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National Wireless Independent Dealer Association

Yesterday, we reported that Sprint had announced they’ve killed off the Virgin Mobile brand, and will be moving all those customers to Boost. Today we learned that the Virgin Group will be taking the Virgin Mobile brand back. Virgin is still deciding whether they will relaunch the brand in the US under a new identity. A representative Read more…

According to a text message (see below) Virgin Mobile, currently owned by Sprint in the US market, is shutting down and all customers will be automatically transferred to Boost. NWIDA received a copy of the message late last night and was able to forward it to Peter Adderton and Wave 7 Research, both who tweeted about it. Read more…

New York’s Attorney General, Barbara Underwood, is digging into the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile with an eye toward the impact on prepaid services, The Wall Street Journal reports. (entire WSJ article is HERE – subscription required.) Together, the two companies have about 30M prepaid customers. The office of AG Barbara Underwood has sent questions about pricing and customers to companies that Read more…

Last week, Peter Adderton – founder and former CEO of Boost Mobile USA, issued a press release reaffirming his position on the potential harm the Sprint/T-Mobile merger could cause – especially as it relates to the independent wireless dealers. As the national association for these dealers, we fully support his position. Not only will this potential merger Read more…

Come meet NWIDA on Wednesday (Aug 22) right before the show floor opens! Get your questions answered about the industry’s only independent dealer association and meet our board of directors – and special guest Peter Adderton. (And we’ll bring breakfast!) It’s free to attend, but you must RSVP: Powered by Eventbrite NWIDA members, contact us today if you need Read more…

Peter Adderton issued a new Press Release today. In part Adderton states that on June 18, Sprint and T-Mobile submitted a nearly 700-page filing to the FCC, pressing their case for the merger’s approval. The filing did not include a single mention of the New T-Mobile’s plans to protect the interests of the 30+ million prepaid customers Read more…

NWIDA is working with Peter Adderton in his efforts to get a conclusive answer and result regarding the fate of Boost, Virgin and Metro if the Sprint/T-Mobile merger goes through. Today, Peter Adderton announced he has retained the services of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP to represent his concerns regarding the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. Read more…

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