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ALLTEL ACQUIRES ADDITIONAL SAVANNAH CELLULAR

 ALLTEL ACQUIRES ADDITIONAL SAVANNAH CELLULAR
 LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ALLTEL Mobile


Communications, Inc. announced today that it has agreed to acquire the stock of Planter's Cellular Company of Georgia. Acquisition of the company, which owns a 20 percent general partnership interest in the Savannah, Ga., Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) wireline cellular system, will increase ALLTEL Mobile's interests in Savannah to 80 percent, pending regulatory approvals.
 ALLTEL currently owns 38 percent of the Savannah system. On Nov. 12 the company announced the acquisition of an additional 22 percent interest from Coastal Cellular, a subsidiary of Coastal Utilities, Inc., of Hinesville, Ga.
 ALLTEL Mobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLTEL Corporation (NYSE: AT), operates or has investments in a number of cellular telephone and paging systems in the Northeast, Midwest and SunBelt regions and is headquartered in Little Rock, Ark.
 ALLTEL Corporation provides telephone service to 1.2 million customers in 25 states,and has subsidiaries or investments in companies that provide cellular telephone, long-distance and information services, communications products and other related services.
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 /CONTACT: Ron Payne, vice president-corporate communications of ALLTEL Corp., 501-661-8989/
 (AT) CO: ALLTEL Corporation ST: Arkansas IN: TLS SU: TNM


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