Pre-paid price battle hots up

9 Mar 2005

Vietnamese mobile operators Vinaphone and MobiFone are both reported to be lowering their pre-paid card tariffs by 6%. The discount comes on top of recent price reductions of up to 10% offered by calling card sales agents, bringing Vinaphone and MobiFone’s prices more in line with rivals. Both companies’ decisions to reduce prices followed an announcement by Viettel, the country’s fifth wireless operator, that it had signed up 200,000 subscribers in its first four months.