Mexican wireless operator Nextel is urging the government to eliminate national long-distance and interconnection fees to reduce tariffs for end users and improve profitability for operators. There are currently 397 local calling areas across Mexico and customers must pay long-distance tariffs when calling out of their home area. A report from local newspaper Informador cites Nextel’s vice president of institutional relations, Cristina Ruiz de Velasco as saying that a revision to the legislation would mean national calling would be ‘less expensive for operators, generating benefits for end users’.
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