Alltel Wireless press release: "In-Stadium" cell tower set up for this weekends Super Bowl

The PhoneDog
Mascot from  Charleston, SC
| Published: January 31, 2008

GLENDALE, Ariz. - When a capacity crowd of more than 73,000 fans pack University of Phoenix Stadium for pro football's 'Big Game' on Feb. 3, Alltel Wireless has ensured the stadium has the wireless network infrastructure in place to keep them connected from kickoff until the final whistle. As Official Wireless Provider of the Arizona Cardinals and University of Phoenix Stadium, Alltel Wireless is the only wireless carrier to own and operate a cell site located directly inside the stadium.
Whether rooting for New York or New England, the exclusive on-premise tower will provide fans with wireless coverage throughout the facility -including high-speed data services on Alltel's Axcess Broadband EvDO network.
"There's no question that fans in the stadium will want to share their ultimate football experiences with those that matter most by making phone calls and sending countless text, picture and video messages," said Gary Bailey, director of network operations for Alltel Wireless. "With our exclusive in-stadium cell site, our customers and any fans attending 'The Big Game' can be confident that those important calls and messages will get through."
Alltel's Axcess Broadband service provides wireless access to the Internet at speeds comparable to wired broadband connections such as cable modem or DSL.  Fans at the game will be able to surf the Web for statistics, game updates, video clips and photos, as well as access e-mail and download large, graphic-rich files right from their seats at speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps.
Alltel Wireless continues to provide choice and control to the customer's wireless experience.  Alltel recently announced a major expansion to its exclusive "My Circle" feature, giving customers unlimited calling to and from any five, 10 or 20 numbers on any network for free.  Alltel Wireless was also the first to offer Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their calling plans at any time, without extending their current contract.
In recent months, Alltel Wireless has opened several new Phoenix-area retail locations, including stores in Tempe, Chandler, Buckeye and Mesa.  Alltel currently has 21 retail locations throughout the Valley and plans to open five additional retail stores in the first half of 2008.