Tracker - December 2009
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makes a lot of sense for businesses to adopt prepaid
service in lieu of postpaid contract plans; it limits the expense, and
individual liability for personal use.
Canada Ignites $1B Wireless Network, iPhone Sales
Bell launches its new high speed HSPA
network, ending Rogers’
reign as the only iPhone carrier in Canada. Now we just need to wait
for better price
T-Mobile Launches Prepaid
I included this item due to the news
surrounding the announcement, however, unless I’m missing
something, given that
MetroPCS launched its prepaid BlackBerry a good year ago, this is
somewhat of a
What's the Angle of New OC Wireless Prepaid Startup?
can’t seem to identify
its benefits, and wireless startups haven’t had a good track
record as of late,
but only time will tell.
Virgin Mobile Expands
Distribution for Broadband2Go
Virgin announced that in December it will be rolling out its broadband
to Best Buy Mobile stores, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club kiosks,
Page Plus Cellular Lowers
Price of Standard Prepaid Wireless
About - News &
Page Plus announced that it is lowering the price of its standard PAYG
from 12 to 10 cents per minute. Page
Plus has really made some big moves this year, and I believe they can
as a serious prepaid contender.
Verizon to Offer Prepaid
Wireless Service for Laptops
enters the prepaid broadband market with a day pass, weekly, and
plan. While the
pricing is nothing to
get excited about, with the more entrants into the prepaid
broadband market the better the chances of long
term benefits for customers.
Virgin America Teams Up With
Google to Offer Free In-Flight
WiFi for the Holidays
Google teams up
with Virgin to offer free in-flight Internet from November 10th
to January 15th.
free trials is really the only way to get people to test drive the
AT&T Offers Prepaid
AT&T launched its prepaid broadband offering, matching
EXACTLY. Glad to
see more entrants, but
would have liked to see some more innovation; oh well.
Sprint Nextel Completes
Acquisition Virgin Mobile USA
On 11/24 Sprint Nextel officially
closed the acquisition
Virgin Mobile USA
should be an interesting
year for Virgin and Boost, though don’t expect any material
these two brands or operations in 2010.
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