Open Mobile

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PRWireless, Inc.
Open Mobile
private Delaware corporation
Industry mobile network operator
Predecessor NewComm Wireless Services (d/b/a Movistar)
Founded June 12, 2007 (relaunch of Movistar)
Headquarters Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Area served
Puerto Rico
Key people
Juan Saca (President & CEO)
Owner M/C Partners
Columbia Capital

PRWireless (d/b/a Open Mobile) is a mobile network operator that offers mobile phone services exclusively in Puerto Rico. The company was established on June 12, 2007 as a relaunch of NewComm Wireless Services (formerly d/b/a Movistar). Its new owners, M/C Partners and Columbia Capital,[1][2] acquired Movistar's assets for $160 million USD[3] after Movistar filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on December 2006.

Open Mobile's business model is based on the advance payment and unlimited local call services. The company was able to achieve positive EBITDA after 5 months of its relaunch.

In 2014, Verizon Wireless signed a 2G and 3G roaming agreement with Open Mobile to allow Verizon customers to use Open Mobile's network without charge. This agreement came when Claro shut down the former Verizon CDMA network in Puerto Rico in favor of GSM, UMTS, and LTE.


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