Prepaid Wireless Tracker - May 2010 Issue
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Wireless Announces Provision
of Ready Broadband Across 18 U.S. Airports
I get a lot of inquiries from people traveling who are looking for
wireless Internet access. Offering its products in airports is a great
strategic move for Ready Wireless. I expect we’ll see more options for
travelers over time as the prepaid broadband market matures.
Ready Wireless Launches
Prepaid Broadband in Walgreens
Ready Mobile is rolling out its broadband product
stores across the U.S. It’s
great to see
Prepaid Broadband products
continue to become more accessible in mainstream retailers.
Inflight Internet Introduces
Frequent flyers can now buy a monthly subscription for $34.95 that
access on any Gogo-equipped flights.
to Roll Out Ad Campaign Touting
Straight Talk Service
With Walmart’s support, Straight Talk is likely to take significant
building its brand. It’s
also likely to
help draw attention/awareness to flat rate, no contract plans in
is great news for the prepaid plans in general.
and Qpay Have Entered Into a
Definitive Merger Agreement
Call it what they will, this smells like another inComm acquisition to
its distribution network. Definitely
wise move as competitive pressures in mass retail continue to
Wireless Outpaces Contract Services
Two-thirds of all wireless activations in the U.S. in 4Q09 were on
plans. While this
is no surprise, and
arguably not even news worthy, it’s great to continue reporting on the
growth of no contract plans!
to Offer New Prepaid Monthly
Access Option May 16th
Rumor has it that it
will be unlimited talk and text for
text and $0.10/min calling for $15 per month, and $0.99 per hour for
access. While pay
per use Web access is
great news, and meets an unaddressed need, the voice plans are arguably
What's New at
Internet table for all airlines
Wireless Broadband Plans to reflect new
overage pricing & clarify that no contract pricing for modem
purchase on the phone or in a store
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