people are when they talk about canceling service, when they don't even know the new company. VZW is the #1 rated cell company in the US, and you don't want their service? ARE YOU CRAZY? There is a reason why they are rated NUMBER 1 !!!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 9:10pm

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    Right... because Verizon is required to do anything. Grease another palm and all of our contracts are tomorrow's fodder. It's all good... I'm sure my atty will have a field day with the verbage of the 'contract', or any ignorance on their part.

    Meanwhile looks like it is time to go shopping for a new phone.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 9:18pm

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    ya... they bought out all of the competition. I had them when they bought Cellular One in Ohio. The only thing that happened was that they shut down the network we were on and force us to purchase a new phone. The best part was that they voided the contract they bought and then expected me to pay the early termination fees. My atty had a field day.

     

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    john smith, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 10:10pm

    Sounds like someone needs to just stick to a landline bc they cant understand what a contract is....... good luck!

     

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    tory, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 10:59pm

    are you serious

    i read all the comments left and i was amazed on how some people felt about the merger....i am from florida which is basically covered by verizon and i loved their service but until 3 years ago i moved to texas where verizon wasnt covering....which really bummed me out....so i went ahead and went with alltel...which is also a great company....i believe that merging 2 of the best companies will impact everyone greatly....i am so excited for this event...i hope it happens sooner than we think....im looking forwARD TO getting vcast and as well as new plans and phones (with lower prices as introductory prices of the merger)...if you diagree with me thats your problem but im up for it....and i hope this comment turns your views around....and hope that the CEO of each company reads this and take what i said into consideration...

     

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    bobbo, Jun 5th, 2008 @ 11:14pm

    merger

    I would be glad to stay with alltel/verizon if they do not change my current plan, and if they do not get rid of mycircle. Currently i pay 100 dollars for 2 phone lines, with unlimited access to net, pics, and txts and 900 anytime minutes on the nationwaide plan with 10 numbers in mycircle. If that doesnt change and the price doesnt increase then i will not switch however if it does switch then i will more than likely be going over to Cricket wireless which seemed to be about the same price as alltel.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 2:37am

    Re: merger

    man Cricket is aimed at the older crowd and the shitpo crackheads that refuse to pay for anything. Much like ghetto PCS (MetroPCS). Good luck with them. Unless you are a part of the demographic they cater to. If that is the case, do us all a favor, and buy a gun and erase your sorry ass.

    There is nothing like having to put up with layers of BS because a bunch of shitpo crackheads think it is ok to never pay for anything they have. They have been on welfare all their lives and will never know what it is like to get off your ass and have to work for a living so you can provide for their family. This is why we have pay as you go phones. Because 90% of the shitheads in the 'souf' refuse to pay their bills and have such bad credit that no-one in their right mind would ever sell them anything. Not to mention the got a job and $99 to get a car loan thieves.

    It is so funny how you can grow up with the proper values and be around responsible adults all your life and be the poster child for racial equality. You wonder how someone can hate a group of people so much that you want to lynch them and have hanging parties. Then you move from your birthplace and go somewhere like Albany, Georgia and come to find out that roughly 80% of the population there is so friggen ignorant or just blatantly refuses to live their lives with any kind of integrity. The people live as if laws and policies and regulation were never there and that nothing applies to them, unless it means something for nothing for them.

     

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    Chronno S. Trigger, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 6:21am

    Re: Re: merger

    I've seen the exact opposite. I've seen that the vast majority of people will do the right thing as long as it's not too far out of their way. I guess that old saying is true. You see yourself reflected in the people around you.

    And as for Cricket, they seem to be far too expensive to be for the freeloaders. There are always Virgin and Trackphone that cost less. I had Virgin but only because I won’t pay any of the major wireless carriers. Which I guess at this point are AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. At least we have other options like Cricket, Virgin, and Trackphone.

     

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    devious, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 8:00am

    Suck and Suckier = good?

    In this area both companies, served by independet tower operators truely suck. Coverage is poor at best, dropped calls for both are so bad, it is easier to go find a Pay phone, (one of those old large black metal objects sometimes housed in a glass booth, or mounted out on the edge of a parking lot with a corded device called a hand set you stick to your ear and speak into after you drop a few coins into a slot, had to clarify this for the new generations)
    I had Verizon one month, dropped them like they dropped my calls, got Alltel, never could get any service after the initial setup in the store. When I wen't back, I still couldn't get service (bars) in the store, I got them to cancel my service but they refused to refund my "setup" fees. Out of Service and out 70 bucks!
    Got T-Mobile and can't find any where without service....
    Love them...

     

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    It's Me Bitchezzzz, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 9:11am

    Welcome to the Verizon/ATT era

    For all you dumb dumbs out there...here's the deal. Verizon and ATT will be the last 2 standing. With this purchase, Verizon has set itself up to now go after its last and final big purchase in Sprint....I give that deal about a year or 2. You know why Sprint bought Nextel..same as why Yahoo is tryin to team up with google, cuz Verizon was about to buy them out (same as MSFT will do to HOO). When the 4th gen LTE Services come out in the next few years ATT will buy T-Mobile and both will finish gobblying up all these little shitty companies...Cricket/Virgin and the like will be no contest since LTE phones will be able to be used in Europe and Asia and can cross the GSM/CDMA differences...read what the outgoing CEO of Vodafone (Worlds largest carrier & 45%owner of VZW) He said VZW will continue to grow and become stronger, o and they won the spectrum purchase earlier this year so better service there as well...O and Devious if you think T-mobile is good come to upstate NY, you wont get srevice, my bet is your in a major city, guess what thats they're only strong markets (They even admit it) The only carriers that are good out here are VZW and ATT, and ive had both and VZW is the best.

     

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    BinaryWorld, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 9:17am

    Re: Suck and Suckier = good?

    It's just going to depend on where you live. I've never had a problem w/dropped calls. My qualm with VZW is that they block certain features of their phones to get you to pay extra for them. Trying to get something to/from your phone isn't as easy as simply buying the USB cable anymore.

     

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    john smith, Jun 6th, 2008 @ 10:48am

    Your right, companies are blocking ring tones, and other features bc of a simple phrase, copy right infringement! The music industry is do that part of this, NOT the Mobile companies. And the person who likes T-Mobile, WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Must be LA or the west coast, bc that is the ONLY places they work! There will still be a few of the Regional carriers that hang around, but in the end, VZW and ATT will be the last standing. And if you dont have Vcast yet, just wait until you do, ITS GREAT! You can do so much with the service it is unbelievable. And if you were getting those dropped calls on VZW, you cant buy a PINTO and expect it to run like a BMW! No matter what company you are with. Cant wait for the merger!!!!!!

     

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    fred, Jun 13th, 2008 @ 8:04pm

    Re: No more Chad, PLEASE NO MORE CHAD!

    He is no prick!!!

     

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    fred, Jun 13th, 2008 @ 8:09pm

    verizon/alltel merger

    I am a verizon customer and hate them with a passion. I was going to switch to alltel but not now. Alltel customers beware: high prices, crappy signal, & constant dropped calls await you.

     

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    nicole, Jun 16th, 2008 @ 9:53am

    I just recently expierenced the whole alltel buying midwest wireless ordeal which happened a year ago or so, and very disappointed over everything that happend with the whole merger and all.. What a pain in the A** for almost everyone. Now that alltel has finally started getting stuff straightened out they are once again gonna switch companies and BAM things are gonna get all screwed up again. ( If they don't YAY!) but reality check, things are not gonna go over that smoothly. It's great that were getting such a great company like verizon to take over alltel, but seriously alltel was "supposedly" GREAT too when they took over and look where that has got them.
    FRED***** is absolutly correct on the alltel bewares... good luck

     

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    drawde, Jun 16th, 2008 @ 2:19pm

    Phone Company Mergers...

    Ok, let's all just save some time and return all the baby bells and AT&T to one entity like it was in the 70's so they can have a slim chance not to go out of business. We would even have standardized pricing across the board like it was til big government got in and broke them up.

     

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    mckerry, Jun 16th, 2008 @ 4:16pm

    so what does this mean?

    i live in an area with bad verizon service and good alltel and i have verizon. does that mean that i will now have good service?

     

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    Jordan, Jun 21st, 2008 @ 1:06am

    Re: Re: Suck and Suckier = good?

    actually there is a website where you can make your own ringtones and it works with verizon...likely they will shut it down soon but you can also send them on texts so if you get a new phone you can still get them

     

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    Wtf, Jun 21st, 2008 @ 9:45am

    Response to the coward named dude

    Wtf is yo problem with other races. You bring that lynching crap to my hometown of albany and you gon have a problem. You dont want that. Majority here is African American. Anyway people probably on welfare because racist people like u wont give them a job. Verizon and Alltel the best.

     

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    A PERSON, Jun 22nd, 2008 @ 5:49pm

    My Alltel contract expires in January! Will I have to keep my phone for 2 more years?!?!?!?!

     

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    Tragdar, Jun 24th, 2008 @ 3:03pm

    Argh

    Oh come on! I left Verizon for Alltel. I can't wait to have those ridiculous bills, blocked features and shitty signal again. Huzzah.

     

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    Deanna, Jun 24th, 2008 @ 3:46pm

    If I have alltel now, does this mean I will have to sign a new contract or will everything just transfer? My contract is up and I was actually going to go with Verizon, should I just wait and see what happens?

     

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    Maragie, Jun 24th, 2008 @ 10:01pm

    Verizon

    I want with Verizon & I don,t have any trouble with them. I can get out with them. I had Alltel one tim & I could not get out where I lived I really like Verizon and would not change for anything.

     

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    Maragie, Jun 24th, 2008 @ 10:04pm

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    Deanna you will like Verizon I do.

     

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    shaylynn, Jun 26th, 2008 @ 1:26pm

    well im on alltel and have the htc and although alltel DOES have the best commercials i hope that verizon because my whole family is on verizon and they have cooler phones.

     

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    EYY, Jul 2nd, 2008 @ 1:59pm

    Re: Welcome to the Verizon/ATT era

    I doubt that it will be Verizon and ATT together... First of all noone will buy out Sprint as they are a shit company, and you get no service with them anywhere. Also Revol.. who would buy them out?

     

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    Jessica, Jul 6th, 2008 @ 4:32pm

    i hate verizon,

    verizon SUX!! my texting does work that good and i hate havin like no service..i was going to change back to alltel cuz they ROCK! screw verizon..

     

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    Aaron Malsbury, Jul 8th, 2008 @ 3:46pm

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    I am hoping my contract is canceled so I can start a new one with Verizon... SWEET I HATE ALLTEL EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE GOOD prices on their plans they also have crappy service. WHOOOHOOO!!! Dadyy needs a new phone! Maybe the LG DARE!

     

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    Aaron Malsbury, Jul 8th, 2008 @ 3:52pm

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    He would say, sweet, CHAD'S A SELL OUT! LOL!

     

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    Li, Jul 9th, 2008 @ 8:47pm

    I have had BOTH alltel and Verizon... Verizon COST more ,, alot more per month,, family lines..Dare to compare.. look for yourself,, alltel.com verizon.com it's all the info you need, They both have Flaws..

     

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    You've got to be an employee, Jul 10th, 2008 @ 7:25am

    Re:

    You don't have to know the new company first hand if you have enough friends and family telling you how bad it is. One friend, it's probably just them, even two friends, but over a dozen friends and family tell you the same thing at different times, then there's some truth to it. And when you have 3 friends willing to pay the early termination fee b/c it's less hastle to pay the fee than to keep the service, then something isn't right here. You want to talk ignorant. Where are you getting the information that Verizon is number one? Could it be from a "Verizon" commercial or from the posters in a Verizon Wireless Store. You're the customer Advertisers dream of, Verizon of course is going to say it's number one in customer satisfaction. Would you buy a phone or plan from a company that brags it's number 2 or 3. And since "Verizon" says they're number one, then they have to be right? I bet if Verizon told you that they hung the moon you would believe that too right? But then again if it's on a commercial it must be true, despite the fine print at the bottom of the screen.

     

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    STILT, Jul 13th, 2008 @ 9:01pm

    Re: Suck and Suckier = good?

    VERIZON HAS THE BEST COVERAGE HANDS DOWN AND TEH BEST PHONES AND FEATURES. LETS BE SERIOUS YOU PROBABLY LIVED IN THE DESERT SOMEWHERE YOU DONT EVEN HAVE CABLE INTERNET OR CELLULAR SERVICE. I HAVE BEEN TO ITALY WITH VERIZON AND HAD SERVICE THE UNITED STATES IS A PIECE OF CAKE

     

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    tom, Jul 14th, 2008 @ 11:00am

    verizon is too expensive

    Verizon bills just never add up to what you expect. They always come out higher even if you didnt go over text, minutes, or use any data.

    Thats my problem with them. The bills are always higher than expected.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2008 @ 4:20pm

    i have altell and i really going to miss its service. i have never liked verizon but would only want it for its tv phone by LG.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2008 @ 4:28pm

    i have altell and i really going to miss its service. i have never liked verizon but would only want it for its tv phone by LG.

     

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    jeff, Jul 22nd, 2008 @ 7:19pm

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    I have had alltel for 8 years now and there coverage is better that any other company, hand down. Two years ago I did a western US trip with my family and I had alltel, one with at&t, and one with verizon. I got better reception everwhere we went and had reception in alot of places that the other two had none. I know everyone has there favorite, but this was the best for an apple's to apple's comparison you could do.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 28th, 2008 @ 8:12am

    yay imm soo happy that verizon bought alltel. now i can talk to my friends that dont have verizon for free!!

     

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    randy, Jul 29th, 2008 @ 11:50am

    I have been with Alltel for 6 years, and I'm sorry to see them getting bought out by Verizon. I had Verizon before Alltel, and I'm pretty sure I will be shopping around for new service once my contract is up. Verizon = horrible customer service and high prices. I'm sure losing a big competitor won't help either of those situations either. Competition brings innovation and lower prices, this won't be a good thing!!

     

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    Jmcgriddles, Oct 8th, 2008 @ 1:19pm

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    when is this transaction taking place?

     

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    chuckr, Oct 9th, 2008 @ 5:30am

    cell service

    I've never had Alltel, But I do have Verizon and it's the ONLY company that has cell service that comes in where I live. I live in the country and have no problems getting a signal. I've downloaded wallpaper and ringtones with no problems. I have VZNavigator and it's GREAT! Their prices aren't that different from their competitors. I love Verizon and wouldn't change for anything.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 9th, 2008 @ 8:10am

    Re: Re: merger

    What a racist prick. U should take that silver spoon out ur ass and put it in ur mouth. Its easier 2 to talk shit that way asshole. Kill urself.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 3rd, 2008 @ 4:14pm

    finally!!!

    it is about time that verizon buys out alltel!!!!! i hae alltel and all of my friends have verizon soo i can neer call or text them for free!!!!! anyways verizon is sooooooo much better than alltel!!!!!!! thanx verizon

     

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    Emma, Dec 21st, 2008 @ 9:07am

    When?

    I'm looking to buy a new phone from verizon, but i still have alltel. When do the two services merge so i can get my new phone?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 23rd, 2008 @ 11:03am

    i'm gonna be laughing when all of the alltel customers lose their options they love.. Suncom dug a huge hole into debt with cheap ass unlimited plans, so did alltel.. the alltel phones also don't support verizon data services due to software limitations, so other than voice and text, people will have to buy new phones


    it's gonna be interesting

     

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    Cuz, Jan 6th, 2009 @ 5:14pm

    Re: Alltel/Verizon Buyout

    We were bought out by Alltel in 3/08 (Nebraska) Were Cellular One. They offered us a new phone at .99 cents each. Do you think they will offer that? I sure hope so, because I would like a camera phone.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 7th, 2009 @ 5:31am

    nahh, cost would be too much

    they'll probably just flash the phones with verizon software

     

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    Hannah, Jan 8th, 2009 @ 8:09am

    i am a verizon customer, and previously had virgin mobile... i hatedd it! vedrizon is amazing... and the bright side is that all your alltel friends/ vedrizon friends will be freed texting!

     

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    Demi, Jan 22nd, 2009 @ 9:09am

    Get over it!!!

    It is a good thing that Verizon is buying Alltel out, because verizon gets service in places that alltel doesnt. And Alltel gets service in places that Verizon doesnt. It makes it so we get service in alot more places, some people are just scared of change!!!!!!!!

     

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    Anonymous, Jan 22nd, 2009 @ 9:12am

    Rude

    Chad has done alot for the company, and you dont even realize it, you are just scared of change!!!!!!!!!

     

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    Another Voice, Jan 23rd, 2009 @ 8:51am

    You should really read what "In" calling is...

    I am using Verizon and found out the hard way that "In" means - if you place a call to another verizon phone "You" don't get charged minutes (this is good). If that other person is someone on your calling plan (i.e. Wife or Kids) they do. True you only lose half as many minutes but brother "IT AIN'T FREE" someone is getting popped for the minutes.

    Also AT&T offered one number you could call for free (i.e. Home) Verizon does not - that I'm aware of.

     

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    nickie tuttle, Jan 23rd, 2009 @ 4:05pm

    verizon

    If I have altel and verizon buys it do I wait and I get a discount on my new verizon plan?

     

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    owned, Jan 28th, 2009 @ 2:41am

    Chad got owned by Verizon!

    lol, those commercials featuring Chad and the other phone company representatives are finally going to be gone. Looks like the Verizon guy has the last laugh on Chad!

     

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    BMK, Feb 1st, 2009 @ 5:47pm

    Re: Get over it!!!

    Um this is not true. I live in the central part of nebraska and altell is the best but i work in the western part during summer and i have no service most of the time. I looked at verizon map and and they have less service area out that way than altell so this is not helping me any. If they want to keep my service they need to build more towers out there or im gona go to viero cuz one of my coworkers has viero and he had way better service than i did.

     

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    Hello kitty, Feb 2nd, 2009 @ 2:19pm

    Looking forward to Verizon Wireless

    I am getting a new phone in a a couple of days. I have left AT&T and looking for a new plan. Verizon looks like they are the best. But I was going to go to Alltel but since they bought out with Verizon. I think I am going with Verizon Wireless. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THEM.
    "CAN U HEAR ME NOW?" But hope the serive will be great, live in South Carolina

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 3rd, 2009 @ 2:56pm

    do you have to switch over

     

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    disappointed, Mar 11th, 2009 @ 9:13am

    Not happy at all

    Left Verizon because their bills were NEVER right. And they claimed to not receive payments constantly even though they were electronically done. I ended up using BillPay to pay cell phone bill so that they could not jack me around. Worked like a charm. They would call me back in about 45 minutes and say it is taken care of. Let them fight with another big company instead of just one little voice of mine. Left them for Cell One in the end because it just got old being hassled with that. Alltel bought Cell One in my area. Loved Alltel and when I moved I kept them. Have had their service for about 7 years now. Verizon's customer service is non-existent. And I am convinced that they do not have even a 6th grade education. AT&T will be getting FIVE new contracts from this customer when the change is completed. AND I will be changing the company I manage to them. And in the meantime they receive all payments thru billpay. Shady operation from a billing perspective.

     

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    printing, May 4th, 2009 @ 10:45pm

    Running with the Redwoods

    While in Rotarua, Jen and I decided to take a jog around the lake, but the overwhelming stench of sulphur and lack of a proper path around the water forced us to turn back. After chatting with a few friendly locals, we learned that there was a far more scenic—and far scaffolding less smelly—jog to be had through a national park just a ten minute drive from the town center. Jen and I took a quick spin over to Redwood Forest Park to find tens of thousands of acres of towering trees and rolling green hills laced with enough hiking and biking trails to keep even the most dedicated outdoor enthusiast fascinated for months. Thanks to the help of one amazingly kind Kiwi (who literally stopped us three times to show us the proper twists and turns on our jogging path), Jen and I experience an absolutely breathtaking sunset run and felt like we were truly running at the feet of plastic injection molding ancient, enchanted giants.

     

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    Bill, May 10th, 2009 @ 7:09am

    bad bad bad service

    Never had a dropped call with alltel until Verizon took over THIS IS JUST THE BEGNING.Customer beware!
    I tried Verizon on a thirty day trial no questions asked when Verizon came to Florida back many years ago, what a mistake. after 10 days of countless dropped calls nonexistent customer service I canceled. All was well they picked up ALL!! of my equipment and then charged me for ALL of the equipment. numerous letters and calls no luck, pay up or else. I took the or else and that knocked my credit.Great company If they were on fire I wouldn't peeeee!!!!! on them CROOKS & VANDALS
    Very sorry to see alltel go. WE WILL SWITCH of course.

     

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    Eilee169 (profile), Jun 18th, 2009 @ 11:17pm

    Re: Re: merger

    Sure would like to know what group of people you are referring to. However, you seem to be one of the most ignorant people I know.

     

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    Holly, Jul 7th, 2009 @ 9:38pm

    I use to have Verizon before Alltel. There service wasn't too bad here in NC, but Alltel prices were more reasonable. My plan I have now includes 900 mins, 10 free numbers, and about 600 text messages for 100 bucks!!!!! I looked up Verizon's Plans today, ITS RIDICULOUS! What the hell would I do with 1400 minutes just so I could have my 10 free numbers again!!!!! It's such a rip-off.

     

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    jason, Jul 10th, 2009 @ 8:05pm

    albany ga alltel

    Albany ga alltel isn't verizon we get some company never heard of. That's great.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 27th, 2009 @ 6:17pm

    Re:

    well i know that friday my phone has not had service and the new company sucks

     

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    Kchat, Aug 18th, 2009 @ 6:44pm

    Re: # 1 Company

    Verizon's service SUCKS, bad service all the time. Dropped calls, plans that are in no way close to what I have now. Poor customer service, I have had to go to a Verizon store 8X's in one week as well as several very long phone conversations before the issue was resolved. Not to mention the hard push to change my service plan. Told repeatedly that my contract had ended. When in reality it does not end until 2010. Over heard a store rep. state that all of these upset Alltel customers are mad because they have to switch to Verizon. Watched as each of the sales reps. told falsehood after falsehood to customers just wanting to get answers.

     

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    jaguar, Sep 29th, 2009 @ 2:48pm

    BEWARE!!!! YES YOU HAVE SERVICE BUT SEE HOW YOU ARE HANDLE!

    I have Verizon and switch to Alltel.I switch to Alltel because i was told by Verizon rep. that if I go to the Bahamas my phone was'nt go to roam.(Wrong!!)My bill was over $600! I had other problems with Verizon in the past but was tring to be a loyal customer. It end that day.When I called Verizon I was told after going back and forth with someone in management THIS IS HOW WE MAKE OUR MONEY! I'm going to really miss Alltel. My contract is up on 2 of my phone in 5 days. The other 2 I will be paying a early termination fee. Former Alltel customers beware your in for a rude awaken. Verizon may be nice now; but wait you will see.

     

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    China Tent, Oct 9th, 2010 @ 12:15am

    Great!This article is creative,there are a lot of new idea,it gives me inspiration.I think I will also inspired by you and think about more new ideas.

     

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