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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 U.S.

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

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, 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 for ad hoc questions is 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 Early Upgrade and Device Financing Web Pricing U.S.

This is a popular component of the Handset Pricing and Promotions 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.

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  
 

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

Handset Web Pricing

The CurrentTRACK Handset Web Pricing U.S. service is one component of the Handset Pricing & Promotions – Web product. It provides insight into two-year and prepaid handset pricing offered by carriers across six metropolitan markets.
The delivery schedule is weekly, with Pricing Alerts summarizing key changes pushed to the customer every Monday by 10am ET. Customers also have access to Direct Analyst Inquiry for ad hoc questions.

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 •  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 US 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 is included as a value-added feature 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    

 

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