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

T-Mobile US subscribers won't need to pay roaming fees to use the internet overseas. Photo: Reuters

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

Hutchison and Vodafone seal Ireland network deal

Hutchison Whampoa, the flagship conglomerate of Li Ka-shing, yesterday forged an agreement with British telecommunications giant Vodafone to merge their mobile networks in Ireland into a 50-50 joint venture.

That combination of infrastructure marks the first deal of its kind in Ireland and is expected to create the country's biggest mobile network.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Costly bite of the Apple for China Telecom

China Telecom, the nation's largest fixed-line network operator and third-largest wireless carrier, said Apple's iPhone will be good for its long-term development but might bring short-term profit pressure.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

PCCW counteroffer tries to slipstream around Ofta

'As the regulator of the industry, the TA will continue to strive for the maintenance of effective market competition and protection of public and consumer interests.'

Office of the Telecommunications Authority,

August 10

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Rule changes close off profits

China Mobile's changes to the rules governing its open platform for third-party companies providing value-added services such as ringtones and picture downloads have taken the edge off what was a money-making machine for companies such as Linktone and Hurray.

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Value-added service providers look to diversify

China Mobile curbs trigger move

Linktone, Hurray and other mainland providers of mobile-telephone value-added services are looking to develop other businesses after China Mobile acted to protect its customers from unwanted fees and started to promote its own services.

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

China Mobile offers free incoming calls

China Mobile, the country's largest mobile operator, will launch a free incoming call package in Beijing next week, after Guangdong province implemented a similar pricing mechanism last week, according to the company's website.

The news came as the Ministry of Information Industry said telephone bills of mainland telecommunications users fell 11.47 per cent last year.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

China GrenTech wins gold at the Games

China GrenTech, a Shenzhen-based developer of radio frequency (RF) components and wireless equipment, has won the right to build indoor mobile systems at the Olympic Games stadiums in Beijing.

12 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Wider mobile phone use hits China Telecom profit

Second-quarter earnings decline as the mainland fixed-line operator adds fewer clients who spend less

China Telecom Corp, whose fixed-line business is being undermined by customers choosing mobile telephones, saw second-quarter profit drop 3.8 per cent from three months earlier as it added fewer subscribers who also spent less.

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

China firm mobilises for World Cup on small screen

When the World Cup football tournament kicks off in Germany on June 9, so too will China's first mobile-telephone match highlights service.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Mobile phone users' fingers talk up a storm

Hong Kong mobile phone users are tapping out more than 100 million text messages a month - double the number that were being sent just over a year ago.

A total of 100.19 million messages were sent in October, the last month for which figures were available.

8 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

China Mobile numbers ease

China Mobile (Hong Kong), the world's largest mobile carrier by subscriber numbers, posted its second consecutive month of weak subscriber growth, adding just 2.71 million users in June.

Its subscriber base now stands at 158.64 million.

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Monday means poor service from Sunday

The mobile phones of about one in 10 people in Hong Kong stopped working for nearly an hour yesterday when the Sunday Communications network crashed.

About 660,000 subscribers of Sunday, the smallest mobile operator in the city, found their phones had malfunctioned at 5.30pm.

13 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Carefully controlled jamming needed

I refer to the letter by Michael Milligan of the Mobile Manufacturers Forum, headlined 'Mobile-phone jammers could have 'fatal consequences' ' (South China Morning Post, May 16).

Mr Milligan seems to be resorting to scaremongering in his attempt to persuade the public that the jamming of mobile phones would be dangerous and wrong.

25 May 2002 - 12:00am

Operators lose in fee structure move

Beijing has shifted the burden of the mobile-phone spectrum usage fee from users to network providers in a move to rationalise the fee structure and boost spectrum usage.

3 May 2002 - 12:00am