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According to an article on PrepaidPhoneNews (link below), a request to stop the clock or extend the review period on the proposed SprinT-Mobile merger has been denied by the FCC. This informal period covers 180 days as the government agency conducts an analysis on the acquisition. . The request was sent in by a group of organizations to provide Read more…

What a GREAT Show!  We want to thank so many people – I’m sure I’ll miss a few but I’ll give it a go… Robin Tobias and Lisa Brown– Queens of The Prepaid Expo! Thank you for hosting the NWIDA Meet & Greet. If you have anything to do with Prepaid Wireless, make plans to be at Read more…

From Prepaid Phone News: Best Buy announced that it purchased GreatCall, an MVNO operating on Verizon. The MVNO has a subscriber count of 900,000 and according to the announcement, the acquisition cost $800 million. GreatCall is most known for its Jitterbug phones, with large screens, easy-to-read buttons, and a dedicated Urgent Response system. In addition to these Read more…

Today, NWIDA is pleased to announce our latest Vendor Partner: EMIDA Master Agency and Technology Service Provider (TSP) becomes the latest Vendor Partner, offering discounts to members. Summary (TL/DR): Emida has over 15 years of experience delivering customized technology for prepaid mobile recharge and postpaid mobile payments to its partners world-wide. Emida will offer NWIDA members an ongoing Read more…

Welcome to August 1. The Prepaid Expo / All Wireless Expo is 3 weeks away, and we’ll be having our first big “Meet and Greet” during the show. Today, we ordered our give-a-ways (no hints – you’ll have to come and see us) as well our collateral for the show. Our new banner came in last week Read more…

Word on the street is that Verizon has terminated ROK Mobile’s MVNO contract and their customers are “off line.” Confirmed by Fierce Wireless. Rok Mobile has decided not to move forward with utilizing Verizon Wireless service on our platform,” Rok said in a statement to FierceWireless. “Unfortunately, this has caused an inconvenience for our customers and since Read more…

First seen on Event-Driven.com (subscription required) According to NWIDA, most MVNOs already operate on slim margins in a network marketplace controlled by four companies: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. If no conditions are put in place to protect MVNOs from higher prices, the shift from four to three networks could cause many MVNOs “to lose money or close Read more…

Wireless Dealers – BE HEARD! The FCC Pleading Cycle has been established for the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger. Now it’s your chance to weigh in on the deal and its implications, Petitions to deny the deal are due Aug. 27, oppositions to those are due Sept. 17, and replies are due Oct. 9. The FCC opened a docket on the deal Read more…

It looks like Virgin Mobile could be dealing with some “issues” right now. According to a report by BestMVNO, the Sprint-owned prepaid brand could be on it’s way out.  It’s no longer available at Target. Stores in Kansas, Missouri, and California all confirmed the exit. It’s interesting to note that Virgin Mobile Australia (not related to the US MVNO) has Read more…

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