Thursday, August 20, 2009

Verizon Wireless Completes Key Phases of Alltel Integration

Verizon Wireless, which acquired Alltel in January, has completed key milestones in seamlessly converting former Alltel customers to its service in Florida. These efforts include welcoming these customers onto the nation's largest and most reliable wireless voice and data network, rebranding and remodeling 21 retail stores in Florida, and managing a multi-million dollar conversion of network operations across the state.

More than 700 former Alltel cell sites and several large switching facilities across Florida are being upgraded and reconfigured to work as part of the larger and more advanced Verizon Wireless EV-DO Rev A network. The massive, multi-million dollar Alltel-to-Verizon Wireless network conversion is expected to be completed throughout the state by 2011.