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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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MVNO Owners Discuss The Future Of The Industry

MVNO Owners Get Together, Discuss Future Of The Industry

Jon Horovitz - Apr 30, 2021
The Focus is on MVNOs’, Are You Ready to Adapt? I had the pleasure of attending the Informa MVNO Series North America Digital Symposium this week, hosted by Will Townsend of Moor Insights and Strategy ( http://www.moorinsightsstrategy.com/ ). It was two days of discussions involving new innovation and monetization opportunities for
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Wave7 Research Observed In Store Signage Highlighting Metro by T-Mobile's Trade-In Program

Boost And Metro Move In Unison With Increased Fees And Device Trade-In Program

Joe Paonessa - Apr 19, 2021
Boost Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile appear to be moving in similar directions. A new report issued by the firm Wave7 Research suggests competition is alive and well between the two providers, but it isn’t all to the benefit of consumers. According to the report, Boost Mobile is set to
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Good Communication Between MVNOs And Dealers Builds Trust

MVNOs Need To Build Trust With Their Dealers That Flows Down To Consumers

Jon Horovitz - Apr 16, 2021
Did thousands of customers suddenly decide that the service stinks?  Not when unscrupulous dealers see the opportunity to simply insert a new sim card from an MVNO that operates on the same MNO and tell the customer, “it’s the same network you’re on now, just a different carrier name will
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Verizon FCC Filing TracFone

Verizon Is Stretching The Truth In Latest FCC Filing Over TracFone

Joe Paonessa - Apr 12, 2021
According to the opening statement in a recent filing by Verizon to the FCC, “a combined Verizon/TracFone will deliver enhancements to consumer welfare, and the proposed transfer should be approved.” The FCC should meet this claim with heavy skepticism. Verizon has a history of being absolutely terrible to its MVNO
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LG Stylo 6 Popular Device In Prepaid (Photo Via Twitter Boost Mobile Dealer)

LG’s Mobile Demise Will Have A Big Impact On The Prepaid Wireless Market

Joe Paonessa - Apr 5, 2021
Yesterday LG announced that it will close its mobile business unit. The end result is that LG is no longer going to produce mobile phones. The move isn’t entirely surprising as the company hasn’t had a successful flagship phone or posted profits in that division for several years. However, their
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To Niche Or Not To Niche? That Is The Question

To Niche or Not to Niche? That is the Question MVNOs Must Ask!

Jon Horovitz - Apr 2, 2021
What’s my niche? Who am I going to target? Where can I generate more sales by having a laser focus on a specific target audience? These are questions that every MVNO should be asking themselves so they don’t wind up as a “me-too” provider or continue to fuel the price
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Simple Mobile Tops Latest Wave7 Research Dealer Survey

Simple Mobile Top Selling Brand Via Independent Dealers In 1st Quarter Of 2021

Joe Paonessa - Mar 29, 2021
According to a survey conducted by the firm Wave7 Research, Simple Mobile was the top-selling prepaid brand sold through independent dealers in the first quarter of 2021. This comes as no surprise to Jeff Moore, Principal of Wave7 Research, who says Simple Mobile regularly tops the survey. Moore and his
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