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National Wireless Independent Dealer Association

One of the services NWIDA offers to our membership is 3rd party intermediary service.  If you have an issue with a vendor, Master Agent or MVNO/Carrier, we’re happy (with your explicit approval) to intervene and see if we can obtain a satisfactory result.  So, (members) contact us today if you need our help and if you’re not yet Read more…

The Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to six major companies that market and sell automobiles, cellular devices, and video gaming systems in the United States. The letters warn that FTC has concerns about the companies’ statements that consumers must use specified parts or service providers to keep their warranties intact. Unless warrantors provide the parts Read more…

That long talked about marriage between Sprint and T-Mobile is back on – or at least the talks are. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the companies have resumed talks of a merger for what is the third time in four years. The companies weren’t able “to find mutually agreeable terms” last fall, when talks ended without an Read more…

One of the questions I get asked a lot is “Is NWIDA a non-profit?” The simple answer is No – not at this time.  Why?  That’s another question… Becoming a non-profit is a process that requires more time and money than becoming a “regular” company. When we were forming NWIDA, we looked at becoming a non-profit for a Read more…

California’s AB2110 (Eggman) is set for a hearing in either of two committees on April 9.  So our urgent request is to FAX (yup—FAX) your letter or statement of support to the appropriate chairs as shown on the WORD templates that you can download HERE and HERE.  Please email me a copy so I can get your letter Read more…

Want news like this delivered to your inbox? Click HERE: Once again, the fine folks at Repair.org are doing great work. Below is some more great news from them: Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, (D) Stockton, filed her Right to Repair Bill earlier today. Ms. Talamantes Eggman, a Democrat from Stockton who introduced the bill said in a statement: “The Read more…

Want news like this delivered to your inbox? Click HERE: We recently received an update from Repair.org Here it is in summary form:: Washington State passed Right to Repair out of Committee in January, the first this year to move ahead.  Washington upped the ante on manufacturers by adding design criteria requiring easily replaceable batteries. However, they ran out Read more…

A recent memo went out to Verizon’s distribution confirming that CDMA only devices will not work after December 31, 2019. After that date, (Jan. 1, 2020) all devices must be VoLTE and HD voice capable. In addition, beginning July 1, 2018 (this year) dealers will “No longer be able to activate any CDMA data only devices, and any non HD/Volte phone Read more…

Want news like this delivered to your inbox? Click HERE: According to an article on FierceWireless, the FCC is currently considering changes to its Lifeline program that would prevent MVNOs from obtaining funds from the program to provide wireless services to those who qualify. Arguing against that proposal are a number of companies including Sprint and Tracfone. The Read more…

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Best Buy will close all 250 US mobile phone stores by the end of May, According to the report, the retailer said the small stores, mostly located in malls, were no longer as profitable, making up roughly 1% of company revenue. The Mobile stores were built in 2006 as the cellphone Read more…

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