Alltel Brings Back One-Year Contracts
Today Alltel announced that it will offer customers one-year contracts as the new standard instead of two-year contracts. Alltel said that the new contracts are available starting June 5 to all new and renewing customers. Alltel said that customers signing one-year contracts will receive the same handset discounts that would normally be given only for two-year contracts. The one-year contracts are available in the 91 markets that are currently being divested by Verizon Wireless, which span a number of states.
Verizon Prepaid Selling Samsung Galaxy J3 for $110
Verizon Wireless today made the Samsung Galaxy J3 available to its prepaid customers. The phone, which has been available from Boost Mobile since earlier this year, features a 5-inch HD screen, 5-megapixel camera, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 2,600mAh battery, and 8 GB of storage with support for memory cards up to 128 GB.
AT&T Confirms Plans to Ditch Contracts
AT&T says beginning January 8, it will rely on AT&T Next as the primary avenue through which customers will purchase handsets. AT&T has historically sold handsets with two-year contracts attached to the purchase, but in recent years added the AT&T Next installment plan option.
Sprint to Cease Offering Contracts By Year's End
Sprint will soon stop asking customers to sign two-year contracts when purchasing new phones, says the Wall Street Journal. The change coincides with moves made by its competitors, including T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
Verizon Kills 2-Year Plans, Bumps Activation Fee to $30
Verizon Wireless no longer offers two-year contracts with device subsidies, and has raised the cost of activating new devices by $10. The changes, confirmed by Fierce Wireless, were put into effect January 5.
Verizon gives a big f*** you to the competition
This is the way it should be..
Why are this company still operating under "Alltel" Didn't Verizon acquire them? What's taking so long for the rebranding and the adoption of Verizon's plans?
Verizon did buy Alltel, but it wasn't...