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With over 200 MVNOs in the US alone, it’s not hard to miss one (or 10.) And, with that said, we report the demise of datapass – an MVNO launched in 2018 that offered service on T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. According to a report in BestMVNO (link to full story below), Jordan Kennedy, the company’s founder acknowledged Read more…

$10.00 – that’s what Verizon says it will charge customers (per month, per smartphone) for the next generation of wireless networks. 5G service, expected to launch in downtown Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11, will be limited to customers with unlimited plans and compatible devices. Eventually, Verizon wants to launch 5G in more than 30 cities during Read more…

According to an article in PrePaid Phone News (link below), the highly anticipated T-Mobile and Sprint merger is on hold (again) as the FCC announced another pause to the review stage. The announcement was made after it decided to examine “significant new information” that the agency received that could potentially raise some concerns on the proposed merger. Read more…

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Big Blue’s turn. According to information gathered from a Cricket Store, AT&T has “announced” (at least internally) their EOL (End of Life) for 3G (devices activation AND the network itself.)  The date is January 1 2020, and according to the information, after that date you will no longer be able to activate devices that do not support Read more…

According to an article in PrePaid Phone News (link below), after April 30, 2019,  users with 3G devices will no longer be able to activate them on the Sprint networks, including all Sprint MVNOs. The devices activated before April 30 will be able to continue using them. However, they will no longer get updates over the air. Read more…

According to an article in Law 360 (link below), a Florida man has initiated a class action lawsuit against Tracfone Wireless,  accusing the company of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending spam advertising texts using an autodialer. Brian Gallant accuses Tracfone of sending a text, advertising the company’s specials and promoting its business on Dec. Read more…

Link to report PDFs below… Washington, D.C. – According to a new Communications Workers of America report, Disrupting Rural Wireless, T-Mobile’s 2018 acquisition of regional carrier Iowa Wireless (“iWireless”) harmed customers, workers, and small business owners, especially in rural parts of Iowa. Ahead of scheduled Capitol Hill hearings this week on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, the iWireless story Read more…

According to a recent article (link below), Sprint has filed suit against AT&T over the 5G E label.  What started out on Android phones has now rolled over to some iPhones, and, Sprint has had enough.  They claim that AT&T is misleading customers to think that they have access to some kind of 5G wireless AT&T is calling Read more…

According to a Press Release today (link below), Mint Mobile will air an ad during Super Bowl LIII. CBS recently announced the price for a 30 second ad is $5.2 million. Per the PR: Additionally, Mint Mobile has partnered with two-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Network Analyst Deion Sanders to help spread the word about the brand’s mission Read more…

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