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Per a recent post on “X” (Twitter), T-Mobile has (as they store owner put it) Reinvented Payment Terms. Dealer comp has changed from providing 100% first month to 60%, dropping down to 25%. But, as the dealer points out, their expenses (rent, payrolls, operating expenses) still operate under the old-fashioned expectation of being paid in full and on-time. Read more…

You already know that NWIDA can save you over $15,000. But have you considered our “combo deals?” No, we’re not adding fries (not yet… I mean who doesn’t love fries… but I digress.) I’m talking about combining the savings from 2 or more NWIDA partners that will save you big! For example: • Need a PoS system Read more…

T-Mobile is raising fees on prepaid starting today. Reddit poster, Electronic-Quail4464 posted this image: That shows a change in the fee for a “SIM Starter Kit” – This will now be called a “Device Connection Charge” and will be $25 for all voice lines ant $5 for their BTS lines. As the post stated – this fee Read more…

It’s an interesting question. Who is the best for the indirect channel? Who pays the most? Who provides the most support? Who treats their dealers fairly? Well – we asked and got some interesting answers.  Now, this is not a scientific survey. And, we’re still collecting more responses.  But so far, it looks like Ultra is in the lead. Read more…

Dish bought Boost Mobile (when T-Mobile was forced to spin them off) and it hasn’t been going well – and it may be leading to Dish bankruptcy. Late last year, Dish re-merged with EchoStar to give the company a monetary boost, but the Q4 numbers are telling the story: Boost Mobile lost 123,000 customers Retail Wireless revenue Read more…

A major, widespread and intermittent outage has hit all the major wireless carriers in the US. Wireless shops should prepare for customers calling in wondering why their phone doesn’t work. (presuming your business phone is NOT your wireless phone!)  Data collected from tracking website Downdetector revealed that more than 32,000 incidents were reported with AT&T’s service around 4:30am Eastern Read more…

I’m happy to announce that this morning (Thursday 2/22) I’m the guest on the new wireless podcast The Boon of Wireless Watch (or listen) to me and Jon Horovitz of Atrium Unlimited Consulting talk about what’s new (or, what was new 3 weeks ago when it was recorded) in the world of wireless. Jon has great guests Read more…

Mike Kelly, EVP and Group President of Retail Wireless at Boost has left the company. This was confirmed in a letter Mike sent to Dish employees late yesterday. Mike joined Dish in April of last year.  Dish added Sam Sindha as SVP of sales in December, but there is no word on who will replace Mike at Read more…

A new post on Gizmodo (link below) states that Apple has officially told people to stop putting their wet iPhones in rice. While techs have known this for years, perhaps with Apple saying it the word may get some traction. Apple has come out and said the rice trick actually could make things worse. In a recent Read more…

Just after launching in over 3,700 Walmart stores MobileX has announced a new indirect dealer program.  “I have been fighting for dealers since the Sprint T-Mobile merger as they are an essential part of the ecosystem. Without them, consumers won’t have the access that they need. The continued consolidation of MVNOs coupled with the ever-changing compensation structures Read more…

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