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Exceed 160 Character SMS Limit with Beyond160 – Updated With OS 5 Support

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Up until fairly recently users have been asking us where to get an app that allows someone running OS 5 to send more than the CDMA defined 160 characters in an SMS. Beyond160 has been a great app for allowing users to do this but it was not available for OS 5 devices – until now. Beyond160 lets users on Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, US Cellular, Bell, Telus etc. exceed their 160 or 140 character SMS limit. When your SMS field is full, simply hit Menu>Go Beyond160 and you can continue typing as long as you like. This app also lets you send to multiple recipients or groups you’ve created.

Check out Beyond160 in the store as it comes with a fully functional 14-day trial.

[Thanks for the tip Tom!]

Alltel Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8530 for $49.99

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Alltel have announced the BlackBerry Curve 8530 for $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a one year contract. This is a fairly good price but I still think this device should be free. It’s part of the low-end BlackBerry family and it would sell far more units being free.

Deal of the Day: Beyond160 lets CDMA users type longer SMS messages

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BlackBerry Cool readers are very familiar with the application Beyon160. It allows you to use more than the 160 character limit, imposed on BlackBerry users by Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, U.S. Cellular, Bell, Telus, and all other CDMA carriers.

So if you’re a CDMA BlackBerry user, consider Beyond160, on sale for today only for $3.50 (regularly $6.99).

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 launches on Alltel

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Alltel has launched the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230, the first BlackBerry Pearl flip phone. The device is geared towards a younger smartphone user and is meant as an introductory BlackBerry.

This is one of those devices where if you don’t like it, then it isn’t meant for your demographic. Girls, teens and people who enjoy the closure of ending a phone call on a flip phone will love this device.

Features include:
· Internal LCD screen with 240 x 320 resolution
· External screen with 160 x 128 resolution
· SureType QWERTY keyboard
· Trackball navigation
· Built-in GPS with BlackBerry Maps
· 2 mega-pixel camera with video capabilities
· Media player with iTunes and Windows Media Player sync
· HTML browsing
· Expandable memory card slot
· Stereo Bluetooth support

Alltel is offering the BlackBerry Pearl Flip for $79.99, after a $70 mail-in rebate and two-year service agreement on a qualifying Smart Choice Pack.

Save $250 a year by adding wireless Internet with Alltel

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alltel For customers seeking to cut their bills and save during these TETs, Alltel Wireless today announced that they can now add Wireless Internet as a secondary line of service on a Smart Choice Pack for only $40 a month. Typically $60 a month, this option will save new and existing customers almost $250 a year while delivering fast wireless access from the convenience of a laptop or personal computer.

Verizon/Alltel deal to close on January 9th

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Verizon WirelessVerizon and AT&T have been neck and neck for the right to call themselves America’s largest carrier, but on January 9th there will be one clear leader. Verizon has announced that their purchase of Alltel, the fifth largest telecom in the United States, will close on January 9th. The merger will bring Verizon’s total share of the market to a whopping 85.2 million wireless subscribers.

The deal includes paying $5.9 billion for Alltel’s privately held equity, as well as assuming $22.2 billion in debt. To finance this massive purchase Verizon Wireless has received commitments from eight financial institutions to provide $17 billion of cold, hard liquidity. It looks like the Verizon ‘can you hear me now’ guy will be working overtime to check up on all his new customers.

|via IntoMobile|