China Unicom halves price of 3G mobile package

10:25, December 09, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

China Unicom, the country's No.2 mobile operator, has more than halved the monthly subscription fees of its entry-level 3G mobile package in a bid to increase its customer base.

  The cheapest 3G data package will now begin at 46 yuan ($7) a month, down from 96 yuan ($14) previously, and will be launched at the end of December, the company said in a statement posted on its website.

  "We hope to attract more users to our 3G service, because higher prices may keep some customers away," said China Unicom spokesman Wen Baoqiu.

  China Unicom added over a million 3G users in the past two months, lower than bigger rival China Mobile's 1.7 million users added in October.

  Like its peers in more developed economies, China Unicom and its rivals have been trying to court higher paying 3G customers in the face of slowing growth for the broader Chinesemobile market.

  Unicom has had the most difficult transition following an overhaul of China's telecoms sector two years ago that left the industry with three main players. The company reached its current form through the merger of the country's No.2 wireless and fixedline carriers.

Source: Global Times


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Five-month-old twin girls, An An (left) and Xin Xin, meaning safe and relieved in Chinese and carrying the good wishes of their parents, leave a Shanghai hospital yesterday, less than four weeks after a September 5 surgery to separate the conjoined twins from Zhejiang Province. They were born connected at the liver, chest bone and heart sac, the covering around the heart. Though they shared one liver and used one pericardium, they have their own hearts.
  • Models present cheongsams designed by Chen Yanqin during a fashion show in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 30, 2011. More than 100 creations of cheongsams, a traditional Chinese women's dress also known as mandarin gown or Qipao, were displayed here Friday. (Xinhua/Li Mingfang)
  • Citizens watch fireworks exploding over the Jingtian Lake during a music firework show in Shanghai, east China, Sept. 30, 2011, on the eve of the National Day. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)
  • A member of the media takes a look at a Bluecar, an electric-powered car made by French company Bollore, at a media presentation in Vaucresson, west of Paris, yesterday. The Bluecars have a range of 250 kilometers in urban use and a maximum speed of 130km per hour, and will be available to rent in the streets of Paris under the name of Autolib. The four-seater Bluecars will be positioned at 1,200 stations in the French capital, where customers can pick them up and drop them off, and will be available around the clock. Users must have a valid driver's license and pay a subscription fee to borrow one of the vehicles.
  • Tourists watch a performance about an ancient court trial. (Photo/Xinhua)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama (4th L, front) shakes hands with outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen (1st R, front) as Vice President Joe Biden (3rd L, front), Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (2nd L, front), and Army General Martin Dempsey (1st L, front) look on during the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Change of Responsibility Ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, the United States, Sept. 30, 2011. Army General Martin Dempsey succeeded Mike Mullen to become the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff on Friday. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Hot Forum Discussion