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Sprint Overhauls Prepaid Strategy with $25 Unlimited Offer

Since Sprint-Nextel Corp.’s acquisition of Virgin Mobile USA, the carrier has been busy combining the resources and experience of the Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile prepaid teams. The fruit of that effort was announced Thursday: Sprint will focus on four niche brands, each focused on serving distinct customer segments, amid unprecedented uptake in prepaid services. […]

Sprint Names Boost Exec President of 4G

Sprint-Nextel Corp. has named Matt Carter, 48, as president of 4G, to oversee the company’s continuing roll-out of fourth-generation broadband wireless services. The appointment will be effective January 11, when Carter moves from his current role as vice president of Sprint Prepaid. Carter’s current Boost Mobile leadership team will report directly to Dan Schulman, president […]

Sprint: Prepaid Not Cannibalizing Postpaid

Sprint-Nextel Corp. has nothing to fear in its postpaid business from the prepaid side of the house. That’s the word from CEO Dan Hesse, speaking to the Associated Press. It’s a notion Hesse dismissed, with contract-to-prepaid migration standing in the single digits, he said. Sprint lost 991,000 net postpaid subscribers and gained 938,000 prepaid subscribers […]

Boost Mobile Wonders: Where You At, Subs?

Where you at? In an effort to widen the target market for its prepaid offers, Boost Mobile, an MVNO that rides on the Sprint Nextel Corp. network, is asking just that of a new demographic: 18- to 35-year-olds. It’s an attempt to move beyond the MVNO’s 14- to 25-year old urban sweet spot, and to […]

Accudata Creates ENAS to Boost Name, Address Quality

Lead-validation service provider Accudata Technologies (Booth 222) announced a new service, Enhanced Name and Address Service (ENAS), which takes a 10-digit phone number and processes it through data sources to deliver the mail-able name and address. ENAS queries average less than 9 cents each and can deliver as high as 90 percent of the names […]

Boost Revenue With Hosted Call Center

Hosted call center technology takes center stage during todays session, Making Contact with Hosted Call Center Opportunities, where the panelists will discuss how to leverage these sticky services to combat the high commoditization of long-distance and other bread-andbutter connectivity services. Agents and VARs looking to move up the value chain can leverage hosted contact centers […]

Wireless, DSL Boost AT&T Profits

AT&T Inc.s fourth-quarter profits rose 17 percent thanks to increases in DSL and wireless subscribership. The companys net income grew to $1.94 billion, or 50 cents a share, up from $1.66 billion, or 46 cents a share, from the same quarter a year earlier. AT&Ts revenue rose 23 percent to $15.9 billion. AT&T gained full […]

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Cablevision - Agent Training 01/23/2007Bethpage, NY Training on the Following Products: Optimum On Line Optimum On Line with Boost Optimum Voice for Business 8 Lines I/O for Business (Digital Video) To get more information or to register: sguido@cablevision.com

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Seeing RED, Fighting AIDS Motorola Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp. have developed a new wireless phone to help raise money for The Global Fund, a public-private partnership formed to fight AIDS in Africa, particularly as the disease affects women and children. Founded by U2s Bono and John F. Kennedys nephew, Bobby Shriver, the Product RED […]

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