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Alltel Brings Back One-Year Contracts

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Jun 4, 2009, 8:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

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.

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Jun 7, 2009, 2:43 PM

Verizon gives a big f*** you to the competition

Yet another cut throat move by verizon. they are allowing only customers in the alltel markets that verizon is required to sell off to sign one-year contracts...what does that mean? whomever buys the markets will have customers that will only stick around for a year before jumping ship to verizon...brilliant!
Verizon isn't the one that is setting the 1 year. Verizon can't touch the divested markets. Same way as Alltel can't touch the non divested markets. If they do, they can get fined by the FCC. This comes from Alltel as the divested parts are still ...

Jun 4, 2009, 9:28 AM


I just signed a 2 year contract a month ago and my fiance did like a week ago...this is some sh!t
the only thing u can do is give customer service a call and see if they can do anything for u or if your not on a family plan transfer both lines to a family plan and try and get that deal then

Jun 4, 2009, 8:44 AM

This is the way it should be..

As a consumer, I feel this will force carriers to step to the plate and push harder to keep their subscribers. I would welcome more carriers to do this.
They're just giving away the farm because they know they won't be around next year.
this is what happens when your run a business with feelings... COME AND GET YOUR LOVE...!! You run it right into the ground!! Whats next for FAlltel...? You put a 2yr subsidy on the phone for 12 month term... basic wireless business 101 - Alltel ...
- Most companies already offer one year contracts. You just pay a bit more for the phone. For our phones (Verizon) it is $40 more for everything but blackberries. Yes, alltel is giving the bigger discount on one year contracts.. this just means th...

Jun 4, 2009, 4:08 PM


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?
cellfoneluva said:
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...
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