That sale, which involved about 800,000 wireless subscribers nationwide, awaits federal regulatory approval, said Wesley Brown, an Alltel spokesman in Little Rock, AR.
Atlantic Tele-Network hopes to conclude the transaction by the end of the year, officials said.
"Until then, we are going to compete aggressively in those markets," said Brown
That could include the familiar advertisements with Chad humiliating his
competitors, including Verizon
In a media market such as Greenville, that might result in viewers seeing both the Verizon transitional ads, and the bare-knuckles ads from Alltel
"As we move toward this transition, we will share more information as it becomes available.
In the interim period, our customers will continue to receive the same great service they have come to expect from Alltel