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Unified Signal Acquires MVNOs Puppy Wireless And DataJack

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To start off its MVNO customer acquisition strategy for this year, Unified Signal, Inc., a leading software system in the telecomms and mobile payment systems industry, has revealed that it has acquired two mobile virtual network operators, Puppy Wireless and DataJack. Beyond these two MVNOs, Unified Signal is also looking to complete additional acquisitions in the near future.

As one of the foremost MVNO and mobile wallet activation companies across the United States, Unified Signal has continued to further develop and finetune its billing platform for almost a couple of decades now. This platform has been integrated into each of the Big Four major wireless carriers in America, namely Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

Acquiring MVNOs should put Unified Signal in a better position to to strengthen its core business. Few people may notice but those who avail of the services of MVNOs actually make up around one fourth of all wireless carrier customers based in the US. Unified Signal’s role is to supply MVNOs with everything they need to be able to jump start their own wireless service in less than a month’s time.

This is made possible through Unified Signal’s turnkey system, which allows for its client MVNOs to achieve smooth integration with the wireless carriers they are leasing network capacity from, and at the same time, provide prepaid and postpaid billing and rating systems, tier 1 and tier 2 customer service capabilities, revenue assurance, payment processing resources, equipment provisioning, and fulfillment services for good measure.

Moreover, by way of Unified Signal’s mobile wallet enablement platform, launching a true mobile wallet that is linked to a debit MasterCard can be done. The company has also developed a companion card program, which gives customers the ability to move cash across the globe in real time, and they can do this absolutely free of charge.

As explained by Paris Holt, the chief executive officer of Unified Signal, the strategy of the company is to create as many MVNOs as possible in the US mobile market, and then help these operators reach their fullest potential. By providing MVNOs with everything they need to launch their business, Unified Signal is essentially getting its services to the MVNOs’ customers, too.

Holt added that Unified Signal is looking to find more MVNOs in the next several months. He also explained that the objective is to get as many as a hundred thousand customers in 2016 alone. These customers, of course, will be added to Unified Signal’s fold on top of its internally owned and operated MVNO MyTime Wireless, which made its debut earlier this year.



Source: MarketWired

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  1. So Puppy Wireless was bought by its systems integrator. Interesting.
    MyTime Wireless does have attractive plans for low usage.
    Prepaidphonenews should review them, or at least do a quick article.

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    1. I looked over the My Time Wireless and the Puppy Wireless pages. The log in pages are identical, so I guess the Puppy Wireless address is now being diverted to the new owner. On the Kitty Wireless home page it still shows Puppy wireless on the home page.

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    2. Most, but not all of the MyTime plans can be ordered here:
      https://mypuppywireless.com/store/x/?
      Plans can also be ordered direct from MyTime her, and the SIM is free, not $9.95:
      https://mytimewireless.com/store/x/?
      The plan differences are for Verizon service; Puppy plans are different than MyTime ones. And plan network titles have different names.

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  2. Good to see the true face of puppy wireless finally coming out of the closet.

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    1. You mean the new face because it just got sold.
      Wasn't puppy owned by the lady who runs kitty wireless? I don't understand.

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    2. Shawn White and Katherine "Kitty," his sister, owned Kitty and Puppy Wireless, two separate companies. They sold Puppy, the MVNO, to Unified Signal. They still own Kitty, the PagePlus dealership, although with commissions cut in half recently, this will likely wind down as customers are moved elsewhere, most likely to MyTime Wireless now. If anyone has more accurate info, please post it.
      For example, back in 2010 when I used Kitty Wireless I spoke to Caleb, who Kitty told me was her brother and business partner. I don't know whether she has two brothers, or whether Shawn and Caleb are the same person. She posted many times that it is a family business.

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    3. Kitty posted that she will still run Puppy Wireless (at least for now).
      She also said that Puppy LTE SIMs will work on the MyTime CDMA Red plans.

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  3. "As one of the foremost MVNO and mobile wallet activation companies across the United States.."

    Christine,

    It would be better if you did not reprint hyperbole verbatim from press releases so much. For this site, a more skeptical tone would be better.

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    1. Yes, I agree, the stories should be presented with an informational tone, not one of sounding like a commercial or an endorsement.

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    2. so what. let her write.

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    3. Although the source is clearly listed, "MarketWired" it is still not OK (or useful) to lift entire paragraphs or sentences without using quotes or offsets for attribution.

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    4. The MarketWired source is a press release. The intent of a press release is to generate publicity and it is generally considered acceptable for journalists to copy press releases in whole or part without using quotes as long as the source is attributed.

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    5. I stand corrected. Upon further research, I see that it is not considered plagiarism to use a press release, in whole or part, as long as it is attributed to the source. See http://www.poynter.org/2012/6-ways-journalists-can-use-press-releases-effectively/181207/

      However, the article quoted also says,
      "Press releases can make you aware of information you didn’t know. But when you rely only on releases and don’t do your own reporting, you might miss other key information that helps round out the story. Anyone can paraphrase or quote from a release. As a reporter, you have the skills to take it a step further."

      It is this additional reporting and fact checking that is sometimes missing from Christine's posts, and which is the actual value to me as a reader.

      I appreciate Christine's work and have expressed that on occasion. I, and I assume the OP, only wish to further her reportorial instincts to get at the "real story" behind the gushing press releases.

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  4. So this outfit is trying to become another TracFone?

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  5. So US is the man behind the curtain?

    I still won't be paying any attention.

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  6. MyTime's more expensive plans seem low value. $60 a month for 3GB data on "GSM Blue" (and it's not even specifically stated to be LTE). Worse even than GoPhone, which at least gives you 5GB for that price. The $65 unlimited plan makes me think it's either 3G data or heavily throttled, because I can't believe AT&T would let them sell unlimited full-speed LTE at that price.

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    1. I have never even heard of My time wireless. There are so many I cant keep up. My main concern is that they disappear just as soon as they come out. MVNO is a very unstable business nowadays.

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  7. Supposedly the My Time Wireless rates are coming down.

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  8. If you want the Verizon LTE network for light or very moderate use, MyTime Wireless has the best plans, starting at only $8/month. You can take your chances with Tracfone, but you will get far less to use for a slightly lower monthly minimum.

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    1. I don't see the $8/month Verizon LTE plan and no unlimited rollover like TracFone has where I can get by with $5 per month now due to my past rollover accumulations.

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    2. Too bad you could not find it. the $8/month MyTime Verizon plan is still for sale. "$8 per month which includes 100 Talk, 100 Text, & 100MB Data. Voice overage rate is $.02 per minute, SMS overate rate is $.01, and Data overage rate is $.02."

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  9. I just called MyTime Wireless because I was interested in a low budget Verizon plan for my wife. They guy that answered the phone spoke only broken english. After 1 minute, I hung up on him. It is difficult to find customer support help from any industry that I can understand anymore.

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    1. You can do everything you need to order a plan, SIM and phone number port or new number right on the MyTime Wireless website.

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  10. Just called Puppy Wireless customer service and was helped by someone who spoke perfect english and the system very well. From the time the call was answered to the time the call ended all questions were answered and everything worked great.

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  11. My Time Wireless Verizon's plans are nothing to brag about. They are actually pretty bad deals compared to selectel, page plus and total wireless. I have no experience with their customer service so I cant really tell how they are CS wise but the plans are not competitive.

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