Limaria residents need a mobile signal after a two-year wait

LIMARIA MEETING: Residents listen to Arboleas mayor during April 22 meeting Photo credit: Krista Mistiaen

LIMARIA resident Krista Mistiaen recently contacted the Euro Weekly News regarding a meeting with Arboleas mayor, Cristobal Garcia Granados.

Krista explained that the April 22 meeting centred on Limaria’s lack of a mobile phone signal.

“It has been like this for two years and we have been requesting a solution for those same two years,” she said.

On this occasion – as he has during previous meetings to discuss the ongoing problem – the mayor admitted that Limaria residents have a “terrible problem.”

He also said that unfortunately the town hall could do nothing, apart from continuing to pressure Movistar.

Meanwhile, neither Krista nor her neighbours can use a mobile unless they walk 500 metres to the mirador lookout point.

Online shopping or banking are impossible and, worse still, they cannot access the 112 Emergency Services number.

“A friend’s husband fell recently during the night and was bleeding from a head wound,” Krista said.  “She couldn’t ring 112, so had to wake neighbours and ask them to go to the lookout and call from there.”

An antenna was installed some time back but has made no difference as it is not yet connected to any network.

Perhaps this could soon change.

Krista called the Euro Weekly News on April 25, explaining that she and the other Limaria residents have now read all the documentation that the mayor left with them.

“It’s obvious that he really is trying to find a way of persuading Movistar to provide mobile coverage, and we’d like to thank him for his hard work,” she said.


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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]