Verizon Wireless completes billing and brand conversion for AlltelWORTHINGTON — Verizon Wireless opened its doors over the weekend to serve former Alltel and new customers in Worthington, giving them access to a full suite of innovative wireless products and services. This weekend marks the completion of the re-branding of Alltel stores to Verizon Wireless and the billing conversion for former Alltel customers in Worthington.
WORTHINGTON — Verizon Wireless opened its doors over the weekend to serve former Alltel and new customers in Worthington, giving them access to a full suite of innovative wireless products and services. This weekend marks the completion of the re-branding of Alltel stores to Verizon Wireless and the billing conversion for former Alltel customers in Worthington.
Former customers of Alltel and new customers are invited to visit one of the following Verizon Wireless locations in Worthington today:
l Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 1471 Humiston Ave.
l CCI Telecommunications, 705 10th Ave.
“We have worked diligently over the past 10 months to ensure that the transition to Verizon Wireless will be as seamless as possible for former Alltel customers,” said Nancy Clark, president-Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless. “Verizon Wireless now welcomes the opportunity to deliver to these customers the best value in wireless today, which includes the best network, best products and services and best customer service in the industry.”
Verizon Wireless completed its purchase of Alltel in January. Since then, it has been preparing to integrate the two companies’ billing systems and to re-brand and remerchandise stores so it can better transition former Alltel customers and welcome new customers to Verizon Wireless. The company has also begun integrating its network with that of Alltel re-homing cell sites to the Verizon Wireless network and upgrading Alltel’s high-speed data network and expects to complete the entire integration within the next two years.
Former Alltel customers in Worthington will keep their same phone numbers, contract terms and handsets. They also can choose to upgrade to a wide variety of Verizon Wireless products and services, which were previously not available to them.
As part of the integration, Verizon Wireless also is launching its HopeLine Phone Recycling program in former Alltel markets throughout the state. Through the program, individuals can provide assistance to domestic violence victims, and agencies that help them, by donating no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories to be refurbished, recycled or sold.
The proceeds benefit victims of domestic violence through agency grants and the donation of wireless phones and service. Since 2001, when the nationwide recycling program launched, Verizon Wireless has collected nearly 6.5 million phones and put more than 80,000 phones with 228 million minutes of service into the hands of domestic violence victims, HopeLine drop boxes are located at company-owned stores, or consumers can print a free mailing label from www.verizonwireless.com.