China Mobile down international roaming charges starting January 31, is an independent subsidiary of China Mobile started to surface, was founded in Hong Kong, “China Mobile international companies” contributed to the overall reform of China Mobile international roaming charges, in the case of international roaming fees has been criticized, highlighted the need for the establishment of the company.
China Mobile international company first
Prior to that, the afternoon of January 30, China Mobile announced that with effect from February 1 for the United States, and Korea, and Singapore, Hong Kong, China, 180 top visited countries and regions launched 1/2/3 new roaming tariff. China Mobile customers when roaming to 180 countries and regions, was called to 0.99, 1.99 or 2.99 Yuan Yuan/minute/minutes/minutes, up to 3 Yuan/minute.
Noteworthy is that the policy is made by the mobile market in China and China Mobile international companies jointly announced. China Mobile International Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile, global international voice-oriented, international mobile roaming, Internet and international businesses.
As China Mobile reform of products, the company has been was outside concern, first in 2011 of ITU communications exhibition Shang, a name for “China Mobile International Limited” of China Mobile subsidiaries quietly appeared, now, industry only found, China Mobile has on its involved of international business of personnel and body for has restructuring, but worth attention of is, this subsidiaries is not assumed international mergers and acquisitions business, but main engaged in international roaming business business.
It is learned that, unlike the International Department of China Unicom, China Mobile turned out to involve foreign investment Office of the international business and marketing international business Department of the Ministry, in the first two years after the user generally complain about expensive international roaming, China Mobile will be its “Office for overseas investment”, marketing, international business Department and the Hong Kong company under some of the functions merge, was set up in Hong Kong, “China Mobile international co., Ltd.”
Japan carrier charges for international roaming up to 61/per minute
Highlights the company’s establishment is currently chaos in global mobile phone international roaming fees.
Due to the high cost, many users choose to shutdown when the international roaming or not answering the phone, this situation is not unique to Chinese users. Such as a China Mobile users roam to Russia, probably to more than 20 dollars per minute, the majority of people would complain of China Mobile’s high charges, but mainly because of the expensive international roaming clearing fees, most going to give Russia operator.
“Global mainstream telecommunications operators provides of international roaming tariff General has two large features, a is pricing complex, as United Kingdom and Japan operators provides of international roaming tariff, different national tariff different, same national within different operators of tariff also may different; II is price partial high, as United States operators of international roaming tariff General does not below 6.1 Yuan/minutes, Japan operators of international roaming tariff Supreme up 61 Yuan/minutes”, China Mobile related head also so said.
EU mobile phone users roaming to other European Union countries has always been plagued by exorbitant roaming charges: mobile roaming charges outside EU Member States than domestic mobile phone bills by up to 5 times higher, with an average per-minute roaming charge 1 euro, in some areas, even up to 3 euros. High roaming fees have been strong dissatisfaction of the user,
According to statistics, the EU international roaming fees equivalent to the United States 10 times, the EU international roaming fees charged by national mobile operators each year up to 8.5 billion euros. At the same time, to mobile phone international roaming fees charged in different countries of the European Union standard, and were greatly puzzled by users.
This phenomenon in Europe, causing EU antitrust regulators vigilance, since 2000 to investigate the issue of EU Member States international roaming fees are too high.
Since then, the European Commission has repeatedly warned that require mobile operators consciously reducing roaming charges. But moved operators on this ignored, lost patience of EU Committee in March 2006 said will take forced measures, developed related regulations will roaming fee reduced to normal level, specific plans from three area start: first, on moved operators of “wholesale prices” (that on using its telecommunications network of other operators charged of costs) for regulatory; second, on to user charged of “retail price” for regulatory; third, canceled received listen roaming fee.
Under such high pressure, 6 of the major European mobile operators t-mobile, Orange, Italy telecommunications, Wind, Norway Telecom and TeliaSonera announced the joint “wholesale price” halve it before Vodafone announced in April 2007 in mobile phone roaming charges in Europe 40%, and introduce a uniform European data service roaming charge. Since then, international roaming charges in Europe started to drop.
**139 international dial-back telephone will be phased out
China Mobile is more actively negotiate lower roaming fees. Marketing Department says Lu Wenchang, Deputy General Manager of China Mobile, international roaming tariff is generally based on global telecom operators and operators outside settlement cost determination, cost often required with each operator individually negotiated, in some countries if you have only one carrier, settlement negotiations will be very difficult, which China Mobile international company with global operators for difficult negotiations, and finally a substantial simplification of international roaming charges.
China Mobile international company business Director Niu Liang said, China Mobile international and Hong Kong and Macao before roaming tariff is divided into 21 tariff zones, tariff differences between different countries or regions, ranging in price from a few dollars to dozens of Yuan. On this, China moved in global international roaming tariff general high, and part national settlement cost high of situation Xia, through established international company strengthened outside settlement negotiations, and uses line straight even, new technologies reduced operation cost of based Shang, according to customer most common to of “dial back Mainland and roaming to is called” two items tariff, will 180 a national or area Division to has “1 Yuan area, and 2 Yuan area, and 3 Yuan area” 3 a tariff area, will international roaming tariff sharply reduced to 0.99 Yuan/minutes, and 1.99 Yuan/ Minutes and 2.99/minute.
“**139 we often use international call-back services in the future no need to actually use,” Lu Wenchang, Deputy General Manager of the Department said that the China mobile market.
Follows China’s users is **139 international callback to use abroad, the recent so-called “Chinese new year exit strategy” will also serve as one to save money.
This is primarily because if users go to the United Kingdom, if you select a network of Vodafone, t-mobile, Orange, then the use of **139 back to China’s telephone standard fee is $ 1.99 per minute million, and if you select 02 company at a cost of 3.99 Yuan. Therefore, both before the three carriers to encourage users to use callback methods to make phone calls.