Jun 012012
 
300px Iphone 4G 2 Report: Cricket Wireless To Offer Pre Paid iPhone Service!

English: Iphone 4 Deutsch: Iphone 4 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Finally!!!  After years of the iPhone being introduced, and being offered on the major national Wireless Carriers, regional carrier Cricket Wireless (owned by Leap Wireless) has announced it will be offering Pre-Paid Service for the iPhone.

For several years now, Pre-Paid service has been one of the fastest growing segments in the wireless industry.  Now the catch is that subscribers will have to shell out full price for the iPhone.  But I’m also assuming they will be able to activate used iPhones as well since the iPhone second hand market is almost an industry within itself!

Now hopefully other Carriers will follow Cricket’s lead in making the iPhone available to for Pre-Paid subscribers.

 

 Report: Cricket Wireless To Offer Pre Paid iPhone Service!
May 252012
 
3387026349 90f16bd40a m Paypal Increases Reach Into Physical Storefronts

iPhone Mobile Payment 100 Euro (Photo credit: monty.metzger)

Online payment giant Paypal recently announced that it has signed deals with 15 major Retailers to allow customers to pay for purchases using their mobile phones.  Atlanta based Home Depot earlier this year began accepting Mobile Payments via Paypal in about 2,000 of it’s stores.  Now in addition such retailers such as Office Depot, Barnes & Noble, J.C. Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch, Toys R Us…just to name a few, will begin using the Mobile Payment system.  Definitely a plus for consumers in giving them a choice and convenience in making payments in this new Digital Age.

In addition to the major retailers, Paypal also has announced that over 300,000 Small Businesses have signed up for their Paypal Here services which allows Merchants to accept credit card payments via their Smartphones.  This service directly competes with the startup service Square which has offered a similar service at low rates.  Personally, I would like to see Paypal be able to offer  Mobile Payments to Small Businesses as well in order to give similar conveniences to consumers with Small Businesses as they have with the large retailers.  Another service called LevelUp has been making leeway with offering Mobile Payments to Small Businesses.

 Paypal Increases Reach Into Physical Storefronts
May 082012
 
300px Group of smartphones Mobile Is the Gateway to Small Business Owners, SMBs   eMarketer

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just came across this very insightful article from eMarketer on the subject of Mobile (Smartphone) usage among Small & Medium Businesses.

If you’re marketing to Small Businesses, this is definitely something you need to keep in mind.  Especially take make sure that your content is geared towards mobile access.

Mobile Is the Gateway to Small-Business Owners, SMBs – eMarketer.

 Mobile Is the Gateway to Small Business Owners, SMBs   eMarketer