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NWIDA has received a copy of an email StraightTalk has sent out, stating that they’ve negotiated an extension of the CDMA end-of-life to the Summer of 2020. We have confirmed with Straight Talk that this is for the Verizon Network only. The text of the email is below. We are checking with other MVNOs to see if Read more…

If you’re a US Wireless Dealer (and if you’re reading this, you probably are) the MVNOs want to hear from YOU! Please take 2 minutes to complete this survey, and if you’re a NWIDA member – be entered in a drawing for a $50 VISA gift card. Click HERE to begin 

Pennsylvania has joined 17 other states, and the District of Columbia, in the lawsuit to stop the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger. Attorney General Josh Shapiro is the 18th attorney general to challenge the merger. The U.S. Justice Department approved T-Mobile’s request to merge with Sprint in July. The FCC approved the deal in May. Read the entire article here. Read more…

According to Makan Delrahim, Ass’t AG for the DOJ, the $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint would increase competition and benefit consumers. During testimony before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee Delrahim, told lawmakers the agency investigated the transaction for 13 months. “You’re now going to have Sprint, T-Mobile combined, with the remedies we put Read more…

Visible, the “is it or isn’t it” owned by Verizon MVNO has posted a series of billboards in Colorado with a large “mistake.”  Instead of offering free messages, they state they’re offering free massages! And, to “make good”, the MVNO will be at Union Station in Denver on Sept 21, with massage chairs and masseuses, ready to Read more…

Apple’s next special event is tomorrow (Sept. 10) and the next generation of iPhone (iPhone 11) is expected to be announced. You can watch it live on YouTube (direct link: https://youtu.be/996wliAI_y4) or right here: — NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and if you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join Read more…

According to an article in Fierce Wireless (see below) T-Mobile employees are worried about the loss of jobs and cuts in wages and have sent a letter to the CEO of T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom. In the letter to Timotheus Höttges, the workers said they’re concerned that the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint will mean Read more…

A new Cable/MVNO provider has launched – Altice Mobile. Operated by Altice USA, the nation’s 4th largest cable provider. Altice joins two other cable providers in the MVNO space – Xfinity Mobile and Spectrum Mobile. The company describes itself as being an “infrastructure-based MVNO and has built out a network of over 19,000 small cells through a Read more…

The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection has outlined “thousands” of instances, involving more than 50 direct and indirect T-Mobile, and Metro by T-Mobile, stores ripping customers off. T-Mobile is accused of preying on customers with weak credit history by selling used phones as new ones, enrolling victims in costly financing plans without their Read more…

Today, Illinois became the 17th State to Join AG Lawsuit, to stop the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Over 50% of the population is now in states that are suing to stop the merger. Illinois joined NY, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, DC. The Attorney’s General in these states believe Read more…

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