Alltel Internet ISP Review


Alltel Internet Becomes Windstream Communications

Alltel was acquired in 2006 by Valor Telecom. Their merger created a new company, Windstream, which provides communications services to the former Alltel service areas. Their residential services include home high speed Internet, telephone, and, through a partnership with DISH network, satellite television service. Windstream is based in Little Rock, Arkansas and serves 16 states, primarily focusing on rural areas once part of Alltel’s service area in the southern United States.

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Windstream offers high speed DSL with speeds up to 100 times faster than dial-up. Windstream also promises a “price for life” plan that locks in your introductory rate for as long as you stay with their company. Their plans include:

  • 3 Mbps: A basic plan good for email and basic Internet use.

  • 6 Mbps: This plan is great for streaming movies and downloading music as well as the basic Internet use above. This plan is Windstream’s most popular.

  • 12 Mbps: If you need speed, this package should allow streaming HD video, playing games, or serious telecommuting.


Alltel, once part of Verizon, was originally in phones. Now, as Windstream, they offer voice over IP phone lines with unlimited local or long distance calling, and plenty of calling features, to satisfy any need or budget.


Windstream partners with the DISH satellite network to provide high quality high definition video to its customers, in several iterations depending on channel and movie packages.

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Like many cable and Internet companies, Windstream allows you to package your DISH television, high speed DSL Internet and voice over IP phone to save money. These bundles can also include security features, like McAfee Virus Protection, and up to 25GB of backup on Windstream’s cloud, protecting your data and keeping it safe.

Alltel through Windstream offers DSL Internet at speeds and packages that fit your lifestyle and budget. If you would like to make the switch, but are already in a telecommunications contract, Windstream will help you out of your contract to take advantage of their services.

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Updated on: November 10, 2015

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