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China Mobile abolishes national roaming fees in new packages

The packages also offer broadband services at competitive prices to challenge market leader China Telecom. 

China Mobile, which has more than 20 million mobile subscribers in Shanghai, has abolished national roaming fees under its new packages which also offer broadband services at competitive prices, Shanghai Daily learned.

All Shanghai Mobile users can enjoy the new packages automatically without paying national roaming charges on voice and data. The data package also comes with free cloud storage and favorably-priced broadband services.

Shanghai Mobile’s new broadband package costs 10 yuan (US$1.5) per month, a very competitive pricing which is expected to challenge broadband market leader Shanghai Telecom. 

The move comes after government officials at the “two sessions” meetings in Beijing last month pledged to abolish national data roaming charges. The measure will cover more than 1 billion mobile phone users nationwide.

Zhu Shenshen / SHINE

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