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Mobile operators are beginning to expand their device installment programs to include other devices, like wearables and smart home products.


  • Operators in Eastern Europe and Italy, as well as T-Mobile US, are offering certain devices, like smartwatches, on installments alongside smartphones.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes why certain operators are offering wearables on installments.
  • Compares wearable and smart home financing strategies of different operators.

Key questions answered

  • Which operators are offering wearables and smart home devices on installments?
  • What are the benefits to offering wearables and smart home products on installments?

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  • Summary
  • Wearables are entering the same pricing cycle as phones
  • Financing for smart watches is likely to remain a niche offering in the short term
  • Bundle wearables and smart home to drive data revenues


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