Alltel, owner of America’s largest wireless network, and Research In Motion today announced that Alltel is selling the BlackBerry 7130e, the first BlackBerry handheld designed to operate on the company’s high-speed Axcess Broadband network. The BlackBerry 7130e operates on Alltelâ€™s Axcess Broadband EV-DO network which supports Internet access at speeds up to 2.4 Mbps, enabling users to quickly view large, graphic-rich content.
The BlackBerry 7130e is available in Alltel retail stores for $299.99 with a two-year service agreement. Customers who add a postpaid voice calling plan when purchasing the BlackBerry 7130e will receive unlimited data service for $44.99 per month. The unlimited data plan includes national data roaming at no extra charge when using this device.
â€œThe BlackBerry 7130e operating on Alltelâ€™s Axcess Broadband network gives users a superior wireless experience by enabling mobile professionals to remain connected and productive while benefiting from the industry-leading speeds of Alltelâ€™s fast network,â€ said Frank Oâ€™Mara, executive vice president of marketing for Alltel. â€œBlackBerry is a powerful tool for customers who want access to email, phone and other applications from a single, wireless device.â€
â€œThe sophisticated design and enhanced features, combined with the power of the BlackBerry platform and Alltelâ€™s fast EV-DO network, make the BlackBerry 7130e an excellent choice for mobile professionals,â€ said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. â€œWeâ€™re excited to be working with Alltel to bring this innovative device to its customers in the U.S.â€