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According to an article in Law 360 (link below), a Florida man has initiated a class action lawsuit against Tracfone Wireless,  accusing the company of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending spam advertising texts using an autodialer. Brian Gallant accuses Tracfone of sending a text, advertising the company’s specials and promoting its business on Dec. Read more…

Link to report PDFs below… Washington, D.C. – According to a new Communications Workers of America report, Disrupting Rural Wireless, T-Mobile’s 2018 acquisition of regional carrier Iowa Wireless (“iWireless”) harmed customers, workers, and small business owners, especially in rural parts of Iowa. Ahead of scheduled Capitol Hill hearings this week on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, the iWireless story Read more…

According to a recent article (link below), Sprint has filed suit against AT&T over the 5G E label.  What started out on Android phones has now rolled over to some iPhones, and, Sprint has had enough.  They claim that AT&T is misleading customers to think that they have access to some kind of 5G wireless AT&T is calling Read more…

According to a Press Release today (link below), Mint Mobile will air an ad during Super Bowl LIII. CBS recently announced the price for a 30 second ad is $5.2 million. Per the PR: Additionally, Mint Mobile has partnered with two-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Network Analyst Deion Sanders to help spread the word about the brand’s mission Read more…

I spoke today with William Curry, the Chief Strategy Officer at Telrite, the company that purchased H20. I wanted to hear directly what their plans are for the indirect channel. William was personable, forthright and answered every question. So, here we go: Telrite already owns a Lifeline company, as well as PureTalk USA – an MVNO which Read more…

According to a story in Ars Technica (link below), Five US Senators warned that the T-Mobile US/Sprint merger could hurt consumers and urged the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the deal.  The letter was sent by Sens. Edward Markey (MA), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Tom Udall (NM), Tammy Baldwin (WI), and Richard Blumenthal (CT). They also Read more…

(Link to PR below) Telrite Holdings has announced an agreement to purchase Locus Telecommunications and H20 Wireless. Pending regulatory approval, the acquisition positions the company as one of the largest MVNO in pre-paid. H20 operates as an MVNO on the AT&T network.  “The acquisition of H2O Wireless enables us to expand our footprint and ability to serve Read more…

As mentioned in a previous post, we’re asking other Sprint MVNOs if they have the same “drop-dead” date for 3G device activations as Boost does (April, 30, 2019.) On this page, we’ll keep an updated “scorecard” of what they answered: MVNO Notes/Comments Expo / Ignition Wireless Same date – 4/30/19 Red Pocket No word from Sprint yet Read more…

Per an article in FierceWireless (link below), While T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint is currently going nowhere due to the nation’s longest government shutdown, other issues are coming up that could complicate what previously appeared to be a likely positive outcome for the companies. An investigation by The Washington Post found that high-ranking T-Mobile executives stayed at Read more…

Microsoft has announced that they will end support for Windows 10 Mobile devices by December. This appears to be the “final blow” since in 2017 the company stopped developing new hardware or features for Windows 10 Mobile. Microsoft will no longer release any security updates as of December 10, 2019. Devices that will continue to operate after Read more…

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