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NWIDA Helping Metro by T-Mobile Dealers

West Orange Township, NJ, September 21, 2020 –(– Recently, the National Wireless Independent Dealer Association (NWIDA) became aware of proposed operational and compensation changes that T-Mobile has imposed on the over 8000 Metro by T-Mobile (“Metro”) dealers. After speaking to numerous dealer locations, they’ve decided to act.

NWIDA has reached out to T-Mobile executives with limited success. NWIDA President Adam Wolf said:

“We’re receiving calls and emails daily from concerned dealers and the negative impact these changes will have on their profitability – as well as the ability to simply remain in business.”

One of the changes being proposed is the requirement that all Metro dealers purchase 100% of their accessories from one vendor. According to numerous dealers, this change will add as much as 20% to their cost – forcing dealers to either lower their profits or pass the higher cost to the consumer. With numerous competitors, the customer has multiple options to purchase their accessories elsewhere. Either way, it’s a hit to the bottom line of the dealer.

Wolf commented:
“Metro dealers are not franchises, and as such are not protected under the same laws as franchisees. We feel that forcing them to purchase from a single vendor could be anti-competitive and are exploring options for the dealers, including potential legal remedies.”

Metro dealers have been vocal, albeit anonymously, on Twitter and other social media platforms. “TRX” has been vocal and the “Metro Dealer Unity Group” has started a petition on that currently has about 1500 signees, but, many Metro store owners say they fear potential retribution if they sign the petition – even with Jon Freier (EVP T-Mobile) tweeting that “no one is ever losing their store for reaching out to me, or any other leader.” Only NWIDA can act in the open without that fear of losing stores.

Progress has been made. The accessory vendor change, originally scheduled for October 1, 2020 has been pushed back by T-Mobile to January 1, 2021. While this provides additional time for the dealers to sell their current stock supplies, it doesn’t address the other issues.

“NWIDA was formed to assist the indirect wireless dealer, and we will continue our mission to do just that,” said Wolf.

If you are a Metro by T-Mobile Dealer, and want to be kept up-to-date on how NWIDA is working to address these changes, sign up for email updates at

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Nextera Communications Completes Acquisition of Telephone Associates

Baxter, MN, September 17, 2020 –(– Nextera Communications, a leading communications provider of voice, data, and internet services, has officially completed the acquisition of Telephone Associates. On February 1, 2020 Nextera and Telephone Associates announced the combining of two companies, with Telephone Associates customers benefiting from the advanced IP communications solutions offered by Nextera.

“Our business is about creating the best IP communications solutions so our customers can efficiently communicate. We’re excited about the completion of this acquisition and remain committed to serving the Telephone Associates’ customer base as well as the communities in which they live and work,” said President Greg Arvig of Nextera Communications.

“Nextera has retained all existing Telephone Associates employees. Together, we’ll continue to provide local service and support to all Telephone Asssociates’ customers while offering innovative and customized solutions for their voice, data, and internet needs.”

Nextera’s robust voice and internet infrastructure is designed to meet ever-increasing business needs, while delivering high-quality IP communication solutions for business customers of all sizes. Telephone Associates’ customers will continue to take advantage of services including hosted PBX, SIP trunking, unified communications and call center telephony as well as fiber and fixed wireless for high-speed Internet.

Both companies are Minnesota-based businesses that take pride in having the flexibility to promptly respond to customer needs and provide personalized customer service, because their employees live and work in the communities they serve.

“This acquisition brings two outstanding teams of individuals together to continue to provide best in class voice and internet services to our customers. With offices in Duluth, Baxter, and Minnetonka, we’re excited to continue working on integrating our organizations together and welcoming the Telephone Associates team into our culture,” said President Greg Arvig.

About Nextera Communications:

Nextera Communications is headquartered in Baxter, Minnesota and was founded in 1998. Nextera provides communications services to residential and small- to mid-sized businesses throughout Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. Nextera provides integrated local and long distance voice communications; hosted and premise-based PBX systems; SIP trunking; unified communication services; data services encompassing VPN and MPLS-enabled applications; high-speed internet and ethernet services utilizing fiber and fixed wireless; and traditional T-1 and analog line service. Learn more about them at

Telephone Associates was headquartered in Superior, Wisconsin and founded in 1969 by Bill Torrey, and four other Duluth/Superior business owners. Telephone Associates provides local, long distance and internet services to residential customers as well as telephone equipment – along with telephone, internet and video surveillance services – to small- to mid-sized businesses.

Media: To receive more information or to arrange interviews contact Becky Parker, [email protected], or 218-818-6400.

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