Friday, December 19, 2014

Alltel stores reopen as AT&T

More than a year after AT&T closed its $780 million acquisition of Alltel's operations, some Alltel stores in the Charlotte region are reopening as AT&T locations.

AT&T spokesman Josh Gelinas said in a statement that the transition will help integrate the companies more.

"Rebranding Alltel’s retail stores is just the first step. AT&T has also upgraded the former Alltel network in North Carolina to combine the strength of Alltel’s local coverage with AT&T’s 4G LTE network, the most reliable 4G LTE network in the nation, covering more than 300 million people.3 In early 2015, more than 60,000 former Alltel wireless customers here will begin using new devices that work on AT&T’s network. AT&T will let customers know when it’s time to activate their new devices," wrote Gelinas.

The stores included in the AT&T rebranding are located in:

- Conover: 1217 N. Hwy. 16

- Hickory: 1960 Hwy. 70

- Laurinburg: 969 U.S. Hwy. 401 S.

- Lenoir: 825 Blowing Rock Blvd.

- Rockingham: 1788 E. Broad

- Wadesboro: 220 Walton Dr.

More information about the switch from Alltel to AT&T is available online at


Retta Matson said...

This is a good news, lets see how things will work as AT&T.