Prepaid Wireless Tracker -
April 2009 Issue
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MetroPCS wants LTE services
next year | Prepaid Reviews
MetroPCS is talking about launching LTE (Long Term Evolution) 3G
next year, which would be fairly aggressive for a smaller carrier to be
introducing such technology not much after Verizon.
I wonder how this could impact a potential
merger with Leap, if Leap doesn’t deploy the same technology. i.e. They currently have
the same technology,
which makes a merger very synergistic.
We’ll have to see if this new LTE network
so, at least it means faster data speeds, and the potential
for a MetroPCS prepaid broadband offering!
The GigaOM Interview:
MetroPCS COO Tom Keys
Interesting interview with MetroPCS COO discussing why/how it is that
been able to grow so successfully, and his opinions on the competitive
landscape and its impending 4G rollout.
AT&T's Troubles Are
Only The Beginning
Lehrman Group - New York,USA
Discussion around how prepaid wireless is really heating up, resulting
significant issues for AT&T if they don’t stop and
take notice before it’s
Unlimited, Free Text Messages to Any Phone With mjoy
MetroPCS Launches the
BlackBerry Curve 8330 Smartphone
as TextHog has launched a free service for
stupid-simple expense tracking from your cell phone, we now learn about
Here's the one-line mjoy elevator pitch: "Send unlimited free text messages to any
mobile phone in the
world." Sounds simple enough, right?
great to see prepaid carriers
in the U.S.
entering the smartphone space. It's only a matter of time
before ANY device is
available as a prepaid option. Good
Mobile Selects LSN’s Local Wireless
to Deliver Local News.
release) - San
“We are pleased to partner with Boost
deliver valuable information directly to the mobile consumer who uses a
Virgin Mobile promises
News - San
Simply additional evidence that handset selection will ultimately not
barrier for customers opting into prepaid calling plans; or shall I say
opting out of long term contract plans ;-).
It will be interesting to see what the
prepaid handset lineup looks like 18 months from now.
available on March 26 | Prepaid
Exciting news for iPhone lovers who simply do not want to commit to a
at $599 and $699, for
the 8GB and 16GB models, respectively, are there any takers?
Recession may take further
toll on wireless spending
40% of respondents said they would
likely seek to save costs on their cell phones if the recession does
soon, according to a survey commissioned by the New Millennium Research
Council, a Washington think tank. The
report also suggests that prepaid wireless carriers, such as MetroPCS
Communications and Leap Wireless, could be the beneficiaries as
re-examine their cell phone spending.
in The Prepaid Press
is quoted in an article about how
unlimited prepaid offerings are impacting the industry.
gets Motorola Evoke QA4 Touchscreen Device!
slick looking device.
Not a smartphone operating system, but said to be a nice
good to see such
devices coming to the prepaid market.
New at Prepaid-Wireless-Guide.com?
Prepaid Broadband Providers summary page.
Find it here.
Mobi PCS to Unlimited comparison chart.
Review the chart here.
the growth of the site and the interest in advertising, added
advertising page here.
American Messaging Mobile to Monthly
Comparison Chart and Wireless Providers
page, then removed them after being informed that they have shut down
their mobile phone business.
Wireless Broadband Rental and Services Comparison pages. Learn more here.
Wireless Providers page to represent smaller or newer
providers that aren’t
included in the comparison charts.
new section on wireless safety; find the new pages here.
Verizon INpulse daily
plans with new pricing, and added new PAYG
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