[LINK] Fairfax now running stories about US technology plans

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Fri May 14 21:29:33 AEST 2010

[This is silly. I guess Fairfax Media doesn't have enough reporters 
to do Australian stories.]

Wireless users opt for service without commitment



May 14, 2010 - 8:20PM

For wireless subscribers, commitment is out and short-term 
relationships are in.

This year, customers have been making a big shift away from two-year 
contracts toward "prepaid" cell phone service, which often costs less 
and does not require contracts. This is happening even though 
contracts are needed to get popular phones such as the iPhone and the Droid.

Now prepaid service looks like it will get even more attractive, with 
further price cuts. That's because wireless carriers have hit a wall 
when it comes to finding new customers who will sign contracts.

"I would love to have an iPhone. I just can't swallow the $70 or more 
bill that would come with it," said Jeff Finlay, a 45-year-old 
stay-at-home dad in San Antonio who uses a prepaid plan.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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