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• China Cuts Mobile Roaming Service Charges
China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) and National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) jointly announced on Wednesday the country's mobile roaming service charges would be lowered starting from March 1 amid fervor of consumer expectation to entirely abolish them.
 
 
• Roaming Phone Fee Cut Put on Hold until April
Most of the 550 million cell phone users on China's mainland will feel disappointed that the new mobile roaming fee plan has been delayed until April 1.
• No Happy Ring to Roaming Call Fee Cuts
A move to cut domestic mobile-phone roaming service charges has apparently failed to satisfy the public, according to an online poll.
   
Public's Voices
v No Happy Ring to Roaming Call Fee Cuts
A move to cut domestic mobile-phone roaming service charges has apparently failed to satisfy the public, according to an online poll.
v Mixed Reactions To Reduced Roaming Fees
As China is to lower the mobile phone fees starting from next month, consumers reacted differently to the newly reduced ceilings for mobile phone roaming fees.
v Consumers' Association Calls to Scrap Mobile Roaming Service Fees in China
Domestic roaming service charges by China's two monopolistic mobile phone providers are unreasonable and should be scrapped, or at least lowered, the Beijing Consumers' Association said.
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• China Cuts Mobile Roaming Service Charges
• China's Mobile Users May Enjoy Scrapping Roaming Fees 
• Why Charge Roaming Fees?
• Roaming Fee Hearing Should Be Broadcast Live
• Public Hearing to Axe Price Ceiling for Roaming Fees
 
Headlines
• Reduction on Mobile Phone Roaming Fee Hammered out
• China Starts Hearing on Mobile Roaming Charges, Final Scheme Suspended
• Hearing Held on Mobile Phone Roaming Fee Cut
• Roaming Fee Reduction Hearings to be Held in Late January
• Cell Phone Users Gain Minor Victory in Fight High Fees
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• China to Produce 500 Million Mobile Phones
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Adopted Plan
Mobile phone users would be charged 0.6 yuan (about 8 US cents) per minute for making calls outside the local service area, and 0.4 yuan, or about 5 cents, per minute for receiving calls when they travel to another province.
Plans Discussed at Hearings

Two plans, which suggested price cuts ranging from 14.9 percent to 63 percent, were under discussion.

Plan A proposes cutting the 0.2 yuan (less than 0.03 U.S. dollars) per minute surcharge for roaming services.

Plan B also scraps the surcharge and proposes a charge of 0.7 yuan per minute for making calls and 0.3 yuan for receiving calls for all users.

Curent Charges
The current charges vary from 1.3 yuan to 1.5 yuan per minute for the roaming service for Chinese cell-phone users under different payment schemes, prepaid or paying monthly.