Prepaid keeps on trucking through the recession. ComScore released a new report for the first quarter showing further evidence of the growing popularity of prepaid wireless service. ComScore looked
With little fanfare, a new service was announced this week that I think is a signature event for the U.S. wireless industry. TracFone has launched a new brand called Straight Talk, which offers 1,000
Wireless operators spend billions of dollars every year advertising their brands. Indeed, Verizon and AT&T--two of the nation's largest advertisers--spent a combined $4.4 billion on advertising
MetroPCS is expanding its wireless service in the greater Philadelphia area to include the South Jersey Shore, further evidence of the regional carrier's encroachment onto the East Coast. The new
MetroPCS, buoyed by subscriber growth and flush with cash, said it will remain an independent player and hinted it may use its market position to acquire smaller telcos. "We're going our own way,"
Virgin Mobile USA blamed increased competition in the first quarter of 2009 for a net subscriber loss of 133,000 and quarterly revenue of $337 million, well below Wall Street expectations of $359
MetroPCS reported a 20 percent increase in revenue in the first quarter, with revenue of $795 million, up from $622 million in the year-ago quarter. However, ARPU in the quarter fell to $40.40, down
MetroPCS has tapped ZTE as a handset maker to produce phones for the regional carrier running on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, cementing the relationship between the two upstarts and giving
Click one of these thumbnails->And check out some of the ZTE phones currently for sale from MetroPCS.
Virgin Mobile USA cut the price for its unlimited calling plan to $50 from $80, putting it into direct competition with second-tier operators including MetroPCS and Boost Mobile. The MVNO's $50