Alltel is the fifth-largest carrier in the United States.
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For Alltel customers on a budget, the HTC Wildfire is a very affordable and decently featured Android phone, but it comes at the cost of screen quality and processor speed.
For Alltel customers looking for a messaging-centric smartphone, the HTC Snap offers a nice, budget-friendly alternative to the carrier's BlackBerry offerings.
As shown: $79.99
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While the Samsung Glint doesn't sport a flashy design or the latest and greatest features, it offers Alltel customers a solid, basic cell phone with good call quality; best of all, it's free.
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The RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 updates Alltel's line of BlackBerrys, but its clamshell design won't please everyone.
As Reviewed: $129.99 with a two-year contract.
Similar model available starting at $19.99 with a two-year contract.
The joint U Prepaid service brings both carriers into the realm of big-box distribution.
The Samsung Delve is an attractive, multimedia phone with good performance. It lacks some important features but it's a solid addition to Alltel's lineup.
The carrier says it plans to buy wireless spectrum and network assets from Atlantic Tele-Network, aka Alltel, in an effort to boost its spectrum coffers.
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