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ZIP SIM, a Ting owned MVNO that catered to incoming (US) travelers has announced they will shut down effective June 30. To call COVID-19’s impact on travel, “severe” would be an understatement. As a business built on enabling communication for travelers, ZIP SIM has, unsurprisingly, been significantly affected. As a result, we regret to inform you that Read more…

The Boost deal isn’t “done done” yet and already Dish and T-Mobile aren’t getting along. According to a Lightreading post (link below) and based on a recent FCC filing, Dish has complained that T-Mobile inappropriately used Dish’s spectrum as a marketing ploy during COVID-19 lockdowns. “Since T-Mobile gained temporary access to Dish’s 600MHz spectrum on March 15, Read more…

T-Mobile shut down over 80% of its corporate-owned stores during the pandemic, including all that were located in malls. Jon Freier, Executive VP of Consumer Markets, has explained the changes that will be made to keep its customers and employees safe. These include:• Reduced capacity and social distancing so everyone stays at a safe distance from each Read more…

No sooner do we report on one of the last pieces of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger (see here) but now we learn that Softbank (Sprint’s owner – and owner of 24% of the “new T-Mobile) is looking to SELL a large part of that share. SoftBank has opened talks with Deutsche Telekom to sell a significant proportion of Read more…

August 2nd appears to be the day the 38 year old SPRINT brand will disappear. Yes, yellow will become magenta and the “pin drop” logo will be no more. Dubbed “Day 1” internally at T-Mobile, we’re hearing that on August 2nd the Sprint name will be finally killed off.   — NWIDA members, contact us today if Read more…

Charter Cable (Spectrum Mobile) currently has an agreement for its MVNO traffic with Verizon. But Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said, “We have a good relationship with AT&T. We have had discussions about the MVNO. They’re interested in having a relationship with us, and we’re interested in having a relationship with them.” It’s not sure if he meant Read more…

PRESS RELEASE epay joins the National Wireless Independent Dealer Association (NWIDA) West Orange, NJ – The National Wireless Independent Dealer Association (NWIDA), a trade association for independent wireless dealers, announced today that epay North America, a division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT) and a leading global distributor of electronic prepaid products and solutions, has joined its Read more…

If you’ve recently received a termination letter from Metro by T-Mobile, and would like our assistance in finding an new brand to sell/service, we are compiling a list, including contact information, that we are happy to share with you. Please complete the form below and we will send you the information right away, and keep you informed Read more…

Earlier today, Peter Adderton tweeted he heard T-Mobile would be closing more Metro stores (in addition to the non-exclusive stores we reported on earlier.) Today, we’ve confirmed (from multiple sources) that in fact Metro by T-Mobile has issued 120-day termination letters to additional stores – anywhere from 5-15% of stores owned by larger dealers, as well as Read more…

We’ve found a great post about some FAQs regarding Boost and T-Mobile (network) – so we’ve re-posted them here. Right now, you must live in one of four trial markets (Colorado, Kansas, Pittsburgh, and Texas)  to activate on T-Mobile. Activations should start on May 15. Existing customers will not automatically be moved to T-Mo. They must upgrade Read more…

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