Alltel Wireless 500 free minutes offer

Alltel Wireless celebrates Ryan Newman’s Daytona 500 victory with 500 free minutes offer

To celebrate Ryan Newman’s historic victory in the No.12 Alltel Dodge at the 50th running of the Daytona 500, Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, is offering 500 bonus minutes to new customers that switch to Alltel and existing customers that add a line of service, free of charge!

This limited time offer will only be available from February 22 – 24 in Alltel stores, online at shopalltel.com or by calling Alltel at 1-800-ALLTEL-1. Alltel’s special offer is valid for new lines with rate plans of $39.99 and higher and with a two-year service agreement. All bonus minutes are good for 30 days after activation.

In addition, Alltel Wireless is offering customers a free Samsung Hue when they purchase one at $29.99. This offer is available to new customers signing a two-year service agreement and to existing customers on qualifying rate plans.

“Alltel Wireless invites all of its customers to join Ryan Newman’s No.12 Alltel Dodge in victory lane by taking advantage of our limited time offer of 500 free bonus minutes,” said Samira Zebian, director of sponsorship marketing for Alltel Wireless. “Everyone at Alltel is proud of the entire team behind Ryan’s Daytona 500 victory, and we are expecting great things for the No.12 Alltel Dodge throughout the upcoming season.

Additionally, Alltel is taking its primary sponsorship of the No. 12 Penske Racing Team directly to the consumer for the 2008 race season with a series of activities offering motorsports enthusiasts one-of-a-kind experiences and lifelong memories.

On Feb. 24, Alltel will launch the second annual “My Circle 500.” This national text-to-win promotion supports Alltel’s exclusive “My Circle” calling feature and puts race fans in the driver’s seat for a chance to win up to $500,000. On Feb.19, the Alltel Racing Podcast Series returned for its third season. The weekly podcast, providing an inside look at the No. 12 Alltel Team, is available at www.alltelracing.com.

The enhanced alltelracing.com site also features exclusive wallpapers, ringtones and inside tips from the Daytona 500 champion. In addition, the site will give fans an opportunity to participate in an online auction to score racing memorabilia while contributing to the Ryan Newman Foundation, a charity created in 2005 to support the protection of animal welfare, wildlife conservation and auto racing scholarships.

Fans also now have a chance to get up close and personal with authentic replicas of the winning No. 12 Alltel Dodge as part of the company’s show car program. Four stockcars donning the team’s fresh 2008 paint scheme will make pit stops at Alltel retail stores and authorized agents. A complete show car schedule is available at alltelracing.com.

Alltel continues to provide choice and control to the customer’s wireless experience. Alltel recently announced a major expansion to “My Circle,” an industry-defining feature giving customers the freedom of unlimited calling to and from five, 10 or 20 numbers on any network for free. In addition, Alltel offers Axcess Voice2TXT, a feature that quickly converts incoming voicemails to text messages in the customer’s inbox; and Celltop, a patent-pending technology offering customers an easier way to access, manage and organize a wide range of information already available on their phones.