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Discussion in 'Android News' started by Preach2k, Jan 24, 2011.
Alltel is still in 6 states after the VZW acquisition
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
... 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?
Sounds completely plausible.
Upon further reflection, I did notice the lack of carrier branding on the device. I wonder if it is actually not present and it is in fact heading to Alltel...or a photoshop job of the original vzw device minus the Big Red logo but with an Alltel wallpaper just to stir the pot.
If VZW would allow it, that would be awesome. However, I suspect that to NOT be a case.
But keep this in mind...if the rumors and reviewer videos regarding the specifications are to be believed, and this thing has both a CDMA AND GSM radio, any carrier in the world should be able to take it.
Wonder what ever happened to VZW's open network that they talked about a year ago, the one where any compatible phone that met their standards would be allowed... seems like that was just a load of crap for when they bought alltel and where bidding on spectrum. Oh well just another walled garden...