Cox to Offer Pre-Paid Wireless Services
Speaking to Fierce Wireless, Cox Communications' vice president of wireless products and operations, Kelly Williams, confirmed the company's plans to offer pre-paid cellular services at some point in the future. "Prepaid is definitely something that is on the radar screen. We do recognize it's important to parts of our customer base and to the overall wireless community. So it's something that's high on our list." Williams didn't provided any specific details on when such a service might launch. Cox resells Sprints' voice/data services to its wireline and cable customers in a small number of markets across the country. Any pre-paid services offered by Cox would likely be provided by Sprint, as well.
Apple Changes Up Several Execs
Apple today appointed Jeff Williams as chief operating officer. Williams has been with Apple since 1998.
Verizon Prepaid Offering 1GB Data Bonus for Auto-Pay
Verizon Wireless is offering its prepaid customers 1 GB of bonus data if they sign up for auto-pay. In order to qualify for the extra data, customers need to have the $45 or $60 prepaid plan.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
Verizon to Shutter Some Offices, Eliminate Jobs
Verizon has informed employees that it plans to reduce the number of regional offices around the country and correspondingly reduce headcount. The company has 20 regional locations, which it plans to pare down to just six.