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A report in LightReading today (link below) states that Dish (who’s Chairman is Charlie Ergen) is in “early discussions” to sell Boost to a new company, called CONX which is owned by Charlie Ergen. CONX is a SPAC or “Special Purpose Acquisition Company” – a company created to assist other companies to go public quickly and easily. Read more…

Well, we called it. We knew that when Verizon bought Tracfone, they wouldn’t hold on to all the different brands. And today, they’ve announced the “beginning of the end” for a few. Thanks to a social media post from Tyler Childress (see below), we find Verizon has announced the end of Page Plus, Net10 and GoSmart. Effective Read more…

Third Party parts provider MobileSentrix has acquired Mobile Defenders. Jordan Notenbaum, President of Mobile Defenders will continue with the new company.  The acquisition combines the knowledge and expertise of the two leading mobile replacement part suppliers in the industry. From the Press Release: At this time, the Mobile Defenders and MobileSentrix sites will run concurrently. Any specific Read more…

As seen in BestMVNO.com, and as reported by us and Wave7 Research, Total Wireless is about to become Total by Verizon. Walmart’s Total Wireless webpage has been updated to add “get ready for something big,” and “find new horizons in September 2022, keep the plans and coverage you already love, and more.” BestMVNO has also found a Read more…

A message to Boost dealers today that was posted on Social Media describes some “organizational changes” – reducing their regions from 8 to 7 (as well as presumably reducing their Boost Mobile Field Sales Team employee count.) The new regions are: Pacific Coast, South, MidWest, Great Lakes, Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Southeast. —   NWIDA members, contact us Read more…

Three of the nation’s largest TracFone master agents – Rushstar, Megatel and Cellucom – have merged to form Wireless Masters, and will become the first nationwide TracFone master agent. The new website isn’t quite ready for “prime-time” but dealers can sign up for information on the new company (although, when we tried to sign up, we received Read more…

One of the more interesting things we heard at the All Wireless & Prepaid Expo (#AWPE22) was that Consumer Cellular was planning to open corporate owned stores this year. And, after speaking to multiple vendors (and others) at the show, we feel confident that this will happen – and soon. Apparently, they’re looking to open 3 stores Read more…

As we’ve mentioned before (see here and here) the (now) Verizon owned Tracfone and it’s multiple brands have begun the move off non-big-red networks. We’ve said from the first day that “job 1” was for Verizon to stop paying AT&T and T-Mobile for what’s now their customers. We caught the following on an industry Facebook post. It’s Read more…

**updated 6/28**We’re hearing Total Wireless is looking to open large amounts of new doors by 2025. They want to “start fresh” so they terminated all (or nearly all) of their current dealers to do so. (As one industry veteran told us “one step back, two steps up”.) **original post starts here**From what we’re hearing, there are major changes Read more…

Verizon has taken the next step in trying to migrate its Tracfone brands over to its network. Straight Talk customers have reported they have received texts from Straight Talk stating outbound calls (excluding 911) will be intercepted by a recording stating customers can switch to the Verizon network and get a free SIM with a free month Read more…

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