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Alltel: Hey, Don’t Forget About Us!

Zach Epstein
March 8th, 2008 at 5:18 PM

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?


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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