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Alltel To Buy Western Wireless

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Jan 10, 2005, 4:40 PM   by (staff)

Alltel has agreed to buy Western Wireless, which operates networks in most states west of the Mississippi under the Cellular One brand. The two networks primarily operate CDMA networks, Alltel in the Midwest and Southeast and Western Wireless in most states west of the Mississppi. Pending approval from each company and the FCC, the buyout is expected to be complete mid-year. After the buyout, Alltel will be the largest regional carrier, and the fifth largest American carrier. Alltel and Cellular One have very little overlap, so the buyout will serve to expand service areas and create a larger network to better compete with tier 1 national carriers, rather than improve coverage in current markets.

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Saw11_2000

Jan 10, 2005, 4:44 PM

FIRST!!!And this is good.

More competition is good. Finally Alltel will emerge as the 6th carrier, at least behind T-Mobile.
Actually, the new world order will be:

1. Cingular

2. Verizon

3. Sprint Nextel

4. T-Mobile

5. Alltel
...
hotpoint76

Jan 10, 2005, 6:45 PM

Can someone provide a list of American Cell Co.'s

I am working on a paper and have had a hell of a time trying to find a list of American carriers from smallest to largest. I need to include regionals.

Any help would be cool.

Thanks,

-C
Click on "carriers" on the left. It's a good start at least.
...
Just go to this link
http://www.wirelessadvisor.com/car_a.cfm »
you should be able to see all the carriers. I hope this helps!!
lexical

Jan 10, 2005, 4:46 PM

Still....

Alltel may buy Western Wireless, but all thats gonna do is make a bigger company for another CDMA carrier (like Sprit-Nextel or , more likely, Verizon) to try to buy. Twisted Evil I think that in the next few years there will be a big, buyout and merge race with the little companies that are still around
 
 
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