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AT&T’s prepaid brand, Cricket Wireless, posted some news on its 3G network shut down – they will be ending service on 3G (UMTS) wireless networks in early 2022. To this, they will stop new activations of non-VoLTE devices beginning 2020. For customers who have activated a non-VoLTE device prior to mid-2020, they can still use their device Read more…

Apple’s next special event is tomorrow (Sept. 10) and the next generation of iPhone (iPhone 11) is expected to be announced. You can watch it live on YouTube (direct link: https://youtu.be/996wliAI_y4) or right here: — NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and if you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join Read more…

Today, Illinois became the 17th State to Join AG Lawsuit, to stop the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Over 50% of the population is now in states that are suing to stop the merger. Illinois joined NY, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, DC. The Attorney’s General in these states believe Read more…

Recently, NWIDA President Adam Wolf was interviewed by The Prepaid Press regarding IoT – the Internet of Things. Here’s what Wolf said: There is more to IoT apps than the technical details. Unless there is a revenue stream for distributors and retailers, they will not be motivated to offer them. And, right now, it is unclear how Read more…

Due to the recent ban by the current administration, Google has suspended business operations with Huawei effectively immediately. A move that will have a dramatic impact on Huawei devices across the globe. With this move, Huawei has lost access to the Android OS and Google. In addition, Intel and Qualcomm joined Google in cutting off business with Huawei. Read more…

UPDATED – 5/20 – 10:31 – The divestiture has been confirmed by the FCC UPDATE -5/20 10:08 am – NWIDA has heard from a Sprint employee that they have been told Boost is being spun off. We are trying to get a copy of the memo. ************************** According to a Bloomberg report (link below) T-Mobile and Sprint are planning Read more…

As previously reported Sprint (and it’s prepaid brands and MVNOs) can no longer activate, or make changes to, any CDMA only handsets. Almost. NWIDA has spoken to a few MVNOs who have “pre-activated” and “frozen” a limited number of CDMA handsets, and will continue to sell them until the current supply is exhausted. But, outside of that Read more…

Sprint has set the End of Life for CDMA (for MVNOs too) NWIDA has been able to confirm with numerous Sprint MVNOs, that MAY 1 is the end of life date for all CDMA activations. Verizon declared their date months ago (story here) but this is the first time we’ve been able to confirm with multiple MVNOs. Of course, Read more…

According to an article in The Verge (link below), Sprint & AT&T have settled their lawsuit over AT&T’s “5G E” Logo. We have amicably settled this matter,” said an AT&T spokesperson. Anonymous sources have said that AT&T would keep using “5G E” in its marketing material. AT&T and Sprint also confirmed its statement to The Verge. Both companies Read more…

Has the very rationale for the T-Mobile merger has come under scrutiny? Well, yes, according to an opinion piece on The Hill (link below). Adonis Hoffman, the author states: the “very rationale for the merger has come under scrutiny. Arguments suggesting a loss of jobs have been picked up by labor groups.” Questions surrounding high-speed rural access Read more…

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