SmartServ Strikes Deal to Sell Prepaid Mobile Applications
Jan 8, 2003, 7:00 AM by (staff)
SmartServ Online and Wireless Retail yesterday announced a program to sell prepaid wireless data application bundles at retail locations. The bundles will be available as prepaid cards sold at Wireless Retails' national network of "store-in-a-store" locations. National retailers will be able to offer their customers immediate access to wireless data applications in conjunction with the sale of a wireless device and service plan. One of the first products available will be the Mobile Fun-N-Games card for ring tones, music and games.
Cricket Expands Retail Footprint to 1,000 Best Buy Stores
Cricket Wireless today said Best Buy has agreed to sell the prepaid carrier's phones and services at some 1,000 stores around the country. The ZTE Fanfare and HTC Desire 625 are available from Best Buy's web site starting today, and will reach Best Buy's retail stores over the next few weeks.
Sprint Phones Vanishing from Walmart
Sprint's presence at the nation's largest retailer has dwindled in recent weeks, according to Fierce Wireless. Some 500 Walmart stores across the country continue to sell Spint handsets, but the majority of Walmart's 4,177 brick-and-mortar locations no longer have them in stock.
AT&T and Verizon Change Up Prepaid Offerings
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have recently made changes to their respective prepaid services and taken dramatically different approaches in the process. AT&T's GoPhone customers now have more options than ever, while Verizon Wireless Prepaid customers have even fewer options.
Verizon Debuts $80 Unlimited Plan for Prepaid Service
Verizon Wireless today added an unlimited data option to its series of prepaid plans. According to Verizon's web site, the new $80 plan includes unlimited high-speed service without a contract, though video is capped at 480p and prepaid customers may see slower speeds when the network is congested.