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Alltel Offers Wireless Broadband in Charleston

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    Press Release Source: Alltel


    Alltel Offers Wireless Broadband in Charleston
    Monday December 3, 10:55 am ET
    Alltel's Wireless Internet to Provide High-Speed Data Services;
    EVDO Technology Delivers Speeds Comparable to Cable or DSL


    CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing to expand its wireless data network for mobile professionals and consumers, Alltel Wireless has launched broadband Wireless Internet service in Charleston and surrounding communities. Customers now have continuous 3G coverage from Charleston to Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head and Columbia. Wireless Internet uses next generation EVDO (evolution data optimized) technology that provides customers with unlimited wireless access to the Internet at speeds comparable to wired broadband connections such as cable modem or DSL.

    With Wireless Internet, it is easy to surf the Web, access e-mail and calendars and download large, graphic-rich files while on the go. Using the service, customers can access advanced business, news and entertainment applications from their laptops, smartphones or handsets at average speeds of 400 to 700 Kbps with maximum speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps.

    “Alltel Wireless is committed to meeting the growing data needs of our customers throughout South Carolina,” said Ron Senchak, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in South Carolina. “Wireless Internet service delivers an unmatched wireless broadband experience that will keep both traveling business professionals and casual users connected with the fastest and most reliable data services.”

    In addition to Charleston, Alltel’s Wireless Internet service now is available in Mt. Pleasant, Moncks Corner and Summerville. In the Upstate, the service also is available in Greenville, Spartanburg, Clemson, Anderson and Newberry.

    Nationally, Alltel has one of the largest EVDO footprints of any U.S. carrier, covering cities such as Charlotte, Cleveland and Tampa, as well as smaller communities such as Savannah, Ga., and Jackson, Miss. In addition to the extensive coverage provided by its own network, Alltel’s roaming agreements give its customers with data-card equipped laptops Wireless Internet access in all of the nation’s major metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

    Wireless Internet is available for $59.99 a month for unlimited use and does not require a voice plan in order to qualify. In addition to supporting a wide range of productivity enhancing business applications, it enables Alltel’s Axcess TV, with more than 25 channels, and XM radio, with 20 of the best satellite radio music channels. To experience the broadband network, customers will need an EVDO-capable handset, such as the MOTOROKR™ Z6m, or a laptop PC data card available online and at Alltel retail stores in USB, PCMCIA Type II, and Express Card form factors.

    For more information on Wireless Internet, consumers can visit an Alltel Wireless retail store or log on to Alltel.com - Official site. Business customers can visit Alltel Mobile Software Solutions : Alltel Mobile Software Solutions Home.

    Alltel is owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network and has more than 12 million wireless customers.





    Contact:
    Alltel
    Andrew Moreau, 501-905-7962
    Vice President – Corporate Communications
    andrew.moreau@alltel.com
    or
    Scott Morris, 501-905-4094
    Manager – Corporate Communications
    scott.l.morris@alltel.com

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    Source: Alltel
     
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