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Consumers Set to Switch to No-Contract/Prepaid Wireless in Next Six Months Will 2011 be "The Year of the Prepaid Cell Phone Consumer," Building on Major Inroads Made This Year?; Fueling a Major Shift in Consumer Habits: Cutting Costs, Avoiding
The shift began in the fourth quarter of 2009 and will pick up speed through this year and accelerate into 2011, the council predicts. This communications revolution rides on three trends: flexible pricing for prepaids, smart-phone penetration into
Since then, a number of leading service providers, including Boost/Virgin (Blackberry Curve/Samsung Intercept) and Straight Talk (Nokia E71), have started warming up the world of smartphone users to the notion of switching to prepaid/no-contract
Since it came on the scene 12 years ago, Cricket Wireless has targeted a precise type of cell phone user low-income, urban and mostly ethnic customers who pay month to month for cellular service without an annual contract. But a sea change that
Here's a guide to some of the common forms of prepaid offers consumers might encounter, separated into whether you should consider buying them. Cellphones Unless you want the capabilities of a smartphone with Internet access, a pay-as-you-go prepaid
Leap Wireless is going to find out if its cost-conscious prepaid wireless customers really want expensive smart phones. The wireless carrier, which sells its no-contract mobile service under the Cricket brand name, began selling its second smart
Overall customer satisfaction with wireless non-contract service providers has increased considerably since 2009 as customers respond to new service offerings, aggressive pricing strategies and improved network quality, according to the J.D.
Low-income people in Ohio who have cell-phone service through the Lifeline SafeLink program have two new options giving them more minutes. The move by the company handling the service, TracFone Wireless Inc., comes just a couple of weeks after two
America's number one prepaid cell phone provider, TracFone Wireless, Inc., announced that its federal Lifeline offering, SafeLink, will now offer participants of the program in Illinois the choice of three monthly plans, including up to 250 minutes
They join the original offering, made under the federal Lifeline program, of 68 free monthly minutes, which are allowed to carry over, three texts per each minute, international long distance to more than 100 destinations and a free cellular handset.