Analysts Don Kellogg and Roger Entner welcome Jeff Moore to the podcast. Jeff is the Principal and Founder at Wave7 Research which monitors wireless competition in the United States.
0:43: Jeff shares about how Verizon’s recent acquisition of Tracfone will affect the retail and consumer markets.
3:15: Breaking down what this looks like at BestBuy.
4:15: Verizon took control of Total Wireless - what this could mean for their business strategy.
6:45: Discussion of Verizon’s history with StraightTalk.
7:29: Jeff shares his thoughts about T-Mobile versus Tracfone/Verizon in Walmart.
9:27: How this affects the other competitors in the prepaid space.
11:11: Musings about what could happen in personnel and culture after this acquisition.
14:22: How Verizon could be planning to sell more internet access via the prepaid brands.
Learn more about Jeff’s work at Wave7 here.
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