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As we previously announced, Tello Mobile will be transitioning current and new to T-Mobile’s network as part of the merger. We now have more information on the transition. The transition will be begin during the week of November 23rd for new customers. Existing customers will not be migrated to the GSM network until early 2021. Tello said they Read more…

Sure seems like it. T-Mobile has made massive changes in the compensation structure to Metro by T-Mobile dealers. Despite vocal opposition, directly to senior management, no real changes have been made. Now, word on the street is certain dealers are being told to prepare to close. Permanently. Through various sources, we’re hearing it could be up to Read more…

Verizon today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets of Bluegrass Cellular, a rural wireless operator serving central Kentucky. Bluegrass Cellular provides wireless service to 210,000 customers in 34 counties in rural service areas 3, 4 and 5 in central Kentucky. “We launched the first wireless company in central Kentucky 29 years ago,” Read more…

From the Verizon Press Release:   Verizon announced today that it has entered into an agreement with America Movil to acquire Tracfone, the leading pre-paid and value mobile provider in the U.S. The acquisition expands Verizon’s portfolio into the value segment, bringing enhanced access to its industry-leading wireless network and comprehensive suite of mobility products and services Read more…

Shentel (Shenandoah Telecommunications Company) is a Sprint affiliate and operates wireless and wireline networks in rural Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.  However, you may have heard, Sprint doesn’t exist anymore – it’s been purchased by T-Mobile. What Shentel would do for wireless has been up for discussion since the merger, and it’s been long rumored that Read more…

DISH Network today announced that it has chosen Tucows as a technology partner for its retail wireless business – and has part of the deal has acquired Ting Mobile assets, including customer relationships, from Tucows. Effective August 1, 2020, most Ting Mobile customers across the U.S. became customers of DISH. These customers will continue to use their Read more…

Huh? Is it possible? Can you really get SPRINT service after August 2nd? To quote Bugs Bunny… “Could be….” There are reports that Best Buy may be granted permission to keep selling Sprint under the Sprint brand after August 2nd. Existing Sprint customers will reportedly continue to be allowed to add new lines and upgrades in Best Buy stores after Read more…

Well – glad you asked. In addition to the new logo we told you about yesterday (see left), the “new” Boost (owned by Dish) announced the following changes starting today: • All the stores will be getting new collateral with the new logo (makes sense) • New rate plans: • $35.00 per month with 10GB of data Read more…

Dish has (finally!!!) taken control of Boost and started its journey to become the 4th largest wireless carrier in the US. “Today, we are proud to welcome hundreds of employees, thousands of independent retailers, and millions of customers to the DISH family,” said Erik Carlson, president and CEO, DISH. “This marks an important milestone in DISH’s evolution as Read more…

According to an article on TMoNews (link below) T-Mobile sent a letter to the CPUC asking it to relax three of the conditions tied to its merger approval, including the requirement that T-Mo provide 5G speeds of at least 300Mbps to 93 percent of California’s population by the end of 2024. T-Mobile wants that pushed back to 2026. T-Mobile Read more…

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