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Prepaid Wireless Tracker, June 2009 -- Prepaid beats postpaid results!
June 01, 2009

Prepaid Wireless Tracker - June 2009 Issue


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MetroPCS Working On LTE Phones
InformationWeek - Manhasset, NY, USA
Metro is working on 4G wireless!  If they can pull it off, and offer up some interesting services to make use of the speed, it should be interesting.  Perhaps this also foreshadows a prepaid broadband offering as well? 

Danica Patrick's Andretti Green Racing IndyCar Reveals New Look (source article removed)
Earthtimes (press release) - London, UK
Boost Mobile is seeking to expand its demographic with a Danica sponsorship.  It will be interesting to see how this new positioning resonates with Danica’s fan base.

Boost Mobile Overwhelmed By Texters
InformationWeek - Manhasset, NY, USA
The popularity of its new unlimited plan basically crippled Boost’s text messaging platform.  Rumors are that the issues are now solved; what’s your experience? 

Prepaid Wireless Is the New Cheap Chic
Seeking Alpha - New York, NY, USA
Let’s face it, being wise with money and paying only for services you use is just plain smart.  Prepaid makes sense in any economy! 

Sprint's Boost Mobile Service Could Challenge Top-Tier Players (source article removed)
Wall Street Journal - USA
Prepaid subscriber growth proved to outpace postpaid in Q1.  Some say that when the economy recovers this trend will reverse, however, I predict that the economic state only accelerated the inevitable migration to a prepaid dominant nation; only time will tell!

Prepaid wireless service could spur price warCNN International - USA
With the popularity of prepaid, and the increasingly competitive plans and handset portfolios now available, postpaid carriers must be thinking about pricing.  One can only hope that pricing stabilizes at a level that is profitable for carriers; if not, we’re looking at major consolidation, which often leads to inevitable long term price increases due to competitive attrition.

AT&T to Offer Prepaid Unlimited Nationwide Calling for $3 per Day
AT&T offers a new daily unlimited plan.  Is it just me, or is the offer wholly uninspiring compared to what else is currently available?  To compare current offers, check out the comparison page.

Boost Mobile Tapped as 2009 North American Prepaid Mobile Service (source article removed)
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Boost wins the prize for Prepaid Mobile Service of the year.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great offering; however, I’m not sure that introducing an all-you-can-eat plan at a great price (and no extra fees) is deserving of any awards, but that’s just me.

Cheaper iPhone Plans from AT&T?

BusinessWeek - USA
The prospect of a prepaid iPhone offering with a reasonable upfront handset cost; what more can I say!

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