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Do you have an on-line store? Would you like one (or a better one)? We’re evaluating a new vendor – take a look at their features & benefits and let us know if you think it looks good for you!   Let us know! —   NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and Read more…

Want to help decide which new benefits you get? We’re constantly evaluating new Vendor Partners for new discounts and benefits for our members – and we love to get feedback from the dealers! If you want to help and give your opinion, please complete the form below: —   NWIDA members, contact us today if you need Read more…

NY Rep Joe Morelle has introduced the Fair Repair Act, which requires device manufacturers to provide diagnostic and repair information, parts, and tools to third-party repair shops “in a timely manner and on fair and reasonable terms.” Additionally, the bill would allow the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general to carry out enforcement by penalizing violators. Read more…

We’re conducting research on store staffing. If you looking to hire new staff, would you please take our very brief survey?   —   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 Read more…

According to an article on BestMVNO (link below), Yahoo Mobile will shut off all services no later than August 31, 2021.   Verizon recently announced that it was selling its media business division, including AOL and Yahoo to Apollo Global Management for $5 billion. Verizon said it will retain a 10% stake in the new company and Read more…

It appears that antitrust expert Lina Khan won’t just be joining the FTC as a commissioner, she’ll be appointed as the FTC’s new Chair.  Khan, who is an associate professor at Columbia Law School, has been called a “fierce advocate for consumers”, and Right-to-Repair folks are calling it a “win.” Kahn has investigated anti-competitive practices of big tech Read more…

**UPDATE** We heard from Boost Mobile this afternoon. Here is their quote: Boost Mobile Customers will continue to see the same, low-cost pricing they love, and the rumor that a new tax structure is coming is false. While Boost may eventually include taxes on select digital-only plans, sold exclusively on-line, Boost retail locations will continue to keep Read more…

We’re thrilled to announce that Unlimited Prepay Distribution has joined NWIDA! UPD is a Master Agency for H2O Wireless, Verizon, AT&T and Xfinity! If you’re looking for new products or services, give them a ring! Welcome aboard! UPD – Phone: 314.771.5797 | Fax: 314.664.6156 | Email Them —   NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our Read more…

In an article on Mobile World Live (link below) T-Mobile President of Technology, Neville Ray, told investors the operator has more small cells than it needs and may decommission some. Ray mentioned their goal of having about 50,000 small cells. It’s estimated T-Mobile currently has around 70,000, some of which came through the Sprint merger. “I have more Read more…

MVNO GreatCall has quietly rebranded to now be called Lively. The change was announced on Twitter – and it came with their new Twitter handle @LivelySocial GreatCall, was acquired by Best Buy in 2018 for $800 million. Co-Founded by “Uncle” Marty Cooper, the brand focuses on services for seniors and is probably best known for their “Jitterbug” phone. Lively Read more…

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