Telecoms service provider VDC recently announced it would cut charges on international phone calls made via internet protocol technology by 4 to 17% as of February 1.
International calls made by voice-over-internet protocol (Voip) services between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. every day would be reduced from 0.52 US dollars per minute to 0.50 US dollars per minute, said VDC, a subsidiary of the state-owned telecoms giant Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications.
The company added that international calls made between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., Sundays and holidays would be even lower at 0.35 US dollars per minute, down from the current 0.42 US dollars per minute.
VoIP telephone services enable customers to make cheap international and long-distance calls based on internet protocol technology.
VDC said it would also launch its “roaming” system with China Motion, a Hong Kong-based telecoms firm. The system would allow customers to use VDC’s Voip services to make phone calls to Vietnam from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the US.