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National Wireless Independent Dealer Association

Effective October 1, T-Mobile is forcing Metro stores to have a minimum of 2 employees at all times. This will significantly increase costs at smaller stores, while larger stores will most likely see little to no impact.  This could be seen as a way to close down the smaller stores, as their labor costs will increase significantly, Read more…

T-Mobile has announced a major deal with Walmart to carry both T-Mobile and Metro brands, dealing a large blow to it’s indirect channel. They will launch in 2,300 stores across the U.S., as well as Walmart.com. Per the Press Release: Starting Oct. 18, anyone will be able to shop Metro by T-Mobile displays in select Walmart stores Read more…

3 Boost Master Agents have been terminated, effective September 1.  Actify, Cellustar and Hyperlink have all had their agreements either terminated or not renewed and will no longer provide dealer services.  Dealers using these Master Agents will need to find new Masters – and many (if not all) have been re-assigned to a new dealer-service provider.   Read more…

This past week, we filed the official comment below with the FCC, regarding the Verizon / Tracfone merger. As the only trade and advocacy group for the independent wireless dealer and repair shops, it’s critical that NWIDA makes public our concerns regarding the tens of thousands of dealers that sell Tracfone products.   — NWIDA members, contact Read more…

With the All Wireless Expo in Las Vegas next week, I was really hoping to see (and use!) a demo of Dish’s new, built-from-scratch 5G network. Dish already announced their first live city would be Las Vegas, and I thought it would be a perfect time for industry insiders to see (and hear) the network first. Well, Read more…

The DoJ has issued a letter to attorney’s from Dish and T-Mobile (see below) regarding the planned CDMA shutdown by T-Mobile and it’s impact on Boost Mobile customers. In the letter, the Acting Assistant Attorney General – Richard Powers – states: After careful consideration of the Parties’ submissions and arguments, the Division is left with grave concerns Read more…

    According to the NY Post (see link below), Mint Mobile is for sale, and cable company Altice is currently in the lead to be the purchaser.       The article states: Now, Mint is shopping itself and could sell for as much as $600 million to $800 million, according to a source with direct knowledge Read more…

We’ve been hearing rumors that AT&T is considering killing off their own branded prepaid (AT&T Prepaid), so we asked around. Wave7 Research is reporting today that, in fact, AT&T Prepaid is no longer being sold in corporate owned stores in the Desert Southwest and Gulf regions. And, they’re offering a $25 referral credit to customers from these stores Read more…

The TMo Report has posted (link below) leaked screenshots that show T-Mobile will be shutting down the Sprint LTE network on June 30th 2022, and confirms the Sprint 3G CDMA shutdown of January 1st, 2022. It also confirmed T-Mobile will shutdown it’s own 3G in October 2021, and it’s 2G in December of 2022.  “Now that Sprint Read more…

Fierce Wireless reported (link below) that “T-Mobile is taking the gloves off” and has announced that Metro by T-Mobile is offering a $25/month plan to entice Boost and Cricket customers over to its 5G network. The offer starts July 29. There are no switching fees for customers who “ditch Boost, Cricket and others” in favor of T-Mobile’s Read more…

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