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Prepaid Wireless Tracker, August 2008 -- Prepaid iPhone!
August 01, 2008

Prepaid Wireless Tracker - August 2008 Issue


Prepaid wireless is a growing and truly exciting industry.  At Prepaid Wireless Guide I 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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Prepaid Wireless Customers Happier per JD Power Survey
According to the JD Power and Associates 2008 US Wireless Prepaid Customer Satisfaction Study, overall satisfaction among prepaid wireless users of flat rate plans is considerably higher than those on per minute plans.  This makes a lot of sense and is consistent with the success of carriers like MetroPCS and the like that are focused on unlimited offerings.

MetroPCS to launch in NYC
Crain's New York Business - New York, NY, USA
It will be interesting to see if  Metro can duplicate its success in a highly competitive market like NYC.  I'm looking forward to reviewing their results. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until mid 2009 before any material data will be available.  

7-Eleven expands prepaid wireless program to Singapore
With only marginal success with its Speak Out in the U.S., it will be interesting to see how 7-Eleven does with its prepaid wireless program in Singapore.  The plan seems quite compelling, and the competitive landscape is very different.  It should be interesting to watch this launch next year.

Bill adds rules for prepaid cell phones
Boston Globe - United States
The bill would require that prepaid wireless phone buyers provide identification at the point of sale, and stores to maintain identity databases.  This would not only be catastrophic to sales, but would also introduce tremendous operational costs throughout the entire value chain.

Mr. Sim offers Prepaid SIM Card for iPhone with Unlimited Data
By Eddie Lloyd
This is a great step forward for prepaid wireless.  Additional evidence that prepaid wireless is more and more about getting the latest and greatest hardware as well as great value.  Watch out postpaid!

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