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Alltel: Hey, Don’t Forget About Us!

Updated 4 years ago
Published Mar 8th, 2008 5:18PM EST

The little engine that could seems to keep popping up and this time Alltel is following the pack in terms of plan offerings, as opposed to leading it. Alltel’s “My Circle” plans popularized the concept of designating a finite number of unlimited destinations here in the US. It has been copied (myFaves) but Alltel still leads the pack in this respect with three unique types of My Circle plans. Now that each of the four big players offers a blanket unlimited plan of some sort, it was only a matter of time before Alltel followed suit. You won’t find it on the Alltel site just yet, but new and existing Alltel customers now have the option of a $100 unlimited plan for heavy talkers who might have been otherwise lured away from Chad’s nonthreatening smile. Alltel’s unlimited option covers only voice for the time being; other services come at additional fees. The plan is competitive with some but still falls well short of Sprint’s offerings which are still the belt-holder as far as big boys are concerned. Even still, if you happen live in an area covered by Alltel and are considering an unlimited plan, this might be an option worth looking into. By the way, is that a Motorola E815 on Chad’s belt? Do they really still make those?

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Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.