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New Boost Owners… New Boost Plans! Back in July, Boost announced the return of the $hrink-It! plan, as well as a $35 plan with unlimited talk, text, and 10GB of data. Now, Boost has announced a complete set of new rate plans. All plans have unlimited Talk & Text, as well as:  $10 per month plan – UNL Read more…

DISH Network today announced that it has chosen Tucows as a technology partner for its retail wireless business – and has part of the deal has acquired Ting Mobile assets, including customer relationships, from Tucows. Effective August 1, 2020, most Ting Mobile customers across the U.S. became customers of DISH. These customers will continue to use their Read more…

Huh? Is it possible? Can you really get SPRINT service after August 2nd? To quote Bugs Bunny… “Could be….” There are reports that Best Buy may be granted permission to keep selling Sprint under the Sprint brand after August 2nd. Existing Sprint customers will reportedly continue to be allowed to add new lines and upgrades in Best Buy stores after Read more…

How do you move a trade show that regularly draws over 100,000 to an all digital format? We can ask CES 2021 – because they’re going to do it. Organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show reversed an earlier decision to have an in-person conference in 2021, switching to an all-digital format due to ongoing concerns about the Read more…

Blue Wireless, a regional carrier serving customers in New York and Pennsylvania has shut down and has sold its spectrum to Verizon. Blue informed their customers in April, saying they would be gone in 90 days (in July.) Blue did not transfer its customers to Verizon or anyone else, but Wave 7 has posted a picture of Read more…

If you have T-Mobile (or the former Sprint) service, you’ll need a VoLTE phone by January, or your service will stop. According to T-Mobile memo (see below), the carrier will fast track plans to shut down its legacy voice networks. Affected customers will be forced to upgrade handsets or leave the network by January, 2021. Most carriers Read more…

AT&T has announced the End-of-Life of its 3G network, and has started to tell customers (see below) that their device will not be compatible with the new network and will need to be replaced. The EoL date could be February 2022. —   NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and if you’re not yet Read more…

Almost a year ago, we wrote how Google had stopped accepting ads from repair places. ALL repair places. And since then we’ve been trying to work with them. Ever work with Google? It’s a lonnnnnng process, with very few status updates. Today, the folks at US PIRG, aling our friends at repair.org, have launched a petition to Read more…

Today, T-Mobile announced the latest changes in their “un-carrier” marketing – including: ScamShield – “Real Caller ID” to all customers (T-Mobile, Metro and Sprint) for no charge. Shows actual name and “verified caller” if they’re real. This should reduce spoofed calls. ScamID and ScamBlock – flags likely scam/spoofed calls. Also can block those calls (ScamBlock) – Not Read more…

According to an article in Light Reading (link below) Tracfone has recently struck a “better deal” with their carriers that provides them a lower cost of service. Tracfone announced it inked a new MVNO agreement that significantly increased its earnings. Some analysts believe TracFone’s new deal will pave the way for Comcast and Charter to improve their own Read more…

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