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Beijing Telecom to Offer 3G Smartphone at RMB 699

Beijing Times, 6/27/11

Beijing Telecom announced yesterday that it would lower the price of the Huawei C8500, an RMB 1,000 3G Android smartphone, to RMB 699 with a plan offering subscribers both a phone and RMB 699 of talk time. Subscribers who sign up for the plan using Beijing Telecom's online service center will also receive an RMB 120 E-Surfing public transportation card.

China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) has promoted the C8500 with discounts before - initially offering the phone and RMB 990 worth of talk time for RMB 990, and later lowering the price of the phone to RMB 899 and raising the amount of talk time to RMB 1,080.

Keywords: package Beijing Telecom China Telecom smartphone wireless Android Huawei 3G E-Surfing 0728.HK CHA Huawei C8500 handset pricing

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