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Earlier today – and with no notice – Wireless Advocates shut down and terminated between 1500-2000 employees. Primarily inside Costco Warehouse Clubs (and to a lesser extent on Military Bases), Wireless Advocates was the “store within a store” for wireless sales and service. All the kiosks/locations were shuttered, meaning (at least for now) they were not sold Read more…

Manon Brouillette, who joined Verizon in June 2021 and was promoted to CEO in January, is leaving the company’s consumer wireless business. The duties of Brouillette will be taken over by Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. The departure of Brouillette shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Verizon’s consumer division has had three awful quarters. In Q1, the company lost Read more…

According to a press release (link below) beginning this month, Boost Mobile services will be available in 7-Eleven stores as a part of a nationwide retail expansion that adds more than 7,500 stores to the brand’s reach. New and existing Boost Mobile customers will be able to purchase SIMs to start new service, and refill current accounts. Read more…

Here are our 2023 Retail Member Rates: You can lock in 2022 rates for all of 2023 by joining before January 1, 2023 Annual Plan 6 Month Plan 3 Month Plan Single Store $339.00 $199.00 $115.00 2-5 Stores $475.00 $299.00 $175.00 6-10 Stores $625.00 $425.00 $250.00 11-29 Stores $1699.00 $825.00 $475.00 30+ Stores $5350.00 $2950.00 $1700.00 — Read more…

Verizon customers recently received a letter stating that their 3G network will be shut down no later than December 31, 2022. In addition, the letter states that they are starting to suspend 3G customers by billing cycle: Since they say 611 and Customer Service calls will still go through, it seems they are simply suspending these accounts Read more…

It appears T-Mobile is not only cutting Metro dealers who only have a few stores, now they’re doing the same to T-Mobile stores.  Letters went out right before Thanksgiving informing hundreds of single store (and those with under a certain amount) of doors that they are being terminated. After the Sprint merger, many of these independent dealers Read more…

From everyone at NWIDA, we want to wish you and your friends and family a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We are incredibly grateful to have you as part of our industry and our family. We are here for anything you may need in the future.

Back a few weeks ago (see here) we wrote about a post we saw on line that Verizon (now owner of TracFone) was starting to “decommission” some of their brands, including Net10 and Page Plus. Yesterday, we heard from a Verizon representative that stated: While, TracFone Wireless, Inc. is streamlining the brands we proactively market to remain Read more…

Peter Adderton announced yesterday that MobileX, his new MVNO, has launched “commerical beta” status and was open for those who …previously registered interest with us, keep an eye on your inbox for your invitation to participate. If you haven’t yet, it’s not too late. We’ll be expanding the program over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.  Read more…

According to a tweet from Peter Adderton himself, and an article in Bloomberg, Peter Adderton wants to buy Boost Mobile – again. Peter Adderton said by phone to Bloomberg on Thursday that he’s preparing a bid for Boost and has talked to at least one major private equity shop about financing the deal.  “I have been laser Read more…

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