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Since retiring the Sprint brand this month, T-Mobile now has the most retail stores of any postpaid carrier, beating AT&T by more than 2,000 stores based on Wave7 Research counts. T-Mobile now has more than 7,500 retail stores. By Wave7 estimates, T-Mobile also has hundreds of more stores than Verizon, which previously had the largest postpaid retail Read more…

Back in the days when I worked for a carrier (#MetroOne), we regularly sent out techs (and sometimes non-techs) to “drive test” our coverage area. Literally people in cars, with like 5 cell-phone antennas on the top – looking for holes in the coverage and seeing where our competition had better coverage than we did. Apparently, that Read more…

We are thrilled to announce the addition of T-CETRA, to the NWIDA member family. T-Cetra is a top Technology Service Provider (TSP) and they specialize in creating innovative payment solutions for independent wireless dealers and underserved, cash-preferred customers. With the help of big-name partners like TracFone, Verizon, and Ultra Mobile, T-CETRA services all aspects of the prepaid Read more…

Monica Alleven has a great piece on FireceWireless (link below) on what Dish is “discovering” about the prepaid (and postpaid) wireless business in the US – and apparently, it’s opening some eyes there on how “backwards” it is. A quote from Charlie Ergen: “There are some of those customers that perhaps the way Sprint accounted for them Read more…

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…

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