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According to an article on BestMVNO (link below), Yahoo Mobile will shut off all services no later than August 31, 2021.   Verizon recently announced that it was selling its media business division, including AOL and Yahoo to Apollo Global Management for $5 billion. Verizon said it will retain a 10% stake in the new company and Read more…

**UPDATE** We heard from Boost Mobile this afternoon. Here is their quote: Boost Mobile Customers will continue to see the same, low-cost pricing they love, and the rumor that a new tax structure is coming is false. While Boost may eventually include taxes on select digital-only plans, sold exclusively on-line, Boost retail locations will continue to keep Read more…

We’re thrilled to announce that Unlimited Prepay Distribution has joined NWIDA! UPD is a Master Agency for H2O Wireless, Verizon, AT&T and Xfinity! If you’re looking for new products or services, give them a ring! Welcome aboard! UPD – Phone: 314.771.5797 | Fax: 314.664.6156 | Email Them —   NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our Read more…

In an article on Mobile World Live (link below) T-Mobile President of Technology, Neville Ray, told investors the operator has more small cells than it needs and may decommission some. Ray mentioned their goal of having about 50,000 small cells. It’s estimated T-Mobile currently has around 70,000, some of which came through the Sprint merger. “I have more Read more…

MVNO GreatCall has quietly rebranded to now be called Lively. The change was announced on Twitter – and it came with their new Twitter handle @LivelySocial GreatCall, was acquired by Best Buy in 2018 for $800 million. Co-Founded by “Uncle” Marty Cooper, the brand focuses on services for seniors and is probably best known for their “Jitterbug” phone. Lively Read more…

NWIDA supports the CCA (Competitive Carrier Association) in it’s fight to have Congress include mobile broadband services in its proposed infrastructure package. Wireless networks are crucial to connecting communities across the US. There are many rural areas where fiber connections are not available today, nor for years to come (if ever!)  We urge our dealers, and their Read more…

We’ve known the CEO of Best Cellular (Curtis McCoy) for a number of years – and he’s not only one of the best in the business, but honest and ALWAYS does what’s best for his customers. So, it’s not really a shock when we saw a post from Best MVNO and a screen shot of a Facebook Read more…

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…

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