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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…

As we mentioned just last week, there are approximately 170 MVNOs in the US. Today, we (once again) welcome a new MVNO – Go Talk Wireless. Similar to Cloaked, which launched last week, Go Talk is focusing on safety and security – especially as it regards to SIM swaps. Per their press release (link at bottom):  Go Read more…

On any given day, there are approximately 170 MVNOs in the US. Today, we welcome a new MVNO – Cloaked Wireless. Per their press release (link at bottom), the MVNO connects telco plan presale with NFT – Because everyone deserves private and secure wireless access. Cloaked Wireless calls themselves the secure wireless company, and has launched early Read more…

Dish Wireless has launched its first market in Las Vegas.  Customers signing up for our network pay $30 per month, and service includes truly unlimited Smart 5G data, talk and text. Additionally, we include unique perks, such as exclusive access to the Project Genesis app and a white-glove delivery experience. “Our first commercial phone, the Motorola Edge+, Read more…

**Editor’s Note** – Originally this story specifically mentioned Metro dealers. At this time, we cannot confirm any Metro dealers specifically as part of the 15 lawsuits. A new website has appeared called Wireless Franchisees for Justice (link below) that summarizes the current lawsuits filed by their dealers and distributors against T-Mobile.  To date, they have the complaints of Read more…

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