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Prepaid Wireless Tracker, July 2008 -- Are you ready?
July 01, 2008

Prepaid Wireless Tracker - July 2008 Issue


Prepaid wireless is a growing and truly exciting industry.  At Prepaid Wireless Guide we try to provide you with in-depth information that isn't readily available anywhere else.  Its content is original, and created from first hand experience working in the prepaid wireless industry.

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Are you ready for the new hands free law?
While this applies to all wireless, not just prepaid, everyone affected should be aware of this new law that takes effect now, July 1, 2008.  It will be interesting to see how it unfolds in California, and how quickly other states apply a similar law.

Virgin Mobile offers $79.99 call plan; shares fall (source article removed)
Forbes - NY,USA
Definitely a competitive price in the postpaid world, but does this make sense for prepaid customers?  MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and others have seemingly much more competitive plans for prepaid users.

T-Mobile To Go $100.00 Prepaid Wireless Refill Card - Emailed (source article removed)
A $100 T-Mobile To Go refill card number that will give you instant gold rewards, which means a 15% bonus on all future refills AND your minutes won’t expire for one full year.  This is definitely value worth checking out.

Pre-paid iPhone 3G customers may pay $600 for handset - report
Apple Insider - Herndon,VA,USA
While the iPhone 2.0 is leaps and bounds better than the first version, that's a lot of money for a phone!  It'll be interesting to see what the prepaid penetration for this phone will be.

Cable and Wireless introduces prepaid BlackBerry plan
Jamaica Gleaner - Kingston,Jamaica
Even if you don't live in Jamaica, this speaks volumes towards the demand for the latest and greatest amongst prepaid wireless customers.  Prepaid wireless is most certainly not taking a back seat to postpaid.  Prepaid is merely a way to pay, and does not mean that customers aren't looking for the latest technology and good value.

Virgin Mobile USA acquires Helio for $39 million (source article removed)
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
An interesting play for two unfrofitable and struggling companies to merge.  There could be some very interesting strategic benefits, however, we'll have to see how this unfolds.

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