Chip Strange Staff Manager-CDMA Carrier Relations Alltel Communications United States Regional Perspective
Carrier Overview <ul><li>Subscriber Totals / Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Verizon Wireless  CDMA   ~ 51.3M </li></ul><ul><...
Highly Fluid Competitive Environment <ul><li>M&A Activity and Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Verizon Wireless </li></ul><ul...
Highly Fluid Competitive Environment <ul><li>M&A Activity and Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>US Cellular </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Alltel’s Stance <ul><li>Marketing Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging Marketing Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Alltel Wireless Footprint
What’s Next? <ul><li>Continued Industry Consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>How well will carriers manage the transitional act...
Questions? United States Regional Perspective
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United States Regional Perspective - ALLTEL, March 22, 2006

  1. 1. Chip Strange Staff Manager-CDMA Carrier Relations Alltel Communications United States Regional Perspective
  2. 2. Carrier Overview <ul><li>Subscriber Totals / Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Verizon Wireless CDMA ~ 51.3M </li></ul><ul><li>Cingular Wireless GSM ~ 54.1M </li></ul><ul><li>Sprint/Nextel CDMA/iDEN ~ 38.0M </li></ul><ul><li>T-Mobile USA GSM ~ 21.7M </li></ul><ul><li>Alltel CDMA ~ 10.7M </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Midwest Wireless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Cellular of Southern Illinois </li></ul></ul><ul><li>United States Cellular CDMA ~ 5.3M </li></ul><ul><li>MetroPCS CDMA ~ 2.0M </li></ul><ul><li>Cricket CDMA ~ 1.7M </li></ul><ul><li>Dobson Cellular GSM ~ 1.5M </li></ul><ul><li>Centennial Wireless GSM ~ 1.2M </li></ul><ul><li>SunCom GSM ~ 900k </li></ul>
  3. 3. Highly Fluid Competitive Environment <ul><li>M&A Activity and Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Verizon Wireless </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Valley Telecom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leap Wireless Markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1900 MHz buildout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Company Acquisition of MCI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cingular Wireless </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued Integration of AT&T Wireless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Divestiture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents Companies – BellSouth and AT&T to Merge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cingular Wireless Rebranded to AT&T </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sprint/Nextel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Integration of CDMA/IDEN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliate Acquisitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sprint Branded Affiliates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nextel Partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announced Wireline Spin </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Highly Fluid Competitive Environment <ul><li>M&A Activity and Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>US Cellular </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Property Swap with Alltel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1900 MHz buildout </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alltel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Western Wireless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sold Western Wireless International Assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Property Swap with US Cellular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cingular Divestiture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midwest Wireless and First Cellular of Southern Illinois </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Alltel’s Stance <ul><li>Marketing Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging Marketing Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising Spend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Carrier Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rebranding Initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Environmental Shift </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest Wireless Network in the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wireless Data Network Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>95% POPs with 1xRTT networks – Heritage Alltel </li></ul><ul><li>92% POPs with 1xRTT networks – Former Western Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>2006 – Significant EV-DO network expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Financial Position </li></ul><ul><li>Wireline Spin/Merge with Valor </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Financial Flexibility with low debt </li></ul>
  6. 6. Alltel Wireless Footprint
  7. 7. What’s Next? <ul><li>Continued Industry Consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>How well will carriers manage the transitional activity? </li></ul><ul><li>Wired vs. Wireless Broadband </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questions? United States Regional Perspective

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