beat analysts' third-quarter earnings estimates and added 116,000 new wireless customers during the period.
The company announced third-quarter earnings of 67 cents a share, which beat the 66-cent
First Call/Thomson Financial
estimate by a penny. That's a penny lower than last year's quarter, however.
Alltel's wireless revenue grew by 14% compared with the previous year. Overall revenue rose 8% to $1.81 billion from $1.68 billion.