By: Francisco Diaz The Laredo Sun
LAREDO, TX. - Since 2005, Sprint and Nextel merged to provide radio service on the American side connecting with the signal in Mexico. As part of this agreement Sprint placed towers on the American side.
However, the merger was not successful as expected and Sprint decided to take action to consolidate its plan to add more technology to establish its own network coverage enabling it to offer a quality service to its users across the country.
As part of its preparedness plan to consolidate its network and improve operational efficiency, Sprint advised to reduce the number of Nextel towers nationwide and this will impact current customers.
It was reported that the towers that will be eliminated have an excessive capacity and will be fitted for use as a basis for Nextel Direct Connect and Boost on the American side.
The letter clarifies that the signal in the streets outside the houses will not be affected but customers may experience some temporary faults while performing the process to optimize the towers.
If using a Nextel cell phone inside a building the service itself can be affected. Customers are asked to review their coverage on the sprint website or boost mobile at www.sprint.com/coverage or www.boostmobile.com/coverage.
The optimization of the towers began in April this year and must be completed by July of next year, and clarified that at least this year, the Nextel service will not be disconnected.
The company announced last week in New York, that the Nextel signal will be disconnected on June 30, 2013 and as of this date, the Mexican radios will stop working on the American side and vice versa.
Sprint Nextel customers who have questions about coverage and the modernization of its network, can call 1-855-221-4642 and Boost customers can call 1-866-402-7366.