The Future of MVNOs

Posted on March 4, 2022March 24, 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 trying to sign with T-Mobile and Earthlink joining the MVNO space through Ultra. Now, cable operator WOW with 845,000 broadband subscribers announced their intentions into the MVNO game through Reach Mobile and Mediacom (1.5 million subs). … Continue reading “The Future of MVNOs”

How Secure is Secure on Your Mobile Device?

Posted on February 18, 2022March 24, 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 to Metro by T-Mobile without their knowledge or permission, losing their phone number in the process. TracFone issued the following statement on January 27th: We were recently made aware of bad actors gaining … Continue reading “How Secure is Secure on Your Mobile Device?”

What Makes You the BEST MVNO?

Posted on February 2, 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 little corner of the Wireless Mobility world.  I’m not talking about who has the Best or Fastest network or who covers more of the population, etc.  Each of the top-tier … Continue reading “What Makes You the BEST MVNO?”

What’s New in 2022 for The MVNOs?

Posted on January 13, 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 with TracFone and the brands that don’t currently operate on their network.  Will Charter and Comcast continue to put on record wireless activations with their current cable customers through Spectrum and Xfinity?  What does DISH Networks do … Continue reading “What’s New in 2022 for The MVNOs?”

Why Are There So Many MVNO’s?

Posted on December 14, 2021

A few years ago, a wireless cohort and I sat down and researched just how many MVNO’s were operating in the United States. We came up with 171 at the time. On each instance of one MVNO failing or another MVNO launching, he would call me and say, “there are now 168 MVNOs” or “we now count 173 MVNOs!” I’m sure that most of us couldn’t name twenty-five of them off the top of our heads but believe me, they are … Continue reading “Why Are There So Many MVNO’s?”

What is Social Media?

Posted on December 7, 2021December 14, 2021

Surprisingly, many MVNOs still lack a strong social media presence. And some of the MVNOs that do utilize it, don’t do so efficiently. Perhaps some MVNO owners don’t fully understand what social media really is and its importance to their business. There’s a recent article by Ben Lutkevich and Ivy Wigmore for the Techtarget Network that does a really great job in defining the ever-changing and fast-growing world of social media in today’s business world. In this week’s article, I’d like to use their … Continue reading “What is Social Media?”

MVNOs Have GREAT Offers… But Did You Read The Fine Print?

Posted on November 3, 2021

Ah….. the fourth quarter. One of the top two times of the year for wireless sales; the other is Tax Time for prepaid in March/April which I could never understand; the first thing that people do when receiving their tax refund is to run out a buy a new cell phone? More on that in 2022. With Thanksgiving/Black Friday and Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza upon us, the offers from carriers, MVNOs, and just about everyone else are all very enticing. But with 353.8 million cell … Continue reading “MVNOs Have GREAT Offers… But Did You Read The Fine Print?”

How Can My MVNO “Be the Best?”

Posted on October 26, 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. Mobile Industry Awards 2021: Sky Mobile is Best MVNO ( How does one “become the best” in any category, let alone the crowded MVNO space, especially here in the United States.  Well, our friends at TechRadar Pro asked the following questions: What makes this network innovation unique to … Continue reading “How Can My MVNO “Be the Best?””

The Fourth Quarter is THE Quarter for MVNOs!

Posted on October 26, 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 time of the year for wireless.  Black Friday is only 57 days away!  Are you ready? Carriers and MVNOs alike have already started rolling out incredible offers.  Websites like,  … Continue reading “The Fourth Quarter is THE Quarter for MVNOs!”

MVNO Growth Is Unstoppable!

Posted on September 23, 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 the market size of MVNOs in North America continues to grow at rates higher than it did just nine to ten years ago. Statista, in a February 2017 study shows … Continue reading “MVNO Growth Is Unstoppable!”