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US mobile operator to scrap data roaming fees for customers travelling abroad

T-Mobile US said on Wednesday it would offer cheaper international options – including texting and data downloads with no extra fees for subscribers who are travelling overseas – as it hopes to gain customers from its rivals.

Thursday, 10 October, 2013, 3:17pm

SmarTone targets 3G sector as fall in roaming business hits profits

SmarTone Telecommunications, which saw its interim net profit decline by 3 per cent, aims to target more lower-spending 3G network users to offset falling roaming revenue and stiff price competition in Hong Kong's 4G mobile market.

"We're targeting customer segments previously underserved by SmarTone," chief executive Douglas Li said yesterday.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:58am

CSL 'conceded billing glitch'

A customer suing telecommunications provider CSL over what he says are erroneous phone charges told a tribunal yesterday that a CSL executive conceded a 'glitch' might be responsible for one of the bill items.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Roaming charges may go in Qianhai

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.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Roaming Vision + Digital

Works by Leung Kui-ting (including Roaming Vision + Digital 05-2011, left) that combine digital elements with Chinese traditional ink painting components. Today-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9019. Ends Sat

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fixed-line operators stand to lose from roaming cuts

Mainland fixed-line phone companies could see their revenues eroded this year as a result of the government's decision to cut roaming fees charged by mobile operators, industry watchers warn.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Planners must take their hands off the phones

Modern telecommunications are a powerful force that can greatly reduce business costs and increase convenience for people. Yet, as a key strategic industry, on the mainland they are still effectively controlled by state planners. Fees and tariffs are dictated by regulators rather than commercial principles.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lower roaming fees seen boosting China Mobile's dominance

China Mobile will further cement its dominant position in the country after a reduction of domestic roaming charges to make long-distant calls more affordable for mobile users, according to China Netcom Group Corp.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Cheaper bills to start with roaming

Beijing's plan to cut domestic roaming charges will pave the way for reductions in overall mobile-phone tariffs in the lead-up a restructuring of the telecommunications industry, sources said.

21 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Public hearing to be held on domestic roaming fees

A public hearing on lowering the mainland's domestic mobile-phone roaming charges will be held this month, the country's top planning body said yesterday.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am