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National Wireless Independent Dealer Association

We’re hearing a solid rumor that Metro by T-Mobile will be adding (bringing back) non-exclusive dealers – but with specific conditions. Apparently they will be in “less populated areas” (but not necessarily rural, where Metro is being sold at T-Mobile stores) and there will be very few Master Agents available to serve these dealers.   We don’t know exactly when Read more…

Yep – they’ve done it again.  First it was December, 2020.       Then, in January,  they pushed it without a firm date Now, they’ve pushed the EoL for 3G… again.  According to Coverage Critic (link below) Verizon has stated that they are have been actively decommissioning their 3G CDMA network. The new date is the end of Read more…

Seems like life may not be so good for “Lucky Goldstar” anymore.  Back in January we posted about a rumor that LG was getting out of the smart phone business. And we posted this quote from Ken Hong, LG’s “global communicator” for consumer tech:  Completely false and without merit. I won’t even justify that rumor with a statement. Read more…

We’ve heard from more than one reliable source that AT&T is transferring many of their corporate owned stores to dealer-owned. In fact, we’ve been told that in some cases AT&T is willing to transfer the location to a dealer at no cost – with just the assumption of the current store lease.  Some of the larger AT&T Read more…

TL/DR Summary: It’s about time someone recognized the independent wireless dealers. We’re doing that. An open letter to the wireless industry – and the 40,000+ independent wireless sales and repair shops in particular: MAY is Independent Wireless Retailer Month. We’re here to recognize and celebrate… YOU! This past year has been like no other – and that’s Read more…

According to a report from the T-Mo report (link below) T-Mobile confirmed today that existing rural T-Mobile stores will begin selling and servicing the Metro by T-Mobile brand.  Jon Freier, in a live stream, stated that T-Mobile plans to expand the Metro brand and will be opening around 500 Metro stores and “multi-carrier” stores. The multi-carrier stores Read more…

Consolidation continues to be “the word” in the MVNO space, as Dish has announced its purchase of Republic Wireless. As seen on Mobile World Live (link below), the agreement is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q2.  Republic Wireless currently uses T-Mobile as its host network and markets itself as a low cost “Wi-Fi Read more…

Boost is seeking more dealers! We have heard from Dish directly that they are looking to expand the Boost Mobile Dealer network. In an exclusive interview with NWIDA, Mark Dahlquist, Director of Retail Wireless at Dish, said: Boost Mobile is growing and expanding. We want partners to join us in the wireless revolution as we build a Read more…

We’re starting to hear from numerous dealers about Samsung phones that are no longer working, nor can be activated on Cricket. These ARE VoLTE capable, so while it should NOT be due to the “older network/phones” shut-down, it certainly appears it may be related. Models include (but are not limited to): S8 S9 Note 8 Note 9 Read more…

Just a couple of weeks ago, we reported on changes at Lyca , including a new global CTO, CMO and CCO – as well as a new CEO and VP in the US market. Today, we’ve learned another change at the global level – Ashutosh Sakar has been named new Chief Information Officer. Ashutosh joins Lycamobile with Read more…

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