0
Mobile & Wireless

Tier-1 prepaid smartphones sales decline 12%

Friday 16 November 2012 | 14:54 CET | News
Lower prices and a larger selection of smartphones at Boost, Metro, Virgin and other pre-paid mobile phone carriers, are causing a decline in pre-paid smartphone sales of new phones from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and other tier-1 carriers, according to market research company NPD Group. In the third quarter, 70 percent of smartphone buyers who purchased their phone on a prepaid carrier had switched from a tier-1 carrier. The overall penetration of prepaid smartphones rose to 42 percent in the third quarter from 39 percent in the second quarter. Prepaid smartphone sales at prepaid carriers were up 23 percent over the prior quarter, while tier-1 carrier prepaid smartphone sales fell 12 percent. Consumers who were replacing their mobile phones were more likely to have switched from a tier-1 carrier (80%) than were first-time smartphone buyers (60%). According to NPD, the top five smarpthones in the third quarter were Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Mobile Phone Track and Smartphone Track reports on the activities of US consumers, age eighteen and older, who reported purchasing a mobile phone or smartphone.

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours. Subscribe now.

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / AT&T / Samsung / T-Mobile / Verizon
Countries: United States
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






streaming online TV is done by 18% of all Asus tablet users
Netherlands  |  2014 Q4

Calendar   /   Industry Events

27 Apr Orange Poland Q1 2015
27 Apr Doro Q1 2015
27 Apr Gigoptix Q1 2015
27 Apr Sohu.com Q1 2015
27 Apr Apple fiscal Q2
27 Apr EE Q1 2015
28 Apr HTC Q1 2015
28 Apr Twitter Q1 2015
28 Apr Telenet Q1 2015
28 Apr Calix Q1 2015
28 Apr AudioCodes Q1 2015
28 Apr Akamai Technologies Q1 2015
28 Apr Harmonic Q1 2015
28 Apr NTT Docomo fiscal Q4
28 Apr Orange Q1 2015
28 Apr Radcom Q1 2015
28 Apr Telco Cloud Forum 2015
28 Apr Digital Regulation Forum
29 Apr Level 3 Communications Q1 2015
29 Apr LG Electronics Q1 2015
29 Apr Ooredoo Q1 2015
29 Apr Equinix Q1 2015
29 Apr Samsung Q1 2015
29 Apr AVG Q1 2015
29 Apr Net Insight Q1 2015
29 Apr NXP Semiconductors Q1 2015
29 Apr Baidu Q1 2015
29 Apr Transmode Q1 2015
29 Apr Arris Q1 2015
29 Apr Microsoft Build Developer Conference
::: More Calendar Items