March 2011 – NextWorth

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Is the AT&T and T-Mobile Merger Good for Consumers?

AT&T announce plans to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion on Monday. This acquisition will make AT&T the largest network in the US with over 130 million subscribers. So is this a good development for wireless subscribers?

For AT&T subscribers, the acquisition may be the solution to making the AT&T network more reliable. T-Mobile subscribers will benefit from access to a more sophisticated network and handsets. For the first time they will have access to the iPhone.

However the real question is what will happen to the costs? With access to the iPhone and the more sophisticated Droid smartphones T-Mobile subscribers’ cost of upgrading will decline. Subscribers will be able to own handsets with a higher trade in value. It is estimated the trade-in value index of a iPhone is between 45% to 60% of the original trade-in value.

The real question is what will happen to wireless calling and data rates? T-Mobile has been the lowest price wireless plan option in the market to-date. Some experts feel that T-Mobile has helped drive AT&T and Verizon mobile phone plans down. AT&T claims the wireless market is today and will continue to be a fiercely competitive market. However, consumer watchdogs are concerned that there will be a virtual duopoly with this merger. Verizon will be and only long-term competitor and Sprint’s long term viability is in question.

It is unlikely T-Mobile subscribers will be subject to higher wireless charges. First the acquisition will take some time to complete before any subscriber plans can change. There is also speculation T-Mobile subscriber’s plans will have to be grandfathered to prevent mass defection plus regulator approval for the merger.

One thing is clear, Verizon will have to develop a new a new marketing plan to respond to the “more reliable AT&T network”.


Starting Friday, March 11th you can visit over 850 stores nationwide and trade-in and trade-up to the new iPad2. Bring in your used working 1st generation iPad to over 850 Target stores or J&R Music and Computer store in downtown, New York and you can receive instant credit which can be applied to purchase a new iPad2. Upgrading has never become more affordable, fast and convenient. To find a Target store near your go to our store locator.

When you go to trade-in you will receive a cash BONUS if you bring in your original product box. Hurry trade-in values will not stay at these top values for long.


On Friday March 11th, consumers will be able to trade-in and trade-up to the new iPad. Some consumers have already prepared to subsidized their upgrade by locking in fantastic trade-in values. As predictied the trade-in value of iPads are falling. According to the NextWorth TIV index for tablets, iPad is the only trade-in product thatRead More

The Most Popular iPad Trade-ins

Consumers appear to be getting ready to upgrade to the new iPad2. Over the past few days, iPad trade-ins are coming in at an accelerating rate. So far our trade-in orders for the first 4 days of March 2011 are almost 5X more than all of February 2011. The most popular iPad model traded inRead More

Leading Trade-in Values for Apple iPad

NextWorth historically provides industry-leading trade-in values for both online and in-store customers. With the price of a new iPad 2 at $499, consumers can earn at least half the cost toward their upgrade – and up to $390 – by trading in an original model. There is no need to trade-in your accessories with NextWorthRead More