According to the results of a survey recently conducted by Jefferies Equity Research Americas, 18 percent of subscribers of postpaid phone plans in the United States have considered changing wireless carriers within the next year. The main factors influencing their decision? That would be pricing and quality of network coverage (more on this later).
HTC first introduced its Desire 530 smartphone back in February early this year during the 2016 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, together with other handsets such as the Desire 630 and the Desire 825. The Desire 530 generated some buzz with regards to its design which was inspired by streetwear fashion (more on that later).
Sprint may have gained 967,000 new connections in the most recent quarter, but the carrier also lost 205,000 postpaid phone subscribers during the same period. Moreover, the 967,000 new additions mainly consisted of prepaid, wholesale, and tablet connections -- not the smartphone subscriptions that are core to Sprint's business.
As for the 205,000 subscribers that Sprint lost, these are high-value customers that are likely signed up under premium service plan contracts.
It appears that postpaid subscriptions are going strong over the last twelve months, while prepaid connections are on the decline. New research data collected by market researcher ShareTracker does indeed point out that prepaid -- the segment with the biggest growth in the United States not so long ago -- has been decreasing lately.
As reported by ShareTracker, postpaid net additions among the wireless carriers in the US has ballooned by a whopping 156 percent between the period 2013 to 2014.
For several years, when people speak of postpaid, they normally think of plans that come with contracts. But in the last few years, postpaid's meaning has somewhat evolved into any plan wherein the subscriber pays based on a set billing cycle.
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