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Alltel 1st North American Carrier to Offer Huawei Data Card

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    Press Release Source: Alltel


    Alltel Wireless First North American Carrier to Offer Huawei Data Card
    Thursday August 9, 8:48 am ET
    Free data card available for qualifying customers


    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alltel Wireless, America's largest network, today announced customers now have access to data cards from Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"). Alltel is the first North American wireless carrier to offer customers PC data card products from Huawei, a leader in providing end-to-end next generation telecommunications solutions for carriers around the world.

    The Huawei EC360 data card allows laptop users to experience wireless broadband service at download speeds up to 2.4 Mbps, and supports Windows 2000, Windows XP and Vista operating systems. The EC360 card is available to Alltel customers for free, with the purchase of a qualifying data plan of $59.99 or more with a two-year service agreement. The Huawei EC360, with an MSRP of $189.99, is available in all Alltel Wireless retail stores and on Welcome to Alltel.

    "The relationship with Huawei is another example of Alltel's commitment to find the best technologies and products available for our customers," said Wade McGill, senior vice president of wireless products and services for Alltel Wireless. "We are proud to introduce Huawei's PC data card product to the North American wireless consumer, and we know that our customers will enjoy the fast downloads that the card will provide."

    "Alltel is a first-rate network operator with very rigorous product testing standards. Their decision to make our EC360 data card available to customers further validates Huawei's ability to deliver quality products for both the U.S. telecommunications industry and its customers," said Carl Liu, vice president of North American sales for Huawei. "We're confident in our ability to provide competitive products and services, and look forward to a growing relationship with Alltel."

    Alltel (NYSE: AT - News) is owner and operator of the nation's largest wireless network and has 12 million customers. For more information about Alltel, please visit Alltel.com - Official Site.

    Huawei Technologies is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks, and now serves 31 of the world's top 50 operators, along with over one billion users worldwide. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers. For more information, visit Huawei.

    All statements regarding Huawei's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represents goals and objectives only.



    Contact:
    For Alltel:
    Dale Ingram, 501-905-6078
    Vice President - Public Relations
    dale.ingram@alltel.com
    or
    Scott Morris, 501-905-4094
    Manager - Corporate Communications
    scott.l.morris@alltel.com
    or
    For Huawei:
    Sergio Rogina, 972-628-7759
    sergio.rogina@publicis-pr.com

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    Source: Alltel
     
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