How Your MVNO Can Save Money
As we enter 2023 and close out 2022, many companies are preparing end of year reports and most likely looking at what expenses affected their bottom line, whether it be net income, EBITA or another metric/KPI that they use to effectively manage their business. Our MVNOs are no different andRead More
Simple Mobile Finishes 2022 Atop Wave7 Research Prepaid Dealer Quarterly Survey
Wave7 Research’s 4th quarter 2022 independent multi-carrier prepaid dealer survey results are in. And for the 32nd straight time, for as long as Wave7 Research has run the survey, Simple Mobile has come out on top. The Verizon-owned brand was sold in 25 out of 30 dealer stores surveyed. ItRead More
Nebula Wireless Aims To Pair Premium Services With Affordable Pricing
Nebula Wireless is set to formally launch by early January with plans starting at $20/month. Due to contractual agreements, the upcoming MVNO cannot publicly name which wireless provider(s) it will use to power its network. However, the Nebula Wireless website says that it will operate on the largest mid-band/low-band networkRead More
MVNOs Need To Look At New Products & Platforms To Keep Up With The Big Guys
I had a great week of listening and learning the past week. First, I had the opportunity to meet in New York City with Dennis Bauer, the co-founder of San Francisco based GIGs. GIGs is a “global operator in your pocket, without the hassle,” and is an embeddable, API-first operatorRead More
Simple Mobile Still Number One In 3Q22 Wave7 Research Multi-Carrier Prepaid Dealer Survey
Once again, Simple Mobile has stolen the top spot in Wave7 Research’s quarterly independent multi-carrier dealer survey. To date, Simple has commanded the lead every quarter in all of the 31 quarterly surveys conducted by the research firm. According to one California dealer in the survey, Simple comprised more thanRead More
It’s The 4th Quarter….. Are MVNOs Ready?
I looked at the calendar today and was astonished to see that tomorrow is October 1st and the beginning of the fourth quarter. It seems like only a few weeks ago that we were planning for January’s Consumer Electronics Show, prepaid sales for Tax Time, and adjusting our plans basedRead More
MVNO Nation On The Digitalization of MVNOs!
Digitization is the process of converting information into a digital format. The result is the representation of an object, sound, image, document or signal obtained by generating a series of numbers that describe a discreet set of points or samples (Wikipedia). My friends at MVNO Nation (www.MVNOnation.com) over in theRead More
How Pre-Owned Phones Can Benefit You And Your MVNO Customers
This past May, I wrote about why consumers purchase certain handsets to go along with their wireless service plan. I received quite a few comments, one of the main areas being the risks or benefits of buying a used phone. Call them pre-owned, used, renewed, refurbished, certified or a halfRead More
An Interview With Consumer Cellular’s CMO, Craig Lister
Consumer Cellular has been one of the greatest success stories in the MVNO space. Founded in 1995 in Portland, Oregon, Consumer Cellular helped to pioneer providing cellular service to the 50-plus-year-old demographic and now boasts over 4 million customers! The company is known for providing a superb customer experience. TheyRead More
Big Cable Hits 9 Million Wireless Subs, What’s The Key To Their Success & Can Your MVNO Compete?
The lazy, hazy and in most spots, non-rainy days of summer have not cooled off wireless sales. With today being August 5th, is it really only 31 days until Labor Day? If you’ve been vacationing, here’s what’s going on: Charter Communications (Spectrum Mobile) and Comcast (Xfinity) had tremendous Q2, 2022Read More
Simple Mobile Wins 2Q22 Wave7 Research Wireless Dealer Survey
Simple Mobile has once again won Wave7 Research’s quarterly independent multi-carrier prepaid dealer survey. Survey results showed it to be the number one selling prepaid brand in the second quarter of 2022. This is the 30th straight time that Simple Mobile has finished atop the survey, which also corresponds toRead More
MVNO Nation is Taking Over the World!
It seems that we in the United States are not the only ones with challenges and opportunities with regard to MVNOs. I was recently introduced to a wonderful new organization, MNVO Nation, in London and attended (virtually) two of their latest events that brought together leaders from the United Kingdom,Read More
Should Your MVNO Use A Consultant?
Most small business owners think they know everything, I know I did. Okay, without this being a history lesson, I have been in the wireless mobility, communications, telecom, cellular or call it whatever you want industry for thirty-one (31+) years. When some people criticize younger people for walking around withRead More
What Are These Fees On My Phone Bill And Why Do They Keep Going Up?
Although still struggling with gas pricing, food costs skyrocketing, rents going up and everything else tied into our current inflation issues as well as the pundits talking about a possible recession, most people thought they had figured out their monthly telecom costs. With unlimited talk, text, and data, phone billsRead More
It’s All About the Phones, Or Is It? What Are the Reasons For Purchasing A Specific Model?
If you’re reading this on your mobile phone, please stop and ask yourself, “why did I buy this particular model?” Is it an Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Google, TCL, OnePlus, or a lesser-known brand that most of the non-exclusive dealers sell? Is it new? Refurbished? Did you get device protection, orRead More