1. bigp7912's Avatar
    ok so my friend who had alltel and he wanted a the Blackberry storm but was not eligible for a upgrade anytime soon so he calls up Alltel and told them that he wanted to go ahead and switch over to Verizon's network so they let him and he didn't have to pay the $200 cancellation fee or anything like that......to make a long story short he now has the Blackberry Storm.....has anybody done this or will they even let you do it?
    05-04-09 02:53 PM
  2. bearkat38's Avatar
    ok so my friend who had alltel and he wanted a the Blackberry storm but was not eligible for a upgrade anytime soon so he calls up Alltel and told them that he wanted to go ahead and switch over to Verizon's network so they let him and he didn't have to pay the $200 cancellation fee or anything like that......to make a long story short he now has the Blackberry Storm.....has anybody done this or will they even let you do it?
    Apparently they will let you do it!
    05-04-09 02:54 PM
  3. Thickfreakness's Avatar
    You have to have 4 months or less on your current Alltel contract. But also, it depends on the market you're in. For example, in Virginia, Alltel is switching to VZW on JUne 1. If you're market is making a switch that soon, they may let you out. You should call ALLtel though
    05-05-09 12:13 AM
  4. anon(1672170)'s Avatar
    I've never heard of that happening before. It's usually fees up the wazoo!
    05-05-09 12:15 AM
  5. Thickfreakness's Avatar
    I've never heard of that happening before. It's usually fees up the wazoo!
    We own Alltel. Thats the only reason why they let him out of his contract.
    05-05-09 12:17 AM
  6. Mordendrak's Avatar
    We also own the night... poor movie reference I know.
    05-05-09 09:09 AM
  7. Chrisy's Avatar
    Alltel Customer Port-In Process
    Effective Date: 1/28/2009


    Alltel Port-in policies are effective 1/28 to assist Alltel
    customers that wish to port-in to Verizon Wireless prior to the
    billing conversion.

    Alltel customers may port-in to Verizon Wireless,
    however they are still responsible for any Alltel
    contractual obligations and will be charged an ETF (Early
    Termination Fee), if applicable, by Alltel.

    Exception: Alltel credits the ETF for non-divested
    customers who have four months or less on their
    Alltel contract term remaining.


    Refer to the Alltel
    Customer Lookup Tool to determine the number
    of months remaining on the customer's contract.
    The Verizon Wireless Activation Fee will be credited for
    customers in Alltel non-divested markets only.

    Customers are subject to a credit check and Verizon
    Wireless credit policies.

    Account history will not convert over to VZW after the
    port is complete and the customer will be issued a new
    VZW account number. Any account passwords, log-ins or
    auto-pay instructions will also change.

    Below please find background information on the Alltel
    merger.

    Verizon Wireless completed its purchase of Alltel on Friday,
    January 9, 2009.

    Verizon Wireless will continue to use the Alltel brand for the
    next several months as it works to integrate networks during a
    transition period.


    The U.S. Government has approved the VZW-Alltel merger with
    this condition:

    Certain Alltel, Unicel (RCC) and VZW properties will be
    sold. They must be operated independently until they are
    sold.

    These properties will be placed into separate Trusts and will
    operate independently from us. The Trusts will be our
    competitors under antitrust laws. Follow Code of Conduct
    guidelines when interacting with competitors.
    05-05-09 09:50 AM
  8. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Again, if you only have less than 4 months left, you can port out ETF free (if you are non-divested). If you are divested, you will be sold to another carrier.

    Alltel does not let you out of your ETFs for any reason except death. I finally just choked them down and left. I get discounts with Verizon and not with Alltel. So I sold my Alltel phones and that paid for the cancellation fees. We were using Verizon phones on Alltel's network already, so we didn't have to buy new phones. So we are just sitting on upgrades now when and if Verizon decides to release a new BB.
    05-05-09 06:29 PM
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