Wireless Tracker - April 2010 Issue
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to Launch Prepaid LTE and
One of the first prepaid providers to commit to 4G service. It’s only a matter of time
wireless penetration crashes in favor of no contract service.
Airlines Seals In-Flight
Alaska Airlines to offer GoGo service in its flights by the end of the
Growth Over for Wireless
Wireless penetration has increased to the point now where it’s more
stealing from other providers than growing the overall space. Prepaid is definitely
stealing a lot of
subscribers as customers find value in no contract wireless offerings.
Mobile Finally Hanging Up on Helio
Virgin Mobile is forcing its legacy Helio postpaid customers to move to
postpaid or lose their service. It’s
definitely about time, and is in line with streamlining their business.
Leap Wireless Merger Not
Likely Until Second Half Of 2011
Markets (press release)
A merger would seem to be the most logical strategic move; however,
recent announcement regarding free nationwide roaming on Sprint and
one could argue that a merger is not immediately crucial. Though sharing the cost of
building an LTE network
could have some interesting cost benefits.
Again, only time will tell!
Mobile USA Launches New Broadband2Go
Markets (press release)
new pricing certainly sweetens the deal, however, there’s
still no pay
per use option that customers have been asking for.
Plus Adds New Cell Phones to Handset Offering
Page Plus adds the Kyocera Mako S4000 to its lineup for $99.95. We can also look forward
to QWERTY handsets
Cell Phones for Kids Wins Mom’s
Congratulations to kajeet for being recognized for
its parental control
and family friendly features!
Nextel Lets Wholesale Partners Sell Prepaid
City Business Journal
Via Telespree Communications car rental
companies, hotels, and airport kiosks will be able to offer pay by the
or month broadband service under their own brands running on the Sprint
Mobile Announced – Yet Another
Carrier in Canada
Public Mobile finally arrives in
Canada. While their
coverage is limited,
for people living in their coverage areas, it’s a great no fuss option
Wireless Takes Services
Leap announces free roaming on Sprint and Verizon networks resulting in
nationwide coverage for the formerly regional carrier.
This is huge news, and should result in
tremendous growth for Cricket in 2010.
Offer Kyocera's First Android Phone
Cricket to offer the country’s truly
worthy prepaid Android phone. The
upcoming Boost iDEN Android phone will surely pale in comparison as it
riding on an archaic iDEN data network compared to Cricket’s 3G network. Can’t wait to get my hands
on one of
these! Cricket is
also expected to
launch a prepaid BlackBerry this year as well, rumored to be the 8530.
What's New at
Wireless Providers to remove link to
website and reflect that their website appears to be down, however,
service is said to still be available
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