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Alltel has started selling the Motorola RAZR MAXX today for $129.99 on contract or $499.99 off-contract. Don't confuse this with the RAZR MAXX HD, though it sounds like the last generation had great battery life too. Here's what's under the hood. 

  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM
  • 4.3-inch 960 x 540 display
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • MHL video-out support
  • 3300 mAh battery with 21.5 hours talk time

Any RAZR MAXX owners out there? Alltel customers, anyone tempted to pick this one up, or would you sooner switch carriers for access to the MAXX HD?  

Anyone interested, can order a Motorola RAZR MAXX from Alltel Online over here


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Motorola RAZR MAXX lands on Alltel


Jesus, I didn't even know Alltel was still around. I thought they were swallowed by Verizon years ago. I guess they kept the company separate.

On a side note, my first cell phone was on Alltel. Only lasted a year but I'll never forget that generic Nokia with interchangeable faceplates.

Razr Maxx owner here... It's an awesome phone, but if I was picking a phone today, I'd choose the Maxx HD over the OG Maxx. Mobile phone technology just moves too quick for 2 year contracts.

I have the RAZR MAXX and my colleague has the RAZR HD MAXX. For a few days mine (OG) was getting better than the HD in battery but hers just needed a little time to get settled. Between the two, the HD has better battery life, even with all the bloatware.

I run Jelly Bean on my Verizon handset and it's smooth at "butter" and battery life is incredible. The OG MAXX is thinner than the HD MAXX and in my opinion feels more like a "RAZR" than the HD. As Engadget said, the HD MAXX is simply a brick. Reminds me of an inflated iPhone 4/5 in physical appearance. Both the OG and HD are built solidly and I LOVE the kevlar/gorilla glass mix. This is one amazingly awesome phone (either one).

Unless the Alltel RAZR MAXX is different from the Verizon one, the video output is actually HDMI (micro or mini) and not MHL.

This is a bigger deal than most people realize. Verizon absorbed as many Alltel locations as possible, but they weren't allowed to absorb them if that would mean no other competition in the area for Verizon. So, for many people in those areas, their only way to avoid Verizon is to go with Alltel.

Yes, but I thought AT&T took the remaining markets? They did here. All Alltel stores became AT&T in Fargo.

AT&T wasn't allowed to take over 6 markets (GA, SC, NC, IL, ID, and OH). Here in S. IL when Alltel bought out First Cellular they got a mixed CDMA/GSM network, Verizon already was in the market on the CDMA side and AT&T was in the market on the GSM side so Verizon had to find another company to divest the area to. I suspect that the same was true for the 5 markets. Atlantic Tele-Network bought those 6 markets and Verizon agreed to allow the Alltel name to stay alive for up to 28 years.

I live in southern Illinois. Many of the alltel markets only compete with cellone (in the rural areas). In all the existing alltel markets that Verizon wasn't already in have a no competition clause. I roam on the alltel network with my Verizon gnex. I'm hoping this means they will be bring lte to alltel that Verizon can roam on.

I'm in SC and Verizon couldn't swallow alltel up so it is still here but sadly it has turned into a second almost 3rd rate carrier. Phones are always the older models and updates take over a year. The only reason I still have them is because I am grandfathered in on the unlimited data plan on the phone where everyone else is capped otherwise I would have switched.