Alltel and Boingo Wireless are teaming for nationwide hotspot access. The Alltel Wi-Fi plan is available for purchase by anyone in the United States as a stand alone offer.
Unlimited Wi-Fi access costs $19.99 per month or $3.99 per day with no contract commitment. In the past year, more than 15,000 additional hotspots have been added to Alltel’s nationwide service, which includes thousands of hotels, bookstores, coffee shops and fast food restaurants through Boingo.
Recently, Alltel Wireless began offering an Internet Anywhere Bundle, allowing Alltel customers to bundle their cellular data plan with unlimited Wi-Fi access for their laptop. The $69.98 per month bundle gives customers the choice of connecting to either Alltel’s EVDO network or a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Alltel Wireless, the fifth largest cellular company in the United States, has more than 13 million customers. On June 5, 2008, Verizon Wireless announced it will acquire Alltel in a deal valued at $28.1 Billion.