Today I heard from an Alltel rep that it could be another year and a half before they turn into Verizon. Last month, I was told it would be the end of this summer. I get the impression that the reps at my store don't know. If Alltel becomes Verizon soon, then I'll wait. If it's going to be another 1.5 years, then I will take my business elsewhere. I want to upgrade to a better phone, but I can't do it with Alltel! What is the truth!