Posts tagged : Carriers


Carriers Pushing for a Third Contender? BlackBerry is the Chosen One?

Moving into the coming weeks, the BlackBerry 7 generation lineup should be available to more carriers as devices make their way into operator channels. This means that carriers now have to “push” another brand in BlackBerry so that handsets get sold and consumers subscribe. Certainly, operators are familiar with the BlackBerry brand but since there was a long period without a new device launch, carriers’ emphasis towards pushing BlackBerry was rather diminishing. With the new lineup out and several more to come (Curves), carriers will begin to again promote the BlackBerry brand. But do they want to? With Apple and Android devices practically selling themselves, do carriers want to go through the steps to promote BlackBerry smartphones? The answer is yes, says Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu.  Continue reading for details.

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Boost Mobile Introduces New’Shrinkage’ Customer Loyalty Program

Boost Mobile has stirred up the media with their new program. They have launched a new customer loyalty program that brings down a customer’s bill from $50 per month to $35 over an 18-month period. Here’s how it works. Each time a customer pays his or her bill on time, they accrue a Boost credit. After six credits are accrued, the end user’s bill drops by $5. Andre Smith, Boost Mobile business director said, “This will differentiate us in the no-contract space, which is fiercely competitive,” Not only have they released the BlackBerry 8530, they have also added a lot of new incentives for new  and current subscribers. This press release is long, I don’t want to butcher it so just hit the More button the read the entire press release as is >>>

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