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Quartert 1 Results as Reported by Carrirers

June 15th, 2016|

Wireless carriers focus heavily on the postpaid consumer, knowing that investors are also eyeing that key segment.  The reason is simple—revenue.  Postpaid subscribers have wireless plans that entail either a two-year contract or a financing plan. Postpaid plans incur a higher cost for monthly service than prepaid subscribers, thus providing more revenue per user.  Postpaid consists of two sub-segments: voice and computing, with computing devices including such things as tablets and mi-fi hotspots that utilize wireless networks for internet connectivity.

Wireless carriers typically report results a […]

Quarter 1 Results: National Net Adds, Postpaid Voice vs. Prepaid Voice

June 14th, 2016|

Wireless results are in for the first quarter and ShareTracker measured an interesting reversal of fortune in the prepaid segment.  In the first quarter of 2016, industry net additions for prepaid voice subscribers outpaced those of postpaid voice subscribers—a feat not seen in the first quarter since 2013.  As the chart below indicates, the first quarter of 2016 garnered a large volume of prepaid voice subscribers compared to virtually zero in the first quarter of 2015. Moreover, this was the second consecutive quarter where net […]

ShareTracker Friday Five – 6.10.2016

June 10th, 2016|

Tech News Roundup

Here are the headlines that caught our eye this week to help you stay in-the-know on the latest and greatest news from the technology sector.

Stay tuned for our next “Friday Five” and find us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Phone Follies 6.8.2016

June 8th, 2016|

This week in Phone Follies: Has your phone ever taken a swim? Maybe you got stuck in the rain and your phone wasn’t prepared? Hope you enjoy our lighthearted twist on this old phone revival trick.Another thank you to our data analyst and resident artist, Twon Smith, for your incredible art work!

New to Phone Follies? Check out our first post and stay tuned for next week’s issue of Phone Follies. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

ShareTracker Friday Five – 6.3.2016

June 3rd, 2016|

Tech News Roundup

Happy June! This week’s Friday Five focuses on both the past and the future. We will analyze some past trend reports and forecast new trends and their possible effects.

Stay tuned for our next “Friday Five” and find us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

ShareTracker Friday Five – 5.27.2016

May 27th, 2016|

Tech News Roundup

This week’s Friday Five focuses on the realities (both virtual and actual) of technology. We will look at how companies and organizations are utilizing virtual reality, what’s next for smartphones and what new technologies are happening in South Korea.

As always stay tuned for our next “Friday Five” and find us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.