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Frances Ng (Tel: 2128 6739)
1 March, 2001

Hutchison Telecom announces
new China automatic roaming service tariff

Rebate saving to customers for outgoing calls up to 40%
from price reduction of China Mobile and China Unicom

Hutchison Telecom today announces new China Automatic Roaming Service tariff in the light of price reduction of the China Mobile and the China Unicom to rebate saving to customers. Now Orange dualband users can save up to 40% of charges for outgoing calls made to Hong Kong and other overseas destinations from China by choosing either the mobile network of the China Mobile or the China Unicom.

Orange users enjoy low outgoing call rate to Hong Kong

Orange users can now enjoy the new super-value China Automatic Roaming Service tariff anywhere in China. The outgoing calls made to Hong Kong from Shenzhen/Shekou and Guangdong Province are only HK$5.54 per minute and HK$6.03 per minute respectively. For outgoing calls made to Hong Kong from other provinces or cities in the mainland, the cost is only HK$6.27 per minute, allowing customers to save up to 32% charges. (Please refer to the attached table for details)

Outgoing calls made to other overseas destinations can save up to 40%

Orange users can save up to 40% for outgoing calls made from China to other overseas destinations under the new China Automatic Roaming Service tariff. Orange users making outgoing call to the United States, Japan and Singapore from China cost only HK$12.92 per minute. For outgoing call made to Taiwan, the charge is as low as HK$5.54 per minute. (Please refer to the attached table for details)

Orange users who would like to apply for China Automatic Roaming Service can call Orange Customer Services Hotline 1229 or visit our Customer Services Centres and Orange Shops. For more details about the China Automatic Roaming Service application, please contact Orange Customer Services Hotline at 1229.

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Remark:

China Automatic Roaming Service tariff is subject to currency fluctuation.

Table:

Charges of Orange China Automatic Roaming Service


Remark:

China Automatic Roaming Service tariff is subject to currency fluctuation.

Notes to editors

  • Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited ("Hutchison Telecom"), is Hutchison Whampoa Group's management company for the Group's wireless communications operations in Hong Kong.

  • Orange-brought to you by Hutchison Telecom

  • Hutchison Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Hong Kong with a subscriber base of 1.7 million (as of Feb 2001).

  • Hutchison Telecom is the first operator in Hong Kong to run three digital mobile networks simultaneously (GSM900/1800 & CDMA). The company launched the world's first commercial CDMA network in 1995 and is the first operator in Asia to introduce a dual band network in 1998.

  • Orange Dual Band GSM network currently offers International Automatic Roaming Service in more than 155 destinations involving 228 networks throughout Asia, Europe, North and South Americas, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Mainland China. Orange CDMA offers Automatic Roaming Service in over 600 cities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Korea.

  • Hutchison Telecom launched the first packet data mobile service in Hong Kong in August 2000. By adopting the 2.5G CDMA IS95B packet data transmission technology, the company offers mobile users the fastest data transmission in town with speeds of up to 64kbps.

  • In conjunction with the launch of packet data service, Orange introduced a number of revolutionary tariff plans including the groundbreaking packet billing scheme and a series of best-value monthly service plans.

  • Orangeworld delivers the richest, broadest and deepest online content. Orangeworld has teamed up with nearly 160 WAP content providers to offer wireless access to over 390 sites. The contents are categorized into 14 main service groups under a unique vertical portal design.

  • For more information about Hutchison Telecom, please visit the company's website at www.orangehk.com.