AT&T Introduces Service in Montana, Giving Montanans Access to the Nation's Fastest Mobile Broadband Network and More Innovative Mobile Devices

AT&T launches service for former Alltel subscribers, expanding access to the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network across rural areas and offering a wide selection of compelling devices

Helena, Montana, April 14, 2011
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Montanans will have access to the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network as AT&T launches service in the state. Beginning April 10, more than 150,000 Alltel customers joining AT&T* will see a change as AT&T rebrands Alltel in their area to AT&T and introduces AT&T’s exciting lineup of products and services to these customers. 1

Since its acquisition of the Alltel wireless assets in Montana, AT&T has invested significantly to transition the former Alltel network infrastructure to AT&T. Former Alltel customers across the state will now have access to the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network and to AT&T’s broad portfolio of mobile devices.

“We’re thrilled to bring AT&T’s products and services to the state of Montana and to welcome former Alltel customers to the AT&T community—  we’re confident that they will enjoy a fantastic wireless experience with AT&T,” said Jace Barbin, vice president and general manager for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets in the Rocky Mountain Region. “We’ve been working nonstop to upgrade the Alltel network. AT&T’s network integration in Montana expands the reach of our mobile broadband network and demonstrates AT&T’s ongoing commitment to bring the benefits of mobile broadband to as many Americans as possible, including in rural areas.

“Today we’re proud that customers in Montana have access not only to the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network but also to the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider — with voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in 200 countries.”

The rebranding effort includes the former Alltel stores at:

  • 135 Hutton Ranch Rd., Ste. 101, Kalispell, 59901
  • 1459 N. 19th Ave., Bozeman, 59718
  • 1521 10th Ave. South, Great Falls, 59405
  • 2564 King Ave. W, Suite H, Billings, 59102
  • 2700 N. Montana Ave., Helena, 59601
  • 3075 N. Reserve, Ste. L, Missoula, 59808
  • 3100 Paxson St., Missoula, 59801
  • 644 Broadwater Ave., Billings, 59101

The rebranding effort also includes AT&T offerings at the following authorized retailers:

  • Rocky Mountain Wireless locations at:
    • 1014 W. Park, Unit 3, Livingston, 59047
    • 20 E. Sebree, Dillion, 59725
    • 200 S. 23rd Ave., Suite E5, Bozeman, 59718
    • 203 W. Madison, Ste. I, Belgrade, 59714
  • Cowboy Connection locations at:
    • 112 First Ave. South, Ste. 2, Laurel, 59044
    • 637 N. 9th St., Ste. 150, Columbus, 59019
  • Super Cellular, 1131 N. 1st, Hamilton, 59840
  • Blue Wire locations at:
    • 1282 Hwy 2 E, Kalispell, 59903
    • 1701 Brooks St., Missoula, 59801
    • 3091 N. Sanders St., Ste. C, Helena, 59602
    • 300 South 24th Street A20, Billings, 59102
  • All Access Cellular locations at:
    • 1307 Harrison Ave., Butte, 59701
    • 595 Main, Billings, 59105
    • 213 W. Main, Lewistown, 59457
    • 301 24th St. West, Billings, 59102
  • Elite Wireless, 1500 Harrison Ave., Butte, 59701
  • Tumbleweed Wireless location at:
    • 1515 West Bell, Store 1-A, Glendive, 59330
    • 2610 Main, Miles City, 5930
  • Velocity Wireless locations at:
    • 1601 Marketplace Dr., Space 24, Great Falls, 59404
    • 1753 Hwy 2, Havre, 59501
    • 2114 10th Ave. S, Great Falls, 59405
    • 2901 Brooks St., Missoula, 59801
    • 621 W. 1st Ave., Ste. B, Havre, 59501
    • 923 N. 1st St., Hamilton, 59840
  • HB Wireless, 1928 10th Ave. South, Great Falls, 59405
  • Devoe Electronics, 201 Main St., Polson, 59860
  • Highline Communications, 202 N. Central, Cut Bank, MT, 59427
  • Redline Audio & Cellular, 2030 W. Holly, Sidney, 59270
  • Earth Wireless, 2616 W. Main, Bozeman, 59715
  • Alpha Computers, 305 Main Ave., Libby, 59923
  • Cellular Nation, 6475 Hwy 93 S, Whitefish, 59937
  • Cellular Connection locations at:
    • 851 Shiloh Crossing Blvd., Ste. A, Billings, 59102
    • 323 24th St. W, Ste. A, Billings, 59102

 Trained sales consultants will be available to demonstrate a wide range of AT&T’s advanced wireless products and services. Shoppers can also test the latest smartphones, quick messaging devices, netbooks and tablets. Customers can also learn how to get the most from social networking, manage photos or navigate with GPS on exciting exclusive AT&T devices.

In addition, the following national retailer locations will also offer AT&T products and services:

  • Best Buy locations at:
    • 2407 Hwy 93 N, Kalispell, 59901
    • 2450 King Ave. W, Billings, 59201
    • 2640 N. Reserve St., Missoula, 59802
  • Radio Shack locations at:
    • 1200 10th Ave. S, Great Falls, 59405
    • 1600 11th Ave., Helena, 59601
    • 20 N. Main, Kalispell, 59901
    • 2415 N. Reserve St., Missoula, 59801
    • 2901 Brooks St., Missoula, 59801
    • 300 S. 24th St., Billings, 59102
    • 3100 Harrison, Butte, 59701
    • 30583 Hwy 2, Libby, 59923
  • WalMart locations at:
    • 101 Gernhardt, Laurel, 59044
    • 1150 Hwy 2 East, Kalispell, 59901
    • 1500 N. 7th Ave., Bozeman, 59771
    • 1649 Main St., Billings, 59105
    • 170 Heritage Lane, Polson, 59860
    • 2525 King Ave. West, Billings, 59102
    • 2750 Prospect Ave., Helena, 59601
    • 3205 Stower St., Miles City, 59301
    • 3510 Highway 2 West, Havre, 59501
    • 3555 Mullan Rd., Missoula, 59808
    • 3901 Harrison Ave., Butte, 59701
    • 4000 Hwy 93 South, Missoula, 59801
    • 701 Smelter Ave. NE, Great Falls, 59404
  • Sam’s Club, 4420 King Ave. East, Billings, 59101

Former Alltel consumer wireless customers in Montana had the option to receive a brand new AT&T handset, comparable to their existing device, at no additional cost.2 The vast majority of customers choosing free comparable devices are able to keep their existing rate plans, with no additional term commitment required.

Customers may also choose to upgrade their devices with a new two-year contract, an AT&T rate plan and any associated data plan.3 Customers choosing an AT&T rate plan can enjoy Mobile to Any Mobile, which gives customers unlimited calling to any mobile number in the United States, and A-List with Rollover®, exclusive to AT&T, which offers unlimited calling to up to 10 additional numbers on any network and allows customers to keep their unused Anytime Minutes for up to 12 months.4

AT&T will transition service for former Alltel subscribers over the coming weeks and is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for all customers. Prior to customers’ transition dates, AT&T will communicate with customers by text message and soundbite the specific date and details of their transition to AT&T, and in the meantime, their existing devices will continue to work on the legacy Alltel network.

Customers with questions about the transition process may visit www.att.com/alltel, call (800) 331-0500 or speak with an AT&T sales representative at a local retail location.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

1 AT&T is introducing service in Montana as a result of its acquisition of wireless assets from Verizon Wireless on June 22, 2010. The change affects former Alltel customers in Billings and Great Falls and in Beaverhead, Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Carbon, Carter, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Deer Lodge, Fallon, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Glacier, Golden Valley, Granite, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, McCone, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Musselshell, Park, Petroleum, Pondera, Powder River, Powell, Prairie, Richland, Rivalli, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Silver Bow, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Wheatland and Wibaux Counties.

2 Applies only to postpaid customers with a contract. Customers with laptop cards and netbooks may not have a choice of devices, but they are eligible for a comparable new device at no additional charge.

3 Customers upgrading their devices must pay current AT&T prices for their device.

4 Mobile to Any Mobile: Messaging Unlimited Plan required. Available on select AT&T Nation & Family Talk plans. International and roaming calls not included. Not available on AT&T Viva Mexico or Nation with Canada plans. Calls to directory assistance, voice mail, pay-per-use call routing and forwarding numbers not included. Text, picture, video and instant messages must be sent to and/or received from within the AT&T nationwide coverage area. A-List is available only with Individual plans $59.99 and over per month and FamilyTalk plan $89.99 or over per month. Other terms and conditions apply. Unused Rollover Minutes expire after the 12th billing period of the month minutes have been accumulated. Night and Weekend and Mobile to Mobile Minutes not included.

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