prepaid wireless

  • Is Apple considering a low-cost/prepaid iPhone?

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    There's been years of rumors about Apple creating an iPhone nano, but do recent reports and Tim Cook's own words really indicate that Apple is working on such a device for low-end and/or prepaid market?
  • Prepaid plans abound for smartphone buyers

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    The business of selling prepaid wireless plans and phones is growing and changing. The market for such products used to be mainly lower-income people, but prepaid has moved up the income scale and is now actively marketed to middle-income families. The prepaid carriers have also done their best in recent years to answer the desire for smartphones among new subscribers they're trying to attract. Buying a smartphone and a plan that includes data service has it own set of pros, cons, and considerations, which we'll cover operator by operator below.
  • T-Mobile to Launch Prepaid Data Plan

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    Another day, another prepaid data plan -- almost.
  • Pre-Paid Wireless Plans: Beware 8 Gotchas

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Maybe your family circle includes teenagers who talk too much on their cell phones or elderly parents on limited incomes. If that's the case, you might consider a pre-paid wireless plan—an option that's been growing in popularity lately, due to the recession and a wider availability of options. Done right, these plans can be real money savers. But done wrong, there are a number of ugly gotchas that can make you sorry you listened to the hype and bought your phone at Wal-Mart or the neighborhood Qwik-E-Mart.
  • Prepaid wireless market hot in U.S. during recession

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:40 am

    The hottest market in wireless communications in the U.S. is for customers who pre-pay for their service, with that group accounting for 65% of all net new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2009, research firm IDC said.
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