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iFixit has announced they are ending their collaboration with Samsung. The program was launched 2 years ago, and according to the post on their website (link at end), they have not been able to deliver on the promise of “building an incredible, repair-friendly ecosystem.” Apparently, Samsung was not on-board with making repair more accessible: As we tried Read more…

Effective July 1, 2024, Venmo is raising transaction fees for receiving payments tagged by the sender as a goods and services purchase to 2.99% per transaction. The previous fee, was 1.9% + $.10, which will remain for receiving payments into business or charity profiles. % + $0.10 for Venmo-to-Venmo transactions.  NWIDA Announcing IMEI Reports – generate a Read more…

LYCA Mobile has rolled out e-SIM – and as seen in their in-store signage, you can activate it with or without their dealer. Overall, e-SIM isn’t a bad thing… but… Lyca isn’t compensating the dealer for e-SIM activations if the customer does it “on-line”, yet they’re advertising it inside the dealer store. And, if that’s not enough, Read more…

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41! (yes, we were supposed to send this on a ’round’ number…) We recently signed our 41st Vendor Partner (“VPs”!)  Yep – now NWIDA members have 41 different ways to save money – every day! Need wholesale accessories or devices? ✅Need a NEW revenue source? ✅Need payroll done? ✅Need accounting/tax services? ✅Need credit card processing? ✅Need PoS hardware?✅Need a PoS System? ✅Need Security Read more…

Lyca Mobile has petitioned the FCC to protect competition in the MVNO market, accusing T-Mobile of using its market dominance post-mergers with Sprint and Mint Mobile to undermine rivals. Lyca claims T-Mobile’s actions, such as delaying functionalities and misrepresenting data usage, violate DOJ conditions from the 2020 Sprint merger. T-Mobile’s sued to terminate Lycamobile in 2022, despite Read more…

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, T-Mobile and Verizon may each purchase a piece of US Cellular. The article states that T-Mobile is in the final stages of a $2 billion purchase of a large piece of UScellular, and that Verizon is eyeing buying some of the remaining parts.  The report notes neither agreement Read more…

NWIDA today sent a letter to Dish regarding the recently announced policy of fining dealers that did not conform to the corporate set of operating hours.  While we understand the reasoning behind the decision, we feel the fines are excessive and that there can be a mutually beneficial solution to the current challenges. We look forward to Read more…

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have been fined in total nearly $200,000,000 for illegally selling subscribers real-time locations. The FCC expects to finalise the fines and announced on April 29 it had completed its Notices of Apparent Liability issued against the carriers in February 2020. Sprint is also named for its actions prior to the merger with T-Mobile Read more…

Nope… not too early at all. Click HERE or below to get on our show calendar for the All Wireless / Prepaid Expo in August!    NWIDA Announcing IMEI Reports – Generate a comprehensive device report for any phone.  Click to join our the IMEI Reports DISCORD Server NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our Read more…

The FCC has approved the merger between T-Mobile and the parent company of Mint Mobile, Ultra Mobile and MVNE Plum. T-Mobile will pay up to $1.35B in cash and stock. For now, T-Mobile is saying they will keep Mint and Ultra as separate brands.  Also, T-Mobile agreed to unlock Mint and Ultra Mobile devices within 60 days Read more…

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