MPT to add international roaming service in 31 countries

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications will extend its services to 31 foreign countries for both its GSM and WCDMA networks as of July 2, according to a report on MRTV yesterday.

“International outbound roaming (IOR) will be available in 31 countries. The service will be available both for both prepaid and post-paid phone users. Prepaid mobile users need to use top-up cards,” a senior MPT executive said in the report.

“MPT has arranged the availability of top-up cards in the countries where the MPT service will be available. Post-paid users will have to pay Ks 0.5 million for IOR at the MPT’s telephone tax collection centres in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay,” MPT general manager Khin Maung Tun said.

Phone call charges will be classified zones one to four. Zones one to three are ASEAN, South Asia and Central Asia, respectively. Zone four encompasses Europe, Africa, Australia and the Americas.

Phone calls to Myanmar from other Asean countries will cost Ks 3,000 per minute. Phone calls from the South Asia will cost Ks 3,500 per minute. Calls from the Central Asia will cost Ks 4,500 per minute, while calls from Zone 4 will cost Ks 5,000 per minute. Fees for domestic calls remain unchanged, Khin Maung Tun added. Users must apply for IOR services three days in advance, the MRTV report said.


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