06-09-2009, 10:52 AM
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I don't believe the *228 will work with Alltel.
You said you've already upgraded your OS but what OS are you currently running? You can find out by going to Options > About or by holding Alt and pressing E,A,C,E. 1x would prevent you from sending/receiving data, but it shouldn't affect your SMS/voice calls.
Also, it sounds like the USB port on the device is going bad. Since you've had the device less than a year, it should be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. I would try to get a replacement device.
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