Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 20:56
Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) plans to charge mobilephone internet users with volume-based rate instead of time-based rate, official said.
Under the new plan, mobilephone users will be charged one kyat per 50 kilobytes for accessing the internet.
“Currently, we are planning to charge 50 kilobytes per kyats. But, we will reduce the rates if the usage volume is numerous,” Htay Win, MPT Chief Mobile Engineer, said on November 22.
For example, he added, MPT would charge a user 1,500 kyats (US$1.78) although the actual cost was 2,000 kyats for 100 MB.
“We will not charge users if they switch off the internet service. They will only have to pay for what they use,” he added.
MPT seeks to implement the new scheme in December.
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