News tagged with prepaid

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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Lawmakers seek prepaid cell crackdown, cite terror

(AP) -- Alarmed by the use of hard-to-track prepaid cell phones by terror suspects, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Texas Sen. John Cornyn have introduced legislation requiring consumers to produce identification before ...

Jun 08, 2010
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US lawmakers target pre-paid cellphone anonymity

US lawmakers unveiled a bill Wednesday to enable law enforcement to identify users of pre-paid cell phones, charging that anonymity makes the devices attractive to terrorists, drug kingpins and gangs.

May 26, 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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Sprint Nextel to buy Virgin Mobile USA

(AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. is intensifying its focus on the fast-growing market for prepaid cell phone service with a $483 million deal to buy Virgin Mobile USA Inc.

Jul 28, 2009
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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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Greeks to register prepaid cell phones

(AP) -- Greece's prepaid mobile phone users will now have to register their identities in a bid to tackle illegal immigration and other crime, the communications minister said Tuesday.

Jun 17, 2009
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Despite prepaid lift, Sprint Nextel loss widens

(AP) -- Despite a widening net loss, Sprint Nextel Corp. finally got some good news in its long recovery Monday, as a big surge in "prepaid" customers offset another nightmarish drop in valuable subscribers ...

May 04, 2009
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