Listen to Podcasts on Cellphones

Like its bigger rivals, Alltel plans to boost revenue with new services as phone call prices decline. Alltel , the leading U.S. rural wireless provider, said it will charge $3.99 a month to let subscribers download or stream Web-based clips, also known as podcasts, to their cellphones.Privately held Melodeo of Seattle is providing Alltel with the technology to offer the clips, which could include everything from sports, entertainment or news clips from media companies to clips from independent podcast creators.

Alltel to Offer Podcasts on Cell Phones

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