Vietnamese mobile phone operator S-Fone announced Friday October 29 it will slash rates to the lowest levels in the country in an effort to expand its market
Beginning November 1, the CDMA technology-based service provider will reduce monthly subscriptions for its Freel, VIP, and Standard packages by 10%, 11%, and 32% respectively for post-paid subscribers.
For pre-paid services, the company will cut prices by 22% and 30% for Happy and Daily cards.
Besides, the S-Fone also plans to increase the validity period of pre-paid cards from November 7. 100,000 dong scratch cards will then be valid for 20 days instead of the current 15 days.
It will launch scratch cards worth 50,000 dong which will be valid for seven days.
The operator plans to increase coverage to around 40 cities and provinces by the year-end from the current 36.
S-Fone is a joint venture between HCM City-based Saigon Postel Co and Singapore-headquartered SLD Co.
Other major service providers in the Vietnamese market are state-run VinaPhone and MobiFone and military-run Viettel.