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Issue #2003 - 05 (February 2003)
(Updated Feb. 13, 2003)


3G News This Week

1. Hutchison unveils UK 3G pricing (Source Thinkmobile)
Hutchison 3G UK recently announced that it would launch its much-anticipated third-generation wireless service, dubbed "3," in mid-March, with pre-orders starting on Feb. 22.

The company also revealed additional details about pricing plans for the service. Customers can choose from a prepaid package and two monthly plans.

Under the prepaid plan, called "3ToGo," voice calls on the 3 network are 8 cents per minute, while off-network calls are about 16 cents a minute. Text messages are 16 cents, picture messages are 40 cents and video messages are 82 cents each. Some content, including e-mails, is free until June 30.

The two monthly plans offer subscribers a choice of 1,000 minutes of voice calls, 100 video call minutes and 250 text messages for $98; or 2,000 minutes of voice calls, 200 video call minutes and 500 text messages for $163 a month. Both require 12-month contracts. 

For more information:  http://www.thinkmobile.com

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: 3G pricing plans will change. in our estimation, this is an initial  pricing offer. To us, it appears quite high, both in European and North American context. 

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