Many of these markets are in western states that will affect wildland firefighters. Most of the properties to be divested, or to be sold (if you prefer English), are Alltel rather than the Verizon properties in the same areas. This means that many people with Alltel cell phone contracts will find themselves hooked up with another company.
States in the West with large areas that will be switched from Alltel to another company to be named later are:
- New Mexico
- South Dakota