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National Wireless Independent Dealer Association

If you’ve been following #DSS21, you already know this is a month-long virtual conference designed BY wireless dealers (and top industry experts) FOR wireless dealers. And,  if you’re not following #DSS21 you need to start. Starting today, we’re going to be announcing who will be speaking at DSS21 – the Dealer Success Summit.  If you’re looking to Read more…

We’re looking for the wireless shop that’s been around the longest! If that’s you (or you think it is!) fill out the form below for a chance at some great prizes and recognition given away at #DSS21 

As you know by now, May is Independent Wireless Retailer Month – and we have a BIG event planned – The Dealer Success Summit (DSS ’21!) (Click here to sign up!) DSS ’21 is an entire month long virtual seminar! Each week-day will feature as many as 4 sessions (each no longer than 30 minutes) and will Read more…

We’re hearing a solid rumor that Metro by T-Mobile will be adding (bringing back) non-exclusive dealers – but with specific conditions. Apparently they will be in “less populated areas” (but not necessarily rural, where Metro is being sold at T-Mobile stores) and there will be very few Master Agents available to serve these dealers.   We don’t know exactly when Read more…

Yep – they’ve done it again.  First it was December, 2020.       Then, in January,  they pushed it without a firm date Now, they’ve pushed the EoL for 3G… again.  According to Coverage Critic (link below) Verizon has stated that they are have been actively decommissioning their 3G CDMA network. The new date is the end of Read more…

Seems like life may not be so good for “Lucky Goldstar” anymore.  Back in January we posted about a rumor that LG was getting out of the smart phone business. And we posted this quote from Ken Hong, LG’s “global communicator” for consumer tech:  Completely false and without merit. I won’t even justify that rumor with a statement. Read more…

Back in October, 2020 (pretty much in the middle of the pandemic) T-Mobile made the decision to stop paying Metro dealers a $1 commission when they took an in-payment store.  In fact, we even heard about dealers who stopped taking payments in their stores.  Well, now T-Mobile does it again. Effective April 1, they’re raising the in-store Read more…

NWIDA is pleased to offer our members two great new benefits, and a new revenue stream! Both programs are open to ALL wireless dealers and repair shops – with some extra benefits for NWIDA members.  GlicRX provides a free discount card that saves people up to 85% off brand and generic medications at Walgreens, Walmart and many Read more…

We’ve heard from more than one reliable source that AT&T is transferring many of their corporate owned stores to dealer-owned. In fact, we’ve been told that in some cases AT&T is willing to transfer the location to a dealer at no cost – with just the assumption of the current store lease.  Some of the larger AT&T Read more…

TL/DR Summary: It’s about time someone recognized the independent wireless dealers. We’re doing that. An open letter to the wireless industry – and the 40,000+ independent wireless sales and repair shops in particular: MAY is Independent Wireless Retailer Month. We’re here to recognize and celebrate… YOU! This past year has been like no other – and that’s Read more…

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