DISH Acquires Ting Mobile Assets From Tucows

DISH Has Acquired Ting Mobile Assets From Tucows, Consumers May See Price Improvements

Joe Paonessa - Aug 3, 2020
The DISH Network and Tucows Inc. jointly announced today that DISH has acquired some Ting Mobile assets from Tucows. A representative speaking on behalf of Tucows told BestMVNO that DISH has acquired the right to use the Ting Mobile brand for two years and Ting Mobile’s loyal customer relationships. At
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TextNow Is One Of Several Prepaid Brands That Have Recently Launched TV Advertising Campaigns

Pure TalkUSA, TextNow And Visible Have All Launched National TV Advertising Campaigns

Joe Paonessa - Jun 19, 2020
There’s been a big shift in the brands that are spending on national TV advertising Wave7 Research recently reported to its subscribers. Lesser known brands such as TextNow and Pure TalkUSA are working to raise consumer awareness of their offerings through the advertisements. Verizon is also upping its spend on
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iPhone 7 Is Now $29.99 At Metro By-T-Mobile

iPhone 7 Is $29.99 At Metro By-T-Mobile

Joe Paonessa - Apr 18, 2020
The iPhone SE generation 2 is launching everywhere, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a good deal on an older iPhone flagship.  Metro By-T-Mobile is now offering the iPhone 7 for $29.99, to bring it in line with the price Boost Mobile has it for. T-Mobile gained temporary ownership
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The 2nd Generation iPhone SE Is Launching At Several MVNO And Carrier Prepaid Brands

The New iPhone SE Will Launch At Several Carrier Prepaid Brands And MVNOS

Joe Paonessa - Apr 16, 2020
If you somehow missed it, Apple launched the iPhone SE generation 2 this week.  The body of the device is a throwback to yesteryear with large bezels, but it does have some high-end internals.  The iPhone SE comes with a True Tone display, an A13 Bionic processor, high-speed charging capabilities,
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New GreatCall Endcap Spotted At Best Buy By Wave7 Research Analyst

GreatCall Gains Larger Presence Within Best Buy To Mark Launch Of Lively Wearable2

Joe Paonessa - Mar 24, 2020
Over two years ago Best Buy surprised many with its $800 million purchase of GreatCall Inc and its 900,000+ subscriber base. Best Buy purchased the brand as a way to expand its revenue streams through entry into the connected health sector.  GreatCall sells wearables, phones and plans and services geared
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Metro by T-Mobile Dealers Have Reduced Hours Due To COVID-19 Concerns

Most Prepaid Carrier Brand Stores Remain Open Amid Coronavirus Fears

Joe Paonessa - Mar 24, 2020
According to a recent survey by Wave7 Research, most carrier prepaid and dealer stores have remained open as nationwide worry over the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues.  Although a majority remain open, many do have reduced hours and different markets and brands are handling the situation with varied responses. 
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Twigby Has New Smartphone Value Plans

Twigby’s New Smartphone Value Plans Start At $20/Month

Joe Paonessa - Mar 19, 2020
Twigby has updated its wireless plans.  The Sprint MVNO with roaming on Verizon has some new “Value Plans” that will live alongside their build your own plan options.  The new plans start at $20/month but a perpetually running promotion from Twigby gives new customers 25% off for their first 6-months
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Consumer Cellular Leads MVNO And Prepaid Wireless Providers In Jan 2020 TV Ad Spending

Boost & Metro Launch New TV Ad Campaigns, Consumer Cellular Breaks Into Top 100 In National TV Ad Spending

Joe Paonessa - Feb 11, 2020
Consumer Cellular led all MVNOs and prepaid providers in national TV advertising this past January by placing in the top 100 in national TV ad spending.  No other wireless provider placed in the top 100.  Jeff Moore of Wave7 Research told BestMVNO he was unable to recall another time when
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A Small Number Of Walmart Locations Like This Asheville North Carolina Area Store Are Testing The Sale Of goTRG Certififed Refurbished Apple Products

Walmart Launches In-Store Pilot Program To Sell Refurbished iPhones, iPads, & Other Apple Devices

Joe Paonessa - Jan 13, 2020
Walmart is currently running a new pilot program believed to be in about 30 of its brick and mortar stores.  Stores participating in the program are selling goTRG certified refurbished Apple products. On its website, goTRG states that it has been refurbishing electronics for over 10 years in partnership with
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Sprint Affordable Choice Program At Walmart, Photo Via Wave7 Research

Sprint Expands Into A Majority Of Walmarts, Offers Affordable Choice Program To Help Those With Poor Credit

Gilbert Lopez - Dec 19, 2019
Wave7 Research recently reported to its subscribers that Sprint is now available at a majority of Walmart locations based on sources and checks. Prior to the expansion, Wave7 Research had noted that Sprint was available in an estimated 40% of all Walmart locations, or approximately 1,400 of it’s 3,568 US
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BestMVNO Is Expanding

BestMVNO Is Expanding!

Joe Paonessa - Dec 15, 2019
Hello all. It’s been a long journey for me with BestMVNO.  I started BestMVNO back in 2013 with a focus on educating people about MVNOS so that they could potentially save money on their phone bills.  Since that time a whole lot in the industry has changed, and MVNO brands
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Consumer Cellular Exits Best Buy

Consumer Cellular Exits Best Buy While Growing At A 50k Subcriber Per Month Pace

Joe Paonessa - Sep 10, 2019
Consumer Cellular has exited from Best Buy.  The move comes just one year after Consumer Cellular first appeared in Best Buy stores.  Industry analyst Wave7 Research observed the withdrawal over the last month and noted the change in a report the firm recently sent to its subscribers. In February of
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Mint Mobile Offering Free Year Of Service With iPhone Purchase

Mint Mobile Is Offering A Free Year Of Service With The Purchase Of An iPhone XR, XS Or XS Max

Joe Paonessa - Jul 22, 2019
Mint Mobile has recently launched several offers.  Customers who order a new iPhone XR, XS or XS Max can choose to pair it with either a free year of service, free airpods with 3 months of free service or $50 off the devices sold unlocked with 3 free months of
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STS Media Agrees To Sell FreedomPop To Red Pocket Mobile

FreedomPop Has Been Acquired By Red Pocket Mobile

Joe Paonessa - Jun 7, 2019
The company that runs FreedomPop, STS Media, announced today that it has agreed to sell the FreedomPop brand to Red Pocket Mobile.  Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but a Reuters source familiar with the deal says the transaction value is in the “high eight figures.”  STS Media
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Consumer Cellular Is Taking Over Sprint Displays At Target

Sprint Exits Target, Consumer Cellular To Benefit With A Larger In-Store Presence

Joe Paonessa - Mar 26, 2019
Sprint is leaving Target’s retail space.  Consumer Cellular will take over its displays giving the brand a more pronounced presence in the store.  This change was first noted by Wave7 Research. According to Wave7 Research, multiple sources in several states have confirmed the move.  BestMVNO confirmed the change locally with
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