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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

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