Has anyone in North Dakota received the information to select your new phones yet?
If you look on the left, you can choose to show free phones, upgraded phones, or both. All the upgraded phones cost some money.
"also, so will alltel be gone for good now?? Or will it still exist in certain markets??"
Alltel remains as the operating name of Allied Wireless Communications Corp, a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network
Also, are we going to have to turn in whatever phone is on our account once service is changed over? I've got a Bold and a Tour now, and if we have to turn in phones I'd like to turn in the Tour. That way I can keep the Bold and keep using it as a second phone.
This confusion can easily be avoided if you pronounce the word intended aloud. If it has a voiced Z sound, then it’s “lose.” If it has a hissy S sound, then it’s “loose.” Here are examples of correct usage: “He tends to lose his keys.” “She lets her dog run loose.”
not rigidly fastened or securely attached
to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place
Also, just because a word has an "s" at the end, doesn't mean it needs an apostrophe.
mick I haven't heard anything about turning in Alltel phones...but I will note that your Tour and your Bold aren't that useful on AT&T. Both phone are CDMA 850/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, and UMTS 2100.
AT&T's new network is UMTS 850 (maybe 1900 also?). There is some existing GSM in the area. Some really bad Alltel GSM 850 and GSM 1900, and some even worse AT&T GSM 1900 in isolated areas like part of Missoula, MT.
I do not know if AT&T is building any additional GSM coverage in our markets or not. If not, you'll have really bad coverage with your Alltel BlackBerry. Even if they do, you'll have very low data speeds with your Alltel BlackBerry.
Anyone have any info on the choices of data cards?
Correct, no 3G - but what I'm saying is AT&T 2G GSM here might be terrible. We just don't know yet. AT&T's making a big deal out of their new 3G network. Are they even building new GSM? Or are they just going to have what Alltel already has for GSM (it's unusable...)?
What I do know is that 3G is supposed to be available in most all of the launch areas immediately or almost immediately.
As for if they will be using Alltels old GSM, I would say it's possible but would likely be much improved. Some AT&T customers I have dealt with have already seen an improvement. So I'm pretty sure things won't be as bad as some think once its all said and done.
In Utah, the existing 2G GSM hardware is being replaced with AT&T hardware and increased capacity. It is also being added to the towers that currently have no GSM.
Good to know! Thanks clay!