Well I just got a message from Alltel this morning about a "wireless data card." I don't have a phone or wireless device with data capabilities of any kind with my Alltel service. So I called the number they told me to call 1-877-573-4199 and select option 3. A lady answered after 5 minutes on hold (and a loop every 10 seconds saying my call will be answered ASAP). I told the lady how I don't have any Wireless Data, never did (I don't even have text) and I think the call was in error. She put me on hold to check. After a few minutes she asked me if I ever moved from my home address. I said no, I've lived at the same address for 7 years now, and I've been an Alltel customer for 6 of those years. She asked me if I've made any trips outside my coverage area recently. I said no, but I sometimes travel not far to neighboring Spartanburg County SC (used to be native Alltel) but I still reside in Gaffney, which stayed Alltel. I live about 5 miles from the county line. She put me on hold to check her info again. After another 5 minutes she informed me that I live in a "fringe area" and that Alltel can not continue to provide service to (just) my line, the other 2 lines are not affected and one of those is even under contract. She said I have until February 6th to "find another provider to port my number to." Now here's where I have a problem. I've been with Alltel happily for....6 years, and I've always paid my bill on time, they've never had any problems with me using my phone a lot, and now they do. I've actually been using my phone alot less than this time last year, from like 10,000 minutes a month to about 4,000. They never said anything when I was using my phone over 10,000 minutes almost every month in 2006-2011. Most of those months were about 30-50% roaming. I do not want to give them up, I like my service and have stayed with them, loyally, even through the uncertainty with the merger Since the other 2 lines are not affected it sounds like I can just add a line on my account (with a different number) and keep my Alltel service. Though I don't really wanna change my number, I may have to if I wanna stay with them. Still makes no sense of the sudden turning on the customer. I have an LG AX4270 phone, it is not capable of data or pix, and text is disabled, I only use it to talk. I'm gonna head to the Alltel store in Gaffney today directly to see if I could straighten any of this out. I really cannot believe they could just flip on a loyal customer (with the same phone even) for 6 years.