Today Alltel announced that their My Circle 10 and My Circle 20 plans will automatically receive 5 more numbers at no charge. My Circle allows customers to make and receive unlimited calls to/from any US number on any network or landline. And yes, Alltel is stilling doing business under its own name in markets where the government didn't allow Verizon to take over.
Here's the press release: Alltel Wireless revolutionized the wireless industry with the launch of ?My Circle,? the extremely popular calling feature allowing customers to make and receive calls to and from any number on any network. Starting tomorrow, Alltel is making ?My Circle? an even more robust, more flexible and more cost-effective calling feature. In the 91 Cellular Market Areas (CMAs) that Verizon is required to divest, which will continue to operate as Alltel Wireless until they are sold, customers on "My Circle 10" and "My Circle 20" calling plans will automatically receive an additional five numbers for unlimited calling.
Alltel is once again demonstrating its steadfast commitment to providing its customers with value and unmatched control over their wireless experience with today?s announcement of a major expansion to ?My Circle.?
With the addition of five numbers to ?My Circle,? Alltel customers in these 91 CMAs in 22 states will now have unlimited calling to more of the people that matter most to them. The new ?My Circle 15,? previously ?My Circle 10,? and ?My Circle 25,? previously ?My Circle 20,? will maintain the same competitive rates. ?My Circle 15? starts at $59.99 per month and includes 900 anytime minutes, and ?My Circle 25? starts at $99.99 per month and includes 2,100 anytime minutes. The five additional numbers will be automatically available to existing "My Circle" customers on eligible plans.
?My Circle? pioneered the concept of unlimited calling, and we are thrilled to offer a level of flexibility and value to our customers which is not available from any other wireless carrier,? said Lynette Jurgens, Senior Marketing Leader, Alltel Wireless. ?The best part is there is no action required by our customers to receive these additional numbers?they are instantly available to eligible accounts for customers in our 91 CMAs. By offering an additional five numbers to our most popular calling plans, Alltel is providing our customers with even greater value, and the freedom of unlimited calling to more of the people they talk to most often.?
Calls to ?My Circle? numbers are in addition to anytime minutes, unlimited night / weekend minutes and unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes included in customers? calling plans. Alltel customers still enjoy the convenience of changing their numbers anytime and at no charge by simply going to www.alltel.com/myaccount
Alltel Wireless continues to be an industry-leader, providing choice and flexibility with its exclusive ?My Circle? feature. And now, for customers in 91 CMAs, Alltel is providing unlimited calling to and from any five, 15 or 25 numbers on any network. Alltel Wireless was also the first to offer Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their calling plans at any time without extending their contract.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview