Alltel is now owned by AT&T. AT&T has a long history dating back to 1876 and was founded by Alexander Graham Bell. AT&T expects to start the transition process of moving Alltel customers to AT&T’s 4G service after the network upgrades are finished in late 2014. Wireless (postpaid) customers will be sent a pre-select letter and transition materials with rate plan and device options. Prepaid customers will be sent a text message with special offers to switch to AT&T.  Until then customers can use their current services as normal. NOTE: please visit the site directly to verify the details and obtain more information.

If you are a new Alltel phone customer you will want to activate the phone immediately. You will also be able to view your account statements, manage your profile and more. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below for you to activate your new Alltel phone online.

how to activate- Alltel Phone Online

what you need:

  • internet access
  • have an official Alltel phone
  • personal information

what to do to:

  • visit:
  • in the section “I am already an Alltel Customer & I Just Received My Phone in the Mail” click on the “Next” button
  • from  separate phone call 1-877-531-4975
  • enter in your 10 digit phone number when prompted
  • receive instructions and confirmation that you phone is now set up NOTE: power off your old phone for the new one to work if this is a replacement phone
  • wait for ten minutes and then power on your new phone
  • on the new phone dial *288 and then press the Send button
  • follow all the voice prompts
  • turn the new phone off and restart it
  • when the new phone is back on place a test call to confirm that it is working

NOTE: for further help call 1-800-ALLTEL1 and choose option 3