Alltel's system is 3G AT&T is 4G after AT&T bought them out they are converting the system over to 4G one state at a time. They are in the middle of converting NC to 4G and when it's done this summer I'll have to go in and get a AT&T cell on the new network they aren't leaving the customers any choice the 3G network sooner or later won't work. Only thing that can be done is go somewhere else after the contract period expires. Prepaid can go elsewhere at anytime.
Yeah, and for us, that poses a problem, cause once Cricket begins operating under AT&T sometimes in 2016, I won't have a lot of good options in terms of choosing a good phone, because AT&T equipment is some of the most expensive I've ever seen. I'm not sure about Alltel, but it's safe to bet it'll probably happen around the same time, if not before. I'm not sure if my parents have a prepaid plan like I do or not, but I'd have to assume at least partially they might. I dunno what my parents are gonna do about the DirecTV issue, though. The service for that area they live in is decent, and I worry that AT&T will just mess that up.