9 Areas of Communications Law Policy Likely to Undergo Material Changes under a Trump FCC
President-elect Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America on January 20, 2017. Many in the tech, media and telecom industry remain uncertain about what to expect from the Federal Communications Commission under the Trump administration.
Getting Ready for the Future of Prepaid Wireless and Services
Seeing into the future was the goal of this year’s Prepaid Press Expo. Speakers covered topics that showed where the prepaid wireless industry is today, where it is going in the future, and how companies can be prepared for the future that is coming.
Three Key Market Growth Drivers in the US
In the last few years, the mobile telecommunications industry has seen significant growth in the unlocked phones space, driven by factors like the government signing a cell phone unlocking bill into law and carriers like T-Mobile educating customers on unlocked phones.
People are confusing what a mobile wallet is and have now assigned the meaning to a mobile wallet to be the used to store a card and pay a merchant. What we define as a real need for the consumer is to have a stored value account that can be managed exclusively from your phone or from a phone and offering all of the services that customer like the unbaked do not have access to today.
InComm Teams Up with eBay
Consumers have gotten used to picking out gift cards from racks in supermarkets, drug stores, department stores, and convenience stores. They purchase gift cards through the internet, by accessing favorite retail websites, such as Starbucks or Home Depot, and by shopping on general purchase gift card sites.
Wi-Fi and Cellular Technology in Place
With Wi-Fi hotspots and cellular technology in place, Comcast, a pioneer in cable TV, is ready to challenge the big carriers in the mobile space. Next year may see the entrance of Comcast into the MVNO market, should it exercise its option on a partnership signed with Verizon Wireless in 2011.
Bullion Backs New Card
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How Consumers and Retailers Can Benefit
Shoppers and retailers alike can take advantage of technology that’s revolutionizing closed-loop prepaid cards and mobile payments, according to speakers at a strategy session presented online by Mercator Advisory Group and CashStar.
Digital Gift Cards Fastest Growing Segment
For the ninth straight year, consumers place gift cards at the top of their list of the most requested items during the holiday season, according to National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Holiday Spending Survey. The survey predicts that digital buying and browsing will take up more than half of consumers’ time spent shopping – underscoring the importance for brands to get the digital gifting experience right in order to have a successful holiday season.
Reliable Platforms Can Generate Revenue
Self-serve kiosks can be powerful tools for the “convenience markets” and for the prepaid market, specifically the unbanked and underserved, who make up about 28.3 percent of all households, according to federal studies.