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IDC: Prepaid, Data Key to Q1 Growth

June 2, 2009 9:03 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Everyone in the industry knows that prepaid subscriptions have grown in popularity thanks to miserable economic conditions.

Analyst: Prepaid Will Continue to Grow

May 12, 2009 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

As many expected, the sour economy has meant big gains for prepaid carriers.

Prepaid Carriers Play David to Postpaid Goliaths

March 29, 2009 2:16 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

As the economy slumps, it’s no surprise that wireless customers are increasingly opting for no-contract prepaid plans. The trend has ratcheted up competition amongst prepaid carriers

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NMRC Survey: Consumers Cut Extras, Switch to Prepaid

March 20, 2009 9:28 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

NMRC yesterday reported the results of a survey that suggests consumers are cutting back on cell phone costs or switching to prepaid plans.

FirstNews Briefs for Jan. 30, 2009

January 30, 2009 7:00 am | News | Comments

Companies in the news: Sierra Wireless, CommScope, Andrew, Telular, NTELOS, Starent Networks, Freescale.

Report: Prepaid Poised for Growth

January 23, 2009 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Carriers will position for value instead of competing for price in 2009 as ARPU slumps, and prepaid should get a boost from budget-conscious consumers.

Virgin Mobile, MetroPCS Update Subscriber Data

January 7, 2009 8:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA announced its fourth-quarter and 2008 subscriber data today, following the same update yesterday from MetroPCS.

FirstNews - January 07, 2009

January 7, 2009 8:28 am | News | Comments

Today's FirstNews - Single Page Format

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Prepaid in a Down Economy

December 25, 2008 5:10 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

According to a recent Virgin Mobile USA poll, 87% of Americans are changing their spending habits. However, when asked to prioritize expenses, customers said they would spend less on groceries before they would be willing to change the way they use their cell phones.

Virtualizing Prepaid, Postpaid

November 19, 2008 6:39 am | by Charlotte Yarkoni | Articles | Comments

With the current economic climate, wireless operators face shrinking marketing budgets and reduced consumer spending.

Boost Aligns Ads with Offers

October 27, 2008 7:57 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Boost Mobile kicks off a new TV ad campaign focusing on how consumers can make their dollar go further.

T-Mobile USA Cracks Down on Prepaid Traffickers

August 7, 2008 8:10 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA is making inroads in its efforts to crack down on prepaid phone traffickers who buy phones in bulk and resell them at inflated prices.

7-Eleven Expands Prepaid Wireless Program

July 28, 2008 7:54 am | by Wireless Week staff | News | Comments

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has expanded its prepaid wireless program to more than 400 7-Eleven stores in Singapore.

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Slingshot to Offer Prepaid Wireless Broadband Access

April 4, 2008 8:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Slingshot Communications has announced the availability of a prepaid wireless broadband access service in the United States. Users who previously hesitated signing up for extended contracts for wireless broadband Internet service now have the option of paying only when they need to access the Internet.

Flat-Rate Price Plans: From One to Many

February 21, 2008 6:43 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

What's all the fuss about the nation's biggest carriers coming out with all-you-can-eat price plans?

AT & T, T-Mobile Unveil Unlimited Calling Plans

February 20, 2008 7:04 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Not to be outdone by Verizon’s announcement yesterday, AT&T and T-Mobile also announced new unlimited voice plans for just $99.99 a month; AT&T’s plan is set to start Feb 22, while T-Mobile’s plan goes live tomorrow.

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