Apple Reportedly Has Big iPhone Plans for Russia

On August 27, 2013, in Industry News, by J.R. Bookwalter

Apple’s iPhone has had a tough go of it in Russia, where traditional carrier subsidies have been largely ignored in favor of prepaid handsets. Can Cupertino regroup and attack the problem from another direction?TechCrunch reported Monday that Apple may…

AT&T Jumps on Early Upgrade Bandwagon with New Payment Plan

On July 16, 2013, in Industry News, by J.R. Bookwalter

T-Mobile US may be the nation’s fourth-placed carrier, but it’s shaking up the industry with initiatives such as allowing customers to upgrade their devices sooner — and AT&T is following suit.AT&T announced Tuesday a new initiative called AT&…

T-Mobile Exorcising Subsidies in 3-4 Months, Offers No-Contract Unlimited Data

On January 9, 2013, in Industry News, by J.R. Bookwalter

T-Mobile USA closed out 2012 with the news the fourth-place carrier would be getting the iPhone this year, but the even bigger news was an end to subsidy pricing on handsets — a move which is coming sooner rather than later.Reuters is reporting that T…

iPhone 3GS Likely to Become Low-Cost Prepaid Device for Developing Markets

On May 21, 2012, in Industry News, iPhone 3gs, by J.R. Bookwalter

For a smartphone introduced in 2009, the iPhone 3GS has had a remarkable lifespan. Instead of being put out to pasture this fall, It appears the handset could instead be headed for developing markets as a contract-free, prepaid device priced under $300…

FCC launches new mobile broadband subsidy

On May 2, 2012, in Industry News, by Grant Gross

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has begun seeking competitive bids for new mobile broadband subsidies for 3G or 4G service.

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