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Free Incoming Calls for Standard GoTone Users
Beijing Mobile began to provide a new service called "incoming-calls-all-free-plan" starting from Wednesday, allowing its high-end GoTone subscribers to receive all incoming calls for free.
 
 
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  • China Mobile's Profit Climbs on Record Gain in Users

  • China Mobile Ltd., the world's largest wireless phone company by market value, may report an increase in fourth-quarter profit after attracting more than 14 million subscribers in the final three months of 2006.
  • China  to Cut Mobile Phone Roaming Fees

  • China plans to set price caps and cut domestic mobile roaming fees this year, said an official of the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) on Tuesday.
       
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    With technological improvements lowering operational costs, cutting domestic roaming prices has become a worldwide trend.
    -- Zeng Jianqiu, professor with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    The main reason for the currently high roaming fees is the complex mechanism behind calculating roaming call costs.
    -- Beijing-based The First newspaper citing a source close to China Mobile. However, it didn't clarify how the complexities result in high costs.
    Roaming calls incur almost no extra costs to operators.
    -- Telecommunications expert Han Kaili
    Major Mobile Providers in China
    • China Mobile • China Unicom
     
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