1. Deck Hull's Avatar
    Like so many BB users, I have been anxiously awaiting the roll out of the Storm for months! I'm an Alltel user and had hoped the merge would have taken place before now, so I could get a Storm without switching carriers.
    Does anyone have information about a time-frame for this? Is it possible to purchase a Storm and unlock it to work with Alltel's CDMA?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    11-24-08 03:21 PM
  2. paul386's Avatar
    Not a chance.

    You will become a Verizon customer on January 1st. You can get the Storm on that date.
    11-24-08 03:31 PM
  3. Bert336's Avatar
    i was told by an alltel manager that the merge wont be done until June or so of next year...thats why i went ahead and opened up an account with verizon :P screw waiting on alltel slow pokes!
    11-24-08 03:32 PM
  4. Trdorsey's Avatar
    The close date for the merger has been pushed back. At this time, there is not an actual date . What we do know is that the merger will not "close" this year. Integrating Alltel into Verizon could take up to 18-24 months. If everthing was signed tomorrow, Alltel cusotmers would not become Verizon the day after per se.

    Also, Alltel isn't the slow poke here, Verizon is finalizing financing to make the purchase happen.

    Patience.....it will happen in due time.
    11-24-08 04:55 PM
  5. Boots4283's Avatar
    Umm if you can get them to release the phone you would be able to. I've done it before... this is why they are merging, the networks are compatiable.
    11-24-08 05:54 PM