Minot, ND – SRT Communications, Inc. announced today that it is discontinuing its retail wireless cell phone operations. SRT has offered wireless phone service to the region for nearly 20 years and cites changes in technology and customer demand as factors in the decision. The transition to Verizon Wireless will allow SRT subscribers to have 4G LTE coverage, access to the latest phones available, access to the nation’s most robust national coverage, and the reliability of the #1 wireless provider in the market.
Steve Lysne, SRT CEO/General Manager stated “We were at a critical point with our wireless cell phone network. The opportunity to offer our customers Verizon service provides our wireless cell phone customers with a premier wireless experience, provides us with greater financial flexibility for the cooperative, enhanced operational efficiency, and innovations that will benefit our customers in the long term.”
SRT is pleased to provide customers an opportunity to participate in an exclusive promotional offer from Verizon Wireless that will run through July 15, 2017. SRT wireless cell phone customers are encouraged to take their phones to any Verizon store or Verizon agent to take advantage of these offers. Verizon representatives will be available to discuss customer options, upgrades, and plans as well as work with SRT customers to keep their phone number.
SRT wireless cell phone customers will be receiving a letter explaining more about the transition including a fact sheet answering frequently asked questions. They can also visit srt.com/wireless.
It is important to note that this change affects our wireless cell phone service only. No other services that SRT customers currently receive will be impacted by this change.
SRT Communications located in Minot, North Dakota is the state's largest telecommunications cooperative. SRT services include Internet, Security, TV, Phone and Business Services and has served north central North Dakota since 1951, employs more than 200 people, and serves over 48,000 customers.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 160,900 and generated nearly $126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 114.2 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.