In a bit of unfortunate news, it seems the rumors are flying around that Verizon is looking to buy up Alltel. MobileMag notes that this isn't the first time the rumors have been slung around about these two, but with companies like AT&T and Cingular holding hands, these rumors sounds a little more valid this time around. This is a shame because my cellphone fetish began with a Nokia 5100 from Alltel in Kansas and it would be sad to see it go. It is kind of like hearing that your favorite childhood toy was hocked at a garage sale, or your favorite television star died in a horrific train wreck. I would also hate to see what kind of two-headed monster would be in those "My Circle" commercials.

Verizon to Become Largest National Carrier by Swallowing Alltel [MobileMag]


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