The Economic Impact of Wireless Number Portability

  title={The Economic Impact of Wireless Number Portability},
  author={M. Park},
  journal={Microeconomics: Production},
  • M. Park
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • Microeconomics: Production
  • This paper examines the price response of wireless carriers to the introduction of number portability. My main empirical finding is that wireless prices decreased in response to number portability, but not uniformly across all plans. Average prices for the plans with the fewest minutes decreased by only $0.5/month, but average prices for plans with intermediate and large numbers of minutes decreased by $3.3/month and $8.0/month, respectively. Resulting welfare gains to wireless consumers are… CONTINUE READING
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