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National Wireless Independent Dealer Association

Today, NWIDA is pleased to announce a new service for the wireless dealer and repair shop community. IMEIReports is a “CarFax” like report for wireless devices. The new website is a one-stop source for critical used mobile device information. IMEI Reports will provide important need-to-know data about any mobile device. This valuable information is available to any wireless Read more…

Verizon has announced that their unlimited 5G Home Internet is now available at Total by Verizon stores.   The 5G Home Internet plan starts at $45/month and customers must purchase the Home Internet Router to receive Total by Verizon 5G Home Internet service.   You can find more information from the press release HERE.  

On Thursday, US PIRG (led by NWIDA friend Nathan Proctor) delivered over 56,000 petition signatures to the FTC in Washington, DC. We want to thank all of you who signed the petition on repair.org and the PIRG website. As the only trade and advocacy association for the wireless shop, we will continue to push for fair repair Read more…

Each week, we’re going to highlight one of our fantastic partners who provide discounts and other added value to our retail members. We’ll post them here – but our email list will get them a day before, so sign up here to get early access!  Liquid Screen Protection – All Devices, always in stock!  NEVER run out of Read more…

Apparently, the DoJ is preparing an antitrust case against Apple and may file it as soon as March – according to Bloomberg.  DOJ and Apple attorneys have met multiple times over a potential suit, citing people familiar with the matter. The case would focus on software and hardware limitations on iPhones and iPads that impede competitive services. Read more…

As we mentioned a while back a company called RetroBrands started using the Nextel name and brand, claiming it was abandoned by T-Mobile after they bought Sprint. T-Mobile disagreed – and filed suit. In 2022 a Florida jury awarded T-Mobile $9.7 million. Retrobrands appealed and yesterday, the case was in court again. Dorothy Easley, an attorney for Retrobrands, Read more…

The FCC has announced that new “nutrition labels” (sample to the left) must be displayed by April 10, 2024. The majority of providers must display at the point of sale clear, easy-to-understand, and accurate information about the cost and performance of broadband services; providers with 100,000 or fewer subscriber lines must do so by October 10, 2024. Those Read more…

Device insurance company Akko has acquired the assets of Upsie – the device protection plan and repair company. As such, Upsie has updated it’s LinkedIn page: Upsie went out of business in October, 2023 and while their website is still up, the company has been dormant since then. It layed off all employees in October and shut Read more…

Earlier today, NWIDA – on behalf of our independent dealers – wrote (and emailed) each Assistant Attorney General at the DoJ. NWIDA is concerned about the dealer network for Ultra if and when the Ka’ena/T-Mobile merger goes through. We have asked that they ensure the dealer network remains in place when the merger goes through.  We will Read more…

Each week, we’re going to highlight one of our fantastic partners who provide discounts and other added value to our retail members. We’ll post them here – but our email list will get them a day before, so sign up here to get early access!  Wholesale Accessories – Discounted WIRELESS ACCESSORIES – DISCOUNTED One Source Suppliers has been Read more…

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