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Vietnamese operators hike 3G prices again

Tuesday 15 October 2013 | 23:58 CET | News
Major Vietnamese mobile operators have announced plans to increase 3G service fees by 40 percent from 16 October. MobiFone's MIU service and Viettel's MiMax 3G service will priced at VND 70,000, from VND 50,000 earlier, Tuoi Tre News reports. The fee for students will be raised to VND 50,000. Viettel says it is suffering losses at the current 3G rate and the price increase will close the gap between the cost of the service and the selling price. This is the second time mobile operators have upped their 3G fees after raising the price by 30 percent in late April.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MobiFone / Viettel
Countries: Vietnam
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