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Verizon today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets of Bluegrass Cellular, a rural wireless operator serving central Kentucky. Bluegrass Cellular provides wireless service to 210,000 customers in 34 counties in rural service areas 3, 4 and 5 in central Kentucky. “We launched the first wireless company in central Kentucky 29 years ago,” Read more…

Apple has released (link below) the repair prices for the iPhone 12: The repair pricing in this chart applies only to screen damage. If you have any other damage to your iPhone, you’ll pay additional costs.  The out-of-warranty prices apply only to repairs made by Apple. Apple Authorized Service Providers may offer different prices. Your Apple Authorized Service Read more…

Tello Mobile, a Sprint network MVNO, has released their “conversion” timeline – a necessity as T-Mobile begins the shut-down of the CDMA network. Tello posted on their website (link below) that “2020 is the year for big changes” and that as of now, “If you’re an existing Tello customer, there’s nothing you need to do yet.“ Tello Read more…

According to an article on Fierce Wireless (link below), AT&T is closing 320 company-owned AT&T Mobility retail stores in November and December, affecting more than 1,600 workers.  AT&T didn’t confirm those numbers, but CWA said the closures are on top of the 250 stores that AT&T closed earlier in the year. According to AT&T, they’re part of a Read more…

Boost Mobile dealers received word that the Sling Air TV Mini would soon be available for them to sell in their stores.  The device allows any TV to stream Sling service and retails on the Dish site for $79.99 The device can also receive programming on the Google Play store including Netflix, YouTube “and more.” This is the first Read more…

NWIDA has been in contact with the Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice and with Washington, DC lawyers – well known and highly regarded in antitrust and telecom distribution issues. Based on conversations to date, we will continue our ongoing discussions with them to help determine the best resolution for the independently owned Metro by Read more…

Metro by T-Mobile has just revealed 2 new offers that promise to make 5G more affordable.  Offer 1 provides two lines of UNL talk, text, and high-speed data for $35 per month per line. This plan provides access to T-Mobile’s 5G network at no extra charge, and includes 5GB of mobile hotspot and 100GB of Google One cloud Read more…

Starting today, October 1, 2020, T-Mobile has made a number of changes to the compensation that the dealers receive. One of those changes is the removal of any compensation for taking a renewal payment on a Metro by T-Mobile phone. While NWIDA continues to work behind the scenes (more to come on that) – the stores are Read more…

DISH taps wireless innovator and FreedomPop founder Stephen Stokols to lead Boost Mobile DIsh announced today that Stephen Stokols will join its executive leadership team. Stokols, who most recently served as founder and CEO of FreedomPop, will serve as executive vice president of Boost Mobile. In this role, he will be responsible for sales, marketing, go-to-market strategy Read more…

SoftBank has announced plans to sell Brightstar for an undisclosed sum, as the company continues to divest of its telecoms properties. SoftBank said Brightstar would be sold to a newly formed subsidiary of private equity company Brightstar Capital Partners for cash. Softbank will retain 25% ownership in the new unit. SoftBank acquired a majority stake in Brightstar Read more…

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