News tagged with prepaid service

Apple threatened by growth of prepaid smartphone plans

In a shift that could become a big threat to Apple Inc., U.S. consumers are increasingly signing up for a type of wireless service plan popular around the world that's traditionally not been in favor here - prepaid accounts.

Oct 09, 2013
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Verizon to sell smart phones for prepaid service

(AP) -- Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced it's opening up access to smart phones for customers who prepay for service, such as people with poor credit and those who don't want to be tied down by long-term contracts.

Sep 02, 2010
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Wireless users opt for service without commitment

(AP) -- For wireless subscribers, commitment is out and short-term relationships are in. This year, customers have been making a big shift away from two-year contracts toward "prepaid" cell phone service, ...

May 14, 2010
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Tracfone tests cheap unlimited plan on Verizon

(AP) -- Tracfone Wireless, the country's largest provider of "prepaid" cell phones, is quietly testing a new service that appears to be a response to the fierce price competition in the prepaid market.

Jul 15, 2009
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Motorola loss widens; analysts see worrisome signs

(AP) -- Motorola Inc. defeated low expectations Thursday, posting a smaller first-quarter loss than Wall Street had expected and regaining its position as the world's fourth-largest maker of cell phones.

Apr 30, 2009
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Virgin Mobile joins prepaid price war

(AP) -- Virgin Mobile USA Inc. is set to announce Thursday that it is slashing the price of its unlimited calling plan to $50 from $80 per month, a result of fierce competition and price-cutting among second-tier cellular ...

Apr 09, 2009
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