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North Central MN Coverage

Discussion in 'Alltel Forum' started by cukoz, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. cukoz

    cukoz Junior Member
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    Hello. I used to be an alltel customer, and well, wish I never left, now having to deal with Verizon and Sprint. I am going to be working a lot in the Brainerd, and Walker, MN areas, and in those rurals areas around there. I noticed on the alltel map that they have those counties highlighted in blue that they have native service there, but when I called in they said they only have service over towards Fargo and SW MN. What is up with that? Will they ever convert over those other areas?
     
  2. DanPFW

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    There is nothing to "convert". There are 2 cellular and 7 PCS licenses issued by the FCC. Alltel does NOT own either of the cellular licenses in the central part of the state. They only own a couple of markets in NW MN. The only 2 companies that own the cellular licenses in Northern MN are Dobson, soon to be AT&T, and RCC, soon to be Verizon.

    Your other choice(s) would be Sprint, and maybe a couple of other PCS companies.
     
  3. cukoz

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    Then why does this map from alltel corporate show so much more native coverage then? MN Map.jpg
     
  4. DanPFW

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    They own soem PCS licenses in the North Central area of MN. I don't think they've built it out, but I sure can't confirm that.

    Andrew Shepard has maps posted for most cellular licenses. They're not perfect since companies keep merging, but this one's actually for the Alltel Cellular licenses.

    http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/alltel_cel.html

    I'm not sure where you found that map. If it's from the investor relations area, it's just a map of their assets. I can't imagine they'd invest the money in building out the PCS license. If they did, I wouldn't recommend anyone relying on it, seeing how bad Sprint is in a lot of the rural areas.

    Dan
     

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