Remember back in 2009 when Verizon acquired Alltel? It looks like Verizon is finally ready to start shutting down the entire Alltel data network starting in January of 2013. If all goes according to plan then it should be finished by April 2013. Now, if you’re a worried Alltel customer then keep in mind that you still have six months and calling and texting services will still work on your phone after data is shutdown. It just means that your data access will be gone. If you’re an Alltel customer who still uses their data then this might be a prime opportunity for you to switch over to Verizon’s airwaves. If you still use Alltel, sound off in the comments below!