VNPT tests fixed line SMS

29 Mar 2006

Fixed line operator Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) is currently testing a short messaging service (SMS) for fixed line telephones. The operator said it could launch the offering commercially as early as May. To use the service, subscribers must have desktop phones with a screen and SMS function, a model which VNPT plans to sell concurrently with the new service. The cost for each message sent from a fixed phone to a mobile and vice versa is expected to be around VND350 – VND400, the same price as mobile-to-mobile messages, while SMS sent between fixed phones will be less.

Vietnam, VNPT-Vinaphone