The Ministry of Information Industry and the National Development and Reform Commission says that more than 467 million Chinese mobile phone users will be able to enjoy free incoming calls within two years.
In addition, the roaming fee, which is more than six times the cost of intracity-mobile communications, is expected to be regulated and probably dropped.
This is will be a nationwide policy, and average tele- communications fees will continue to drop.
Yang Peifang, an expert at the China Academy of Telecommunications Research under the MII, said, ‘It is a natural step to allow free incoming calls as Western carriers launched such services several years ago. Chinese carriers have grown strong, and they can accommodate the change.’
China Mobile and China Unicom, the country’s two mobile carriers, declined to comment on the issue. But they have already launched package plans that greatly reduce charges for incoming calls.
Source: Shanghai Daily