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While Sprint awaits their merger fate, they recently released their quarterly earnings. In a statement, CEO Michel Combes said Sprint remains “optimistic” the merger with T-Mobile would ultimately be approved. I continue to believe the merger with T-Mobile is the best way to deliver the benefits of competition to American consumers, Combes commented. Post-paid net additions actually Read more…

Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile recorded its highest-ever number of net additions, in Q4 2019 – and surpassed 2 million subscribers in total. Net additions of 261,000 were 15% higher than the 227,000 recorded in Q4 2018. On an earnings call, executives said an increase in retail store traffic, along with new product introductions from Apple and others, contributed Read more…

Last year, Ting made the news a few times. First it was reported they were dropping Sprint. Then it was reported they were dropping T-Mobile. Now, they’re announcing they are not dropping any of their current networks. And they’re doing it in a video, which is embedded below. When it made the announcement last year, Ting was Read more…

Yes, you read that right. NEXTEL has been selected as a communications supplier for the SuperBowl LIV, held on February 2, 2020. Sort of. Now, since Sprint bought Nextel in 2004 and they turned off the iDEN network in 2013 – 7 years ago- how is this possible? First, it’s not the on-field radios – those are Read more…

One of the most exciting stories at CES this year was the acquisition of Corporate Dynamics, Inc. by ACCENT Ventures, LLC and the announcement of two new services that can dramatically improve the performance and profits of wireless dealers, master agents, MVNOs and carriers. NWIDA previewed these services and here’s what we saw: • A New Interactive Digital Display Read more…

Per a post on an industry Facebook group, AT&T may be opening up it’s Cricket Wireless products to multi-carrier stores, starting in February. Cricket has always been an exclusive store product, with the exception of a limited test in very few markets in 2019. The post (image below) implies this will also be on a trial basis Read more…

The EU Wants Standard Charging on all mobile devices sold in Europe. And, the European Union authorities have threatened to outlaw its lightning cables. Members of the European Parliament called for the European Commission to enforce use of a single universal charger for all mobile devices. They’ve said this is to reduce electronic waste and increase convenience Read more…

For a while now, Google Fi has worked on multiple networks – pulling in the strongest signal. Signal strength is key – right? It doesn’t matter what your phone can do if you can’t get a signal. It appears Trac has realized they own MVNOs on all 4 networks, AND is apparently working on a “smart SIM” Read more…

Unremovable Malware Found on LifeLine Phones. The UMX U686CL, an Android phone provided in the Lifeline program, comes preinstalled with malware that can’t be removed without making the device cease to work, researchers reported. Manufactured in China, the phone is provided by Virgin Mobile’s Assurance Wireless program. Researchers at Malwarebytes said on Thursday that the device comes Read more…

While Boss Revolution has long been in the prepaid telecom business, selling international calling cards – they’ve now become a full fledged MVNO, on the Sprint network – Boss Revolution Mobile. Offering 4 plans, and starting at $20/month,  all the plans offer unlimited talk, text, and data with mobile hotspot. There is a high-speed 4G LTE data Read more…

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