Southern Daily, 3/02/10
China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) has released a free 3G experience SIM card. Customers who own a WCDMA 3G handset or purchase one from a participating retailer can apply for the card after producing proof of identity and submitting the appropriate application form.
The SIM card provides users with 10 minutes of video-calling minutes, 100 MB of data bandwidth, 1 CCTV News video channel and over 10 MB of multimedia content worth RMB 65. The card, compatible only with WCDMA handsets, lacks voice, SMS and MMS capability and can only be used on the China Unicom network.