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Last June, Ting Mobile and Red Pocket Mobile acquired FreedomPop. Since then, Ting has started to process the migration of the accounts to their network. News today shows that some former FreedomPop customers continue having migration troubles. In response to this, “Mitch” from Ting’s social media response team wrote a letter on Reddit to explain the situation Read more…

We know. Even though it’s been announced (and not yet “final-final”), there is still plenty of uncertainty if you’re a Boost dealer. NOW, it’s more important than ever to join the only advocacy group specifically for the independent wireless dealer. So, Boost dealers (AR, BR or PBR) join us now and we’ll save you even more – an Read more…

Verizon has changed some of the dates for it’s CDMA network retirement. Starting January 1, 2020, Verizon will no longer allow any CDMA (3G and 4G Non-HD Voice) ‘Like-for-Like’ device changes. Additional changes include but are not limited to: Starting January 1, 2020: No Longer Allowed: Transfer of Service, moving from one account to another account Bring Read more…

Xfinity Mobile (of Comcast) has had their new pricing leaked. Here are the changes: Old New Pay as you go $12 / GB Streaming at 480p Hotspot speed – 4G/LTE 1 GB – $12 3 GB – $30 10 GB – $60 Streaming at 720/1080p Hotspot Speed 600kbs Unlimited $45 Streaming at 480p Hotspot Speed 600kbs $45 Read more…

Well – except for the 13 states suing to stop it. But other than that… Bloomberg is reporting that the DoJ has approved T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint – a deal it rejected under the previous administration, clearing one of the biggest hurdles to a takeover that will reshape the wireless industry. T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to sell Read more…

Just letting you know – we’ve reached out to Erik Carlson – the CEO of Dish. We will let you know when we have more information.

$5B

$5 Billion. Dish has reportedly agreed to a deal to buy assets from T-Mobile and Sprint. Bloomberg (link below) say that Dish will pay $5 billion, consisting of $1.5 billion for prepaid businesses and $3.5 billion for spectrum. Dish is also getting a seven-year wholesale agreement that allows it to sell service using T-Mobile’s network, and T-Mobile Read more…

Is it true? Are we almost done? According to a report in FoxBusiness, the merger is “nearing completion.” Federal regulators have signaled to T-Mobile and Sprint that barring a last-minute snag, they are on the verge of giving the green light to the transaction. Deliberations have swung wildly from nearly complete to nearly dissolving over the past Read more…

According to a Reuter’s report (link below) the U.S. Justice Department may sue to block the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint if the parties do not settle next week. In June, a group of U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to block the merger, arguing that the deal would cost consumers more than $4.5 billion annually. The Read more…

America Movil, the parent company of Tracfone and 9 other MVNO brands, lost a total of 164,000 lines in the 2nd quarter of 2019. The total subscriber base was at 21.4 million at the end of June, down 3.1% from a year earlier. Excluding Safelink, the net loss was 72,000 subscribers, compared to growth of 206,000 in Read more…

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