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    Verizon buying Alltel

    Since I'm a current Alltel subscriber I'm wondering what, if any, effect this will have on me.

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    Re: Verizon buying Alltel

    All it really means is that we are going to have a very awkward commercial with Chad and the Verizon Can You Hear Me Now guy getting a bit too friendly......



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    Re: Verizon buying Alltel

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    All it really means is that we are going to have a very awkward commercial with Chad and the Verizon Can You Hear Me Now guy getting a bit too friendly......
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    Re: Verizon buying Alltel

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that it means you'll soon be a Verizon customer.



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    Re: Verizon buying Alltel

    How long untill US Cellular gets bought out? It seems to be one of the few regional companies around...



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    Re: Verizon buying Alltel

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that it means you'll soon be a Verizon customer.
    I'm talking coverage and connection issues. I've been considering leaving Alltel because I have so many dropped calls. Wondering if that will get better.



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    Re: Verizon buying Alltel

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I'm talking coverage and connection issues. I've been considering leaving Alltel because I have so many dropped calls. Wondering if that will get better.
    Does verizon offer service in your area? If so and they don't have those issues then I imagine it could get better. Or it could be all just related to your phone too and not Altells issue.

    I know when AT&T bought Cingular, their service did not get any better in the cedar rapids area at all. They still have to worst dropped calls problem in this area.



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    Re: Verizon buying Alltel

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I'm talking coverage and connection issues. I've been considering leaving Alltel because I have so many dropped calls. Wondering if that will get better.

    Verizon's coverage is one of the best I've ever had... maybe the best, in terms of connection. AT&T/Cingular is the only one that is on the same level, pretty much... So you should be happy you're getting their coverage on that... Hopefully the customer service gets better with Alltel coming aboard, but I doubt it. Verizon CS is TERRIBLE in my opinion. Luckily, haven't had to use them too often, but when you do, it's a pain. I'm wondering about the plans they'll incorporate from this buyout...


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    Re: Verizon buying Alltel

    Quote Originally Posted by isuarch80 View Post
    Verizon's coverage is one of the best I've ever had... maybe the best, in terms of connection. AT&T/Cingular is the only one that is on the same level, pretty much... So you should be happy you're getting their coverage on that... Hopefully the customer service gets better with Alltel coming aboard, but I doubt it. Verizon CS is TERRIBLE in my opinion. Luckily, haven't had to use them too often, but when you do, it's a pain. I'm wondering about the plans they'll incorporate from this buyout...

    I actually have had good experience with Verizon's CS. I recently got a new phone. Bought it all online. One of their CS people actually CALLED ME to activate my new phone. I was actually impressed. It was the same gal who helped me purchase the phone. Was nice to have some who knew what they were doing, and I could understand.


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    Re: Verizon buying Alltel

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    I actually have had good experience with Verizon's CS. I recently got a new phone. Bought it all online. On of their CS people actually CALLED ME to activate my new phone. I was actually impressed. It was the same gal who helped me purchase the phone. Was nice to have some who knew what they were doing, and I could understand.
    Good to hear! I haven't had to use CS since last April (14 mths), so maybe things are getting better, you never know.


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