As of 2013, Alltel is a Verizon Wireless company, as Verizon acquired Alltel. Alltel still offers cell phones, but the service will be switched over to Verizon in the coming year. After the merger is complete, all phones may be purchased through Verizon Wireless. Currently, Alltel phones start at about 9.99$ (USD) and many smart phones cost 150$ (USD) or more.
The best cell phones o 2010 are still selling at a strong rate, but they are much more affordable. Samsung is one of the best phones you can get for the money as well as the Apple Smartphone. Many of the phones from a few years ago are a fraction of the initial cost and still do the same things as newer phones.