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T-Mobile is hiring a team to help decide the fate of retail stores, post merger, according to a report in BizJournals, (link below.) Sprint and T-Mobile likely have thousands of redundant retail stores across the country, some in the same building. T-Mobile is building out a retail real estate team that could decide the fate of those stores, including Read more…

According to a report in the Dallas Morning news (link below) GameStop is selling it’s portfolio of over 1200 AT&T Wireless Stores to Prime Communications. The deal will make Prime Communications the largest AT&T authorized dealer in the U.S. and will cost them $700 Million. The deal is expected to close by year-end and ends a multiple-year relationship Read more…

Here’s some (potential) news for Metro by T-Mobile (formally Metro PCS) users. According to a report in the Prepaid Phone News (link below) it appears that the T-Mobile prepaid brand will be implementing a fee on device changes and swaps. The report is based on posts in Reddit and HowardForums. According to a post, Metro by T-Mobile will be charging a $15 Read more…

The FCC is set to resume the “shot clock” on the $26.5B plan to merge T-Mobile and Sprint and is seeking comments on the new economics for the deal submitted by the two companies. The agency had paused the review period, saying more time was needed to review “substantially revised” engineering and business models, as well as as signaled intention Read more…

According to a recent article in the Washington Post (link below) The Librarian of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office have granted American consumers and gadget repair shops greater freedom to fix their smartphones and other popular electronics in what “right-to-repair” advocates are calling a major victory. In a new ruling that will take effect Sunday, exemptions Read more…

New York’s Attorney General is stepping up its probe into T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint, concerned that the wireless giants could hike prices on cheaper prepaid services if they combined, according to an article in the NY Post (link below) New York AG Barbara Underwood launched the investigation just weeks after T-Mobile and Sprint proposed their $27 billion Read more…

According to a recent article on Engadget (link below), Motorola will be selling do-it-yourself phone repair kits. Motorola has become the first major phone maker to provide parts to iFixit, which now sells official Motorola repair kits. If you need to replace your cracked screen or install a fresh battery, you’ll have all the parts and tools you need Read more…

Full transcript: Here’s what T-Mobile’s John Legere told Sprint’s town hall meeting Sprint recently held a town-hall meeting – and T-Mobile head John Legere was there. FierceWireless has the entire transcript (link below) but here are some tidbits… My main ask to John when we did this merger was that we are going to choose the best Read more…

We already mentioned that #REPAIRDAY is coming! But! Did you know there is a new TV series – Consumer Reports TV will have a feature on repairing cell-phone glass? It airs on Repair Day (October 20) on NBC. Click HERE for more details: Host Jack Rico is on a mission to rid microscopic pollutants from the air in homes; he Read more…

#REPAIRDAY is coming! NWIDA is a supporter of Repair.org and they have reminded us that National Repair Day is this Saturday –  October 20! We ask that all our repair shop members (and even those not yet a NWIDA member, post pictures and tag them! Post your shop, your setup, what you’re working on and tag them with Read more…

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