Smartphones come to prepaid wireless market
Following closely on the heels of the cellphone market, pre-paid plans are beginning to make inroads into the smartphones arena. CNET reports on this growing trend, which is another piece of good news for consumers. We all know that pre-paid plans are so much cheaper than those high-priced contracts.
"The price of owning a smartphone is getting a lot cheaper thanks to some new aggressive plans from prepaid wireless companies.
Boost Mobile and MetroPCS have already been offering smartphones as part of their prepaid wireless plans. And over the next several months, other competitors, such as Leap Wireless' Cricket brand and Virgin Mobile will be adding smartphones to their lineups.
For years, the post-paid business model has dominated the U.S. cell phone market. Consumers signed lengthy contracts and wireless providers subsidized phones to the point where some handsets are even free..."