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Big Cable Surpasses 9 Million Wireless Subscribers

Big Cable Hits 9 Million Wireless Subs, What’s The Key To Their Success & Can Your MVNO Compete?

Jon Horovitz - Aug 5, 2022
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, 2022
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Simple Mobile Sits On Top Of 2Q22 Wave7 Research Prepaid Dealer Survey

Simple Mobile Wins 2Q22 Wave7 Research Wireless Dealer Survey

Joe Paonessa - Jul 1, 2022
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 to
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MVNO Nation

MVNO Nation is Taking Over the World!

Jon Horovitz - Jul 1, 2022
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,
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Should You Hire A Consultant For Your MVNO?

Should Your MVNO Use A Consultant?

Jon Horovitz - Jun 17, 2022
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 with
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Taxes And Fees Phone Bill

What Are These Fees On My Phone Bill And Why Do They Keep Going Up?

Jon Horovitz - Jun 3, 2022
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 bills
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Mobile Phone

It’s All About the Phones, Or Is It? What Are the Reasons For Purchasing A Specific Model?

Jon Horovitz - May 20, 2022
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, or
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While MVNOs Were Sleeping, Cable Companies Added 8.5m Subscribers

While MVNOs Were Sleeping, Cable Companies Added 8.5m Wireless Subs

Jon Horovitz - May 6, 2022
For most of us in the wireless business, it is common knowledge that “the first handheld cellular phone call was made on April 3, 1973, by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper from Sixth Avenue in New York while walking between 53rd and 54th streets. Cooper hoisted the 2 1/2-pound prototype to his ear
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The Value Of Free

The Value Of Free, Is It Really Free Phones, And Free Service?

Jon Horovitz - Apr 22, 2022
What value can you assign to “Free?”  This debate has been going on for years and has now found its way into the wireless connectivity world.  The old adage that “if something seems too good to be true, it probably is” has steered most intelligent people away from getting something
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C Spire Launches New Prepaid Wireless Brand Solo

C Spire Launches Prepaid Wireless Brand “Solo” With $35 Unlimited Plan

Joe Paonessa - Apr 11, 2022
C Spire has launched a new prepaid wireless brand named “Solo.” Wave7 Research noted the new brand launch in a prepaid report the firm recently published. Taking a page from Visible’s playbook, the brand will offer “app-based wireless” and sell only one wireless plan, an unlimited plan priced at $35/month.
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Simple Mobile Is Number One In 1Q22 Wave7 Research Dealer Survey

Verizon’s Simple Mobile Is Again In 1st Place In 1Q22 Wave7 Research Dealer Survey

Stephen Vicinanza - Apr 11, 2022
Verizon’s Simple Mobile is once again at the top of the Wave7 Research prepaid wireless dealer survey.  This is the 29th time in a row Simple Mobile has come in first place in the survey. The survey was conducted in February and March of 2022, of reps of 30 independent
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Walmart Prepaid Phone Rollback Savings April 2022

Walmart Has Select Prepaid Phones On Sale This Week With As Much As $100 Off

Stephen Vicinanza - Apr 5, 2022
Walmart is running a rollback on select prepaid phones in-store and online. The offers are for a variety of carrier networks, most do not require the purchase of a service plan with an exception of a long-running offer for a $99 Cricket iPhone SE 2020. The end dates for the
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Should MVNOS Attend Trade Shows?

Should MVNOs Attend Trade Shows?

Jon Horovitz - Apr 1, 2022
It’s that time of year again.  Looking at the calendar, it’s almost Trade Show season.  Trade Shows come along at this time every year like taxes and the Academy Awards (but without any slapping).  Sorry…….. too soon? Everyone in our business has most likely been to a trade show for
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The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Has Been Launched

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Has Been Announced, Which Prepaid Carriers And MVNOs Will Get It?

Stephen Vicinanza - Mar 18, 2022
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G was announced on Thursday 3/17. The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is sporting advanced features, like a 2.4GHz 5nm Exynos octa-core processor, and a 64MP main camera with OIS.  The Galaxy A53 5G is set to be available on April 1, 2022. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile
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The New MVNO Model

The New MVNO Model

Jon Horovitz - Mar 18, 2022
A lot of us like to harken back to the good old days when life was simpler, things were clearly defined and it was easy to figure out who did what and where to go for your everyday needs.  The corner drug store was for prescriptions and maybe a chocolate
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Is AT&T's 3G Network Shutdown A Nightmare For Everyone

AT&T’s 3G Shutdown Appears To Be Causing Unintended Outages

Joe Paonessa - Mar 4, 2022
Recently, BestMVNO was contacted by a reader experiencing problems with their AT&T MVNO, Red Pocket Mobile. The problems the reader is having started when AT&T began its 3G network shutdown. For those unaware, the shutdown began last week. AT&T does have a document stating the phones that it has tested
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