China Telecom has launched a nationwide "mobile phones to the countryside" program, the company announced on Feb 9, 2009.
Rural customers who purchase CDMA mobile phones at China Telecom outlets nationwide will be awarded "mobile phone preferential packages". They can enjoy a 13 percent subsidy from the government on the mobile phone price, as well as certain subsidies on their phone bills, including a combining landline, broadband and mobile services preferential package.
Prior to this, China Telecom had established the "Info Village" comprehensive rural information service platform, while promoting the "information access for all villages" project.
By People's Daily Online