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How Can My MVNO Be The Best?

How Can My MVNO “Be The Best?”

Jon Horovitz - Oct 15, 2021
I was reading the September 30, 2021 article from TechRadar Pro who recently had their Mobile Industry Awards 2021 in the United Kingdom.  Congratulations to Sky Mobile who was named Best MVNO. How does one “become the best” in any category, let alone the crowded MVNO space, especially here in
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EarthLink Launches EarthLink Mobile Powered By Ultra Mobile

EarthLink Relaunches Wireless Service Starting At $17.95/Month

Joe Paonessa - Oct 11, 2021
EarthLink, an internet service provider founded in 1994, has launched wireless service under the brand name EarthLink Mobile. This isn’t the company’s first foray into wireless. In 2006, EarthLink in partnership with SK Telecom launched an MVNO called Helio that piggybacked on the Sprint network. According to a previous prepaid
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Simple Mobile Wins Wave7 Research 3Q21 Dealer Survey (Photo By Wave7 Research)

It’s No Surprise Simple Mobile Top Selling Brand In 3Q21 Wave7 Research Dealer Survey

Joe Paonessa - Oct 1, 2021
It comes as no surprise that Simple Mobile was the top selling brand in the most recent multi-carrier prepaid dealer survey conducted by Wave7 Research. Look over previous surveys, and you’ll see Simple Mobile finished on top each time as well. In fact, Simple Mobile has finished on top for 27
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MVNOs Make Money In The 4th Quarter

The Fourth Quarter is THE Quarter for MVNOs!

Jon Horovitz - Oct 1, 2021
Looking at the calendar, it’s hard to believe that 2021 has entered into the fourth quarter. Summer has ended, baseball is moving into the playoff stage, pro hockey and basketball seasons start soon and we are already into the fourth week of professional football. It’s also time for our busiest
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MVNO Growth Unstoppable

MVNO Growth Is Unstoppable!

Jon Horovitz - Sep 17, 2021
For every failure amongst former MVNOs (ESPN, Disney, AMP’d, etc. etc.) there are incredible success stories of those MVNOs that have solved the puzzle of having BOTH a Differentiator and a Distribution plan and have filled a new or underserved niche. A study put out earlier this year shows that
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The 4G To 5G Carrier Network Evolution

Breakdown Of Carrier 5G Networks, And How MVNOs Should Strategize

Jon Horovitz - Aug 20, 2021
At the end of my last article, I said that I would provide a comprehensive overview of where the three top carriers are with their 5G buildout, based on interviews with industry experts. While the amount of coverage is growing every day, the message to wireless subscribers is still a
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MVNOs 5G

MVNOs: 5G And You!

Jon Horovitz - Aug 13, 2021
The 5G hype train is here and there is no slowing it down. 5G will change everything about wireless connecting, from networking, streaming, latency, video calling, gaming and so much more. The IoT pundits are predicting 30 billion connections by 2025 and 5G will impact industries such as transportation, utilities,
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US Mobile Has Received $11.5 Million In Series A Funding From Volition Capital

US Mobile Founder Sees Big Things Ahead After $11.5M Investment From Volition Capital

Joe Paonessa - Jul 30, 2021
Early last week, Volition Capital and US Mobile formerly announced a new partnership. Volition Capital, a growth equity firm out of Boston has invested $11.5 million in US Mobile through Series A funding. Investopedia explains Series A funding as typically being used by companies to “further optimize” their “user base
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Help Wanted, Is Your MVNO Ready?

Help Wanted….. Is Your MVNO Ready?

Jon Horovitz - Jul 23, 2021
Help Wanted….. Is Your MVNO Ready? Now that the headline has grabbed you, what do you mean, Jon, that Help is Wanted? I mean that there are many segments of customers that are not being served by wireless providers. Too many carriers, MVNOs, resellers, etc. go after the regular users……
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How Dealers Make Money In Wireless

How Dealers Can Make Money In Wireless

Jon Horovitz - Jul 2, 2021
I had the opportunity to be interviewed during the inaugural Dealer Success Summit (DSS ’21) in May as part of National Independent Wireless Dealer Month. DSS ’21 was an entire month long virtual seminar! Each week-day featured as many as 4 sessions (each no longer than 30 minutes.) DSS ‘21
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Why Do MVNOs Fail?

Why Do MVNOs Fail?

Jon Horovitz - Jun 18, 2021
If you’ve been following my writing on the why, how, and reasons to get into the MVNO space, I’ve talked about various pain points that need to be solved in order to be successful: having a differentiator establishing a distribution strategy knowing your target market being well-funded trying to compete
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Simple Mobile Tops Wave7 Research 2Q21 Dealer Survey (Photo By Wave7 Research)

Simple Mobile Is Top Selling Brand In 2Q21 Dealer Survey Conducted By Wave7 Research

Joe Paonessa - Jun 16, 2021
Simple Mobile is again the top-selling prepaid brand in the latest survey of independent dealers conducted by Wave7 Research. Wave7 Research has performed the survey for 26 straight quarters dating back to 2015. In May and early June, the research firm queried 30 independent multi-carrier prepaid dealers by phone around
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How To Start Your Own MVNO

How To Start Your Own MVNO

Jon Horovitz - Jun 4, 2021
Last time I wrote about Things to Know Before Starting an MVNO. Now I’m going to take you through the process of actually starting one. A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is a wireless company that does not have its own wireless network infrastructure, like the towers owned and operated
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Things To Know And Consider Before Starting An MVNO

Things You Must Know Before Starting Your Own MVNO

Jon Horovitz - May 21, 2021
I have written articles for BestMVNO on the MVNO space, discussing what an MVNO means for the carriers, dealers and customers; why should I buy from an MVNO, what differentiates MVNOs from each other (and the carrier) and what markets the MVNO serves. With all of your feedback, the one
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FCC EBB Program Will Give Eligible Persons Free Broadband Wireless Or Home Internet Plan

Cricket Wireless, AT&T, And Others To Offer Free Phone Plans Under FCC’s EBB Program

Joe Paonessa - May 2, 2021
Starting on May 12th, eligible persons can enroll in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. The program is temporary and it has been designed to help families and households that are struggling to afford home or wireless internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Persons/households that are eligible for the
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