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According to an article in PrePaid Phone News (link below), the highly anticipated T-Mobile and Sprint merger is on hold (again) as the FCC announced another pause to the review stage. The announcement was made after it decided to examine “significant new information” that the agency received that could potentially raise some concerns on the proposed merger. Read more…

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Big Blue’s turn. According to information gathered from a Cricket Store, AT&T has “announced” (at least internally) their EOL (End of Life) for 3G (devices activation AND the network itself.)  The date is January 1 2020, and according to the information, after that date you will no longer be able to activate devices that do not support Read more…

According to an article in PrePaid Phone News (link below), after April 30, 2019,  users with 3G devices will no longer be able to activate them on the Sprint networks, including all Sprint MVNOs. The devices activated before April 30 will be able to continue using them. However, they will no longer get updates over the air. Read more…

Link to report PDFs below… Washington, D.C. – According to a new Communications Workers of America report, Disrupting Rural Wireless, T-Mobile’s 2018 acquisition of regional carrier Iowa Wireless (“iWireless”) harmed customers, workers, and small business owners, especially in rural parts of Iowa. Ahead of scheduled Capitol Hill hearings this week on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, the iWireless story Read more…

According to a story in Ars Technica (link below), Five US Senators warned that the T-Mobile US/Sprint merger could hurt consumers and urged the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the deal.  The letter was sent by Sens. Edward Markey (MA), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Tom Udall (NM), Tammy Baldwin (WI), and Richard Blumenthal (CT). They also Read more…

(Link to PR below) Telrite Holdings has announced an agreement to purchase Locus Telecommunications and H20 Wireless. Pending regulatory approval, the acquisition positions the company as one of the largest MVNO in pre-paid. H20 operates as an MVNO on the AT&T network.  “The acquisition of H2O Wireless enables us to expand our footprint and ability to serve Read more…

Per an article in FierceWireless (link below), While T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint is currently going nowhere due to the nation’s longest government shutdown, other issues are coming up that could complicate what previously appeared to be a likely positive outcome for the companies. An investigation by The Washington Post found that high-ranking T-Mobile executives stayed at Read more…

According to an article in theverge.com (link below), the FCC has wound down most of its operations. Should its lapsed funding not be restored, the commission says “all FCC activities will cease” as of mid-day Thursday, January 3rd, “other than those immediately necessary for the protection of life or property, performing other excepted activities, or those funded Read more…

NWIDA, the National Wireless Independent Dealer Association, and WiBOC, The Wireless Business Owners Consortium, has announced they will be hosting an Executive Briefing during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January in Las Vegas. Titled Details & Decisions: What Does the Future Have in Store for Boost / Sprint Dealers?  the briefing will be held on Wednesday, January Read more…

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