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H20, recently purchased by Telrite, has announced they will now no longer include taxes and fees in their rate plans, and will be passing these charges down to the customer. First seen on Howard Forums, the change will start being implemented on May 1st.

Selectel has announced end-of-life for CDMA handsets. This, of course, comes as no surprise as Verizon announced it months ago (see NWIDA story here.) CDMA DECOMMISSION INFORMATION Beginning May 1st, 2019: Only HD Voice Capable Devices and 4G LTE data only certified devices may be activated on our network Only HD Voice Capable Devices and 4G LTE Read more…

According to Prepaid Phone News (link below) – the activation error affecting some MVNOs has now been resolved. Some users were reportedly trying to reactivate or activate for the first time when they encountered the error. Fortunately, these were the only issues that seemed to be affected by the issue. It did not take long for the Read more…

According to an article on Android Central (link below) some T-Mobile MVNOs are experiencing activation issues – beginning on April 9. First reported by several users on-line, issues either activating or reactivating a line were experienced on Google Fi, Mint and Republic Wireless. Mint sent out the following tweet: At the time of the report, no date/time Read more…

The following are the latest Boost Mobile Promos (beginning April 16): • LG Tribute Dynasty New Add-A-Line Promo for $10 (still continues) • LG K30 New Add-A-Line for $20 • Get an Upgrade and get select Add-A-Line phones for free (As an existing customer gets an upgrade, a new line activation can get a new phone on Read more…

According to an article at Fierce Wireless (link below), and thanks to research from Wave7, Best Buy has removed its carrier-branded stores-within-stores, displays and desks at some locations.  Jeff Moore, principal analyst at Wave7, said the changes started in mid-March. “What we currently do not know is what percent of Best Buy stores have had the change,” Moore Read more…

Best Cellular has picked up on the Simply Wireless / Mobile Now story and then took it a step further. According to CEO Curtis McCoy: Many people are wrongly blaming Sprint for the Mobile Now shutdown. I’ve worked with a number of the Sprint executives on the wholesale side. I can tell you from experience they’re the Read more…

(Link to full story at Prepaid Phone News below) Originally slated for a 5G launch next week, Verizon announced its 5G mobile service has been officially deployed in sections of Chicago and Minneapolis. These two areas are among the 30 cities the carrier has announced will get 5G wireless network capability this year. Today’s launch uses “real” Read more…

As of this morning, you can get your daily wireless news right from your Alexa device. NWIDA has added a custom skill to have the Alexa smart devices read the latest news posts – right to your Flash Briefing! To add our content simply: Open your Alexa app Go to Settings Go to Flash Briefing Search for Read more…

According to an article in MarketWatch (link below) MoffettNathanson analyst analyst Craig Moffett said that he was lowering his odds of a T-Mobile and Sprint merger to “less than a coin toss.” He called two recent announcements from T-Mobile around pricing and broadband plans in rural markets “Hail Mary” moves that wouldn’t have been made by “a team Read more…

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