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  1. Start-up takes the wait out of queuing

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kanglei Wang kanglei.wang@scmp.com Attention, busy people of Hong Kong: a new mobile service to be launched in the city might just save you up to 30 minutes a day. QLess, a US-based ... who have previously given their mobile phone numbers. The consumer is given a 'virtual' place in the line and informed with a call or text message when their turn has arrived. ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the introduction and proper enforcement of exactly the same laws for using hand-held mobile phones while driving. A quick internet search on the subject of mobile phones and driving reveals numerous studies in various countries that have demonstrated use of a hand-held mobile phone while driving impairs the driver's reaction time and control of the vehicle at least as much as, ...

  3. HK is best place in world to get fully connected

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong has scored a global record in connectivity, with mobile phone subscriptions nearly double that of the city's population. Residents also enjoy the cheapest mobile phone tariffs in the world, at as little as 2 US cents per minute, according to a report by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum on information technology. ...

  4. Roaming charges may go in Qianhai

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam and Amy Nip Hongkongers who do business in the new special zone of Qianhai may not have to pay roaming charges on their mobile phones under plans announced by the Shenzhen government yesterday. The plan, intended to help the 15 square kilometre zone become the Manhattan of the Pearl River Delta, met with uncertainty from Hong Kong telecommunications providers, who ...

  5. Telecom firms push for mainland entry

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Opening up the telecommunications market in the Pearl River Delta to Hong Kong companies would give the mainland a chance to prepare for full-fledged competition when the sector opens to foreign firms in 2006. This is the argument of Hong Kong telecommunications executives, who are pushing the mainland government to grant concessions under the closer economic partnership ...

  6. Telecom firms tread carefully over Cepa

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Only five companies have applied for certification since sector was included Applications for telecommunications firms to enter the mainland market under the Closer Economic ... struggling businesses. But the mild response so far suggests companies are being cautious while trying to assess Cepa's merits. Mobile phone company CSL is one of the companies that has applied ...

  7. Telecom firms lukewarm on Cepa

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... KELVIN CHAN Applications for telecommunications firms to enter the mainland market under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) have been open for a month but so far ... cautious while trying to assess Cepa's merits. Mobile phone company CSL is one of the companies that has applied for certification. But spokeswoman Vivian Sat spoke cautiously about Cepa. ...

  8. Good connection

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A study has found that Hong Kong has one of the highest-performing telecommunications markets. Does this surprise you and is it reflected in quality of service to the customer? Write to us. ...

  9. Heads Up

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their way to Macau's casinos in the not too distant future. Tech talk in Macau GSM Association, a mobile telecommunications group, is meeting in Macau tomorrow and China Mobile chairman Wang Jianzhou will be the keynote speaker who will share his views on the latest mobile technology. The industry will be listening for clues on what course the mainland's telecommunications sector ...

  10. Tang urges end to cross-border mobile phone roaming charges

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Telephone roaming charges between Hong Kong and Guangdong should be abolished to promote closer cross-border ties, Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said yesterday. As he wound up a two-day visit to Guangzhou and Foshan, Mr Tang s ...




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