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Verizon's new sub-brand Visible that is run by ex-Verizon employees.
It allows them to experiment in prepaid without any of the
of attaching it to their core brand. It completely
lacks luster with
its $40 unlimited plan, with data speeds capped at 5Mbps and videos
capped at 480p. It's completely hillarious that they don't
to refer to the company as a prepaid provider. It's no
month-to-month; OK, right, now how is that different?
this brand is trying to avoid any stigma that still remains with
prepaid brands (low cost, low credit), and trying to somehow be a cool
option. In my opinion, they haven't even fully launched and
failing. Only Verizon thinks there's still a stigma with
only they believe that what they're offering with Visible is
compelling. I'd argue that the value proposition of the brand
invisible! The only aspect that is visible to me is how
through this brand is, and its innevitable failure.
phone subsidies all but disappeared for both prepaid and postpaid, the
barrier to entry/switching really comes down to the cost of a new
phone. Boost's summer sale offers an additional 20% off, but
ends on August 2nd, so you'll want to act fast. There's a
decent selection depending on your needs. Carriers know the
cost of a new phone is a huge pain point, so I'll continue to keep my
eyes open for deals!
actually has a pretty competitive family plan that yields $100/month
for 4 lines. This links to their FAQ, which is actually very
clear and to the point (which I love!). Even existing
customers can take advantage of this deal, so if you're a Verizon
customer, or looking to sign-up, definitely check this one out!
Here's a good deal that is available until September 27th; $50 for an
iPhone SE! Recall, however, that this is Apple's lowest end
model that has seen historically low sales. It's only
available in store, so don't expect to find it on their website.
Personally, I'd go for a refurbished later generation model,
however, if you want a brand new phone, and its specs meet your needs,
this is definitely a good deal. Also, make sure to consider
AT&T's prepaid plans in terms of value. You might be
better off in the long run going with their Cricket sub-brand, and
paying less monthly when you consider the total cost of ownership of
the phone and plan over one or two years. Anyway, definitely
another option to consider!
know I swore the last time I discussed the topic of this crazed founder
that I woudln't mention him again as he doesn't deserve the attention.
However, the prepaid market has been slow, and I can't stop
head over this guy. In an attempt to make himself relevant
proposing that to counteract the negative outcome on the prepaid market
of a Sprint-T-Mobile merger, he wants them to sell him
capacity so he can launch a $9.95 prepaid Internet service for low
income households that don't quality for government programs.
don't be fooled. There already exist very affordable wireless
broadband plans for those looking for basic service.
egomaniac is simply desperate to be relevant again. He did a
getting Boost Mobile launched, however, after selling to Nextel, and
subsequently getting fired, he went on to lose in excess of $300
million on AMP'D Mobile, and is clearly looking for a new gig.
relying on the success of Boost to leverage a new deal. Sorry
Adderton, no one is going to invest in you.
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