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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…

It’s not to early to start planning for the The Prepaid Expo. It’s August 21-22 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and we’ll be there.  For now, you can check out our virtual booth here – link.nwida.org/PPExpo   Sign up now for your free Hall Pass! Who’s going?! Want news like this delivered to your inbox? Click HERE:

Thanks to our friends at repair.org for the following:   A new survey released by U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) shows that interest in additional phone repair options surged as battery issues with iPhones made headlines. Findings show that we throw out 350,000 phones each day, highlighting need for expanded access to repair. A new survey Read more…

Want news like this delivered to your inbox? Click HERE: There’s a new (opinion) article on CNN today about Right to Repair legislation, that we recommend reading. In part it states: If we want to move to a more sustainable way of doing things, we need to find ways to repair, salvage and reuse more of our stuff. But we Read more…

A new article on Forbes says that “a new leak reveals Apple will soon cancel the iPhone X.” The report goes on to say that “disappointing sales of the iPhone X will lead to the cancellation of the model”. This is due mainly to a disinterest in China.” To read the entire article, please click here.

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