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Verizon stops activating Alltel phones

updated 07:30 pm EST, Tue January 17, 2012

Some vestigial Alltel service areas still exist

Verizon has stopped activating Alltel phones on its network, effective yesterday. Alltel customers who haven't already moved their legacy phones over to Verizon's wireless service won't be able to do so. Anyone with an inactive Alltel phone will have to buy a Verizon phone, although they may get one free on a contract.

Verizon acquired Alltel back in 2008 for $28.1 billion. Since then it has slowly been systematically merging operations and migrating Alltel's customers over to its own network. Some isolated geographic areas still have Alltel as a discrete service. [via Droid-Life]

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