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As of this morning, you can get your daily wireless news right from your Alexa device. NWIDA has added a custom skill to have the Alexa smart devices read the latest news posts – right to your Flash Briefing! To add our content simply: Open your Alexa app Go to Settings Go to Flash Briefing Search for Read more…

According to an article in MarketWatch (link below) MoffettNathanson analyst analyst Craig Moffett said that he was lowering his odds of a T-Mobile and Sprint merger to “less than a coin toss.” He called two recent announcements from T-Mobile around pricing and broadband plans in rural markets “Hail Mary” moves that wouldn’t have been made by “a team Read more…

*Updated – We now have a link to the story. See below.  According to a memo sent to Sprint employees today, CEO Michel Combes has told employees of a not-so-rosy picture if the T-Mobile merger doesn’t go through. We believe the memo included a quote from a letter Sprint previously submitted to the FCC:  “Without the merger, Read more…

**updated** – normally, when a contract ends this “suddenly” there is a serious breech of contract by one of the parties. We will update this post if/when we gather additional information.  NWIDA has obtained a memo from the EVP and co-founder of Simply Wireless, informing their employees of the instant closure of all retail locations. Simply Wireless had Read more…

According to an article at Bloomberg.com (link to full story below) States investigating the T-Mobile / Sprint merger are considering a lawsuit to block the deal on antitrust grounds and may act even if the Justice Department approves it. State attorneys general haven’t made a final decision about the merger, but are keeping options open as they Read more…

With over 200 MVNOs in the US alone, it’s not hard to miss one (or 10.) And, with that said, we report the demise of datapass – an MVNO launched in 2018 that offered service on T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. According to a report in BestMVNO (link to full story below), Jordan Kennedy, the company’s founder acknowledged Read more…

$10.00 – that’s what Verizon says it will charge customers (per month, per smartphone) for the next generation of wireless networks. 5G service, expected to launch in downtown Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11, will be limited to customers with unlimited plans and compatible devices. Eventually, Verizon wants to launch 5G in more than 30 cities during Read more…

According to an article in PrePaid Phone News (link below), the highly anticipated T-Mobile and Sprint merger is on hold (again) as the FCC announced another pause to the review stage. The announcement was made after it decided to examine “significant new information” that the agency received that could potentially raise some concerns on the proposed merger. Read more…

Hello dealers in Florida and Texas – I’m coming to see you! . NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and if you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join today. Want news like this delivered to your inbox? Click HERE

Big Blue’s turn. According to information gathered from a Cricket Store, AT&T has “announced” (at least internally) their EOL (End of Life) for 3G (devices activation AND the network itself.)  The date is January 1 2020, and according to the information, after that date you will no longer be able to activate devices that do not support Read more…

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