Topics Mobile Tech News Saturday, December 16

Headlines

Contact us


Site search:
complete archives list




Site Sponsors:


Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at Sidepon.com to save money.


Mobile Survey Finds One in Two Consumers Don't Know When Their Mobile Phone Contract Expires
Posted: 01-Sep-2010 [Source: Best Buys]

[Recent study commissioned by Best Buy Mobile finds half of American mobile phone owners don't know when their current mobile phone contract expires.]

Minneapolis, MN -- According to a recent study commissioned by Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy Co. Inc, more than half of American mobile phone owners do not know the month and year when their current mobile phone contract expires. In addition, only four in 10 say they received a reminder notice that their contract was about to expire, leaving many consumers in the dark about upgrade eligibility and the plan options available.

To help consumers better understand their contract situation, Best Buy Mobile recently launched a consumer education campaign - the Upgrade Checker campaign, at http://www.BestBuy.com/Mobile - that provides resources to help customers make informed shopping decisions.

The survey, conducted for Best Buy Mobile by GfK Roper, sheds light on consumers’ knowledge and shopping habits around mobile plans, devices, technology and accessories.

“When it comes to mobile solutions available today, many consumers are not armed with the right information to truly get the most out of their mobile phone,” said Shawn Score, president of Best Buy Mobile. “We know that there are customers out there using mobile phones that are four and five years old when they could be using a smart phone. At Best Buy Mobile, we look out for our customers and help them navigate the wide array of choices to help them make an informed decision that fits their lifestyle.”

Choosing the Right Mobile Phone: What Matters Most While nearly one in four shoppers (23 percent) made their mobile phone decision based on the mobile phone device itself, the majority of respondents (67 percent) selected carriers as their main purchasing influence. One in 10 selected a mobile phone based on the operating platform, such as Google’s Android or Apple’s iPhone platforms.

Survey respondents also noted that they expect multimedia capabilities as a primary function on a mobile device, though content interests differ:

* 45 percent look for multimedia capabilities including music, video and camera

* 32 percent look for GPS navigation

* 29 percent want to replace landline phone

* 26 percent want to be able to access social networking sites

* 26 percent want to be Wi-Fi enabled

* 15 percent want to make eCommerce purchases from their mobile devices

* 15 percent want to be able to download a movie

* 14 percent want to be able to play games from their smart phone

More...

Back to Headlines...

Apple Watch Apple Watch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen

LG G3 LG G3

HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z



 

Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2017 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC
webmaster@MobileTechNews.com