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Tello Mobile, a Sprint network MVNO, has released their “conversion” timeline – a necessity as T-Mobile begins the shut-down of the CDMA network. Tello posted on their website (link below) that “2020 is the year for big changes” and that as of now, “If you’re an existing Tello customer, there’s nothing you need to do yet.“ Tello Read more…

NWIDA has been in contact with the Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice and with Washington, DC lawyers – well known and highly regarded in antitrust and telecom distribution issues. Based on conversations to date, we will continue our ongoing discussions with them to help determine the best resolution for the independently owned Metro by Read more…

Starting today, October 1, 2020, T-Mobile has made a number of changes to the compensation that the dealers receive. One of those changes is the removal of any compensation for taking a renewal payment on a Metro by T-Mobile phone. While NWIDA continues to work behind the scenes (more to come on that) – the stores are Read more…

DISH taps wireless innovator and FreedomPop founder Stephen Stokols to lead Boost Mobile DIsh announced today that Stephen Stokols will join its executive leadership team. Stokols, who most recently served as founder and CEO of FreedomPop, will serve as executive vice president of Boost Mobile. In this role, he will be responsible for sales, marketing, go-to-market strategy Read more…

SoftBank has announced plans to sell Brightstar for an undisclosed sum, as the company continues to divest of its telecoms properties. SoftBank said Brightstar would be sold to a newly formed subsidiary of private equity company Brightstar Capital Partners for cash. Softbank will retain 25% ownership in the new unit. SoftBank acquired a majority stake in Brightstar Read more…

Today, NWIDA released the following announcement. The PDF version can be found below: Helping Metro by T-Mobile Dealers The Trade & Advocacy Group is getting involved regarding dealer compensation and other changes. September 17, 2020 – West Orange, NJ – Recently, the National Wireless Independent Dealer Association (NWIDA) became aware of proposed operational and compensation changes that Read more…

Per a post on Howard Forums  – a Pix Wireless customer received an email informing them of the shutdown of their Pix Silver service: Dear Pix Wireless User, Unfortunately due to circumstances outside of our control we regret to inform you that on 9/20/20 Pix Silver service will be shutting down completely. You will need to port your Read more…

Mint Mobile, the MVNO owned by Ultra, has released their first unlimited data rate plan. The rate plan is $30 per month, which is listed as an “intro price” and is a 3 month plan – so your initial outlay is $90 The plan includes: Unlimited Nationwide Talk & Text Unlimited Data 3-in-1 SIM Card Kit FREE Read more…

When we started NWIDA, we decided we wanted something for the entire wireless community, whether someone joined us with a membership or not. So, we created THE LIST – based on those websites where you can find, and read reviews on things like plumbers, painters and electricians. But instead of those trades, our categories became handsets, repair Read more…

A Master Agent for T-Mobile, specializing in data plans, providing service for thousands of rural home users is losing their dealership – and maybe their customers who rely on T-Mobile for their internet access. Last week, a rural, mid-west dealers received word that T-Mobile said there was too much data being used, and that they were told Read more…

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