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According to a report from the T-Mo report (link below) T-Mobile confirmed today that existing rural T-Mobile stores will begin selling and servicing the Metro by T-Mobile brand.  Jon Freier, in a live stream, stated that T-Mobile plans to expand the Metro brand and will be opening around 500 Metro stores and “multi-carrier” stores. The multi-carrier stores Read more…

Consolidation continues to be “the word” in the MVNO space, as Dish has announced its purchase of Republic Wireless. As seen on Mobile World Live (link below), the agreement is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q2.  Republic Wireless currently uses T-Mobile as its host network and markets itself as a low cost “Wi-Fi Read more…

Boost is seeking more dealers! We have heard from Dish directly that they are looking to expand the Boost Mobile Dealer network. In an exclusive interview with NWIDA, Mark Dahlquist, Director of Retail Wireless at Dish, said: Boost Mobile is growing and expanding. We want partners to join us in the wireless revolution as we build a Read more…

We’re starting to hear from numerous dealers about Samsung phones that are no longer working, nor can be activated on Cricket. These ARE VoLTE capable, so while it should NOT be due to the “older network/phones” shut-down, it certainly appears it may be related. Models include (but are not limited to): S8 S9 Note 8 Note 9 Read more…

Just a couple of weeks ago, we reported on changes at Lyca , including a new global CTO, CMO and CCO – as well as a new CEO and VP in the US market. Today, we’ve learned another change at the global level – Ashutosh Sakar has been named new Chief Information Officer. Ashutosh joins Lycamobile with Read more…

The most recent FCC spectrum auction has ended – the “C-Band” and the results are in. In the C band auction, about 280 MhZ of spectrum was reallocated to cellular companies. The spectrum is in the frequency range 3.7-3.98GHz. 57 qualified companies entered the bidding, which added over $81 Billion in revenue, and here are the big Read more…

Lycamobile, the world’s largest MVNO announced three senior appointments at the Corporate level and 2 new people on the USA Management Team. At corporate, Brigadier Anil Tandan was named Chief Technology Officer, Mikah Martin-Cruz is the new Group Chief Marketing and Digital Officer and Karl Booth is the Chief Commercial Officer.  In the US, Jim Robertiello, formally Read more…

Lifeline is a government subsidy program that subsidizes phone and broadband service for families that qualify. The government pays the provider approximately $9.25 a month per user. TracFone currently has roughly 1.7 million Lifeline customers and, as we know, could soon be part of Verizon – pending government approvals. And, while Verizon has said it will continue Read more…

NWIDA is here to save our members money and increase revenue and to that, we’re pleased to announce Action Card joins NWIDA as our latest Vendor Partner, saving our members 25% on their services.  Action Card provides easy automation and definable actions to store owners with multiple locations. In wireless retail, the store visit process is crucial Read more…

Back in August, 2019, Asurion insurance purchased the UBreakIFix franchise. Now it seems their doing some rebranding. For the first time, the Asurion name is appearing on the UBIF store fronts. This was image was posted by Daniel Hiatt (H/T to Tyler D. Childress) : As we know from the Metro-by-TMobile name change, “Hard” signs are expensive Read more…

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