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How Live Chat Can Help Boost Prepaid ...

by on 04/29/2013 - 06:32 am

If there’s one thing that online stores have over physical retail stores, it’s the lower overhead and the ability to sell 24/7. Unfortunately, one of the key problems of an online store is that you lose face-to-face interaction with customers. 
Visitors can pop in and out of your website, click around a few times, and then leave without bothering to buy anything. It’s a common problem with online stores, and something that a live chat function can help address.
A live chat feature on your website can help you interact with your customers much in the same way a sales rep would. Live chats are often times a pop-up window or a little box on the corner of your website th ...

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Sprint Offers LTE and Sales Incentive...

by on 04/16/2013 - 10:28 pm
Categories: Business Management, Prepaid Carriers

While the rest of the major carriers are warring over consumers, Sprint has decided to shift its strategy to cater to another important demographic: small businesses.
Sprint recently announced that it will be offering up to $150 in discounts for small businesses that purchase a Sprint smartphone and LTE broadband device. Not only that, but Sprint is throwing in credit of up $100 for ever customer they successfully manage to switch to Sprint.
Small businesses can earn up to $100 for every Sprint smartphone sold, which includes any iPhones and Samsung devices in Sprint’s product catalogue. This is on top of the $50 discount Sprint is offering for every sold LTE Tri Mode USB or Sierra 4 ...

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How to Become a Prepaid Wireless Dealer

by on 04/16/2013 - 09:40 pm
Categories: Business Management, Prepaid Carriers

I’ve been in the prepaid business for over two years and in the wireless business for far longer. I often get asked how I became a prepaid dealer, and I am surprised that not more people do the same.
The funny thing is, it’s easier to become a prepaid dealer than people think.
It’s a lot of hard work, but if you do your research and set yourself up right, prepaid dealing can be a great way to earn additional income for yourself and your family. And if you’ve got the knack for it, it can even be your main source of income, just like it is for me.
But getting started as a prepaid dealer can be incredibly confusing if you don’t know where to begin. To help you ...

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Cricket Wireless Releases Engage LT S...

by on 04/15/2013 - 10:11 pm
Categories: Mobile Phones, Prepaid Carriers, Promotions

Sprint MVNO Cricket Wireless has just announced its newest addition to its smartphone line-up, the Engage LT. The device comes packed with Cricket’s very own Muve Music service and is available for purchase at licensed Cricket outlets and at their online store for $199.99 unlocked.
The mid-range smartphone is a great addition to Cricket’s device line-up and isn’t one to shy away from some very impressive specs despite the budget-friendly price. The Engage LT comes with a 1 GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, 1 GB of RAM and pre-loaded with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
On top of those specs, the Engage LT comes with a built-in 3.2 megapixel rear facing camera and a pano ...

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How to Maximize Your Prepaid Data Plan

by on 04/09/2013 - 10:15 pm
Categories: Mobile Phones, Prepaid Carriers

So much for SMS and voice calling, data has become the new wireless commodity. But like all good things, data comes at a hefty price, especially if you use it more than you need.
Although a lot of prepaid plans advertise unlimited data; most carriers impose a cap that drastically reduces your internet speed after a certain threshold. To get the most out of your data, you need to be able to use it wisely.

Here are some tips on how you can maximize your prepaid data plan.

Use Apps to Monitor and Manage Your Data 
There are dozens of apps online that help monitor your data. These makes sure you never go over your budget or your data cap for the month. Apps like My Data Manager and ...

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5 Tips to Succeeding as a Prepaid Dea...

by on 04/08/2013 - 11:44 pm
Category: Business Management

One of the advantages of being a prepaid dealer is that you don’t need to take it on as a full-time job. Unfortunately, it can be particularly overwhelming for those who are forced to juggle a 9 to 5 alongside a monthly activation quota. 
However, here are five simple steps to help you succeed as a prepaid dealer even with a full-time job.
 
Manage Your Time
Time management is an important skill when managing a business, and becomes particularly critical when trying to juggle a prepaid dealership with a fulltime job. It’s important that you schedule your days accordingly, but not in a way that’s too idealistic. Be practical about how long it takes for you to d ...

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Knowing Your Customers: Who Uses Prep...

by on 04/04/2013 - 03:01 am
Category: Business Management

As prepaid numbers continue to grow, the kinds of people using them continue to vary. But as a prepaid dealer, it’s important to know the kind of customers that are attracted by prepaid service.
There are five main types of prepaid users; all with different buying patterns and monthly usage. While these customer types aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive, they should paint a pretty accurate picture of the kind of person who gravitates towards a prepaid plan.

Value Seekers
Value Seekers are prepaid users that hunt for value overall. This shouldn’t be mistaken for people looking for the lowest prices, but for the best deals. They want each and every cent to count toward ...

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Motorola to Cut 10% of Staff in Compa...

by on 03/22/2013 - 02:11 am
Category: Business Management

Despite its acquisition by tech giant Google, Motorola is having a trouble keeping pace with its new owners.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Motorola will be forced to cut as much as 1,200 employees from its global operations, accounting for 10% of the phone manufacturer’s total work force. Cuts will be made to operations in China, India and the United States.
This wouldn’t be the first time Google has ordered a massive retrenching of the Illinois based phone company. Last August, Motorola dropped as much as 20% of its staff in August last year.
The move to downsize the company falls in line with Google’s new strategy to streamline Motorola’s upcomin ...

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Smartphones to Overtake Feature Phone...

by on 03/22/2013 - 01:45 am
Category: Mobile Phones

Out with the old; in with the new.
And one of the things that’s probably going to get tossed with the times is that old Blackberry you’ve been holding on for so long.
Market research firm IDC has posted in their latest Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker report that the smartphone market will outship the feature phone market by this year.
With a projected 918.6 million million smartphones set to hit to market, it’ll account for a little more than half of the entire mobile phone shipments in the entire world.
While smartphone penetration has been growing year on year, this marks the first time that smartphones will overtake features phones on a global level.
The United St ...

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T-Mobile Pulls-Out Postpaid Products ...

by on 03/21/2013 - 09:51 am
Categories: News, Prepaid Carriers

TMONews has just reported that T-Mobile will be dropping all postpaid offerings from all Target stores across the United States. This includes all post-paid products which includes new subscriptions and changes in service.  
With nearly 700 Target stores across the United States offering T-Mobile postpaid products; the decision might sound like a big blow to Target’s retail presence, but T-Mobile is reported to continue to support its full line of prepaid products and services in over 1,700 Target stores nationwide.
No word yet on T-Mobile’s reasons for backing out from Target, but reports indicate that T-Mobile is eyeing other possible retail partners to sell their postpa ...

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