Alltel Switch Solidifies Regional Superpower
Feb 24, 2006, 3:41 PM by (staff)
Alltel recently announced that all Western Wireless stores will be completely changed to the Alltel brand by mid-March. Many former Cellular One outlets are already offering Alltel handsets and service, as all ex-Western Wireless stores will within a few weeks. This does not affect Cellular One stores operated by Dobson or other licensees. Alltel will soon have additional stores and networks to rebrand, as the company just completed the purchase of First Cellular of Southern Illinois this week, and has yet to announce the full rebranding of Midwest Wireless, purchased late last year.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Lands In Carrier Stores April 10
Samsung today announced the general availability details for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The devices can be pre-ordered beginning Friday, March 27 and should reach most carrier stores on April 10.
GameStop Buys More than 500 AT&T Retail Stores
GameStop today said it has finalized the acquisition of three AT&T retailers, giving it some 507 authorized AT&T shops. The company completed its purchase of Cellular World Corp., Midwest Cellular, Inc., and Red Skye Wireless, Inc.
Cricket Scores Distribution Deal with Meijer Stores
Cricket Wireless today said its goods and services will be available at 213 Meijer stores across the midwest beginning June 27. Consumers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky will be able buy prepackaged phone kits from phone makers such as HTC, Samsung, and ZTE.
AT&T Rebranding Mexico's Iusacell and Nextel to AT&T
AT&T has begun rebranding its Iusacell and Nextel properties in Mexico under the AT&T name. Moving forward, people who visit Iusacell and Nextel stores will be buying AT&T Unidos service plans (Unidos con Todo and Unidos a tu Manera, respectively).
T-Mobile To Buy iWireless
T-Mobile today announced that it will become the sole owner of iWireless (Iowa Wireless), expanding T-Mobile's reach in the Iowa area. iWireless is a leading regional wireless provider serving Iowa, western Illinois, and eastern Nebraska with 103 full service company stores and authorized dealers that serve approximately 75,000 customers.
All that super power status but