Former Alltel, Unicel and Some Verizon Wireless Customers in Minnesota Now Have Access to the Nation's Fastest Mobile Broadband Network and More Innovative Mobile Devices
AT&T launches service for former Alltel, Unicel and some Verizon Wireless customers, expanding access to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network across rural areas and offering a wide selection of compelling devices
12 Apr, 2011, 12:53 ET
MINNEAPOLIS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Alltel, Unicel and Verizon Wireless customers joining AT&T* will see a change as AT&T expands its service in Minnesota.(1) AT&T rebranded Alltel, Unicel and Verizon Wireless in this area to AT&T on April 10 and is introducing an exciting lineup of products and services to these customers.
Since its acquisition of these Alltel, Unicel and Verizon Wireless assets in Minnesota, AT&T has invested significantly to transition the former network infrastructure to AT&T. Former Alltel, Unicel and Verizon Wireless customers in these areas will now have access to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network and to AT&T's broad portfolio of mobile devices.
"We're thrilled to welcome these customers to the AT&T community, and we're confident that they will enjoy a fantastic wireless experience with AT&T," said Hardmon Williams, vice president and general manager for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets in Minnesota. "We've been working nonstop to upgrade the network. AT&T's network integration in Minnesota expands the reach of our mobile broadband network across primarily rural areas of the state and demonstrates AT&T's ongoing commitment to bring the benefits of mobile broadband to as many Americans as possible.
"Today we're proud that customers in this area have access not only to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network but also to the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider — with voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in 200 countries."
The rebranding effort includes the former Unicel stores at:
- 1004 1st St. South, Willmar, 56201
- 1015 W. Frontage Rd., Ste. 200, Owatonna, 55060
- 1060 Hwy. 15 South, Hutchinson, 55350
- 1411 E. College Dr., Ste. 1010, Marshall, 56258
- 1607 N. McMillian Ave., Ste. B, Worthington, 56187
- 1640 Madison Ave., Mankato, 56001
- 1850 Adams St., #336, Mankato, 56001
- 2574 North Bridge Ave., Albert Lea, 56007
- 300 Western Ave., Ste. 103, Faribault, 55021
- 362 South State St., Fairmont, 56031
- 965 East Frontage Rd., Litchfield, 55355
As part of the rebranding effort, the following authorized retailers offer AT&T products and services:
- CellTech locations at:
- 103 S. Mill St., Fertile, 56540
- 704 3rd St. NE, Roseau, 56751
- 1582 Hwy 59 SE, Thief River Falls, 56701
- 226 E. 1st St., Fosston, 56701
- 622 University Ave., Crookston, 56716
- Wireless Concepts, Inc., 323 N. Main St., Crookston, 56716
Trained sales consultants are available to demonstrate a wide range of AT&T's advanced wireless products and services. Shoppers can also test the latest smartphones, quick messaging devices, netbooks and tablets. Customers can also learn how to get the most from social networking, manage photos or navigate with GPS on exciting exclusive AT&T devices.
In addition, the following national retailer locations offer AT&T products and services:
- Radio Shack locations at:
- 3316 Hwy 10 E (EasTen Shopping Center), Moorhead, 56560
- Best Buy locations at:
- 2323 1st St. South, Willmar, 56201
Former Alltel, Unicel and Verizon Wireless consumer wireless customers in these areas had the option to receive a brand new AT&T handset, comparable to their existing device, at no additional cost.(2) The vast majority of customers choosing free comparable devices are able to keep their existing rate plans, with no additional term commitment required.
Customers may also choose to upgrade their devices with a new two-year contract, an AT&T rate plan and any associated data plan.(3) Customers choosing an AT&T rate plan can enjoy Mobile to Any Mobile, which gives customers unlimited calling to any mobile number in the United States, and A-List with Rollover®, exclusive to AT&T, which offers unlimited calling to up to 10 additional numbers on any network and allows customers to keep their unused Anytime Minutes for up to 12 months.(4)
AT&T will transition service for former Alltel, Unicel and Verizon Wireless subscribers over the coming weeks and is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for all customers. Prior to customers' transition dates, AT&T will communicate by text message and soundbite with customers the specific date and details of their transition to AT&T, and in the meantime, their existing devices will continue to work on the legacy network.
Customers with questions about the transition process may visit www.att.com/alltel, call (800) 331-0500 or speak with an AT&T sales representative at a local retail location.
(1) AT&T is expanding its service in Minnesota as a result of its acquisition of wireless assets from Verizon Wireless on June 22, 2010. The change affects former Alltel customers in Beltrami, Clearwater, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Red Lake and Roseau Counties; former Unicel customers in Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Freeborn, Jackson, Kandiyhoi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Sibley, Steele, Waseca, Watonwan and Yellow Medicine Counties; and former Verizon Wireless customers in Chippewa, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Nicollet, Renville and Sibley Counties.
(2) Applies only to postpaid customers with a contract. Customers with laptop cards and netbooks may not have a choice of devices, but they are eligible for a comparable new device at no additional charge.
(3) Customers upgrading their devices must pay current AT&T prices for their device.
(4) Mobile to Any Mobile: Messaging Unlimited Plan required. Available on select AT&T Nation & Family Talk plans. International and roaming calls not included. Not available on AT&T Viva Mexico or Nation with Canada plans. Calls to directory assistance, voice mail, pay-per-use call routing and forwarding numbers not included. Text, picture, video and instant messages must be sent to and/or received from within the AT&T nationwide coverage area. A-List is available only with Individual plans $59.99 and over per month and FamilyTalk plan $89.99 or over per month. Other terms and conditions apply. Unused Rollover Minutes expire after the 12th billing period of the month minutes have been accumulated. Night and Weekend and Mobile to Mobile Minutes not included.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
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