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?”

Employee Retention and Training: How to Do Both Well In the New Virtual Environment

Posted on February 20, 2023February 20, 2023

Guest columnist Izzy Galicia is an industry veteran with broad international experience, Mr. Galicia is the President and CEO of the Incito Consulting Group. Here are his thoughts on Employee Retention and Training in the New Virtual Environment. The COVID-19 pandemic had a massive ripple effect on workplaces that can continue to be felt today. However, while many businesses have strived to “return to normal,” others have embraced these changes and used them to create a workplace that has allowed … Continue reading “Employee Retention and Training: How to Do Both Well In the New Virtual Environment”

The New World of Sales Training Your Wireless Store Associates

Posted on February 17, 2023February 17, 2023

I’d like to start off this week’s article about training with a statement that I made many, many years ago, “the best plans that come out of headquarters, backed by thousand of dollars of marketing and supported by even more money for  advertising, will fail if the employees on the front line are not properly trained (and incentivized) on your product’s features and benefits so they can properly communicate these to prospective customers.”   The training of retail store employees has changed … Continue reading “The New World of Sales Training Your Wireless Store Associates”

What Is A.I. And What Does It Mean For MVNOs?

Posted on February 4, 2023

As I spent the month of January closing the books on 2022, reading of Q4 and full year results, I came across some interesting articles about A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) and more specifically a new phenomenon called ChatGPT. ChatGPT, (OpenAI)  “is an AI chatbot system that OpenAI released in November 2022 to show off and test what a very large, powerful AI system can accomplish. You can ask it countless questions and often will get an answer that’s useful.”  Or so says Stephen Shankland  in his outstanding article … Continue reading “What Is A.I. And What Does It Mean For MVNOs?”

How Your MVNO Can Save Money

Posted on January 13, 2023January 13, 2023

By Jon Horovitz – Jan 13, 2023 As we enter 2023 and close out 2022, many companies are preparing end of year reports and most likely looking at what expenses affected their bottom line, whether it be net income, EBITA or another metric/KPI that they use to effectively manage their business.  Our MVNOs are no different and in a world where retail price pressure continues to erode margins, many MVNOs have already taken steps to reduce expenses in their critical operations.  I’m not talking about mass … Continue reading “How Your MVNO Can Save Money”

2022 Is A Wrap, Here Are the MVNO & Prepaid Award Winners!

Posted on December 26, 2022December 26, 2022

By Jon Horovitz – Dec 23, 2022nd Just Like That……. 2022 is coming to a close.  First and Foremost, Happy and Healthy Holidays to all of our clients, customers, suppliers, and friends.  Atrium Unlimited Consulting ( would not be here without your tremendous support.  From everyone at Atrium, THANK YOU for a Great 2022! 2022 was an incredible year for wireless and mobile accomplishments but as they say, “the best is yet to come!”  We are all fascinated by the promises of 5G and … Continue reading “2022 Is A Wrap, Here Are the MVNO & Prepaid Award Winners!”

‘Tis The Season For Giving & Supporting Each Other After Massive Layoffs

Posted on December 21, 2022December 21, 2022

The December Holidays are almost upon us with Hannukah starting on the 18th, Kwanza on the 26th, and of course, we are just two weeks away from Christmas.  In my last article, I asked industry executives what they were thankful for as we entered the Thanksgiving weekend. Everyone was upbeat about their company, the workplace, serving customers, and being blessed to work in the wireless communications industry. Black Friday came with the usual blockbuster sales offers and low prices for phones and services with … Continue reading “‘Tis The Season For Giving & Supporting Each Other After Massive Layoffs”

A Week Until Black Friday, We Should All Be Thankful For The Industry We Work In!

Posted on November 18, 2022

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and in just seven days it will be Black Friday.  How important has Black Friday become for retail?  In 2019 (right before the Covid pandemic), Black Friday beat CYBER MONDAY as the busiest digital shopping day.  Over 93 million people shopped online on Black Friday, beating Cyber Monday by over 10 million customers! Tell Me More About Black Friday! From our friends at Good Housekeeping, Black Friday, a.k.a. the day after Thanksgiving, is the most popular time … Continue reading “A Week Until Black Friday, We Should All Be Thankful For The Industry We Work In!”

MVNOs Need to Look at New Products & Platforms to Keep Up With the Big Guys

Posted on October 21, 2022

I had a great week of listening and learning the past week.  First, I had the opportunity to meet in New York City with Dennis Bauer, the co-founder of San Francisco based GIGs.  GIGs is a “global operator in your pocket, without the hassle,” and is an embeddable, API-first operator that lets companies sell voice and data plans to their customers without having to set up an MVNO in every market.  (More on GIGs in my next article). I also had the great experience of … Continue reading “MVNOs Need to Look at New Products & Platforms to Keep Up With the Big Guys”