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To say 2020 was “challenging” may be the understatement of all time. It has challenged us in ways we never expected, it has also proven that the wireless world is an unstoppable force. Providing critical communications – not only between businesses, but to help keep our sanity by allowing us to keep in contact with each other. Read more…

Once again, due to COVID-19 concerns, Apple is closing some stores. Apple was in the process of reopening their doors around the world, but a recent rise in Covid-19 cases has forced Apple to close several locations. They’ve closed nearly 100 of its stores during the holiday season, which leaves 401 Apple Stores open out of the Read more…

Since Google Fi can no longer activate non VoLTE phones (or can pretty much anyone else) as of January 1, Google wants to encourage its customers to switch to a VoLTE device. Therefore, they are giving customers a $100 credit to upgrade their devices.  In order to qualify for the $100 bill credit, you need to have Read more…

We’ve already documented the beginning of the Sprint network shutdown, and now T-Mobile has released more details on their next steps. “We’ve already done some on an isolated basis,” T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said Tuesday during a UBS investor event. Sievert said that T-Mobile likely will begin shutdown efforts in earnest beginning in 2022, once it has successfully Read more…

Texting services have been around for years – and since the beginning, they’ve allowed customers to share short codes – but no more.  Beginning March 1, 2021, mobile service providers will eliminate the use of shared short codes. Shared short codes will be replaced with a 10-digit textable number, such as 555-555-5555, exclusive to each account.  If Read more…

The FCC has made a decision to NOT allow in-flight phone calls. The proposal was first made seven years ago. The FCC explained that the proposal received “strong opposition”. They stated that even airline pilots and flight attendants were against it. One group even shared how in-flight voice calls posed a “potential for air rage” and could distract Read more…

Ajit Pai will be stepping down from his role as the FCC chairman, effective January 20, 2021. Pai made the announcement this week.  Pai joined the FCC as a commissioner in 2012. In 2017, he was appointed by Donald Trump to be its chairman. The appointment was supposed to last for five years, but Pai is cutting Read more…

Per a Metro by T-Mobile dealer, NWIDA has learned that Metro will allow dealers to unlock BYOD to be used on the Metro (T-Mobile) network. It’s not clear yet if Metro will assist the dealers in unlocking the devices or if the process will be up to the dealer. Metro will still not be selling unlocked phones, Read more…

While the vast majority (over 95%) of all Cricket stores are independently owned, parent AT&T has shut the 100 or so corporate owned Cricket stores.  First reported by Wave 7 research, this could easily be part of the cost-cutting moves AT&T has been making over the last few months.  These closures do not impact any independently owned Read more…

Two entrepreneurs who have been collecting fallen retail brands during the coronavirus pandemic are taking over the reins of RadioShack, acquiring the nearly century-old gadget seller’s name and online business. Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV) bought the rights to the RadioShack brand in the U.S., Canada, India, Australia, Europe and China, along with related websites, for an undisclosed Read more…

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