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National Wireless Independent Dealer Association

NWIDA and WiBOC (the Wireless Business Owner’s Consortium) will be holding a conference call regarding the latest news on the Sprint / T-Mobile Merger. The call will take place June 12th. Entitled IMPORTANT INFO ON THE MERGER AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUR BUSINESS, this is the first in a series of calls on what the industry insiders are saying Read more…

NWIDA’S OFFICIAL POSITION ON THE FCC ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE SPRINT/T-MOBILE MERGER NWIDA was pleased with today’s announcement by FCC Chairman Pai regarding his backing of the Sprint / T-Mobile merger – as it relates to the news that Boost Mobile will be spun off. It has always been NWIDA’s position that it would be difficult, if not Read more…

H20, recently purchased by Telrite, has announced they will now no longer include taxes and fees in their rate plans, and will be passing these charges down to the customer. First seen on Howard Forums, the change will start being implemented on May 1st.

Selectel has announced end-of-life for CDMA handsets. This, of course, comes as no surprise as Verizon announced it months ago (see NWIDA story here.) CDMA DECOMMISSION INFORMATION Beginning May 1st, 2019: Only HD Voice Capable Devices and 4G LTE data only certified devices may be activated on our network Only HD Voice Capable Devices and 4G LTE Read more…

According to an article at Fierce Wireless (link below), and thanks to research from Wave7, Best Buy has removed its carrier-branded stores-within-stores, displays and desks at some locations.  Jeff Moore, principal analyst at Wave7, said the changes started in mid-March. “What we currently do not know is what percent of Best Buy stores have had the change,” Moore Read more…

As of this morning, you can get your daily wireless news right from your Alexa device. NWIDA has added a custom skill to have the Alexa smart devices read the latest news posts – right to your Flash Briefing! To add our content simply: Open your Alexa app Go to Settings Go to Flash Briefing Search for Read more…

I was in New York City yesterday (please don’t ask me about the commute home) and I “popped in” to the Visible Wireless pop-up store, located in SoHo (435 Broadway.) Visible is owned by Verizon (either completely or as a spin-off, or partially – all the executives previously worked for Big Red) and they’ve set up this Read more…

Can we save you $6000 a year? NWIDA is working hard and adding new member benefits all the time. Recently, we’ve added the following ways to put more money into your pockets: • 20% savings on AT&T Prepaid SIMs AND a $50 Bonus credit from EMIDA – it’s time to start making REAL money on refills! • Read more…

According to a report on Yahoo Finance (link below), Sprint says its customers are “fleeing.” Sprint offers a poor network experience that is sending customers fleeing at an increasing rate, the carrier told the FCC on Sept. 21,  according to a filing posted Wednesday on the agency’s website. The company’s revenue is dropping, it can’t do much more cost Read more…

Dow Draper’s presentation to the FCC on September 21 is now available to the public (link below.) While parts are redacted, there are some interesting sections still there – including the trashing of Sprint by it’s top employees, including a slide called Network Shortcomings Limit Our Ability to Attract and Retain Subscribers and the one below called Sprint Faces Substantial Read more…

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