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The Current Analysishas been tracking the wireless pricing and promotions market since 2000, providing detailed analytical services to enterprises, carriers and device manufacturers.

Updated regularly, the CurrentTRACK portfolio of products and services contain the most current and detailed quantitative tracking of pricing, packaging, promotion and availability.

HANDSET PRICING AND PROMOTIONS WEB AND RETAIL U.S.

The CurrentTRACK Handset Pricing and Promotions – Web and Retail U.S. service offers a complete weekly (online channel) and monthly (retail channel) look at the handset market including trending and in-depth analysis, new handset launches and pricing changes for both channels.

Under a continuous research system, the Analyst team update this product by leveraging a variety of online sources, carrier websites, social media, direct carrier interaction and other third-party industry sources.

The update cycle is weekly for promotions in the online channel, and monthly for the retail channel, with changes pushed to the end-user mid-month by a variety of Pricing Alerts to Excel format deliverables and web portal access. Direct Analyst Inquiry access is included as a value-added features of this product.

Individual components of this product include:

  • Handset Early Upgrade and Device Financing Web Pricing U.S.
  • Handset Web Pricing U.S.
  • Handset Promotions U.S.
  • Handset Carrier Retail Profiles U.S.
  • Handset National Retail Price Trendlines U.S.
  • Handset National Retail Pricing & Scorecard U.S.
  • Handset Local Retail Pricing U.S. (optional; choice of 10 markets).

Handset Early Upgrade and Device Financing Web Pricing U.S.

This is a popular component of the Handset Pricing and Promotions Web and Retail service. It tracks handset early upgrade program pricing and device financing offered by the national carriers and U.S. Cellular across six metropolitan markets. 

The delivery cycle is weekly, pushed to the end-user every Tuesday by 10am ET by a Pricing Alert summarizing key changes, with web access to an Excel database. Customers also have access to a Search Pricing web-tool and Direct Analyst Inquiry for ad hoc questions is included as a value-added feature of this service.

Features and service metrics covered include: Full handset price, rebates, down payment, monthly costs, total cost over term, additional fees, discounts, associated terms and conditions, and more.

Carriers
•  AT&T •  Sprint •  Verizon Wireless
•  T-Mobile •  US Cellular  
 

Carriers
•  Atlanta •  Los Angeles •  Oklahoma City
•  Chicago •  New York •  Seattle

Handset Web Pricing

The CurrentTRACK Handset Pricing and Promotions – Web U.S. service provides a complete weekly view into the handset market including trending and in-depth analysis, new handset launches and pricing changes within the online channel.

One component of this product is the weekly Handset Web Pricing U.S. service. The update cycle is weekly for promotions in the online channel, with changes pushed to the end-user by Pricing Alerts to Excel format deliverables and web portal access. Direct Analyst Inquiry access for ad hoc questions is a feature of this product component.

Features and service metrics covered include: Full device pricing, price changes, newly launched devices, instant rebates, mail-in rebates, regional pricing variations.

Carriers
•  AT&T •  MetroPCS •  US Cellular
•  Boost Mobile •  Sprint •  Verizon Wireless
•  Cricket Wireless •  T-Mobile •  Virgin Mobile
   
  • StraightTalk at Wal-Mart
  • Net10
  • Simple Mobile
  • Page Plus
  • GoSmart Mobile

Markets
•  Atlanta •  Los Angeles •  Oklahoma City
•  Chicago •  New York •  Seattle

Handset Promotions U.S.

Another popular component of the CurrentTRACK Handset Pricing & Promotions – Web and Retail U.S. product is the Handset Promotions U.S. update.

The service monitors promotional activity across web and retail presence of multiple carriers (contract, device financing, and prepaid). Carrier websites are tracked along with any national retailer ads (Best Buy, Target, RadioShack and Wal-Mart). 

Includes a Weekly Alert listing new promotions and Special Promotions alerts when noteworthy promotions are launched. Direct Analyst Inquiry access for ad hoc questions, as well as timely Special Promotions Heads-Up Alerts of upcoming, anticipated pricing changes from a verified source, are included as value-added features of this product.

Features and service metrics covered include: Accessory discount, BOGO, free merchandise, gift card, mail-in rebate, service credit, unique discount, dealer ad hits.

Carriers
•  AT&T •  Boost Mobile •  Cricket •  Metro PCS
•  Sprint •  T-Mobile •  TracFone •  US Cellular
•  Verizon Wireless •  Virgin Mobile    

Handset National Retail Scorecard

The Handset National Retail Pricing & Scorecard U.S. is a component of the Handset Pricing & Promotions – Web & Retail U.S. product. It tracks postpaid, prepaid, and device financing pricing tracked from carrier and key U.S. dealer stores retail outlets.

Carrier and dealer stores are visited in first week of month; in-market anomalies are resolved via additional visits and/or calls to local stores. Pricing further validated against previous results, leveraging pattern recognition techniques across markets. The delivery cycle is monthly, with Pricing Alerts summarizing major changes pushed to the end-user around the 15th of every month. Direct Analyst Inquiry access for ad hoc questions is a value-added component of this service

Features and service metrics covered include: Mode pricing across below tracked markets, instant and mail-in rebates, trending, and analysis.

Carriers
•  AT&T •  MetroPCS
•  Best Buy •  Sprint
•  Dollar General (limited markets) •  Target
•  Family Dollar (Chicago only) •  T-Mobile
•  K-Mart (Chicago only) •  U.S. Cellular
•  Cricket Wireless •  Verizon Wireless
•  MetroPCS •  Wal-Mart

 

Markets
•  Atlanta •  Dallas •  Oklahoma City 
•  Boston •  Los Angeles •  San Francisco
•  Chicago •  Miami •  Seattle
•  New York    

Handset Local Retail Scorecard

The Handset National Retail Pricing & Scorecard U.S. is a component of the Handset Pricing & Promotions – Web & Retail U.S. product. It tracks postpaid, prepaid, and device financing pricing tracked from carrier and key U.S. dealer stores retail outlets.

Carrier and dealer stores are visited in first week of month; in-market anomalies are resolved via additional visits and/or calls to local stores. Pricing further validated against previous results, leveraging pattern recognition techniques across markets. The delivery cycle is monthly, with Pricing Alerts summarizing major changes pushed to the end-user around the 15th of every month. Direct Analyst Inquiry access for ad hoc questions is a value-added component of this service

Features and service metrics covered include: Pricing and availability on a local level, instant and mail-in rebates, monthly financing fees, national summary. Customers can choose to customize their own local summary report with specific markets.

Stores
•  AT&T •  MetroPCS
•  Best Buy •  Sprint
•  Dollar General (limited markets) •  Target
•  Family Dollar (Chicago only) •  T-Mobile
•  K-Mart (Chicago only) •  U.S. Cellular
•  Cricket Wireless •  Verizon Wireless
•  MetroPCS •  Wal-Mart

 

Markets
•  Atlanta •  Dallas •  Oklahoma City 
•  Boston •  Los Angeles •  San Francisco
•  Chicago •  Miami •  Seattle
•  New York    

Handset Price Trendlines

The CurrentTRACK Handset National Retail Price Trendlines U.S. service is a component of the Handset Pricing & Promotions – Web & Retail product. It tracks handset availability and national mode pricing from retail store visits across the below tracked markets is trended to show pricing over time.

The update cycle is monthly, with changes pushed to the end-user by Pricing Alerts to updates delivered around the 20th of each calendar month. Direct Analyst Inquiry access for ad hoc questions is a value-added component of this service

Service metric and features included: Handset technology, manufacturer, carrier and price range.

Stores
•  AT&T •  MetroPCS
•  Best Buy •  Sprint
•  Dollar General (limited markets) •  Target
•  Family Dollar (Chicago only) •  T-Mobile
•  K-Mart (Chicago only) •  U.S. Cellular
•  Cricket Wireless •  Verizon Wireless
•  MetroPCS •  Wal-Mart

Markets
•  National    

Carrier Handset Retail Profiles

The CurrentTRACK Handset Carrier Retail Profiles U.S. update is a component of the Handset Pricing & Promotions – Web & Retail U.S. product. This component offers a comprehensive, monthly review of handset portfolios across four key national carriers.

The delivery cycle is monthly, via four individual reports, one per carrier, pushed to the user by Email Alerts.  Each Carrier Retail Profile examines the composition of the carrier handset portfolio in terms of pricing, shelf share, and device type. The data is verified by retail carrier and dealer store visits (contract, prepaid, device financing).  This service includes Direct Analyst Inquiry access for ad hoc questions.

Service metric and features included: Carrier growth metrics, new device launches, national pricing overview, cross-provider price competitiveness, promotional summary, shelf presence by OEM at carrier and dealer stores, handset availability by price range.

Carriers

•  AT&T
•  Target
•  T-Mobile
•  Verizon Wireless

 

Markets
•  National    


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