Alltel Breaks Into Western Wisconsin Cell Phone Market

Cell phone carrier Alltel has announced that it will purchase Minnesota-based Midwest Wireless in a one-billion dollar transaction.

Alltel says the transaction will give it 400,000 more wireless customers across western Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota and Iowa.

The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2006 and is contingent upon regulatory approval.

Alltel is based in Little Rock, Arkansas