Alltel Corporation is a provider of wireless services, operating primarily in the United States. In November 2008, Alltel was bought by Verizon Wireless, after around five months of negotiations. If before the merger Alltel was serving in 34 states, at present continues to serve only six states, specially in rural areas. After the merger, Alltel has become the eighth largest company of wireless telecommunications in U.S., with around 800.000 customers.
When operating the network in 34 states, Alltel was focused on the small and medium cities, but providing wireless services to both business and residential customers in all 50 American states, base on the roaming agreements signed with Sprint and Verizon. The main advantage of this merger for the consumers, was the fact that there were able to call a larger group without spending all their minutes, and to take advantage of the Verizon's open development program.
Even if Alltel is currently not operating in too many states, their customers should still benefit of the best products and services. For this reason, at beginning of 2011, Alltel has launched four phones, running on Android operating system. Among these, we also see the mythical HTC Merge. With the Android O.S. on their Alltel phones, customers can now start enjoying all improved features that are coming with Android, having the possibility to download and use great applications from Android Market.
The four phones launched by Alltel in April 2011 were the following:
LG Axis, with a sliding QWERTY handset, a back camera of 3.2 megapixels, operating on Android 2.1.
Samsung Gem, a phone with a display of 3.2“, a back camera of 3.2 megapixels, and a processor of 800 MHz CPU, running on Android 2.1.
Motorola Milestone X, is the same phone as the one launched by Verizon in the same period, the Droid X. The Milestone X impressed with the 4.3“ display, the powerful processor of 1Ghz, the 8 megapixels camera, the HDMI out, and the 8GB internal storage capacity.
HTC Merge, an improved edition of the mythical HTC Merge, that was launched firstly as a Verizon product. Alltel has picked up almost all features of the Verizon HTC Merge, excepting the LTE. Has kept the QWERTY sliding handset, the 3.8“touchscreen, and the rear camera of 5 megapixels. The phone is equipped with Android 2.2 and HTC Sense.
Users of Alltel Android phones, can enjoy more than 80.000 various applications for games, music, videos and many other entertainment categories. They can also customize up to five home screens, adding or removing shortcuts to favorite apps and widgets, having the possibility to personalize the Alltel Android phone according with their needs and necessities.