It was just a matter of time before Alltel locations in Verizon markets started winding down and integrating with their new corporate parents
, and now, that's finally started to happen. PhoneDog
noticed that some markets are already shuttering Alltel stores and moving the carrier's goods to a back wall of the closest Verizon outlet, apparently in an effort to "welcome Alltel customers and get them accustomed to the Verizon culture." Out with the blue, in with the red, as they say -- and if we had to guess, it's just a matter of time before those walls disappear altogether. Sorry, Chad.
*Verizon has acquired AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.