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Aug 31, 2017

The Latest Prepaid Wireless News!

Keep up with the latest Prepaid Wireless news! Updated monthly to inform you of the most interesting developments in the no contract wireless industry.

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Aug 21, 2017

Other Wireless Providers, Smaller No Contract Wireless Providers

Check out Other Wireless Providers that are the smaller niche no contract wireless carriers!

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Aug 07, 2017

Lifeline Providers

Use this detailed list of Lifeline Providers of free cell phone service to find one that meets your needs!

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Aug 07, 2017

Become a Lifeline Free Cell Phone Agent

Learn how to become a Lifeline free cell phone sales agent & where to apply!

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Aug 02, 2017

Compare Unlimited Plans, No Contract Prepaid Wireless Unlimited Plan Details

Compare unlimited plans from all major U.S. no contract wireless providers!

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Jul 25, 2017

Wireless Safety - Can Wireless Devices Cause Health Problems?

Wireless Safety - Don't let your wireless phone kill you!

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Jul 25, 2017

Distracted Driving Prevention

Distracted Driving Prevention - What can we do to save lives?!

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Jul 17, 2017

Best MiFi Plans, No Contract Hotspots

Find the Best MiFi Plans to meet your needs! MiFi is a mobile hotspot that provides broadband access when you're on the go. Compare no contract hotspot plans here!

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Jul 13, 2017

AT&T Finally Dumps GoPhone Brand!

I've been recommending for years that AT&T do away with its GoPhone brand, which has no equity with customers, and has been noncompetitive in the prepaid space for at least a decade.

Similar to Sprint dabbling with various iterations of its Sprint Prepaid brand, AT&T is finally doing the same with AT&T Prepaid.

I expect that historically AT&T wanted to distance its main brand from the stigma of prepaid. However, now that prepaid is well rooted in the mainstream, and postpaid is actually in decline, leveraging the AT&T brand makes a lot of sense.

With the new plans customers get two free months in the form of a credit after the 3rd and 12th months. These credits, however, only apply to the $45 6GB, and $65 unlimited plans. the $35 1GB plan isn't included. Though all three plans are eligible for a $5/month additional discount for enrolling in autopay.

Also note that data speeds are limited to 3 Mpbs, and video is limited to SD quality.

It will be interesting to see how AT&T differentiates this new brand from its much larger brand, Cricket. I expect it will always keep Cricket slightly more competitive, while pricing AT&T prepaid as an alternative for customers who either don't understand that Cricket is even part of AT&T, or for those who simply prefer to stay with the core AT&T brand. i.e. It will rest between postpaid and Cricket in terms of value.

Regardless, this has been a long time coming, and I have no doubt that AT&T will be better off leveraging its core brand, and saving money managing a distinct GoPhone brand.

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Jul 07, 2017

Sprint Acquires Virgin Mobile, Sprint's Strategic Prepaid Wireless Options

Sprint Acquires Virgin Mobile - What were Sprint's strategic prepaid wireless options with Boost Mobile & Virgin Mobile?!

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Jul 07, 2017

Virgin Mobile iPhones Only Strategy

Virgin Mobile iPhones Only - A doomed strategy for two struggling brands!

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Jun 27, 2017

Learn About Prepaid 4G Broadband Plans

Learn about prepaid 4G broadband & compare no contract 4G plans.

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May 10, 2017

Prepaid Wireless Broadband Plans, Compare Mobile Internet Plans

Prepaid Wireless Broadband Plans - Don't be tied down to a contract; get prepaid mobile broadband!

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May 09, 2017

FreedomPop Now Available At Best Buy!

I have come to really appreciate this little MVNO. I bought one of their hotspots for my wife over a year ago, and haven't heard any complaints in terms of performance, and I have had no issues with billing or data carryover.

It's great to see them enter Best Buy, which provides prospective customers a chance to better discover this alternative brand. It also legitimizes them to a certain extent.

FreedomPop were the pioneers of freemium broadband plans, and have seen steady growth over the years. Hopefully the pressure of selling in a big box retailer won't lead to problems, or profitability challenges.

Anyway, here's a link to their products on Best Buy's website.

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May 05, 2017

Sprint Rumored to Re-launch Virgin Mobile With Previously Enjoyed iPhones

A year after it was supposed to re-launch its Virgin Mobile brand, Sprint is rumored to offer a disruptive unlimited plan that includes access to inexpensive iPhones.

Re-using previously enjoyed smartphones is not a new concept, however, carriers have yet to really market them or make any truly compelling offers.

It would be great to see gently used devices offered at bargain prices, even if they're a generation or two behind. The fact is that smartphone technology has been slowly evolving, and older models are still highly capable.

It will be interesting to see what they launch!

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Apr 17, 2017

Budget Mobile Closing Lifeline Business!

It's a surprising development to hear that Budget will be closing given that it appeared to have a respectable business. At this point we don't know what happened, whether it was a profitability issue, or other management, internal politics, or other reasons.

They're not helping customers with any kind of transition, so if you're a Budget customer, you'll want to find another provider as soon as possible! You can visit the Lifeline Providers listing on this site to help you out.

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Apr 05, 2017

Free Prepaid Cell Phone, SafeLink Free Cell Phone, Safelink

Lean how to get a SafeLink Free Prepaid Cell Phone!

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Apr 04, 2017

Prepaid Broadband Providers, No Contract Mobile Broadband Companies

List of Prepaid Broadband Providers offering no contract wireless Internet services!

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Apr 03, 2017

Karma Launches New DRIFT Pay-As-You-Go Plan!

This new plan offers pay-as-you-go users much greater flexibility and value. It costs $3/month, plus $10 per GB used. In addition, unused data is credit back to your account towards future data purchases.

This is a good option to consider for those who really don't want or need a full monthly plan. It will be interesting to see how this class of plans evolves over time!

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Mar 30, 2017

Get Free Broadband Internet Access

Find providers offering free broadband Internet access, including hotspot and USB devices!

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