Alltel Joins The Associated Carrier Group

The Associated Carrier Group, LLC, (ACG) announced today that Alltel Wireless, (NASDAQ: ATNI), has joined the group of independent tier two and three carriers and increased overall membership to 35 member carriers.  ACG, formed in January 2005, is an alliance of North American CDMA carriers that collaborates efforts to provide timely and competitive value to consumers in member markets while creating efficiencies of scale for device manufacturers and vendors.

“ACG aggregates carrier demand to insure timely availability of innovative wireless devices that consumers demand.” said ACG President Brian Caraway.  “Our organization provides Member Carriers with a means to work collaboratively with equipment manufacturers and vendors in an effort to bring the latest technologies, competitive value, and greater choice to consumers.   We are pleased to welcome Alltel as the newest member of ACG.”

“Our phones and devices are the primary medium by which our customers interact with our brand.  Being able to offer the latest, best technology is key to being competitive in the scale-driven wireless industry and we are excited to join with the ACG to offer Alltel customers great technology at competitive prices.” said Alltel Vice President of Wireless Products Scott Moody.

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About Alltel Wireless

Alltel is the longest running wireless brand in America and is operated by Allied Wireless Communications Corporation (AWCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network.  For further information please visit

About ACGACG was formed to benefit both its members and the consumer by facilitating efficient production and marketing of devices as well as increased competition. The consortium enables its members to work with manufacturers, suppliers and other vendors to acquire more timely access to relevant CDMA devices.  ACG presently has twenty-seven Member Carriers based in various markets throughout the United States.   More information is available at