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Telecom Industry Vets Simplify the Way People Shop for Wireless Phones and Plans with a First-of-Its-Kind US Wireless Services Marketplace called Navi

August 19, 2021 GMT
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BOSTON, Aug. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Navi, a wireless services marketplace, announced today its formal public launch and beta access to its first service, Phone Navigator. Consumers are invited to sign up to find the right phone at the best price for themselves in seconds. Founded by industry veterans, Navi aggregates service plans and phone offers from the top carriers and retailers in the industry and uses a data-driven recommendations engine to provide the most personalized, easy-to-use, and rewarding wireless shopping experience, all in one place. The founders’ vision for Navi is to create an unbiased marketplace, where consumers are empowered with clear information and tools to make the best wireless choices for them with confidence, and save time and money in the process.

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Navi has been operating in stealth mode until today, developing solutions to serve over 230MM mobile consumers in the US. Navi’s second service, Plan Navigator, will enter beta in the fall of 2021, and existing Navi beta users will be first in line to try it out. Plan Navigator is a personalized recommendations engine that matches an individual’s needs to an industry-wide catalog of plans from the six biggest postpaid carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular, Xfinity Mobile, and Spectrum Mobile).

“Over 100 million people buy a new phone or switch service providers in the US every year and 50% of those who switch do it for a better price. But comparing options and finding the best prices is not easy,” said Patricio Paucar, co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of Navi. “There is no shortage of great plans and phone deals out there but wireless is a fast-moving industry where plans’ prices and features, phone promotions, and eligibility rules are constantly changing. We think a marketplace is the best and most convenient way to compare them all. We are excited to announce our beta services today – the first of many services we will bring to market to put consumers in control of their wireless experience.”

Phone Navigator
Available in beta at www.yournavi.com, Phone Navigator helps consumers find the right phone at the best price in seconds. The process of buying a phone can be a lot more difficult than it seems, with consumers often agonizing about:

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  • Missing out on the best available deal
  • Staying with their current carrier or switching carriers for a better offer
  • Understanding the value of their current device and whether they can trade it in
  • Paying in full upfront or over time with an installment plan
  • Buying from their carrier, directly from the phone maker like Apple, or from a national retailer like Best Buy

The price consumers will pay for a new phone depends greatly on the choices consumers make related to the points above. Phone Navigator removes the guesswork by taking all these variables into account. Using AI, it analyzes over 75,000 possible price outcomes daily to give consumers access to the best prices available on devices that meet their unique needs.

In addition to offering immediate access to the best prices across the entire market, Navi makes it easy to monitor prices over time. With Phone Navigator, people have the option to pin deals to their personalized dashboard, and track prices for specific phone models. Whenever prices change, consumers can choose to get notifications so they can stay on top of the best deals when they’re ready to upgrade their phone.

“We’ve seen digital marketplaces emerge as consumers’ preferred shopping mode across industries like travel, insurance, financial services, and automotive, yet nothing like that existed in wireless, until today,” said Steve Brodeur, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Navi. “This past year we’ve had the opportunity to speak with thousands of consumers who have helped us shape and validate the need for the services we’re bringing to market. We set out to create the most compelling consumer-first marketplace in the industry and are excited to make it available to consumers starting today.”

For more information and to sign up for access, please visit www.yournavi.com. For industry partnerships, please contact Steve Dorsey at steve.dorsey@yournavi.com.

About Navi
Navi is a US wireless services marketplace. Founded by industry veterans, Navi offers the most comprehensive, easy-to-use, and rewarding wireless experience for consumers. Its flagship products include Phone Navigator which helps consumers find the right phone at the best price, and Plan Navigator which matches consumers with the best plan for their needs. For more information, please visit www.younavi.com.

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