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Alltel Wireless Now Selling the BlackBerry Tour Smartphone

August 20, 2009 1:20 PM | Alltel | Blackberry | Smartphone |

Alltel Wireless today announced the availability of the BlackBerry Tour smartphone from Research In Motion in Alltel retail stores and online at  Offering advanced communications, rich multimedia capabilities and consummate styling, the BlackBerry Tour on Alltel’s advanced 3G network allows customers to stay connected to the people and things that matter most.  Plus with support for 3G networks abroad, customers can stay connected from virtually anywhere in the world .

BlackBerry Tour smartphone users can take advantage of Alltel’s advanced 3G network for faster upload and download speeds, streaming audio and video, and speedier browsing. The BlackBerry Tour will also keep up with your busy schedule and let you update your Facebook page or edit a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation for tomorrow’s meeting. 

The smartphone also features built-in GPS and mapping software, a large 2.44” high-resolution display that’s perfect for viewing videos, photos, and web pages, and a 3.2 MP camera with image stabilization, flash and video recording.  Music and video lovers will appreciate the smartphone’s microSD/SDHC expandable memory slot which supports cards up to 16 GB, making it perfect for taking pictures and downloading tunes and shows on the go.


Add Lines and Get 3 Months Free - Alltel Back to School Promotion

July 13, 2009 1:01 PM | Alltel |

Today through September 10, new and existing Alltel Wireless customers with “My Circle” plans, Smart Choice Packs, and Bundled Wireless Internet plans can add up to four lines to their primary account, with a $25 activation fee per line, and receive three months of free service on those new lines.  This is a Back to School special promotion.
To make staying in touch even easier, Alltel is offering the sleek LG Banter, which comes preloaded with Alltel Email, Yahoo! IM and AOL IM. The phone, available free after $50 mail-in rebate, qualifying rate plan, and 1-year service agreement activation, also includes a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and interchangeable blue and silver faceplates.


iPhone/iPod Touch Users Can Now Access SIRIUS XM Radio

June 18, 2009 9:20 AM | Alltel | Software |

SIRIUS XM Radio today announced the availability of a free application on the Apple App Store that will allow iPhone and iPod touch users to access SIRIUS XM's groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed channels. The app will give SIRIUS and XM Internet subscribers access to 120 channels of sports, talk, entertainment, news, comedy and commercial-free music directly from their iPhone or iPod touch.

For the first time, SIRIUS XM will make available its expanded Internet content on iPhone and iPod touch, including some of its new and popular showcase channels, created just for Internet users.

Users of iPhone and iPod touch with an Internet subscription to SIRIUS or XM have access to exclusive sports and entertainment programming from SIRIUS XM's satellite radio service, including, Oprah Radio, MLB Home Plate, Martha Stewart Living Radio, SIRIUS NFL Radio, NHL Home Ice, PGA TOUR, Opie & Anthony, Mad Dog Radio with Chris Russo, Playboy Radio, The Foxxhole comedy channel presented by Jamie Foxx, Blue Collar Comedy Radio, CNN, Fox News Talk and NPR.


Alltel Wireless Launches the LG Tritan

June 11, 2009 4:42 PM | Alltel | LG |

Alltel Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. , Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) today introduce a trifecta of wireless functions with LG Tritan. Users will now be able to enjoy a 3” full touch-screen, 3 mega-pixel camera and 3G network speed all in one sleek wireless handset.

LG Tritan is perfect for customers wanting the flexibility of an advanced touch-screen interface combined with a full QWERTY keyboard. The 3” touch-screen features a full internet browser and easy-to-dial virtual keypad with voice recognition and voice-activated dialing.

Designed as a side slide QWERTY, LG Tritan fits neatly in palm of the hand, allowing customers to take advantage of the handset’s text, picture and video messaging capabilities. Whether capturing vacation adventures or making a trip to the local ballpark, the 3 MP camera provides crisp images with the auto-focus and zoom lens. Alltel Wireless is offering LG Tritan for $99.99 after $100 mail-in rebate.

Alltel LG iX840 Tritan 


The Palm Pre Sets Record Debut for Sprint

June 9, 2009 5:09 PM | Alltel | Sprint Nextel |

Within hours of offering Palm Pre eager customers delivered the result: a record Sprint sales debut. By late Sunday, Palm Pre had broken previous sales records (first day and first weekend) for a Sprint device.

Pre comes with Sprint’s industry-leading, value-oriented service plans, which offer significant savings vs. the competition. For example, Sprint’s Simply Everything plan saves customers $1200 over the comparable plan for AT&T’s iPhone, and more against Verizon’s smartphone and PDA pricing over a two year period.  In addition to big sales and banner headlines during the weekend, Pre represented a new and major point of differentiation for Sprint, a defining wireless crossover device for business and consumers that come to life on Sprint’s Now Network.

Pre is a breakthrough in wireless usability. This new handset has been heralded as a must for the multitasker, with multitouch capabilities, cached contacts and calendars synced in one place, a keyboard that’s easy to use and a new webOS operating system that lets customers operate their phone just like a PC – with multiple applications open at once.

 Palm Pre


Alltel Wireless Announces One Year Cell Phone Service Contracts

June 4, 2009 7:56 PM | Alltel |

Alltel Wireless announced today that effective June 5, 1-year postpaid service contracts will replace the industry-standard 2-year service contract for Alltel’s new and renewing customers. In addition, beginning tomorrow, Alltel will be the only wireless carrier to offer 2-year postpaid handset pricing to those signing 1-year contracts, creating enhanced flexibility and greater choice for Alltel customers.

The 1-year contract option is available only to customers in the 91 cellular market areas (CMAs) that Verizon is required to divest, which will continue to operate as Alltel Wireless until they are sold. Alltel will continue to carry on ‘business as usual’ in these 91 CMAs through divestiture, including in the areas being acquired by AT&T pending regulatory approval. 


Alltel Wireless Announces the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Smartphone

April 23, 2009 11:55 AM | Alltel | Blackberry | Smartphone |

Alltel Wireless announced today that the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) will be available in retail stores and online at beginning in early May. 

This stylish and compact smartphone puts customers in control of how, when and where they communicate and joins Alltel’s impressive spring line-up of phones that make perfect gifts for moms, dads and recent grads.  

The clamshell design of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 smartphone allows users to discreetly screen calls and preview messages on the high-resolution external display or utilize the large internal display to respond to calls or messages, view maps and web pages, and play games.  With a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, the internal LCD displays videos and pictures in crisp detail and contrast.

 BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230


Alltel "My Circle" Adds 5 Additional Numbers for Unlimited Calling

March 26, 2009 1:08 PM | Alltel |

Starting tomorrow, Alltel is making “My Circle” an even more robust, more flexible and more cost-effective calling feature.  In the 91 Cellular Market Areas (CMAs) that Verizon is required to divest, which will continue to operate as Alltel Wireless until they are sold, customers on "My Circle 10" and "My Circle 20" calling plans will automatically receive an additional five numbers for unlimited calling.   

Alltel is once again demonstrating its steadfast commitment to providing its customers with value and unmatched control over their wireless experience with today’s announcement of a major expansion to “My Circle.”  

With the addition of five numbers to “My Circle,” Alltel customers in these 91 CMAs in 22 states will now have unlimited calling to more of the people that matter most to them.  The new “My Circle 15,” previously “My Circle 10,” and “My Circle 25,” previously “My Circle 20,” will maintain the same competitive rates.  “My Circle 15” starts at $59.99 per month and includes 900 anytime minutes, and “My Circle 25” starts at $99.99 per month and includes 2,100 anytime minutes.   The five additional numbers will be automatically available to existing "My Circle" customers on eligible plans.



Alltel Wireless Launches the LG Banter

March 23, 2009 11:35 AM | Alltel | LG |

Alltel Wireless today launched the LG Banter, connecting with friends, co-workers and family is easier than ever.  Featuring a full sliding QWERTY keyboard for fast and easy texting and a chat-style messaging interface, the LG Banter is a stylish slider that is the perfect handset for anyone on the go.

To ensure customers never miss an important message, the LG Banter is preloaded with Alltel Email, Yahoo! IM and AOL IM.  The handset also comes with changeable faceplates, allowing customers to express themselves with blue or silver color plates.  In addition, the LG Banter offers a 1.3MP camera, an integrated MP3 player, Bluetooth Wireless Technology, applications including solitaire and Alltel Navigation preloaded, and a MicroSD expandable memory slot.

Alltel Wireless is offering the LG Banter for $19.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate at Alltel retail stores and online at
 LG Banter


Save $250 / Year with by adding Wireless Internet with Alltel

March 10, 2009 5:40 PM | Alltel |

For customers seeking to cut their bills and save during these hard economic times, Alltel Wireless today announced that they can now add Wireless Internet as a secondary line of service on a Smart Choice Pack for only $40 a month. Typically $60 a month, this option will save new and existing customers almost $250 a year while delivering fast wireless access from the convenience of a laptop or personal computer.

Alltel’s Wireless Internet makes it easy to stay connected, access email and update schedules while on the road.  With fast and secure connections at speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps, customers can also wirelessly shop and work online at broadband speeds. 


Alltel Wireless Launches the Palm Treo Pro Smartphone

March 5, 2009 12:02 PM | Alltel | Palm | Smartphone |

Palm, Inc.  and Alltel Wireless today announced that the Treo Pro smartphone is available today at Alltel Wireless retail stores and online at

Treo Pro is a sleek, full-function smartphone that offers business users the ease of use and robust features they demand while providing the reliability and manageability IT departments require.

With Wi-Fi, GPS and Windows Mobile 6.1, Treo Pro helps busy professionals stay connected on the go so they can structure their lives around their priorities without sacrificing work productivity.

Treo Pro is loaded with support for EV-DO Rev. A data speeds, Wi-Fi for data, and GPS capabilities.  Users can browse the web and send and receive emails at quick, mobile wireless broadband speeds.

Palm Treo Pro


2GB MicroSD Card Comes Pre-Loaded with Mission Impossible Trilogy

February 23, 2009 9:04 PM | Alltel | Samsung |

Samsung Telecommunications America, and Paramount Digital Entertainment today announced the availability of a 2G microSD card pre-loaded with the Mission Impossible Trilogy with the purchase of a Samsung Delve from Alltel Wireless. This is the first time that Samsung Mobile and Paramount Digital Entertainment have worked together to bundle full-length feature films(s) to add promotional value to its mobile products, without creating a price impact on its carrier partners or consumers. 

The microSD card is available with the purchase of the Delve from February 20 through April 16, from participating Alltel Wireless retail stores and authorized dealers.

Alltel Wireless customers who purchase the Delve can send in a mail-in redemption card to receive the microSD within four to six weeks. For more information on the Alltel promotion and the Samsung Delve please visit


Alltel Wireless Launches Alltel Mobile Advisor

February 18, 2009 4:52 PM | Alltel |

Alltel Wireless customers now have an easier way to access information, applications and their personal accounts with today’s launch of Alltel Mobile Advisor. Alltel Wireless is the first major national carrier to introduce this free application which is pre-loaded on a wide variety of handsets.

With an intuitive interface, Alltel Mobile Advisor is designed for ease-of-use and delivers a powerful platform that allows users to optimize their calling plans and respond to offers. Customers can also view instructional videos on how to use their handset features, all with a single click on their wireless phone.


Alltel Wireless Launches Trimble Outdoors GPS Application

December 19, 2008 8:06 PM | Alltel |

Alltel Wireless customers going over the river and through the woods can now also go wireless. Outdoor enthusiasts can now take full advantage of advanced GPS features directly on their GPS-capable phones with the Trimble Outdoors application from Alltel Wireless.

The Trimble Outdoors application turns a wide range of Alltel GPS-enabled handsets into a versatile, off-road navigation and journaling tool for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, hunting and many other outdoor activities.

The application, available for a daily rate of $1.99, allows customers to review and plan trips online. It also enhances user safety and navigation by sending trekking routes, maps and waypoints wirelessly to the phone for use as a guide during trips. Customers can track their current and previous routes with a GPS “bread crumb trail,” mark and edit waypoints during their journey, and utilize a built-in digital compass to display coordinates, speed and heading.


Alltel Wireless Announces Alltel Mobile E-mail

December 16, 2008 12:01 PM | Alltel |

Alltel Wireless today announced that it is making e-mail easily accessible and more convenient with Alltel Mobile E-mail.
The Alltel Mobile E-mail application gives Alltel customers the ability to access their Web-based personal and work e-mail, contacts and calendar events from their Windows Mobile smartphones and other select Alltel handsets. The application can be downloaded directly to the handsets without additional software or support.
Customers who choose to check their personal e-mail from their smartphones can use Alltel Mobile E-mail to automatically connect to popular e-mail services such as AOL, Hotmail®, Yahoo!® Mail and more by simply entering their username and password one-time to establish the connection to their phone. 


Alltel Launches Alltel Perks - An Interactive Content Delivery Service

November 20, 2008 12:29 PM | Alltel |

Customers of Alltel Wireless can now receive customized content including sports scores, weather, discounts, trivia and more directly on their phone with today’s launch of Alltel Perks.

After downloading the application from the Alltel Shop, Alltel Perks will deliver content to the phone’s idle screen when the handset is not in use. Users will receive content including discount offers from local merchants, coupons for favorite restaurants, sports scores, local weather forecasts and more. Delivered messages are maintained in the “Recent Offer Menu” folder for a short period of time, so customers can easily take advantage of current offers and discounts.


Alltel to Launch the Samsung Hue II

November 13, 2008 12:49 PM | Alltel | Samsung |

The Samsung Hue II appeared today on Alltel's website.  The new handset is a followup to the Samsung Hue announced July 2007. The Hue II is a slim flip phone with the stylish, colorful changeable faceplates. It’s also the phone with easy-to-use external music controls, a microSD memory slot, a 2.0 megapixel camera and all the messaging options you want.

The Hue II comes with a 2.0 megapixel camera with camcorder With a full 2.0 megapixels. You’ll be able to take beautiful photos wherever you and your phone go. And with the built-in camcorder, you’ll also be able to shoot video.

The Hue II is a serious music player that gives you serious control over your music. With the external controls, you can view and browse your music by album, genre and artist. 
Samsung Hue II


Alltel Wireless Introduced the LG Swift

November 13, 2008 12:19 PM | Alltel | LG |

Alltel Wireless and LG Electronics today introduced the LG Swift. The new flip phone is bursting with easy-to-use multimedia features and advanced technology for immediate access to services and applications while on-the-go. Available for purchase at Alltel retail stores or online at, the LG Swift is a vibrant and fun phone created for consumers seeking a wireless device full of innovation.
The LG Swift is the first Alltel handset to be equipped with a next generation keypad featuring Fastap Press-to-Experience keys which integrates six raised one-touch access Quick Keys with a traditional numeric keypad. The Fastap Keypad provides “swift and simple” one-touch discovery, access and use of phone features, services and applications such as Alltel Navigation, Alltel Shop, Email, Alarm Clock and Image Library.
Perfect for music lovers, the LG Swift also features external music buttons to conveniently play and manage music. A dual speaker system with stereo sound can be enjoyed using background music mode or using the Bluetooth® headset.  
LG Swift


Alltel Announces the Samsung Delve with Intuitive Touchscreen

October 30, 2008 2:05 PM | Alltel | Samsung | Comments (3)

Alltel Wireless and Samsung announced today that the Samsung Delve will be available for pre-sale at on October 30. With an intuitive interface and attractive touchscreen design, the Samsung Delve is a stylish way to stand out in the crowd and stay connected to those who matter most.

The touchscreen phone, highlighted by a virtual QWERTY keyboard and tactile feedback, has been designed with Samsung’s unique TouchWiz interface.  The TouchWiz interface incorporates specially designed widgets that allow the user to customize and personalize their phone.  Users can ‘drag and drop’ widgets onto the main screen, which offers users instant access to their favorite functions.  The widgets allow users to customize the main display screen to match the icons of the applications and features they use the most.

Music lovers will appreciate the Samsung Delve’s MP3 player, and the 2.0 megapixel camera with video capabilities will add value for fans of multimedia content.

Sprint NFL


Alltel Launches Webalo Mobile Dashboard

October 26, 2008 1:00 PM | Alltel | Services | Smartphone |

Alltel has launched Webalo Mobile Dashboard its customers which lets companies transform their enterprise applications and data so that it is easy to access and use on the smartphones of mobile employees.

Available now on the Webalo Mobile Dashboard allows mobile workers to receive important data in a format that is easy to read and navigate. Users can view and interact with information such as customer data, order status, inventory lists, key performance indicators and other vital business intelligence, which makes it easier to answer questions, support decisions, and close deals on the spot – without waiting to return to the office or relying on remote connectivity through a laptop computer.

Designed for businesses of all sizes, the hosted Webalo Mobile Dashboard provides a simple, question-and-answer-based wizard that lets non-IT staff handle setup and deployment. For companies that prefer inside-the-firewall technology, the Webalo Appliance can be installed and integrated with company servers.



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