Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Quick XE Mobile Update

Well, I'm back for a magnificent four weeks...the semester is over for me...so I'll have more time to devote to here. Which brings me to some news...though first I'd like to thank Chris for putting up a few posts in my absence...

XE Mobile is no more. Or rather, will be no more effective the 31st of this month. My prognosis: their plans were rather hard to understand and changed relatively frequently, their cellular-centric features were just plain basic, their phone selection could be matched elsewhere, their expirations were lousy and they never, as far as I know, had a retail presence of any size. No real advertising either.

So with so few subscribers (I'm sure they didn't have many) they couldn't keep paying for large enough buckets of minutes or whatever to stay profitable and closed up shop. Honestly, they won't be missed, not that they're horrible anything, but just because the carrier itself is a relative non-event. You can only be a non-event if you activate, for next to nothing, whatever cell phones you come across and serve up minutes at cult-incuding rates...aka Page Plus. XE...didn't do this, and that's why they won't be around after another three weeks.

2 comments:

The Sweeper said...

Add Cool Prepaid (another AT&T MVNO) to that list as well. They will also stop service on 12-31.

SBK said...

Yeah, with such honest rates, great coverage and free incoming calls and text...., again for such low rates, I guess xe mobile couldnt make a profit and had to shut down in a field filled with bad guys out to make quick money....