If this is correct, it will mean that the US wireless market may actually become like the EU's or Asia where prepaid dominates...
yeap it is true.not everyone can afford those $100 a month plans.to many choices in the pre pay markit.there is a plan for everyone.
Especially now with the new plans giving only one line for $100 after tax and fees.
I can remember having 150.00 a months bills (not all that long ago) just for voice minutes and nothing else.
If one can find value in prepaid, it's hard to beat.
Well with metro pcs, apparently you can get 4 lines for $100.
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it is great,only down side is the at&t mvno is having a rough time right now.basicly growing pains.
I'm glad that prepaid is gaining popularity. I really don't like that the postpaid market is moving toward unlimited voice and shared data.
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Prepaid is a tremendous value these days. My retired ex-coworker is thrilled that I just add $25-50 a year to her Gold Rewards T-Mo account. She didn't have a cell phone til she met me and I told her how cheap prepaid is for her low usage. I'm sure her kids feel better that their mom has a phone when she drives to the mall or goes walking.
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I am not surprised. The way this market is set up makes it really tough to get your own phone because majority of the folks are not interested in shelling out >$300 for phone at once. So contract looks like layaway thing and folks get it.
In the other countries around the world I have lived, I always had a contract as it was always cheap for my use there and free incoming calls and text was the greatest feature. The profit margins were reasonable and the network coverage was awesome. None of this happens in the US, in spite of the fact that everyone pays through their nose. So now that the folks realize this, added by the economy as it is, many are switching to prepaid. I really want to mention Sweden and India here. The coverage is so awesome (and I hated that time) that my boss could always get hold of me, even if I am in Stockholm subway or remote corner of India.
Secondly, we are a society that is very materialistic. We want cars, phones and stuff that we can't actually afford (agree, not ALL of us but many) so I guess, now many are realizing that party is not going to last long !!
But I am really happy to learn this number. I hope, carriers like Republic Wireless get their technology up and running smoothly, so that we can go back to contracts.
There might be a few of us with more than one prepaid phone.
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CON-tract wireless service... No Thanks.
Operating without a contract makes you far more valuable.