Business line resellers offer cellular service by reselling network operators’ business phone lines. While business line resellers often get called mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), there’s a technical sense in which business line resellers are a distinct business form.
Business line resellers may require potential customers to submit documentation to verify a business’s existence before activating service. In the United States, business line resellers have a history of abruptly going out of business or ceasing to activate new lines.1 Here’s how Dennis Bournique describes business resellers (BRs):
Dennis Bournique shares an overview of the history of several business line resellers that no longer operate in an article from 2016.
- Teltik was a reasonably prominent business line reseller before transitioning to an MVNO model after going through some issues. The owners of Teltik also owned at least two other business line resellers that no longer operate, Venn Mobile and Harbor Mobile.