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How do you move a trade show that regularly draws over 100,000 to an all digital format? We can ask CES 2021 – because they’re going to do it. Organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show reversed an earlier decision to have an in-person conference in 2021, switching to an all-digital format due to ongoing concerns about the Read more…

Blue Wireless, a regional carrier serving customers in New York and Pennsylvania has shut down and has sold its spectrum to Verizon. Blue informed their customers in April, saying they would be gone in 90 days (in July.) Blue did not transfer its customers to Verizon or anyone else, but Wave 7 has posted a picture of Read more…

If you have T-Mobile (or the former Sprint) service, you’ll need a VoLTE phone by January, or your service will stop. According to T-Mobile memo (see below), the carrier will fast track plans to shut down its legacy voice networks. Affected customers will be forced to upgrade handsets or leave the network by January, 2021. Most carriers Read more…

Today, T-Mobile announced the latest changes in their “un-carrier” marketing – including: ScamShield – “Real Caller ID” to all customers (T-Mobile, Metro and Sprint) for no charge. Shows actual name and “verified caller” if they’re real. This should reduce spoofed calls. ScamID and ScamBlock – flags likely scam/spoofed calls. Also can block those calls (ScamBlock) – Not Read more…

According to an article in Light Reading (link below) Tracfone has recently struck a “better deal” with their carriers that provides them a lower cost of service. Tracfone announced it inked a new MVNO agreement that significantly increased its earnings. Some analysts believe TracFone’s new deal will pave the way for Comcast and Charter to improve their own Read more…

According to a recent Wave7 report, over 1,100 prepaid stores have closed between November and June.  The number consists of stores across brands, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, and Metro by T-Mobile. In addition, many carrier-owned stores that shut down during the pandemic, have since reopened.  In addition, this does not include the fact that many Read more…

We are saddened to learn of the passing our our Board Member and great friend, Phil Katz. Phil was one of the founding forces behind NWIDA, and a long time wireless industry veteran – not to mention a huge NY Giant fan. His company, All Points Marketing, was the first ever Master Agent in the wireless business Read more…

Read the entire PR here We’re happy to announce the addition of leading Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) TracFone Wireless, Inc.   TracFone Wireless, Inc. is best known for its brands such as Straight Talk, SIMPLE Mobile, Tracfone Wireless, Total Wireless and Net 10, among others. TracFone Wireless, Inc. is America’s largest prepaid, no-contract wireless service provider Read more…

e-Mazzanti – our security camera and IT Vendor Partner – is sponsoring a webinar on Are Your IT Resources Effective in the New Normal? You’ll learn about the 3 key areas of your IT infrastructure that can save you money while keeping your reputation in tact and all your business assets safe. NWIDA is opening this webinar Read more…

Venn Mobile, who launched in January 2020 had great rate plans – including their unlimited everything plan with 50GB of hotspot data for $30/month. It now looks like it was too good to be true. Venn Mobile, who is owned by T-Mobile business reseller Teltik, has stopped activating new lines of service and selling phones. At the Read more…

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