The All Wireless & Prepaid Expo Was A Smashing Success With Over 4,000 Attendees

Posted on August 25, 2023August 25, 2023

For anyone who has traveled to Las Vegas in August, the All Wireless & Prepaid Show is a must-stop for everyone connected to the wireless industry. This year’s event was no exception with over 4,000 attendees meeting, networking, socializing, and learning.  From its beginnings in 2008, this show has become THE go-to event for our industry featuring keynote speakers from companies like Verizon, DISH, etc. as well as an explosion of newcomers such as repair companies, payment processors, and accessories firms quickly … Continue reading “The All Wireless & Prepaid Expo Was A Smashing Success With Over 4,000 Attendees”

Starting An MVNO, The Best Strategies For Success

Posted on July 14, 2023July 14, 2023

My phone rings two or three times a week and after exchanging pleasantries, I ask, “How can I be of assistance?” “I want to be an MVNO,” is what I hear. Okay, the MVNO business is strong, currently valued at $78 billion, and projected to grow to $140 billion by 2032.  Everyone wants to be the new Mint Mobile and everyone thinks it’s as easy as making a phone call or two, signing a contract and you’re off to the races.  Don’t get me … Continue reading “Starting An MVNO, The Best Strategies For Success”

Strategies To Grow Your MVNO

Posted on June 9, 2023

Recently, our friends at MVNO Nation in the United Kingdom published an eBook entitled Strategies For Growth For MVNOs.  With a current worldwide market value of $70 Billion, MVNO growth is expected to surpass $148 Billion by 2032, just nine short years ahead.  Operators see the number one issue going forward as competition.  MVNO Nation’s eBook explores how an MVNO can not only survive this new competitive environment but GROW using both new and proven strategies. Speaking with MVNO Nation Co-Founder Ewa Campbell, she stated that,  “In this … Continue reading “Strategies To Grow Your MVNO”

Memorial Day And The New Wireless Bill Of Rights

Posted on May 30, 2023May 30, 2023

And just like that in a blink of an eye, Memorial Day and the official start to Summer 2023 is upon us.  While many see this as simply a three-day holiday and an opportunity to save hundreds of dollars on everything from new cars, mattresses, and other household items, it’s important for all of us to take a minute (or more) to honor our brave countrymen and women in the armed forces, both past and present.   Memorial Day is a federal … Continue reading “Memorial Day And The New Wireless Bill Of Rights”

MVNO Nation And The New MVNO Business Models

Posted on May 15, 2023May 15, 2023

On Thursday, May 11th, I had the pleasure of virtually attending MVNO Nation’s New MVNO Business Models Virtual Forum.  The event featured MVNO experts speaking about the evolving MVNO landscape and how to both prepare for and thrive in our ever-changing industry. I wrote in this space last July about MVNO Nation and how they are changing the MVNO space by: “bringing together global MVNOs and partners and devised around your needs for one single purpose: to grow your business and expand your network. Our focus … Continue reading “MVNO Nation And The New MVNO Business Models”

T-Mobile is purchasing their own MVNOs, Ultra and Mint. Is this good for the industry? The experts weigh in in my latest article in BestMVNO

Posted on April 28, 2023April 28, 2023

Rumors swirled around the telecom industry for weeks that T-Mobile would be buying the Ryan Reynolds led Mint Mobile.  But the real shock came when T-Mobile announced it was not only acquiring Mint, but their largest MVNO in the dealer channel, Ultra Mobile (estimated 750,000 to 850,000 subscribers), and MVNO aggregator Plum as well.  As always, the CEO of T-Mobile and others lauded this as great for the industry, competition, and combining synergies.  But questions remain and it’s anyone’s guess if the Department of … Continue reading “T-Mobile is purchasing their own MVNOs, Ultra and Mint. Is this good for the industry? The experts weigh in in my latest article in BestMVNO”

How To Make Happier Wireless Customers For Increased Profitability

Posted on April 7, 2023April 7, 2023

I had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion with the leaders of SkyPeak Technologies on April 6th where the topic was: “No One Cares About Your Network Speeds (and Other Industry Myths).” We covered a lot of ground and learned some interesting perspectives on what wireless and MVNO customers might really want.  A transcript of that interview is further down below but you can also watch the interview embedded below or here.  JON: Good morning, everybody. Welcome, thank you for joining us today. I am Jon Horovitz, the … Continue reading “How To Make Happier Wireless Customers For Increased Profitability”

Are Your Pre-Owned Handsets Carrier Compatible?

Posted on March 24, 2023March 24, 2023

Mobile carriers operate ever-changing networks in their management of protocols such as 5G and 6G. This impacts billions of devices operating on those networks globally. If this wasn’t challenging enough, device manufacturers make the same model of device with multiple internal hardware configurations. This makes matching devices to carriers a complicated and evolving puzzle.  I have found a company that has a new and unique solution to improve device/network fit that will change the way carriers and MVNOs manage BYOD & … Continue reading “Are Your Pre-Owned Handsets Carrier Compatible?”

Is Your Data Safe?

Posted on March 13, 2023March 13, 2023

There is an ongoing discussion on what would you rather lose, your wallet or your cellphone?  My unscientific research tells me that the 50+ age group would say their cellphone as most of us still carry credit cards, pictures of family, and other important information in our wallet that would take us hours to report and replace if our wallet went missing. The younger generations would almost unanimously shut down without their phones until they could get to a store … Continue reading “Is Your Data Safe?”