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Vinaphone to slash rates for international roaming

Update: June, 20/2014 - 07:52

Vinaphone has lowered its international roaming rates for calls in Australia, Canada and the United States back to Viet Nam. — Photo vinaphone

HA NOI (VNS) — Vinaphone, announced on June 18 that it will reduce rates for its international roaming services in Australia, Canada and the United States, while making telephone calls back to Viet Nam.

The third-largest mobile network operator's rate will decrease from 55.46 per cent to 11 per cent for international roaming services.

The international roaming charges for other services were also reduced.

Roaming rate for telephone calls within the same network will be charged VND17,000 (US 80 cents) per minute, a decline of 46.8 per cent compared with the previous rate. Users receiving telephone calls will be charged VND13,000 (60 cents) per minute, a decrease of 13.33 per cent.

The rate for sending SMS will be VND8,000 (38 c ents) for each, a reduction of 11.11 per cent.

Service charges for international roaming in the three countries will decrease by 25 per cent to VND3,000 (14 cents) for 10Kb.

The fee for message receipt will remain free. The new rates will be applicable for all subscribers of the network.

This is the second time Vinaphone has lowered its roaming rates within a year. — VNS

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