Aug11 (LBO) – Sri Lanka Telecom’s mobile subsidiary Mobitel just launched aggressive new post-paid tariffs, on the heels of a licence to also rollout Third Generation (3G) services.
œWe are approaching it cautiously. On the one hand, the price of a handset is a deterrent. So we will not be rolling out 3G infrastructure island wide so that people can receive coverage but not be able to afford 3G services because of the cost, Amarasekera told LBO on Friday.
The cost of a 3G enabled mobile handset is about 350 dollars or 35,000 rupees.
œBut for broadband services, the capability is quite phenomenal; it also has very high download speeds, so it is very appropriate. Mobile broadband is a void we can fill
Third generation technologies allow for transfer of both voice data and non-voice data, offering large capacity and broadband capabilities and enhanced services such as video calling and conferencing.
The new DOUBLE M post paid package is available in three options, all of which offer free incoming calls, no daily rentals, free Caller Line Identification (CLI), as well as detailed billing.
Subscribers who spend 1000 rupees a month will get 200 m