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Prepaid Wireless Tracker, November 2008 -- Competition is Boiling Up!
November 01, 2008

Prepaid Wireless Tracker - November 2008 Issue


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Leap announces launch of Cricket PAYGo in select markets (source article removed)
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Leap International Inc (Nasdaq:LEAP), announced on Thursday (2 October) the introductory launch of Cricket PAYGo, a 24/7 unlimited daily prepaid wireless service.

Prepaid space hot with competition (source article removed)
Once considered the red-headed stepchild of wireless, prepaid services are finally gaining mainstream appeal helped by the desire for customers to control spending and the need for carriers to expand their demographics in order to continue to grow.

Boost shakes up model (source article removed)
In addition to recent pricing changes, Sprint Nextel Corp. subsidiary Boost Mobile is altering its marketing approach as well as.

Sprint aims for a larger prepaid market with Boost promotion (source article removed)
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
The refined strategy came after Boost's leaders identified the potential for a prepaid wireless company to grow rapidly by expanding is demographic target, and offering competitive pricing and features.

MetroPCS debuts caller ID using directory information
By Joe
The service will be included with “select wireless packages.”  It will also be available as an a la carte addition to lower plans.  Does this border on infringing on customer data privacy?

Prepaid growth outpacing postpaid worldwide
By Joe
Given the high degree of postpaid penetration, it's likely that the U.S. will contribute to the general worldwide growth of prepaid plans.

What's New at

  • Added additional providers to prepaid wireless broadband plan comparison chart.  Learn more here.
  • Updated Useful Links page to help visitors easily come back to third party links found throughout the site.  Find it here.
  • Updated  per minute and per day comparison charts with recent pricing/plan changes.  Learn more here.
  • Rewrote cell phone recycling page.  Learn more here.
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