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Nextel... Prepaid?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by dent, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. dent

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    Why does Nextel NOT have prepaid? I think this service would be quite beneficial for them if they could launch it right. For example they could sell cards with 500 minutes 500 direct connect minutes. Or they could make an online reloading center. If they did this, NExtel would kick some major @$$. If Nextel could launch this and make it worth the $$ and not a rip off. They would go far. As of now all other prepaid services your paying .35 cents a minute. A totoal rip off. that is why Nextel should have prepaid as a solution for postpaid, instead of people using other services such as Freeup for people who use it Rarley.
     
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    It's likely their billing system couldn't handle it. Besides, Nextel wants its ARPU to remain very high -- prepaid doesn't help that goal at all.

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    Nextel is generally for more of a business user so they don't really have much of a need for Pre-paid. Pre-Paid Wireless so far for most carriers really hasn't been profitable. With Nextel's mostly business based user's there is very little demand for a pre-paid system also.
     
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    Did you ever check out call plus? You can get it as cheep as 25 cents a min. Here is a resellers site: http://www.ecallplus.com
     
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    Maybe nextel will eventually offer some kind of pre-paid

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    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    I posted a article about this in the news section today, apparently soon Nextel is going to offer a pre-paid service. It's just going to be avaible initially in the CA and NV markets and my guess if it does well they will launch it nationwide.

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    It would not be wise for Nextel to overload their bandwidth-handicapped network with teenagers. It will affect business users which by nature are very demanding.
     
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