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Prepaid smartphone sales jump at Tier 2 carriers in Q3

Posted By TelecomTV One , 19 November 2012 | 0 Comments | (0)
Tags: prepaid Smartphones Boost Mobile Virgin Mobile

Prepaid smartphone sales at traditional prepaid carriers up 23 per cent. By Phil Goldstein

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The likes of MetroPCS and Sprint Nextel prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile outhustled Tier 1 carriers in signing up prepaid smartphone customers in the third quarter, according to a new report from research firm NPD Group.
 
Tier 1 carriers prepaid smartphone sales fell 12 percent, while executives at MetroPCS said 62 per cent of the phones it sold in the third quarter were smartphones, and that around 50 percent of the carrier's customer base now uses smartphones.
 
FierceWireless Prepaid smartphone sales jump at Tier 2 carriers in Q3, TelecomTV content partner. 

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