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Long Distance

Free long distance

New T&T, Wharf Holdings' long-distance and fixed-line services carrier, is launching a summer promotion to attract more mobile telephone users to make long-distance calls.

Friday, 27 April, 2001, 12:00am

New T&T to cut fixed-line phone call fees by 90pc

Fixed-line operator New T&T has unveiled promotional price cuts on its long-distance telephone services to China in anticipation of Beijing's desire to reduce prices of basic telecommunications services.

29 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Phone offenders

Telephone charges came tumbling down when the system was deregulated in January last year, but the customer is still not getting a fair deal, according to the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta).

14 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Rate cut unlikely to spark IDD war

New World Telephone has introduced a 24-hour standard rate of $1.68 per minute for calls to all mainland provinces.

18 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Regulator warns some sites might trigger IDD charges

Visit certain adult entertainment or electronic games Web sites these days and you may end up paying more than you bargained for on your IDD bill.

20 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Telecoms chief sees further fall in long-distance tariffs

Consumers could enjoy cheaper international calls after long-distance telecommunications facilities are liberalised next month, according to the telecoms regulator.

31 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

IDD phone charges near rock bottom

Charges for international phone calls have plunged to a new low and the best may be yet to come, with the price war expected to intensify in the new year.

In the latest round of price-cutting, two phone companies are offering calls to Britain for seven cents a minute - a fraction of the rates making headlines a few months ago.

28 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Cheap calls at cost of viewing ads

Long-distance operator Northgate Communications (Hong Kong) is offering free call-minute credits to subscribers willing to view Internet advertisements.

The company, which yesterday changed its name to bigredwire.com, allows customers to delete international direct dial (IDD) call charges from their phone bills up to a daily maximum of $40.

17 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Sunday set to enter long-distance race

Mobile-phone operator Sunday plans to capture a 5 per cent share of the fixed-line long-distance market within 18 months, according to managing director Craig Ehrlich.

Mr Ehrlich rejected concerns the company was entering the fiercely competitive market too late, saying he was confident it can extend 'the very popular Sunday brand' to the long-distance market.

11 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

CTI hits back to beat New World

Another round of price cuts has erupted in the long-distance telephone market, with City Telecom (CTI) announcing that it will undercut New World Telephone's 10 cents per minute global tariff package.

Yesterday, New World Telephone unveiled its new tariff and marketing programme designed to steal customers from competitors.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Competition heats up as IDD rates dip

Internet service provider HKNet has launched call-back international direct dialling (IDD) and calling card services, offering long distance rates lower than New T&T and Hongkong Telecom's 0060 service.

15 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

IDD charges cut not likely to hit call-back trade

A 20 per cent cut in IDD rates later this year will not hit phone card and collect call operators in China, industry sources say.

The move also is unlikely to stamp out illegal call-back operators because China's tariffs for long-distance calls will remain several times higher than international rates.

25 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

International phone cards cut into profits

THE Hongkong Hotels Association is concerned that the growing popularity of long-distance call cards is eroding the profit of members' telephone departments.

12 Jan 1993 - 12:00am