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Competition on the Rise in Secondary Smartphone Market: iPhone v. Pixel

Posted by Chintan Shah on Jan 16, 2017 2:47:25 AM

Pixel v iPhone.pngAfter years of collaborating with OEMs to create Google-branded Nexus devices, Google has gone the way of Apple and decided to make its own hardware. 

Since Apple and Google released their flagship hardware in September and October 2016, respectively, the debates have raged on—should you buy an iPhone 7 or a Pixel?

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Topics: Mobile Device Trade-In, Secondary Market

Before You Become an App Hoarder, Read This First

Posted by Deanne Gittens on Jan 10, 2017 8:35:14 AM

How many apps do you need?.pngSome of us get obsessed by reality TV. I’ll be the first to admit I was like that with Storage Wars, partly because of the cast of characters, partly out of amazement for the stuff people leave behind.

Did they or their loved ones lose track of what was in storage, or was it personal setbacks that prevented them from paying the storage fees? 

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Topics: Mobile Apps

How Refurbished Mobile Phones Can Improve the Medical Industry

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Dec 22, 2016 4:56:45 AM

Refurbished Mobile Phones for Medical IndustryThe expansion of mobile and wireless technologies around the world and availability of affordable mobile devices has provided an unprecedented opportunity for more effective health-related information and healthcare delivery in emerging markets.

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Topics: refurbished phones, medical industry

Staying Relevant in the Era of Smart Technology: GSMA Mobility Live!

Posted by Dave Ronis on Dec 15, 2016 9:43:44 AM

Smart Technology in the CityWe’re no strangers to The GSMA’s series of Mobility Live events

Just last month we joined industry experts in Atlanta for Mobility Live North America and were proud to be part of the first Mobility Live event in India, in October.

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Topics: IoT, smartwatch, smart cities

Mobile Trade-In Year in Review—Apple Asserts Its Dominance in North America

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Dec 8, 2016 9:05:41 AM

Mobile Trade In Data 2016.pngThe secondary market for mobile phones has been exploding in recent years due to the proliferation of new devices and the wider range of availability. 

While we’re so used to seeing carriers and device manufacturers compete in the primary market for smartphones, competition in the secondary market continues to heat up.

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Topics: mobile trade-in

Looking Back: The First GSMA Mobile 360 Event in India

Posted by Biju Nair on Dec 5, 2016 1:48:35 AM

 GSMA Mobile 360 India 2016On October 26, 2016, the GSMA kicked off its first ever conference in India—GSMA Mobile 360 India 2016.  

With India recently overtaking the United States as the second largest mobile market and well on its way to 1 billion unique subscribers by 2020, it’s no surprise that the GSMA is emphasizing its focus on this market.

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Topics: mobile technology

Basic Cell Phones Still Rule in Developing Countries

Posted by Deanne Gittens on Nov 29, 2016 8:39:17 AM

Basic Phone Developing Countries.pngIt was November 2015 and a group of us were having dinner in Montclair, New Jersey. The conversation turned to the type of smartphones we each had. 

My friend Joan pulled out her dinosaur of a phone – a Motorola C168i, and I (in retrospect I’m ashamed to say) had one of those you-must-be-kidding-me moments.

 

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Topics: mobile devices, Basic Cell Phones

6 KPIs to Analyze for a Successful Mobile Trade-in Program

Posted by Chintan Shah on Nov 21, 2016 8:03:35 AM

Mobile Trade In.jpgA mobile device trade-in program isn’t a mysterious operation that should be analyzed with guesswork or even trepidation. Such a program can indeed be scrutinized like any other transactional business process. 

Surely, your business has all the angles down when reviewing other types of store sales, expenses, employee performance and other key performance indicators (KPI).

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Topics: mobile trade-in

Mobile Future Forward: Diving into Digital Transformation

Posted by Biju Nair on Nov 8, 2016 8:18:59 AM

Digital TransformationThis past September I attended Mobile Future Forward for the 5th time. Every year, Chetan Sharma puts on a great show that brings together some of the greatest leaders in the mobile communications business. 

Since the beginning of Mobile Future Forward, 7 years ago, Chetan has been building up the fourth wave theory—the idea that mobile telecom revenue has moved from voice technology to messaging services to data connectivity, as each generation becomes commoditized.

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Topics: Mobile Trade-In Program, mobile technology, connected devices, Sustainability

Are We Back to Carrier Subsidy Models?

Posted by Scott Wagner on Oct 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Almost a year ago, the final major U.S. wireless carrier eliminated its two-year contracts and people celebrated the end of constricting mobile plans.

One of the biggest perceived advantages was the simplicity and transparency that this change would bring to mobile service plans. However, over a year later, consumers are still left with confusing terms and conditions when purchasing new mobile phones.

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Topics: mobile trade-in, Carrier Subsidy Models

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