A new report suggests that prepaid smartphones are becoming more popular among consumers. According to research from NPD Group, 32% of all smartphones sold in the first quarter were prepaid devices, up from 21% during the same period in 2012. Samsung was found to be the most popular vendor of prepaid smartphones, accounting for 32% of sales in the first quarter. Handsets...
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The Federal Trade Commission investigated the prepaid phone cards of the company DR Phone Communications for more than 12 months and found the cards averaged only 40 percent of the minutes advertised. Under a settlement with the FTC, DR Phone Communications and its distributors are prohibited from making deceptive claims or advertisements about its prepaid phone cards, the...
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A third of all smartphones activated in Q1 were smartphones, a trend that historically has favored Android, according to The NPD Group. Apple, though, is starting to make in-roads into the prepaid market.
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Long a lifeline for low-income consumers and people with bad credit, prepaid phones have become one of the hottest performers in the U.S. wireless market.
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BARCELONA -- The emergence of the Firefox OS is just one more reason that Microsoft and BlackBerry will need to sharpen their marketing savvy to sell more smartphones in 2013. Microsoft officials at Mobile World Congress here conceded that the company's Windows Phone 8 platform must be differentiated from the technology of market leaders Android and iPhone, as well as...
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Want LTE service in the U.S.? You'll likely need a contract with your smartphone. Unless you want to use Sprint's LTE network through Boost Mobile that is. Here's why it's a smart play from Sprint's prepaid brand.
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If you are wondering how well the prepaid iPhones being sold by Leap Wireless' Cricket Communications are doing, the answer is here: not well. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that unsold iPhones are piling...
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Low-cost prepaid phone service has become one of the hottest performers in the U.S. wireless market.Philip Hsiang and his wife, Mary Ann, used to pay almost $1,000 a year for a pair of cellphones under a family plan contract.
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Filed under: Investing Much has been made lately of the growth potential that the entry-level phone market represents. As the leader in the high-end smartphone arena, rumors surrounding Apple's needs for a cheaper alternative to supplement its dominant share of the full-featured smartphone market are nothing new. I've suggested the same thing on more than one occasion. But a...
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