Since it launched its reduced price scheme offering unlimited free intra-network voice calls on 12 June, Taiwanese mobile operator Vibo Telecom has reported the number of new subscribers joining its network has jumped from around 700 a day to 1,700. The company says around 20% of the new additions are customers transferring from other operators.
Vibo will be launching bundled handsets with 3G subscriptions in July at a subsidised price of no more than TWD990 (USD32.50), as it aims to expand its 3G subscriber base to a million by the end of 2008. In addition, Vibo has ordered HSDPA datacards from ZTE in preparation for its launch of 3.5G services in July. The cards are to be sold at between TWD990 and TWD1,990 including the subsidy.