Page 98

Wireless Dealer Magazine CITA 2013 Issue

This spring, 114,000+ people petitioned the US government to re-legalize unlocking cell phones allowing customers to use their existing wireless devices, including tablets, to move between carriers of their choice. Now, the Obama administration and FCC have responded to the people’s request and have asked Congress to implement a legislative solution to this issue. The overwhelming response f rom the people is a testament to the popularity of cell phone unlocking and flashing. Consumers demand the right to take their handsets to the carrier of their choice, making unlocking and flashing an excellent opportunity for wireless retailers to provide this service to consumers who wish to move between carriers. What is flashing? Flashing is to CDMA phones what Unlocking is to GSM phones. Flashing is the term used for changing a CDMA phone’s settings to work with a different carrier. For example, if a customer has a Verizon phone and they want to make it work with Cricket service, the phone needs to be flashed with special software. Choosing a flashing software partner Wireless Workshop has 30 years of combined flashing, unlocking, software development and wireless retail experience. Chris Fox, president of Wireless Workshop, and his partners have been in the trenches since the early days of flashing and know what dealers need to be profitable and productive. Wireless Workshop was founded out of a need to address concerns with other flashing software companies that have fallen behind in supporting new models and lack proper technical support. The Wireless Workshop team is dedicated to model support and technical support, adding new models often. Most phone models can be fully flashed, meaning that WEB and MMS will work correctly on the new carrier. Some phones can only be basic flashed, meaning that it will support Talk and Text only. Wireless Workshop strives to provide dealers the most fully flashed models. W D M Wireless Workshop: Flashing Forward By Michelle James 90


Wireless Dealer Magazine CITA 2013 Issue
To see the actual publication please follow the link above