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Verizon 'AllSet' with New 3G Prepaid Plans

March 3, 2014 1:03 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Monday rolled out new 3G prepaid plans, starting at $35 for basic phones and $45 for smartphones. The new "AllSet" plans start at $45 for 500 MB  and unlimited talk and texts. For a limited time, smartphone customers can double their monthly data to 1 GB by enrolling in Auto Pay.

Is the $99 Moto G a Canary in the Postpaid Market?

January 3, 2014 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

Motorola Mobility may have fallen off over the past year, but the company's recent low-end...

Camera Phones, Other Tech Get Big Improvements in 2013

January 2, 2014 9:13 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

As I look back at the more than 100 tech products we reviewed in 2013, a handful of gadgets and...

Verizon Reports Strong 1Q, Looks to Maintain Record Margins

April 18, 2013 10:13 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon today reported a strong first quarter that was once...

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Verizon Launches New 3G Prepaid Plans

February 1, 2013 9:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless today launched prepaid plans that provide unlimited talk, unlimited texts and 500 MB of data for $60 a month, or for $70 a month, a prepaid customer receives 2 GB of data in addition to unlimited talk and texts. According to a press release, the plans are...

Report: Prepaid iPhone Set to Disrupt Industry

February 6, 2012 7:24 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

BTIG expects Walmart's exclusive prepaid brand Straight Talk, which is owned by America Movil, to launch a new SIM card that will work in any AT&T or T-Mobile GSM phone.

Cricket Introduces Local Global Plans

November 8, 2011 7:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Cricket Communications today announced the introduction of local global calling numbers that allow for unlimited international calling.

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Boost: New Offers Not Spoiling Prepaid Party

September 16, 2011 7:59 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

What with Verizon Wireless' $50 unlimited prepaid plan, AT&T's $25 monthly GoPhone offer and myriad others out there, you'd think the prepaid sector was in for a tumultuous ride.

The Impetus for VZW's $50 Prepaid Plan: RadioShack

September 15, 2011 8:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The impetus for the plan came from Verizon's new tie-up with RadioShack, company CFO Fran Shammo said yesterday...

Leap Unfazed by New VZW Competition

September 15, 2011 8:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Leap Wireless International CEO Doug Hutcheson appeared undaunted by competition from Verizon's new $50 unlimited prepaid plan...

Verizon Adds $50 Unlimited Prepaid Plan

September 14, 2011 8:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless may have canned its all-you-can-eat data plans this summer, but it hasn't entirely given up on unlimited.

AT & T Expands GoPhone Prepaid Plans

September 12, 2011 8:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T will begin offering a new, cheaper prepaid plan to its GoPhone customers on Sept. 18.

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T-Mobile Partners with Family Dollar on Prepaid

August 16, 2011 8:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA today continued its efforts to vend prepaid devices in more convenient places with its announcement that it will be partnering with Family Dollar stores.

Cricket's Music Plan Showing Promise

July 7, 2011 8:14 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

If you think people who pre-pay their cell phone bills aren't the type to shell out for music these days, think again.

AT & T Debuts $50 Prepaid Plan for GoPhone

June 22, 2011 8:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T is offering its prepaid GoPhone customers a new $50 plan that includes unlimited voice minutes...

U.S. Cellular Launches Prepaid Smartphones

April 15, 2011 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular yesterday announced its first prepaid smartphones, the LG Optimus U and LG Apex...

AT & T Gets Prepaid Smartphone, the LG Thrive

April 13, 2011 8:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T made a major move into the prepaid space yesterday when it announced it would begin selling the Android-based LG Thrive to its GoPhone customers.

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MetroPCS Narrows Gap Between Postpaid, Prepaid Offerings in Record-Setting Year

March 8, 2011 9:00 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

MetroPCS closed 2010 with some exceptional numbers. The company’s fourth-quarter earnings, which were admittedly hurt by charges related to debt repayment, also were lined with silver.

Android Huge for Prepaid, says MetroPCS

December 6, 2010 7:39 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference this morning, Linquist said the company plans to release its second Android device in the first quarter of next year...

U.S. Cellular Adds Three Prepaid Plans

December 3, 2010 7:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Regional operator U.S. Cellular has launched three new prepaid plans in a bid to expand its appeal to a broader range of customers.

These Aren't Your Grandma's Prepaid Devices

November 8, 2010 9:13 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Without the luxury of large device subsidies, carriers like Leap Wireless International/Cricket Communications and MetroPCS have been playing a waiting game on smartphones, hoping one day OEMs could deliver a full touchscreen experience that they could price aggressively for their value-conscious customer base.

Report: Prepaid to Gain 24.6 M Subs by 2011

November 5, 2010 8:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Postpaid carriers might take heed of a new survey from the New Millenium Research Council (NMRC).

T-Mobile USA Adds Prepaid Data Plans

October 14, 2010 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA will "evolve" its prepaid offerings at the beginning of next week with the launch of new data plans for its no-contract customers and a mobile broadband dongle.

Sprint: All Prepaid Brands Seeing Growth

October 8, 2010 8:41 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO—Say the word "Sprint" and most consumers think of one nationwide wireless brand. But the carrier actually embodies many brands that seem to keep multiplying. Under Sprint's umbrella, for example, are four very different prepaid offerings.

AT & T Rolls Out New Prepaid Broadband Plans, Laptops

September 21, 2010 8:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T has joined the prepaid mobile broadband fray with the launch of a pay-as-you-go data service that includes daily, weekly and monthly pricing.

Verizon Offers New Prepaid Data Plans

September 2, 2010 8:29 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless today announced new prepaid offerings, which include an unlimited 3G Prepaid data package...

Clearwire to Launch Pay-As-You-Go Service

August 30, 2010 7:56 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Clearwire will begin offering pay-as-you-go services, according to documents filed with the SEC ahead of its previously-announced webcast today.

Verizon Prepaid Broadband 2X Price of Virgin Mobile's

August 26, 2010 7:54 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon debuted a prepaid mobile broadband plan that is twice as expensive as Virgin Mobile's recently-launched unlimited prepaid broadband plan.

Boost Seeks to Impress with Samsung

August 11, 2010 8:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Prepaid provider Boost Mobile today announced the Samsung Seek, the company's first touchscreen device with a slide-out qwerty keyboard.

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