Articles tagged with: Churn and Text Messaging

Mobile phone usage relatively safe from spending cutbacks

When asked about what measures they would take if they had to reduce their personal expenditure in 2009, very few consumers said they would stop using their mobile phone or switch to a cheaper mobile service, but consumer electronics purchases will be hit much more severely more

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Alltel Swings to 2Q Loss on Buyout Costs; Churn Rises

Alltel swung to a second-quarter loss as the company absorbed large costs from its 2007 takeover by TPG Capital and GS Capital Partners and customer turnover increased. more

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Canadian Operators to Charge for Inbound Text Message

Two of Canada's phone operators, Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility have announced that they will start charging some of its subscribers to receive text messages. The changes, to come into effect from next month only affect Prepay subscribers and both operators have set the same C$0.15 per message received. more

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Mobile Operators Brace for Global Surge in Mobile Messaging Abuse

Messaging security firm, Cloudmark has published the results of its research into mobile messaging abuse trends in Asia, North America and Europe which point to a precipitous rise in mobile spam, phishing and virus attacks in 2008. more

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Sprint Swings To 1Q Loss On Severance Costs

Sprint Nextel swung to a first-quarter net loss on severance-related costs, as it continued to lose high-margin subscribers and slip further behind its competition." more

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Cosmote Mobile 2Q Net Income EUR81.5 Million Vs EUR83.9 Million

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Cosmote Moblike Telecommunications, a mobile operator with a wide presence in South East Europe, Thursday announced a net income of EUR156.7 million for the six months to June 2006, compared with EUR158.6 million for the same period last year.  more

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Verizon Profit Falls On Onetime Costs

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- Verizon Communications on Tuesday said second-quarter profit fell nearly 24% owing to severance and merger-integration costs, but the company racked up market-leading gains in wireless and high-speed Internet customers.  more

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