By way of a note recently issued to investors just this week, analysts from Morgan Stanley Research are projecting that the first three months of the year will mostly see the Big Four carriers in the United States (namely Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) record low subscriber activity.
As you might have heard already, the iPhone X (which can be argued is the more highly awaited new iPhone model compared to the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus) will be made available for preordering this coming Friday, October 27th. There is some talk that availability will be somewhat limited, and Apple is even encouraging prospective buyers to get there early when its flagship device hits store shelves everywhere on November 3rd.
After some teasing from Motorola about a couple of weeks ago, the phone maker has finally and formally unveiled the latest addition to its Moto Z lineup of smartphones -- the Moto Z2 Force. But on top of this new smartphone announcement, an even more intriguing piece of news is the fact that the company appears to be expanding its strategy in selling its newest handset offering.
In response to the special switching offer that Sprint just debuted a few days ago, the fifth biggest wireless carrier in America has decided to introduce a similar deal of its own. US Cellular is offering a free iPhone 7 unit to customers who switch to its network from other competing mobile operators.
Not wanting to be left behind, the fifth biggest wireless carrier in the United States has decided to add an unlimited data plan for its prepaid customers. The new unlimited data option from US Cellular for prepaid users comes with a price of $70, and is an addition to its current $35 per month (which includes 1 gigabyte of data) and $45 per month (which includes 5 gigabytes of data) offerings. Prepaid customers also have the option of getting unlimited voice calls and text messaging to Canada and Mexico for an additional $10 every month.
With all the attention that the Big Four (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) has been receiving with regards to their respective unlimited data offerings, not many may have noticed that the fifth biggest wireless carrier in the United States has also joined the club. US Cellular now has a brand new unlimited data, and customers may delighted to know that it does away with hidden fees and charges.
The last few months have seen intensifying competition in the world of unlimited data, with Verizon Wirelessre-introducing its unlimited data option (Verizon Unlimited) more than a week ago, while other major mobile operators in America also making their respective countermoves. Sprint is no exception to this -- the carrier has recently lowered the pricing of its unlimited offering, and for good measure, added premium video, too.
As competition in the prepaid market continues to intensify, the fifth biggest wireless carrier in America has decided to increase the data on its prepaid mobile plans. Indeed, US Cellular is now including 3 gigabytes of high speed data on its $45 per month Simple Connect Prepaid option (previously, it was only at 2 gigabytes of data), while also raising the data on its $60 a month plan from 5 gigabytes to 6 gigabytes, and then for good measure, adding a $75 per month plan that offers 12 gigabytes.
Without much fancy, US Cellular has quietly made some changes to its existing Shared Connect plans by boosting the gigabytes featured in each option, and accordingly, updating some of the pricing as well. The result is that every Shared Connect option now offers more high speed data inclusions, with the rates decreasing, remaining the same, or even increasing.
To summarize, here are the updated Shared Connect inclusions and rates:
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