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The Trump administration has delayed the tariff on cell phones and other items. It also narrowed the list of Chinese products it plans to impose new tariffs, including laptop computers, toys and other goods and it announced exclusions for other products for reasons of health, safety and national security. The tariffs on the list above is being Read more…

Is it true? Are we almost done? According to a report in FoxBusiness, the merger is “nearing completion.” Federal regulators have signaled to T-Mobile and Sprint that barring a last-minute snag, they are on the verge of giving the green light to the transaction. Deliberations have swung wildly from nearly complete to nearly dissolving over the past Read more…

America Movil, the parent company of Tracfone and 9 other MVNO brands, lost a total of 164,000 lines in the 2nd quarter of 2019. The total subscriber base was at 21.4 million at the end of June, down 3.1% from a year earlier. Excluding Safelink, the net loss was 72,000 subscribers, compared to growth of 206,000 in Read more…

**Updated 7/12/19 12:01PM – Ting has a new info page up. You can see it here. **Updated 7/11/19 – 7:41 AM** – Ting has posted a transcript which includes clarifying statements from their CEO. You can read it here. ** Updated 7/9/19 – 6:46 PM** – the page on the Ting website that’s referenced in the original Read more…

In portions of eastern Montana, already-spotty cellphone coverage has gotten even harder to find. AT&T began killing off mobile coverage for residents in the area this month. Aaron Heath, an auto parts salesman based in Wolf Point, said the news that his cellphone was getting cut off came as a shock. He got home after work last Read more…

** Updated 6/14/19 12:00pm** – Statement from Red Pocket on Howard Forums is here. ————————————————– In a forum post on their website, FreedomPop has “cleared up” what their former customers should expect, now that they are part of the Red Pocket family. The post specificially refers to the GSM customers: We’ve worked over the last 8 years Read more…

Republic Wireless recently laid off what could be a significant portion of its staff. While the company did not disclose how many employees were let go, sources it was close to 20% of their workforce. The layoffs were announced at the end of May. Chris Chuang, Republic Wireless’s CEO and co-founder said that the layoffs were part Read more…

STS Media, the company that owns Freedom Pop has sold the brand and the customers, in order to free up cash for a run at Boost Mobile. According to an SEC filing Freedom Pop sold it’s 150,000 Sprint network customers to Ting for approximately $3.6 million, however, according to a report on BestMVNO, the brand has been Read more…

NWIDA and WiBOC (the Wireless Business Owner’s Consortium) will be holding a conference call regarding the latest news on the Sprint / T-Mobile Merger. The call will take place June 12th. Entitled IMPORTANT INFO ON THE MERGER AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUR BUSINESS, this is the first in a series of calls on what the industry insiders are saying Read more…

We’re thrilled to announce our latest Vendor Partner – Neo Cellular Parts! Neo Cellular Parts is the first VP to join NWIDA, specifically for the repair shop, and our 21st overall. Neo Cellular will be providing NWIDA members with: 5% off any order Free shipping on first order Free LCD for the first 50 members to order Read more…

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