Verizon Wireless Completes Merger With Alltel: Now the Nation's Largest CarrierS

It has been in the works for months, but Verizon and Alltel have finally consummated their relationship—making Verizon the nation's largest wireless carrier with nearly 83.7 million subscribers.

In the meantime, Alltel will continue to operate under their brand until a full integration is completed sometime in the next year. All-in-all it seems like good news for everyone involved—especially if it means the end of Chad and those annoying My Circle commercials. [Verizon via Phone Scoop]