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May 27, 2020                                                  CATEGORY: PREPAID

Net10 Wireless Updates Hotspot Data Included in Its Plans

Featured in PrepaidPhoneNews.com  May 25, 2020


Good news to all Net10 users.

It looks like the MVNO has improved its data allotment on its hotspot data.

With the new changes, Net10's hotspot plans now offer these:

  • $10 for 30 days - includes 1GB of hotspot data (previously 500MB only for 14 days)
  • $20 for 30 days - includes 2GB of hotspot data (previously 1GB only for 30 days)


https://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2020/05/net10-wireless-updates-hotspot-data.html

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April 27, 2020                                         CATEGORY: PREPAID

Wave7 Independent Dealer Survey Results Tell A Lot About What's Happening in Prepaid Today.

Earlier this month, our friends at PrepaidPhoneNews.com reported on a research study released by industry research firm, Wave7. In it Wave7 Principal, Jeff Young, says that these results are that of its Independent Prepaid Dealer Survey for Q1 2020. The survey tracked prepaid brand distribution and sales at 30 independent, multi-brand dealers in 12 NFL cities. Dealers were asked which prepaid brands they carry and which were their top sellers.

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April 14, 2020                                                        CATEGORY: COVID-19, PREPAID

TRACFONE brands announces COVID-19 crisis enhancements to existing customer plans

TRACFONE, the long time leader in the prepaid wireless business (in fact some say that Tracfone invented prepaid wireless, but that's another story for another time), have announced generous bonus data to all their existing brands, plans and customers.

Truth be told most wireless brands have added benefits in the form of free international calling, or data allotment increases, or hot spot limits increases. The wireless industry a s a whole really has a great appreciation for how customers rely on the service and especially in this time of social distancing, when you can't visit friends and family in person, staying connected through...

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April 13, 2020                                                                      CATEGORY: HANDSETS

The pending release of iPhone 12 is still shrouded in mystery.

This shouldn't be a surprise to most people that have been living on the planet Earth. Apple loves to hold back details, keep secrets, build suspense - will they, won't they, will it be, will it do this, will it do that? Most of us right now are only asking one question, WHEN??

Here's what we know and don't know about the iPhone 12 and it's release:

It MAY be released sometime in the Fall of 2020. Although that may be affected by the COVID-19 crisis as it affected business and workers in China and the US. Apple has not provided any clarity on this, but many experts are chiming in with a notable wish-wash and saying "maybe". Really instills a lot of confidence doesn't it? ...

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April 10, 2020                                                               CATEGORY: TECHNOLOGY

What does the introduction of 5G mean for the Prepaid Wireless world?

To 5G or not to 5G, that is the question.  No, it really is a valid question. Let's start with one misnomer circulating out there - the "release" of 5G happened several months if not years ago. T-Mobile didn't invent 5G but they have been the loudest to tout their 5G networks benefits and advantages over their competitors AT&T and Verizon's networks, both of which have been running a form of their 5G for users for several months now. T-Mobile has officially launched their 5G this spring, curiously right around the same time that they are merging with Sprint. The merger alone means more changes coming to everyone - eventually - although both companies have said that the two networks will not be cross compatible for some time. Sprint folks will still be on the Sprint network using Sprint compatible handsets for a while until they roll out new software and hardware fixes to accomplish cross compatibility and what will ultimately be brand cohesion.

Hey here's something interesting - before we go any further - did you know that you have to have a 5G compatible phone to even get 5G strength signals and benefits. And guess what, Apple has no such compatible phone (yet), so 5G is an Android only feature right now.

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APRIL 6, 2020                                                                        CATEGORY: PREPAID

The Prepaid Wireless Industry is about to change for some Independent Dealers

Non-Exclusive dealers of Metro by T-Mobile are about to find out that they can no longer represent or sell this brand.

In a release by the NWIDA (National Wireless Independent Dealer Association) on April 4, 2020, They released

"We have confirmed, from multiple sources, that Metro by T-Mobile has, in fact, terminated all non-exclusive stores. We believe this is between 250-750 stores (we’re still getting information in) and they have been given 120 day termination notice. This should mean that these stores WON’T close, only that they will no longer be allowed to sell Metro by T-Mobile."

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Here's What We're Reading

Here are a few links to articles we are reading and thought you might want to click through and enjoy too.

News We Read This Week

From our friends at Fierce Wireless

Prepaid not hit as hard by pandemic, as 73% of stores stay open

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Apple's iPhone SE: A Bargain Smartphone with a Top-end Chip

READ HERE