Prepaid Mobile Expanding Its Use Case in a 5G World


Prepaid mobile subscriptions provide simple and low-commitment options to connect to connected systems easily. With expanding technology, prepaid mobile will connect people through smartphones and serve as their primary connection to high-speed internet, starting in the developed world but eventually spreading to emerging economies.

Author: Jordan Hirschfield
Published on: December 27, 2022

In short order, the mobile phone market, and with it prepaid mobile plans, have gone from simple and inexpensive voice connectivity to an emerging player as the primary path to deliver internet capabilities worldwide. Currently, the prepaid market offers a steady but varying market presence worldwide, with developed countries using prepaid to augment postpaid subscriptions and developing nations utilizing prepaid as the primary source of accessibility.

The advent of high-speed 5G networks will enable a market shift from voice and data connectivity through mobile devices to a full array of internet services, free from the built-in infrastructure of wired services. This change is starting slowly, adding to incremental market growth in the short term, but will likely explode in the next decade, allowing for significant scale expansion of prepaid options to service a more comprehensive array of potential consumer use.

This report is 18 pages long and has 7 exhibits.

Companies mentioned in this report include: América Móvil, AT&T, Bharti Airtel, Orange, Simple Mobile, T-Mobile, Tracfone, Verizon, Virgin Mobile, Visible, Vodafone

Key Questions discussed in this report:

  1. What new technologies are impacting prepaid mobile?
  2. What are the differences in worldwide applications of prepaid mobile services?
  3. What is next for prepaid mobile services?


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