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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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TextNow Updates Its Plans And Prices For 2022

TextNow Updates Plans, Adds More Options With Improved Pricing

Joe Paonessa - Mar 3, 2022
TextNow has updated its wireless plans with more options and improved pricing. There’s now a 1GB plan for $8.99. It is unknown exactly when the changes occurred. The Wayback Machine does indicate that they are new for 2022. YouTuber TuPhonez4Free recently uploaded a video giving an overview of the plan
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Future Of MVNOs IoT

The Future of MVNOs

Jon Horovitz - Feb 25, 2022
This past January I wrote of all the predictions about what was going to be in store for MVNOs in 2022 and beyond. So far we have seen incredible continued growth from both Charter (Spectrum Mobile), and Comcast (Xfinity Mobile) with over 7.2 million wireless subscribers. And then there’s Altice
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How Secure Is Your Mobile Device?

How Secure is Secure on Your Mobile Device?

Jon Horovitz - Feb 4, 2022
This week’s subject is security for mobile devices.  Not a day goes by when you don’t read of another hack on a major corporation by bad actors who now have access to your most private information.  Last week it was reported that six thousand (6,000) TracFone customers were ported over
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What Makes You The Best MVNO?

What Makes You the BEST MVNO?

Jon Horovitz - Jan 21, 2022
I always enjoy the end of the year when too many publications start listing their “Best” or “Top” categories of the year.  Best Movies, Best Television Shows, Best Books, Best Plays, Best Recipes, Best Getaways and so on and so on.  We are not exempt from these evaluations in our
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What’s New in 2022 for The MVNOs

What’s New in 2022 for The MVNOs?

Jon Horovitz - Jan 7, 2022
Another year has passed and we find ourselves at CES and other events looking into our crystal ball and trying to see where the MVNO business will take us in 2022. We’ve already seen the demise of one MVNO (Easy Go) and anxiously await to see what Verizon will do
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