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Verizon In Talks to Buy Alltel, Become Biggest Wireless Carrier With Over 80 Million Subscribers

Not the first time this rumor has popped up, but Reuters is reporting that Verizon is in talks to pick up nationwide runt Alltel in a $27 billion deal that would make Verizon Wireless the biggest carrier on the block, with over 80 million subscribers, topping AT&T (67 million + 13 million). The deal's feasible-both…

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Afternoon News: Alltel's Pearl 8130, $6 Billion Ink Over-Charge and Broken Zune Song Tags

• The American Consumer Institute estimates that consumers overpay for printer ink by $6 billion a year, since there is no competition in the market of printer ink. [Cameratown via Gadget Lab]
• Alltel will be releasing its version of the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 just in time for the holidays, with a price of $149 after…