Alltel Wireless has recently launched EVDO service in South Dakota, claiming it is the first carrier to launch high-speed data services in the area. Alltel’s EVDO network brings coverage to Pierre, Sioux Falls, Rapid City and other communities. Alltel claims customers in the covered areas can use the service for wireless Internet access on their laptops, smartphones or handsets at average speeds of 400 to 700 Kbps with maximum speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps.
“Alltel Wireless is committed to meeting the growing data needs of our customers across South Dakota,” Jay Ortman, vice president of business solutions for Alltel Wireless in South Dakota, said in a statement. “Wireless Internet service delivers an unmatched wireless broadband experience that will keep both traveling business professionals and casual users connected with the fastest and most reliable data services.”
Alltel’s Wireless Internet service also is available in Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, Mitchell, Yankton and Watertown in South Dakota. In North Dakota, the service is available in Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks, as well as other communities.
High-speed data plans with Alltel are available for $60 a month for unlimited use and do not require a voice plan in order to qualify. Along with wireless Internet, data plans include Alltel’s Axcess TV, with more than 25 channels and XM radio, with 20 of the best satellite radio music channels.