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Visible, the “is it or isn’t it” owned by Verizon MVNO has posted a series of billboards in Colorado with a large “mistake.”  Instead of offering free messages, they state they’re offering free massages! And, to “make good”, the MVNO will be at Union Station in Denver on Sept 21, with massage chairs and masseuses, ready to 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…

**Updated 7/12/19 12:01PM** Ting has a new information page up. You can see it here. **Updated 7/11/19 – 7:41 AM** – Ting has posted a transcript which includes clarifying statements from their CEO. You can read it here. —————- So, yesterday, a story was published on how Ting, which bought FreedomPop’s CDMA business, left Sprint and was Read more…

In portions of eastern Montana, already-spotty cellphone coverage has gotten even harder to find. AT&T began killing off mobile coverage for residents in the area this month. Aaron Heath, an auto parts salesman based in Wolf Point, said the news that his cellphone was getting cut off came as a shock. He got home after work last Read more…

Who will buy Boost Mobile? Glad you asked. In fact, I’ve been asked this many times.  So many times in fact, that I’ve decided to write a (rare) opinion post about it. Yesterday, the FCC basically approved the Sprint / T-Mobile merger. Presuming the DoJ does the same (and there’s no guarantee there), and the merger goes Read more…

Last May, “Verizon” launched Visible – a new prepaid MVNO. At launch, you had to have an invite code to join. Then, in September, they removed the invite code and opened Visible to all. Well, all who had an iPhone. However, earlier this month, Visible sent out a tweet saying it will be available to Android devices. Read more…

News regarding Verizon 3G activations. Once again, Verizon has apparently extended the 3G Activation “kill date.” Originally scheduled for June 30, 2018, Verizon extended it to December 31, 2018. Now it appears it’s been extended again – to April 30, 2019. Prepaid Phone News (link below) reports the news from a Verizon Prepaid Master as well as Read more…

According to an article in bizjournals.com (link below), Verizon is killing off 10,400 jobs, as part as a “voluntary buyout.” The employees are mainly U.S.-based and exclude Verizon’s Oath media business, but will include wireless. Those accepting the buyout will get up to 60 weeks of salary, bonus and benefits, depending on length of service. The goal is Read more…

I was in New York City yesterday (please don’t ask me about the commute home) and I “popped in” to the Visible Wireless pop-up store, located in SoHo (435 Broadway.) Visible is owned by Verizon (either completely or as a spin-off, or partially – all the executives previously worked for Big Red) and they’ve set up this Read more…

Visible by Verizon, according to a recent report (link below) is now available to anyone – no invite code needed. The Verizon owned MVNO, was only available by invite code at launch, and could only be used by iPhone owners. Visible has said that as of last week an invite code is no longer needed. However still Read more…

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