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Syringa Wireless to shut down cell phone service

Syringa Wireless has announced it will stop operating in southern Idaho beginning December 31, 2015.

In a news release on its website, Syringa said it had made extensive financial investments in its network over the past three years, but could not keep up with developing technologies and competitors.

Scott Dike, General Manager for Syringa Wireless, says it is no longer feasible for a smaller company to compete in a very rapidly changing industry. Dike also wanted to remind people that this affects only Syringa Wireless. Parent company, Syringa Networks, will continue to operate as normal.

In a letter to customers Syringa said it would continue to provide service through the end of the year. The decision will also impact its southern Idaho partners, including Project Mutual Telephone, Filer Mutual Telephone, Direct Communications, and Albion telephone. The company also has a close working relationship with Silver Star Communications.

You can find the full letter to customers and information on how to return devices for a rebate on the companies website

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