Alltel phones fail to fall back

Alltel customers that rely on their mobile phone to be their alarm clock experienced a surprising jolt yesterday when some of the operator's phones jumped an hour ahead instead of falling an hour back to signal the end of daylight savings time.

Alltel said the glitch affected some customers with EV-DO handsets in parts of Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. The problem apparently resided in the switches that handle calls or send new software to the phones. The problem has been corrected.

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