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Prepaid Wireless in the United States: Market Analysis and Forecast 2013-2018

Published

December 2013

Pages

101

Pricing

Single-user License: $ 1,995 USD
Company-wide License: $ 4,995 USD
Team License (Up to 5 Users): $ 2,995 USD

Keywords

Prepaid Wireless, Prepaid Wireless Service, Prepaid Wireless Carriers, MVNO, Mobile Virtual Network Operator, Prepaid Wireless Forecast

Overview

Prepaid wireless moved beyond the credit challenged market only a long time ago and has become mainstream for many segments including the cost conscious user. For many, prepaid wireless is a hassle free, simple, less expensive alternative to establishing a post-paid plan. In addition, prepaid does not have the same sigma it once had as many prepaid wireless service providers offer smartphones and advanced feature phones to their customers.

For example, Walmart's prepaid Straight Talk, run by Tracfone, offers unlimited talk, text and data for only $45 a month and one can even get an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. In addition, third-party companies are constantly developing new applications, content, and commerce options for prepaid users across various prepaid service providers. These options often include usage tracking, payments, promotions, alerts and other features to provide enhanced customer experience and access from any smartphone.

This research evaluates the prepaid wireless market in the United States including major provider and service assessment. The report analyzes major MVNO companies and offerings. The also report provides a view into the future of prepaid wireless and market forecast through 2018.

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.

Target Audience

  • Prepaid service providers
  • Mobile network operators
  • Wireless device manufacturers
  • Wireless infrastructure providers
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operators
  • Mobile application store companies
  • Prepaid service distributors and marketers
  • Application, content, and commerce providers

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Executive Summary
  • Topics Covered
  • Key Questions Answered
  • Target Audience
  • Companies Mentioned
  • Overview of the US Telecom Market
  • US Operators Plans
  • Pre-paid and Post-paid Wireless Market Overview
  • Pre-paid and Post-paid Market Strategy 2013-2018
  • Post-paid Operator Analysis
  • Market Outlook
  • Future of Post-paid
  • Major Carrier Landscape
  • AT&T Wireless
  • Network Technology
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • Verizon
  • Network Technology
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • Sprint
  • Network Technology
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • T-Mobile US
  • Network Technology
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Professional Analysis
  • MetroPCS
  • General Overview
  • Network Technology
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • US MVNO Analysis
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Pre-paid and Post-paid Offering
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Carrier and MVNO Assessments
  • Airlink Mobile
  • General Overview
  • Funding Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • MVNO Type
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plans
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Airvoice Wireless
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Cbeyond Wireless (JOLT!)
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • MVNE and Service Providers
  • MVNO Type
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plans
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Boost Mobile
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Circle K
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Consumer Cellular
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • MVNO Type
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Cricket
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • Firefly Mobile
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • GTC Wireless
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • MVNO Type
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • GreaCall (Formerly Jitterbug)
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • kajeet
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Liberty Wireless
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • MVNO Type
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Locus Telecommunications
  • General Overview (H2O Wireless)
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • MVNO Type
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Movida
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • Network Technology
  • MVNO Type
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • NTT Docomo USA
  • General Overview
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Virgin Mobile USA
  • General Overview
  • Underlying Network Provider
  • Network Technology
  • Pre-paid or Post-paid Offering
  • Pricing Overview and Analysis
  • Plan Overview and Analysis
  • Professional Analysis
  • A Comment on the Future
  • Wal-Mart
  • General Overview
  • Professional Analysis
  • MVNO Guide
  • United States Prepaid Market 2013-2018
  • Market Forecast
  • The Future of Prepaid Wireless in the US

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Post-paid and Pre-paid
  • Figure 2: Post-paid and Pre-paid Subscribers in US and Europe
  • Figure 3: US Gross Additions 2004-2012
  • Figure 4: US Mobile Operator Subscribers
  • Figure 5: Airlink Mobile Plans
  • Figure 6: Airvoice Wireless Plans
  • Figure 7: Jolt Plans
  • Figure 8: Consumer Cellular Plans
  • Figure 9: Guide to MVNO Companies
  • Figure 10: USA Pre-paid Wireless Market Forecast through 2018