Alltel Gets The HTC Merge!!!

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  1. Preach2k
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    Been Wondering Where the HTC Merge Went? Over to Alltel.



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    After all he talk of the HTC Merge coming to Verizon and the accessories in the stores. All that to get disappointed in the end. Now on its way to Alltel and if it passes some final tests, could be available in the next month or so.


    • First appearance, looking like a fantastic global device.
    • We give you more pictures of it.
    • We leak the user guide.
    • Supposed to be released on November 11.
    • Rumored to be delayed for an LTE radio.
    • Appears on Verizon’s site briefly.
    • Disappears and is no where to be seen at CES.
    • Now headed to Alltel.
    And to add to this news, we’ve also learned that Alltel will be getting the DROID X.


    by Kellex
    Source Droid Life
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    Interesting!! Nice find!
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    wtf that almost looks like a good phone. how come it goes to alltel plus wtf is going on with alltel anyways i thought it was finaly merged (no pun intended) into verizon?
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    figures. I waited for this phone for months based on rumors from another forum.
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    Alltel? There are almost no alltel stores anywhere since they merged with VZW. What a waste.
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    I know Alltel around my area is going to AT&T
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    i didn't know alltel still existed. that phone must be awful...
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    i'm very confused by this alltel deal? i thought they all went to verizon.. i did..
    well it stinks, i really wanted that phone. i guess this is just one more nail in the (get rid of android and move to iphone) coffin for me. too bad. i was looking forward to this
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    Ferreal? i was ready to get this phone over the X, oh well. couldnt be happier with my X, but still...Alltel?
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    Alltel?? Really?!?! What happened to all that Verizon branding that we saw on the leaks and reviewer videos? I am sooooooooo pissed! I have been waiting for this device for months. For me, this was the perfect device (minus that Sense crap). It had everything that I wanted and now its headed to a carrier that might have 10K users on the books? WTF was HTC thinking? All that R&D wasted on a 3rd rate carrier. What a shame.

    Hmmm...these are still CDMA devices, right? Why not just buy them outright and flash them over to Cricket? My contract is up with big red anyways.
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    Its also on Sprint as the HTC Evo Shift 4g.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
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    So I'm to believe that it's going to Alltel because it has an Alltel wallpaper on it?
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    Alltel is still in 6 states after the VZW acquisition
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    Aparrently, they still serve six stares most likely in the more rural areas. I have no clue which states these are but, roaming is still through VZW and Sprint. Kinda sad that Merge did that. Before I got my Pro, it was either the Pro, that or Droid 2 Global. ALL of which had global capabilities. I'm just frine with my Pro and could still upgrade another one of my lines to get an LTE device.
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    I'll say it again, the HTC Merge is available from Sprint! If you really want the phone, you should go give it a try.
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    To answer some people questions on Alltel Go here <CLICK ME>


    1. Counties in west central Georgia that will continue to be serviced by Alltel include Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Pike, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Upson and Webster.

    Map of Alltel Wireless Divested Areas

    Map of ATN/Alltel merged areas clearly pointed out.
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    Probably something stupid happened-not wanting to step on moto's feet. This would have been a nice addition. There's still hope i guess. Saw an article somewhere about a few 3G phones still coming for VZW soon.
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    why is everyone so upset!?
    A: it showed up on vzw's site
    B: a source said they are "putting an lte radio in it"

    i dont know about you all, but ill wait for a lte device that has a keyboard!
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    Actually, I have a feeling this was Verizon's decision. As we saw in test units, FCC filings, magazine advertisements, other leaks this device WAS bound for Verizon. I think Verizon walked out on it (I personally think Verizon feared it would be too much competition for the Droid 2/Pro lines, so they canned it). Considering that it didn't seem to get canned until right before launch, HTC probably already had a good stock of these things to get rid of - and since Alltel is compatible with Verizon, they picked'em up.

    At least that would be my guess...
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    ... I wonder how difficult / if possible to activate one of these things on Verizon, once they're released. I know it should be possible, technically; but whether Verizon would allow it on their network is another question.

    Anyone in the know have an answer to that?
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