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The European Union has announced plans to force device manufacturers to fit a common USB-C charging port on their devices. The proposal is likely to have the biggest impact on Apple, which continues to use its proprietary Lightning connector rather than the USB-C connector adopted by most of its competitors. The new iPad pro HAS a USB-C connector Read more…

Effective October 1, T-Mobile is forcing Metro stores to have a minimum of 2 employees at all times. This will significantly increase costs at smaller stores, while larger stores will most likely see little to no impact.  This could be seen as a way to close down the smaller stores, as their labor costs will increase significantly, Read more…

T-Mobile has announced that they will offer in-store repairs to their Protection subscribers in a trial of 500 stores starting November 1st. Protection costs $7 (or more) per month. The repairs will be performed by “highly-credentialed” Assurant technicians using approved parts, and they’re promising same day service. T-Mobile said that more stores will provide the option in Read more…

T-Mobile has announced a major deal with Walmart to carry both T-Mobile and Metro brands, dealing a large blow to it’s indirect channel. They will launch in 2,300 stores across the U.S., as well as Walmart.com. Per the Press Release: Starting Oct. 18, anyone will be able to shop Metro by T-Mobile displays in select Walmart stores Read more…

DISH Network’s Boost Mobile today announced its plan to acquire Los Angeles-based Gen Mobile. The release states the acquisition enables Boost Mobile to distribute to a larger segment of the low-income population while continuing its mass market expansion. Boost will procure the Gen Mobile brand, customer base, existing distribution network, technology and its seasoned wireless team. “Gen Mobile has an Read more…

3 Boost Master Agents have been terminated, effective September 1.  Actify, Cellustar and Hyperlink have all had their agreements either terminated or not renewed and will no longer provide dealer services.  Dealers using these Master Agents will need to find new Masters – and many (if not all) have been re-assigned to a new dealer-service provider.   Read more…

If your store has been impacted by Hurricane Ida, NWIDA is offering you a FREE 3 month subscription to assist with whatever may need replacing. NWIDA members save every day on things like security cameras, store signage, wholesale accessories and devices and much more.  We began NWIDA to give the independent dealer a bit more of a Read more…

This past week, we filed the official comment below with the FCC, regarding the Verizon / Tracfone merger. As the only trade and advocacy group for the independent wireless dealer and repair shops, it’s critical that NWIDA makes public our concerns regarding the tens of thousands of dealers that sell Tracfone products.   — NWIDA members, contact Read more…

We’re now up to 53 million T-Mobile customers whose personal information may have been compromised and, with no great surprise, T-Mo has been served with a pair of class-action lawsuits. The lawsuits accuse T-Mobile of violating the California Consumer Privacy Act which allows any Californian the right to see all the information a company has saved on Read more…

More than 40 million T-Mobile customers in the US have been hit by a data breach, the company has admitted. It blamed the breach on a “highly sophisticated cyberattack”, and said it is “taking immediate steps to help protect all of the individuals who may be at risk from this cyberattack”. The firm said that while criminals Read more…

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