AT&T Wireless is swapping mobile phone operations in three southern towns for a network in Oregon owned by Rural Cellular Corporation.
Under the deal, AT and T Wireless will take over service for 38,000 Rural subscribers in the Lincoln, Oregon market, between Salem and Eugene, Oregon.
Alexandria, Minnesota-based Rural will take over AT&T Wireless' operations for 16,000 customers in Dothan, Alabama; Tupelo, Mississippi and Columbus, Mississippi, markets.
AT&T Wireless also is paying Rural less than $20 million and handing over wireless licenses in the South, Midwest and Northwest.
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