Current Smart Phone Payment Plans
Our latest Wireless report showed new device payment plans are changing the way consumers pay for their smart phones. The findings show respondents who purchased their phones within the past six months were more likely to choose monthly device payment plans and leasing options, compared to those who bought more than six months ago.
Use of Mobile Payment Apps
We asked respondents unlikely to use mobile payment apps what might encourage them to use the technology. Once again security is forefront. The majority (61%) cite Security Against Fraud that is Better than Traditional Payment Cards as being most important. Discounted Offers on Products and Services is a distant second, followed by Avoid Queuing at the Cash Register.
4th Quarter 2015 Sales
A total of 20% of respondents say their company sales will come in Above Plan for 4th Quarter 2015 – 1-pt lower than the previous survey. Another 29% say their company sales will come in Below Plan – unchanged from previously.
Wearable Technology Security Concerns
A recent ChangeWave survey asked respondents about their level of concern over the safety and privacy of their personal information on wearable devices, and found 27% saying they’re Very Concerned and another 35% Somewhat Concerned. In a positive sign, security concerns among actual wearable owners and planned buyers are lower than those who don’t own or plan to buy.
Home Automation Purchase Preference
In a recent survey, planned smart home users were asked where they would most prefer to buy home automation devices and services. Nearly half say they’d purchase through Online Retailers and 40% chose Big Box Retailers.
ChangeWave Research, a service of 451 Research
Recent Research Reports
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Dec 18, 2015
Improved IT Spending Outlook – Led by Uptick in Tablet and PC Demand
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Shift Towards Big Screen Tablets Accelerates Despite Soft November Buying
Dec 4, 2015
A Tightening in Software Spending
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November Spending Improves – Along with Expectations and Confidence
Nov 19, 2015
Big Upside for Connected Homes – Smart Thermostats Lead the Way
Nov 18, 2015
FitBit and Apple Out In Front of Wearable Device Market
Nov 11, 2015