Yahoo Mobile was an MNVO (mobile network virtual operator) that marketed Verizon-backed mobile services. Verizon said last month that it will sell its media division, which comprised the AOL and Yahoo websites and trademarks.
The Yahoo Mobile network will be shut down as a result of the transaction.
The network was not very well-known, and the device options were limited. According to a new page on the Yahoo Mobile website, “Verizon has opted to sell the Yahoo brand independently, and as a result, Yahoo Mobile operations will cease.”
Yahoo Mobile subscribers will have until August 31 to transfer their phone numbers to another carrier, however “individual lines may terminate earlier depending on your monthly service cycle.” Following June 16, customers can renew for another month, after which the service will stop when the month is over. Only until July 16 will AutoPay accounts be charged.
Verizon’s second MVNO network, Visible, has the same infrastructure as Yahoo Mobile, thus devices purchased via Yahoo Mobile should operate on both Visible and Verizon. Other carriers may be compatible, according to the page, but you need verify with them first.
Users have 60 days after their Yahoo Mobile account closes to move their numbers out, but you should do it as soon as possible. Instructions about how to transfer a number may be found on Yahoo Mobile’s Goodbye page.