Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Two investor groups to purchase Alltel & Other Reader Information

First: (courtesy: CellGuru)
TPG Capital and GS Global Partners have purchased Alltel. The deal should close 4Q07 or 1Q08. If you would like to see a real life example of a company run by a private equity firm, visit any Albertson's in Cerberus Territory (which is the Southwest, Louisiana, and Florida). If run properly, you really notice no differences, and it may actually be run better. More information on the Alltel buyout can be found here

From the Reader Information Desk:
-Tracfone has a reorganized website (courtesy: Chris)
-An anonymous poster provided the following: TracFone's W370 supports Music tones and polys. For more information, go to and click on the W370
-AND... the Turk has provided the following:
Here is some Tracfone and Net10 news:

* Target stores have the Moto w370 on sale this week for $45.

* Target stores also have on sale their Tracfone minute cards ranging anywhere from 2 - 10 dollars off different card sizes.

* Some K-marts have the Nokia 2600 for $20, and the Nokia 1100 (+60 min.) for $20.

* As far as the Moto w370 coming out for Net10, there isnt a set date release, it'll just show up one day for sale in the stores and website...I'm sure it'll be here soon since its already been a month since it came out for Tracfone.

and will Refer-A-Friend return? it is anyone's guess.

last but not least today: MY PHONE LIST!
**all phones are prepaid lines**
My phones:
1x Nokia 6101 (T-Mobile)
1x Motorola c155 (Net10)
1x Sony Ericsson J220a (Cingular)
1x Kyocera Oystr (Virgin)
1x Kyocera K9 (Virgin)
1x Nokia 3120 (not currently in use)
1x Nokia 6010 (not currently in use)
For the other people in the house:
1x Nokia 3220 (T-Mobile)
1x Nokia Shorty (Virgin)
1x Nokia 6010 (T-Mobile)

If you have anything to contribute, let us know about it and you know it will probably end up here on the blog. (Note: All submissions may be edited for grammar prior to posting, and if you send your submission by email you must include your name so you can be properly credited)


Anonymous said...

if you download a true tones ringtone 4 your w370 off of the tracfone website, is there a large selection?
What kind of ringtones are there?

Chris said...

The selection grows every week, adding more new songs. Anything from rock to oldies to pop.

Anonymous said...

any country? thats my favorite!!!

Chris said...

Yes, theres country and reggae and even movies/tv. The selection isn't huge now but it'tl get there

Turk said...

Here is some basic Tracfone information/news:

* If you want 20 free minutes, go to and sign up for the "Tracfone Insider", its free and easy to do...just follow the instructions and on your next card redemption you should get the 20 free minutes added...if you dont get the 20 free minutes when you add your card, just call them and tell them what happened and they'll add it to your phone for you.

* One worker at Walmart said to me that he heard the next CDMA Tracfone coming out is a Motorola candybar style camera phone...he didnt seem to know to much about Tracfone which leads me to believe he is thinking of the Moto c261 (moto c261 isnt in this walmart area, only CDMA phones)...anyways, I heard the new phone will have a camera in it but havent heard anything about it being a moto/candybar style...he could be right, who knows...LOL.

* Final thought: Tracfone has got a new face lift to their website (looks good)...its time for Net10 to do the same!

and rememeber: "Turk was rowdy before rowdy was cool...Wooooooo!"

Anonymous said...

I have considered getting a c261 for Net10. Do any of you have enough experience with the phone to make a recommendation?


Chris said...

In my experience the C261 was a wonderful phone feature wise, but lacked in memory and customizability. The battery life was average to me and service was average also. Ian has a review of the phone on this site. I would recommend the W370 if you don't mind waiting a while. I get 3-4 bars in my basement, when with my C261 i got 1 and 2 if right by the window. The battery is excellent and features are much better.

Turk said...

Ian the blog-master reviewed the Moto c261 for Tracfone awhile back and I am pretty sure he gave it a "thumbs up"...I dont have this phone but I have seen it in person and I thought it was ok...most reviews I've read of the phone were positive, the only thing is though, its like $90 for the Net10 version, so get it at a Walmart if you can so there is no "return problem" if you dont like it...if you do get it, post a review of it here sometime, ok?...good luck.

I forgot to mention that the Tracfone c261 is also on sale this week at Target for $30 along with Tracfone w370 for $45.

Tracfone has a new airtime card availible on their website: a one year/800 minutes/double minute card for 139.99...check it out.

Turk says: "just when you think you have all the answers...I change all the questions!"