A little late to the party here, but it’s a welcome change nonetheless. Alltel has just revealed that they will be offering Wi-Fi hotspot service along with their traditional data plans. The new service will run subscribers between $10-$30 a month depending on the existing plan, and gives users unlimited access to “thousands” of Wi-Fi hotspots across the country. While the company doesn’t offer anything close to the market penetration that AT&T or T-Mobile provide, it does look like they have access point throughout the company’s service area, so it’s not a bad option for current Alltel subscribers. A new plan has also been unveiled, offering unlimited EV-DO and Wi-Fi for $69.98/month. Not exactly cheap, but it’s certainly not the most expensive data bundle we’ve ever seen. Any Alltel customers are free to add the Wi-Fi option to their current accounts effective immediately. Wait, people actually use Alltel? We kid, we kid!

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.